The clip is an effort to remind fans that a reissue of McCartney’s “Pipes of Peace” album arrived last week (the “Say Say Say” remix appears on a bonus disc), as did a deluxe version of “Tug of War“.
The duet went No. 1 for six weeks back in “83-’84, and now Paul has teamed up with Mark ‘Spike” Stent and Ryan Heffington to create a remix of the hit song along with a choreographed video!
While Sir Paul and Michael starred as travelling con merchants in the Wild West in the original video, the new visuals follow a teenage boy on a journey through his neighbourhood.
The final minute of “Say Say Say” is an ebullient dance-off rife with outrageous moves befitting the timelessness of McCartney and Jackson’s party jam.
McCartney recalls his collaboration with Jackson on “Say Say Say” took place after Michael phone him and told him he wanted to write a song with him.
Just because Michael Jackson isn’t with us anymore, doesn’t mean that he can’t still release music. I thought, well, it’s not easy to just sit down with anyone you don’t know and just write, start songwriting because you’ve got to get the chemistry right. By the end of the tune, you’ll be dancing just as hard as the granny in the sequined dress. “If it doesn’t work, we’ll just throw it away…”