Michael Jackson’s New Song Stolen?


Special request friends:
As ya’ll know I am a HUGE fan of MJ, so please refrain from making pejorative remarks about him.
Much thanks and hugsssss.

Hours after the pop singer’s first posthumous single “This Is It” was released amid great hype Monday, it emerged that the tune had been recorded 18 years ago by an obscure Puerto Rican singer.

Moreover the co-author of that tune, “My Way” songwriter Paul Anka, threatened to sue Jackson’s estate for proper credit and his share of royalties.
The administrators of the estate quickly acknowledged Anka’s claims and granted him 50 percent of the copyright, a potentially massive payday for the 68-year-old Canadian crooner. And an equally massive loss for the estate.

“They realize it’s a mistake, they realize it’s my song, they realize it’s my production of his vocal in my studio and I am getting 50 percent of the whole project, actually, which is fair,” Anka said in a video posted on the TMZ gossip Web site.
MJ’s New Song Actually Released Yrs Ago By Another Singer

Credit where credit is due indeed.

Y’all may recall my recent post on Paul Anka

..who recently performed in Israel..Booyah! israel-ani

He deserves every cent he is now receiving.

The tune rocks.


10 Responses to “Michael Jackson’s New Song Stolen?”

  1. Matt says:

    OK Angel, out of respect for you, I will not share my opinion of MJ. That being said, why would he have stolen someone else’s work??

  2. Nickie Goomba says:

    It’s going to be interesting to see how much money they can squeeze from his corpse. Any sense of dignity associated with the untimely death of a talented man is gone.

  3. Dr. Dave says:

    Finally, I get to say meh somewhere.

    Really, meh.

    I mean it.

    (No offense.)

  4. Batman says:

    Strange. BTW – my son bought MJ’s #1′s CD two weeksafter he died…it on sale for $9.00 at WallMart


  5. nancz says:

    My eldest and I were mj fans – what a tortured soul he was.

  6. cube says:

    I liked his earlier work. I think MJ lost his mojo and it drove him insane.

  7. KarL M says:

    I will always thank Mr. Anka for “My Way”…my favorite is the Tom Jones version….see i didn’t say a thing about “him”.

  8. RaDena says:

    I remember watching MJ when he was a child and I adored him. That did change over the years however. I still admire Paul Anka though and am glad he’s getting the royalties from the song he wrote.

  9. foutsc says:

    MJ and Paul Anka. What a contrast between yesterday and today. What a freakshow the entertainment industry has become…

  10. ben says:

    Was my way done by FRANK? If so, I like his better.AND what matt said….