It’s hard to believe that this month marks the 32nd anniversary of the monster collaboration between Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, but McCartney is bringing “Say, Say, Say” back in a brand-new way.
In 1983, following their playful single “The Girl Is Mine” on Jackson’s Thriller, the duo returned with “Say, Say, Say,” which was featured on McCartney’s Pipes of Peace album.
A special version of “Say, Say, Say,” featuring unheard vocals and swapped parts, is featured on McCartney’s recent reissue of Pipes of Peace and, on Tuesday (Oct. 6), the song’s video premiered exclusively on McCartney’s Facebook page.
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson – ‘#SaySaySay [2015 Remix]’Song taken from ‘Pipes of Peace 2015 Remaster’ – in stores nowVideo directed by Ryan Heffington#PaulMcCartney #MichaelJackson #PipesOfPeace
Posted by Paul McCartney on Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The video, which was directed by Ryan Heffington (Sia, Lady Gaga), featured a cast of young dancers, most of whom look way too young to remember when McCartney and Jackson ruled the charts. However, with dance moves inspired by the King of Pop himself, it’s clear that the song and video were able to effortlessly bridge whatever generation gap was there before.
Want to take an even further trip down memory lane? Watch the original music video for “Say, Say, Say” below.