Paul McCartney is undoubtedly one of the biggest icons in music history, and having been in the industry for so many years, he’s had the opportunity to team up with a number of other legendary artists—which make for some really exciting “Throwback Thursday” posts.
This week’s post was definitely no letdown, as McCartney took to Facebook to share a photo of him with one of the most beloved names in music—the late Michael Jackson. The black and white picture showed a much younger McCartney and Jackson fiddling with a soundboard in the studio. Judging by McCartney’s caption, the two icons were working on their track “Say Say Say.”
The song originally came out in 1983, but has since resurged in popularity after McCartney released a new version of it for his latest album, Pipes of Peace. In the updated remixed version of the song, the vocal roles are rearranged to allow fans to experience the song in a different way. For instance, in the original version the first verse is opened by McCartney, but Michael Jackson had also recorded it and this unused portion is used instead of McCartney’s to open the first verse in the new track.
The former Beatles’ fans seemed to be over the moon with his iconic throwback post. It racked up over 250,000 likes and hundreds of comments, with many people professing their love for both artists. Over 2,000 fans have since shared the photo on their own Facebook pages.
It’s actually the second photo that McCartney has posted from that studio session with Michael Jackson. He posted another one on Facebook last week to encourage fans to check out his updated rendition of “Say Say Say,” as it was being featured on iHeartRADIO.