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This groove is based on the bass lines found in several of Rod Temperton's many hits with Michael Jackson or his own group Heatwave. His verse basslines would sometimes have a strong hook quality and be very pattern oriented as I tried to do with this line, and then he would use a more busy bass line on the chorus. Sometimes, as in Michael Jackson's "Thriller", he would use the same strong bass line for the verse and chorus. This bass line is a 2 bar motif that plays over the bar line for a nice effect.