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You Are Not Alone


Michael Jackson

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This was the first ever single in US history to enter the Billboard charts at #1. It was also a UK #1.
Michael Jackson asked R. Kelly's manager if Kelly would write a song for him after hearing his hit record "Bump And Grind." R Kelly went straight into the studio and came up with this song. Michael Jackson then joined R. Kelly in Chicago to record the track and asked Kelly to provide backing vocals. Kelly is quoted in 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh as saying, "I actually imitated Michael when I sent him my first copy. He was laughing at me because I was imitating him." (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2)
In Belgium, the brothers Eddy and Danny Van Passel are considered the composers of this song, as the Belgian right society SABAM agreed that the largest part of the melody came from the 1993 Van Passel composition "If We Can Start All Over."
The song topped the UK chart for a second time in 2009 when a cover by the finalists of the sixth series of the United Kingdom music talent show The X-Factor reached #1. All proceeds went to the Great Ormond Street Hospital.
R Kelly paid tribute to Michael after his passing by recording his own version of this song as a bonus track on his 2010 album, Love Letter.
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Comments (10):

Its hard to listen to this song while they have a montage of michael jackson's life showing in the background. He was a great singer, and a helluva dancer! R.I.P. MJ.
- Tom, Lafayette, GA
This song is about elvis presleys daughter after he married her- and how he felt he could relate to her.
- Lin Lin, pinson, AL
Correction: The Belgian judgment is enforced and recognized in Europe. It was proven R. Kelly had no independent work when the recordings with Michael Jackson took place. Kelly recorded an onauthorised cover-version from the original Van Passel composition with Michael Jackson.

Europe: the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.

In 2007 the Court of Appeal in Brussels made a general conclusion: "The general conclusion is worded then as follows: the composition You are not alone has to be considered to be an imitation of If we can start all over." Europe: the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters: For the purposes of the free movement of judgments, judgments given in a Member State bound by this Regulation should be recognised and enforced in another Member State bound by this Regulation, even if the judgment debtor is domiciled in a third State.
this song is very unforgetable to me......the nice smooth lyricsss that can captivate your mind and heart michael will remain in our mind forever.....thanks for the music......that you have shared with us.....
- floramae, valencia, Philippines
This song is kind of corny but lovely.
- Theresa, Murfreesboro, TN
one of the most beautiful songs ever, so romantic
so captivating only michael jackson nobody else could have given so much power. whenever i hear this song i think of him singing it on stage to
then wife lisa marie pressly so beautiful. I also loved at conserts he would bring the female fans on stage and dance with them as he sang this song
despite what people may say michael jackson was a the heart of seven people.
- Danielle, fall river, MA
This is a song that you can't get sick of. It sounds new every time. It has an eerie, haunting quality to it but it's so sweet and touching at the same time. And the composition is genius!
- Fariha, Dhaka, --
If anyone needs this song - it's Michael Jackson...
- Mjn Seifer, Not listed for personal reason, England
I like this song. It's nice and smooth. I didn't know he sings slow songs...jk. He sounds good every way and all the way.
- Lina, Sacramento, CA
love the lyrics to this song!
- Mindy, Hesperia, CA
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Christopher CrossChristopher Cross
The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.
Don FelderDon Felder
Don breaks down "Hotel California" and other songs he wrote as a member of the Eagles. Now we know where the "warm smell of colitas" came from.
Tom Gray - "Money Changes Everything"Tom Gray - "Money Changes Everything"
Produced by Steve Lillywhite, "Money Changes Everything" was supposed to be the breakout hit for Tom's band The Brains. Then money changed everything.
Mark Arm of MudhoneyMark Arm of Mudhoney
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.