Michael Jackson Did Compose for Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Sonic and Michael Jackson

Even after his death, the King of Pop Michael Jackson had created a buzz among gamers as some who have sharp hearing skills speculated that the background music in 1994 Sega game "Sonic the Hedgehog 3" was composed by MJ himself.

One of the most notable similarities between the music on Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and those of Jackson is the game’s ending song and the chords on MJ’s "Stranger in Moscow."

Several months after the urban legend popped out from different online forums, an official Michael Jackson publication confirmed that, yes, the King of Pop did lay out the chords for the BGM.

In a recent issue of Black & White, a French magazine that is all about Jackson, composer Brad Buxer confirmed the speculation.

"I’ve never played the game so I do not know what tracks on which Michael and I have worked the developers have kept, but we did compose music for the game," Buxer said.  "And if he is not credited for composing the music, it’s because he was not happy with the result sound coming out of the console."

He added that Jackson was frustrated that the Sega Genesis, or even all gaming consoles at that time, did not allow optimal sound reproduction.  "He did not want to be associated with a product that devalued his music," Buxer added.

So there you have it:  Singer, performer, composer, video game musician, legend.  That’s Michael Jackson for you!

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