Michael Jackson • http://vimeo.com/25470496 Bad was made on September, 7 1987. The song was written, composed, and co-produced by Jackson, and produced by Quincy Jones. Jackson stated that the song was influenced by a real life story he'd read about. A music video for "Bad", directed by Martin Scorsese and co-starring one of the first appearances of yet-undiscovered Wesley Snipes, was released in late 1987. In the video, Jackson and a group of background dancers are shown doing dance routines throughout a subway station. The music video's choreographer stated that the plot and video of the background was strongly influenced by the "Cool" scene in West Side Story.
Weird Al • http://vimeo.com/55128453 Fat" is a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic. It is a parody of "Bad" by Michael Jackson. It is Yankovic's second parody of a Jackson song, the first being "Eat It", a parody of Jackson's "Beat It". "Fat" is the first song on Yankovic's Even Worse album. April 12, 1988 was when it was released.
Michael Jackson vs. Weird Al Similarities Differences • The dancers in “Fat” are wearing the same clothing as the dancers in bad. • Yankovic's black outfit is similar to Jackson's. • Yankovicdoes Jackson's famous "crotch-grab“ • In "Bad", Jackson moves in a circle while the camera follows him. In "Fat", Yankovic does the same thing. • In "Bad", Jackson and his dancers scream loudly for no reason at random times. Yankovic parodies this by having a scene where he and his dancers scream "Ho!" every now and then. • The lighting in Jackson's video is much darker. Yankovic filmed his parody video with much brighter lighting, and it appears as though it was filmed in the daytime • The lines "Are you fat, or what?" and "You ain't fat, you ain't nothing!" mimic lines in the original, only using the word "fat" instead of "bad • Yankovic has six dancers. The original video has Jackson with at least twenty dancers. The six dancers with Yankovic in the video are obese instead of skinny