The Biggest Hit Toto Passed On – Steve Porcaro’s ‘Human Nature’ (Michael Jackson)

It’s the 9th anniversary of Michael Jackson death today – He died on June 25th 2009 at 50-years-old.We asked Steve Porcaro about not being too impressed by ‘Human Nature” at first in our last video. To him it was just another song and then Michael Jackson’s producer Quincy Jones hear it and the rest was history. Steve Porcaro co-wrote ‘Human Nature’ with John Bettis. Steve also does the synthesizer on the track and three other members of Toto appear on there including David Paich on synthesizer, Steve Lukather on guitar and Steve’s late brother Jeff Porcaro on drums..these guys are also all over the album. Also Porcaro, Paich and Lukather also arranged ‘Human Nature.’ It’s basically Michael Jackson singing lead vocals for Toto. I asked Steve Porcaro about the songs Toto history.

In 2016 Steve Porcaro released his first solo album in June 2016. Toto have just released “40 Trips Around the Sun’ a remastered greatest hits with three unreleased tunes. The band’s 2018 ’40 Trips Around The Sun’ tour start son July 30th in Vancouver, B.C. Canada and wraps up on Lynn, Massachusetts on November 17th. Go to for details. – by John Beaudin


John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.

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