The Ripoff Jukebox

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Chy Khoh Ckh Ckih Chook

The Transformers, "Transforming Sound"
Michael Jackson, "The Way You Make Me Feel"

Maybe the title makes no sense to you. Maybe you don't recognize that as the transliteration of the sound a Transformer makes when it transforms. Maybe no one will acknowledge that Michael Jackson indubitably received the entire inspiration of his song (released in 1987) from that one sound effect that first graced the ears of prepubescent toy junkies in 1984. Maybe you won't be able to detect a single instance of anything resembling that sound in the entire song.

Let me help you. First, play the sound effect and observe how naturally it blends into the subsequent song intro. Then, if you aren't convinced, advance to the 4:09 mark of the song. I'll accept your apology at 4:13.

Now excuse me as I transform into a giant moonwalking robot.