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“There were definitely a few songs that Michael felt strongly about doing, things like The Best Is Yet To Come and Wonderful Tonight. He’d sit with me and say, ‘Now, I kind of want it to be like this… ’
“He really gives good guidance. You’re not working in a vacuum with Michael. Like I said, he knows exactly who he is. As these albums progressed, and as his career got bigger and bigger, he contributed more and more, and always in a really great way.
“Funnily enough, he had never heard the song Me And Mrs. Jones. I came up with the idea and did the arrangement for it. Now he loves it, especially after seeing how well it goes over. And it’s a song about fucking around, too [laughs].
“Everybody thinks there’s some secret potion for doing what we do, but we’re just doing what we do. We’re sitting in a room going through YouTube. Take Me And Mrs. Jones: it’s a song I’ve always loved; I know how to play it on the piano. I said, ‘Michael, here’s a great song,’ and I pulled up the lyrics. I will say that doing this was a lot harder before the Internet.”