‘Do The Bartman’ Was Not Written by Michael Jackson [Video]
Michael Jackson was responsible for a writing lot of great songs but apparently “Do The Bartman” from 'The Simpsons' is not one of them.
While the 1990 tune has always been credited to singer-songwriter Bryan Loren, for years fans have speculated that Jacko really wrote the tune because “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening reportedly told fans “It was always amazing to me that no one ever found out that Michael Jackson wrote that song.” The theory was that Jackson couldn’t take credit for it because of a conflict with his label.
Well, Loren wants everyone to know he, in fact, wrote the song. “The story of the song and its creation has been a thorn in my side since I did it,” he told “Music Business Worldwide,” “But, despite Matt Groening’s repeated confessions, I am the sole writer of the song.”
But Jackson did play an important role in “Do The Bartman.” Explains Loren, “along with me, Michael Jackson does sing backing vocals. And it WAS his idea to call the song, DTB. AND, he did insist I include his name in the lyric.”
Well, whoever wrote it, the damn thing is catchy.