Am I going completely nuts and verging dangerously close on Zune-guy’s obsession with Microsoft, for hearing the lyric ‘It’s the sound, the sound of Microsoft’ within winter-loving pop-strumpet Rihanna’s ‘Please Don’t Stop The Music’ song?
Our ever informative Stu from My Chemical Toilet has told me the repetitive background lyric in the song (more noticeable at 2.40 minutes into the track) is actually a sample from Michael Jackson’s ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Something’, which various lyrics directories claim is him singing ‘Ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa, ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa’. (Apparently originally taken from Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango’s ‘Soul Makossa’).
Tinfoil-hat-wearers, got an opinion? Is this just typical Michael Jackson gobbledy-gook or a subliminal brainwashing attempt from Microsoft to sell more copies of Word, which was released in 1983, the same year as the song? And if so, can we assume that Rihanna’s 2007 hit was promoting Vista?
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