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The internet’s wisest video essayist The Nerdwriter has turned his eye to one of the greatest songs ever made in his latest video – this time round he’s taking a deep look into the creation of Michael Jackson’s 1979 smash hit Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.

 

Looking into the context in which the song came to be, we at first learn how the 70’s hadn’t exactly been smooth-sailing for Jackson, and it wasn’t until he adopted the sounds of then-subculture disco for his Off The Wall album that he found himself having breakthrough success.

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Taking a deep dive into the musical structure of the song itself and the different techniques that it uses, as well as the nuances in Jackson’s vocal performance that you most likely wont have even thought about, the video is a fantastic explainer video for a song that seems to keep getting even more timeless – nearly 40 years after its original release…

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