Kevin Bacon Wrote A Ballad For Michael Jackson As A Kid


Kevin Bacon wrote his first song at the age of 11 in the hopes of having Michael Jackson record it.

The movie star has garnered praise for his acting work over the years, starring in hits such as 1984 musical-drama Footloose and 2003 mystery Mystic River, but Kevin has never forgotten his musical roots and regularly performs alongside his brother Michael in their band The Bacon Brothers.

While the duo has a folk-country sound, Kevin reveals the first song he wrote as a young boy was actually a sad tune titled, All the World Looks Lonely Through Lonely Eyes.

“I’m a giant Jackson 5 fan. The first song I ever wrote, in my mind, I wrote it for Michael Jackson,” he shared during an appearance on America’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (29Aug16). “I was 11, so it didn’t make its way to Michael.”

Kevin, 58, was close in age to the late King of Pop, who died in 2009, at the age of 50, and he was a big fan of Michael’s more sentimental songs growing up, including his first solo number one, 1972’s Ben, from the film of the same name.

“I was a very, very romantic child. I mean, I remember always being heartbroken from the time I was little…,” he laughed. “Being in love with the girl in school, the teacher, the girl next door, (I Dream of Jeannie’s) Barbara Eaton in a bottle… I was always in love, so the songs I wrote were always heartbreak songs.”

Following his interview, Kevin showed that his acting and singing skills extend to a very solid Tom Petty impersonation, taking to the stage with host Jimmy, who was dressed as Mike Campbell, Tom’s long-time collaborator and guitarist. The pair performed an “original” version of Tom’s 1989 hit song Free Fallin’, called Free Horses, as part of a sketch segment called First Drafts of Rock.

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Spotify Reveals Australia’s Most Popular Love Song

Source: Lifehacker – By Chris Jager

Spotify has revealed the most popular love songs in Australia, as voted by its customers’ listening habits. The music streaming service has also launched a new ‘Playlist Poetry’ app just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Drum roll please: Lionel Richie & Diana Ross’ Endless Love is the most streamed song of all love playlists on Spotify.

“The classic track written by Lionel Richie and recorded as a duet with Diana Ross, is the favourite from Spotify users based on streaming figures from ‘love song’ playlists,” the company revealed in a statement.

Michael Jackson’s I Just Can’t Stop Loving You came in at second place. The rest of the top 10 was filled out by Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx, When You Say Nothing At All by Ronan Keating, Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton, You’re Beautiful by James Blunt, Come Away With Me by Norah Jones, Your Song by Elton John, How Am I Supposed to Live Without You by Michael Bolton and Careless Whisper by George Michael. (We didn’t realise Australia had so many Michael Bolton fans.)

To coincide with Valentine’s Day, Spotify has also released a new lovey-dovey app-cum-gimmick called Spotify Playlist Poetry. This gives Spotify users the ability to create bespoke poems for their loved one via track-list song titles.

“By clicking, users can search for song titles from Spotify’s catalogue of over 20million+ songs, which they can then piece together to create their own romantic verses. Once they’ve created their poem, users can then share it as a Spotify playlist, sending it to their significant other for free,” the company explains. Because nothing says “I love you” like a bunch of random songs chosen for their rhyming titles.