Loving You (Michael Jackson song)

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"Loving You"
The artwork of michael jackson's "Loving You" Song.jpg
Promotional single by Michael Jackson from the album Xscape
Released May 9, 2014 (2014-05-09)
Format
Recorded
  • 1985-1987 (original recording)
  • 2013–2014 (reworked)
Genre Pop, R&B
Length
  • 3:15 (album version)
  • 3:02 (original version)
Label
Writer
  • Michael Jackson
Producer
Xscape track listing
"Chicago"
(2)
"Loving You"
(3)
"A Place with No Name"
(4)

"Loving You" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson. Originally recorded during the Bad sessions in 1985-1987. Matt Forger, one of Jackson's trusted engineers stated that, “It was a good song, just not in serious consideration for the BAD album. One of many that were recorded and put away.”[1] A reworked version of the song was included in Jackson's posthumous album Xscape (2014).

Release[edit]

The song made its debut on May 6, 2014 on Sony Entertainment Network and was available streaming for Sony Unlimited members.[2]“Loving You” is a playful summer ballad about Michael having a nice stay-at-home retreat from the outside world with his lover. The Re-tooled, produced by Timbaland, is very reminiscent of the Motown era, with a soulful melody and a pleasant bass line.[3]

The song was released as a Promotional single to further promote the album. BBC Radio 2 had placed the song on the 'A - List' Category in the week of July 26, 2014.[4] It debuted on UK Radio Airplay Chart at Number 40 for week 31, 2014 (July 27 to August 2, 2014).[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Hot R&B Songs (Billboard) 24
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard)[6] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 24
UK Radio Airplay 6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shields, Damien. "Mystery track on Michael Jackson’s ‘XSCAPE’ album is called “Lovin’ You” – Track list complete!". Damienshields.com. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  2. ^ "Michael Jackson / Loving You - Music Unlimited". Music.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  3. ^ "Michael Jackson – Loving You Lyrics | Genius". Rock.rapgenius.com. 2014-01-01. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  4. ^ "BBC. BBC - Radio 2 - Playlist. BBC. 2014-07-27". BBC. Archived from the original on July 27, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The UK Radio Airplay Chart Week 31, 2014". UK Airplay chart. Archived from the original on August 3, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Michael Jackson Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles for Michael Jackson. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Michael Jackson – Loving You" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved July 3, 2014.