Famous Microphones and the Songs they Recorded
'I'm Yours' performed by Jason Mraz on the Telefunken ELA M 251
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was recorded on the Shure SM7
Avril Lavigne used an AKG C12 for her song "Imagine"
Michael Jackson recorded the vocals for "Billie Jean" on a humble Shure SM57 microphone. it is basically an SM58 (the most popular and indestructible microphone in the world used for live events) with its top cage screwed off. the SM57 is normally used for guitar cabinets, overheads, and other things.
Sufjan Stevens recorded his "Illinoise" album with an AUDIO TECHNICA 4033
NOrah Jones recorded "Don't know why" on the Neumann M49B
Jeff Buckley used for the song "grace" a Neumann U87
Amy Winehouse rocking the humble Rode NT1A for her song "Valerie". the same microphone I use myself.
Portishead used for the entire "Third" album the RODE NTK
in order to release some anger, James Hetfield and his bandmates of Metallice used a Shure SM7