Jun 25, 2011
Written by Michael Jackson, Brad Buxer and Teddy Riley in Los Angeles, "Hollywood Tonight" was co-produced by Theron Feemster and Teddy Riley, and the song's bridge was sung by Michael's nephew, Taryll Jackson.
Algerian dancer Sofia Boutella stars in the video about a young woman arriving in Hollywood, struggling to become a famous dancer, who starts a spontaneous Michael Jackson flash mob on Hollywood Boulevard.
The song begins with an Enigma-like Gregorian chant, then kicks into an 1983 dance groove, where "Billie Jean" meets "Caribbean Queen".
The King of Pop's contribution to songs about California is a total Tinseltown groove with a hook that sticks into the brain.
Rockin' to "Hollywood Tonight" by Michael Jackson at full volume is cool enough, but the song really becomes transcendent on a night club dance floor under the lights with onlookers recognizing one's Hollywoodness.
Michael Jackson Hollywood Tonight