"Free the World" is a single by American singer La Toya Jackson. Jackson spent six years in seclusion after divorcing her abusive late ex-husband and manager, Jack Gordon, in 1997. After her years in exile, the September 11th attacks inspired Jackson to write "Free the World". She recorded and performed it for friends, who immediately fell in love with it.  This led to the revival of Jackson's 25-year-old music career.
This song led Jackson to begin work on her Startin' Over album, which included the 2004 Billboard chart hit "Just Wanna Dance" as the lead single. "Free the World" was released as a follow-up and charted in March 2005. The single peaked at #24 on the BillboardHot Dance Club Play charts.
The song is an appeal to free the world from segregation, discrimination and years of war. VH1 described the ballad as the "most appropriate song for the world." About.com dubbed Jason Randolph's remix a "trippily hypnotic treat" with a "churning rhythm track and mesmerizing synth."