The Rights To “Do The Bartman” Sold For $38,500
A unnamed party bought the rights to Simpson’s song “Do The Bartman” for $38,500 in an auction this week. Although long rumoured to be a Michael Jackson creation, the song was, in fact, written by singer-songwriter Bryan Loren. The latter called the prolonged rumours a “thorn in his side” and advised “along with me, Michael Jackson does sing backing vocals. And it WAS his idea to call the song, DTB. AND, he did insist I include his name in the lyric.” Hardcore MJ fans like myself may already know Loren’s name as Michael sang backing vocals on one of his tracks, To Satisfy You (which is brilliant, I might add).
Stream both DTB and To Satisfy You below.