Price of Fame

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"Price of Fame"
Song by Michael Jackson
from the album Bad 25
ReleasedSeptember 18, 2012
FormatCD, digital download
GenrePop, R&B
LabelEpic, Legacy
Songwriter(s)Michael Jackson
Producer(s)Michael Jackson

"Price of Fame" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was originally planned to be the theme for a Pepsi commercial but was replaced by an edited version of "Bad".[1] It was released on the Bad 25 album. Later, the Pepsi version was released online on 2015.

Background and recording[edit]

According to Matt Forger, the song was mixed by Bill Bottrell.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Joe Vogel, who has written two books about Jackson, described the opening as reminiscent of The Police song "Spirits in the Material World". He also compared the verses to "Billie Jean" and the chords to "Who Is It". He also praised the vocal performance as "powerful" and said "listen to the way he bits into the lyric: 'My father never lies!'", and contrasted the song to the "easy bliss" of "Free", the previous track.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Halstead, Craig (2007). Michael Jackson: For the Record. Authors OnLine. ISBN 978-0-7552-0267-6.
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