Price of Fame

"Price of Fame"
Song by Michael Jackson from the album Bad 25
Released September 18, 2012
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 1986–1987
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 4:32
Label Epic, Legacy
Writer(s) Michael Jackson
Producer(s) Michael Jackson
Bad 25 track listing

"Price of Fame"
"Al Capone"

"Price of Fame" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was originally planned to be the theme for a Pepsi commercial but was replaced by an edited version of "Bad".[1] It was released on the Bad 25 album.

Background and recording

According to Matt Forger, the song was mixed by Bill Bottrell.[2]

Critical reception

Joe Vogel, who has written two books about Jackson, described the opening as reminiscent of The Police song "Spirits in the Material World". He also compared the verses to "Billie Jean" and the chords to "Who Is It". He also praise the vocal performance as "powerful" and said "listen to the way he bits into the lyric: 'My father never lies!'", and contrasted the song to the "easy bliss" of "Free", the previous track.[3]

See also


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