Free the World

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"Free the World"
Single by La Toya Jackson
from the album Starting Over
Released November 23, 2004[1]
Format 12", CD Single
Recorded 2002
Genre Pop
Length 3:43 (Album Version)
Label Ja-Tail Records
Producer(s) Jeffré Phillips
La Toya Jackson singles chronology
"Just Wanna Dance"
(2004)
"Free the World"
(2004)
"I Don't Play That"
(2007)

"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. [2] 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 Billboard Hot 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." [3] About.com dubbed Jason Randolph's remix a "trippily hypnotic treat" with a "churning rhythm track and mesmerizing synth." [4]

Chart[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs 24

Track listings[edit]

US promotional CD
  • Extended House Mix
  • Radio Remix
  • Dub Mix
  • Album Version
  • Original Album Remix
US 12" vinyl #TOY2 [5]
  • "Free The World" (Radio Remix)
  • "Free The World" (Dub)
  • "Free The World" (Extended House Mix)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/La-Toya-Jackson-Free-The-World/release/394969
  2. ^ "CNN.com - Transcripts". Transcripts.cnn.com. 2003-03-09. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  3. ^ "LaToya Jackson | View the Music Artists Biography Online". VH1.com. Archived from the original on 2008-03-10. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  4. ^ "Latoya Jackson - Free the World". Dancemusic.about.com. 2010-06-11. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  5. ^ "La Toya Jackson - Free The World (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2010-07-05.