Pretty Young Thing

Michael Jackson: The King of Pop

Background

The song I chose for this project is Michael Jackson’s Pretty Young Thing (PYT). This song was written by Quincy Jones and James Ingram. It was released September 19, 1983 as the 6th single off of Thriller. It charted the BIllboard Hot 100 as number 10 and has been covered by many numerous artist, such as Monica, Justin Guarini, will.i.am, and Kanye West. Despite it’s popularity, this song was never performed live by Michael Jackson. A few instruments included on this song include the drums, electric bass, guitar, and portasound keyboard. In the following sections, I will review the history of Michael Jackson, interpret and explain the song lyrics, and discuss my personal opinion on the 1980s hit, Pretty Young Thing.
Michael Jackson P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)