I was in a French restaurant the other day and heard a beat and bass line that really sounded like Michael Jackson “Billie Jean”. Even the synth string part was similar. It was in French and sounded disco-era. I pulled out Shazam on my iPhone and bingo – “Elle danse Marie” by François Valéry. I am still blown away how well this app works. Thanks to Candice in France for helping me track down the correct release date.
Michael Jackon - "Billy Jean" (1982)
François Valéry - "Elle danse Marie" (1983)