Michael Jackson – Speed Demon

This was quite a find, as I thought that I had seen all of Michael Jackson’s videos, especially those from the ‘80s. The poster (stanciumadalin) graciously supplied a very informative description:

Speed Demon is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson from his seventh studio album, entitled Bad. The song was written by Jackson and produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. Speed Demon is a pop song [whose] lyrics pertain to driving fast. The song was released on October 12, 1989, as a promotional single for both the album and the 1988 film Moonwalker. The song received mixed reviews from contemporary critics. Speed Demon was originally supposed to be released as a single, but was subsequently cancelled. Speed Demon was the tenth, and last, single to be released from Bad. The song achieved minor commercial success, having only received minor airplay in the United States. Despite being featured on Bad, the song was not performed during either leg of the albums world tour. To date a music video for Speed Demon has not been released, nor has it been confirmed that Jackson had ever filmed one. As part promotion for Speed Demon Jackson filmed a promotional video for the song, which appeared in Jackson’s 1988 film, entitled Moonwalker. The video was directed by Will Vinton. In the video, Jackson, in an attempt to avoid overzealous fans (even The Noid), disguises himself as a rabbit named Spike, but ends up taunting the fans into chasing him. During the chase, he morphs into other celebrities, including Sylvester Stallone, Tina Turner and Pee-Wee Herman. After finally losing the fans, he removes the costume, which comes to life and challenges him to a dance-off.

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