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)
  • 1985-1987 (original recording)
  • 2013–2014 (reworked)
Genre Pop, R&B
  • 3:15 (album version)
  • 3:02 (original version)
  • Michael Jackson
Xscape track listing
"Loving You"
"A Place with No Name"

"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).


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]


Chart (2014) Peak
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]


  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.