Sam Smith's ‘Writing's On The Wall' Mashed Up With Michael Jackson's ‘Earth Song' Is Basically Perfect

We Thought Sam Smith's 'Bond' Song Sounded Familiar...
Sam Smith and Michael Jackson
Sam Smith and Michael Jackson
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We thought Sam Smith’s new James bond song ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ sounded a little familiar, but couldn’t quite work out why.

Luckily, the lovely folks over at BBC’s Radio 1 have got to the bottom of the matter, and as the video below demonstrates, it fits perfectly with a certain Michael Jackson classic…


The station’s mash-up came after tweets from music lovers, who had spotted the similarities between the two tracks:

While industry experts are predicting that Sam’s track is destined for the number one spot, film fans haven’t exactly lauded it with praise and in the hours after its release, ‘Shirley Bassey’ began trending on Twitter, as users made unfavourable comparisons between her previous 'Bond' tracks and Sam's offering.

The 'Lay Me Down' singer had a tough task on his hands, especially given the success of Adele’s Oscar-winning ‘Skyfall’.

'Writing's On the Wall' is available to stream and download now.


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