One Day in Your Life (Michael Jackson song)
|"One Day in Your Life"|
|Single by Michael Jackson|
|from the album Forever, Michael and One Day in Your Life|
|B-side||"Take Me Back"|
|Genre||Pop, soul, R&B|
|Writer(s)||Sam Brown III
|Michael Jackson singles chronology|
"One Day in Your Life" is a song recorded by Michael Jackson for his 1975 album, Forever, Michael. Written by Sam Brown and composed by Renée Armand it was later released in 1981 as a single off the compilation album One Day In Your Life due to the strong buzz that generated from the sales of Jackson's hit 1979 album Off The Wall, even though Jackson released that album on a different label. Jackson and Whitney Houston rehearsed and were meant to perform the song during the 2001 Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special concerts, but for unknown reasons the song was not performed.
While a modest US hit, it was a bigger hit in the UK, where it became Jackson's first solo recording to hit #1 on the UK Singles Chart. It was number one in the UK for 2 weeks in June 1981 and also featured strongly on the South African singles charts. It was released on the Motown label. It went on to become the 6th best-selling single of 1981 in the UK. Robert Christgau called this song a romantic ballad that is as credible on its "own terms as the rockers." Allmusic editor highlighted the song on '81 re release.
The song was covered by the Cuban/American singer Gloria Estefan during her concert in Liverpool during the 90 Millas World Tour in a section of the show in that she dedicated to the memory of Michael Jackson. Years before, she recorded a cover of the song in Spanish, titled "No Me Olvidaras". It can be found on the 1980 album "Miami Sound Machine".
|Australian Singles Chart||9|
|Dutch Singles Chart||1|
|Irish Singles Chart||1|
|UK Singles Chart||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||55|
|UK Singles Chart||94|
- "Gloria Estefan Liverpool Concert" (Youtube video). Excerpts of Jackson tribute at 0:51. 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
- "UK Singles Chart". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 6 July 2009.[dead link]
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