Our Song for Sunday this week is Michael Jackson’s original demo of I Can’t Help It.
I’ve spent the weekend in Nice and it’s been so warm and relaxing. Last night, I was at a port party and the DJ was killing it with some of the finest black music remixes you can think of. One of them was a remix of Michael Jackson’s original demo for I Can’t Help It.
The final version was more of a sultry ballad but this demo was more uptempo and in-keeping with the fervent disco-funk of Stevie Wonder, who wrote the song. Even Michael’s rhythm mimics Stevie without diminishing his own.
While the album version was sublime and I’m happy they chose the softer style, this version is gorgeous.
Stream it below.