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by Art Fag City on June 27, 2009 Fresh Links!

Brow Beat

“…it’s impossible not to be charmed by “Lisa, It’s Your Birthday.” The minute-long song—written by Jackson but voiced by an imitator because, according to James L. Brooks, M.J. wanted to play “a joke on his brothers”—is one of the least-essential in the singer’s catalog. It’s also incredibly endearing, a sweet jingle written by a childlike adult for his favorite cartoon. That brief moment on The Simpsons feels like the perfect encapsulation of a life and a career. Michael Jackson: pop genius, forever young at heart, mental case.”

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