The title track of Michael Jackson's posthumous Xscape album, this was gleaned from the 2001 sessions for the King of Pop's Invincible album. The song was written by the singer with Rodney Jerkins, who produced a portion of the LP. It is the only tune on the record to have been modernised by the man who wrote it in the first place.
The track starts with a brief skit, where someone (presumably Michael) has 'xscaped' from a prison. Jackson then proceeds to touch on his favorite topics of freedom and individuality.
"Why is it I can't do whatever I want to when it's my personal life and I don't live for you? "I got to get away, so I can free my mind."
Michael is reacting to the barrage of media criticism he was getting at the time. He was stating its his personal life and he can do what he wants.
"Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs was released in 1981. Five years later, it inspired a movie of the same name starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. The song was remixed for the re-release to have more Pop appeal.
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.