Why (3T song)

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"Why"
Single by 3T featuring Michael Jackson
from the album Brotherhood
Released January 11, 1996
Format CD
Recorded September 9, 1995
Genre R&B
Length 5:20 (Album Version)
4:10 (Radio Edit)
Label Epic
MJJ Music
Writer(s) Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
Producer(s) Michael Jackson
3T singles chronology
"Tease Me"
(1996)
"Why"
(1996)
"I Need You"
(1996)
Michael Jackson singles chronology
"This Time Around"
(1995)
"Why"
(1996)
"I Need You"
(1996)
Brotherhood track listing
"24/7"
(2)
"Why"
(3)
"Gotta Be You"
(4)

"Why" is a song by 3T. It was written by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and produced by Michael Jackson. This single comes from the album Brotherhood and it was released in 1996. The song was selected to be part of HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, but it was taken out and Michael Jackson decided to give it away to his nephews. This song was well received in European and Asian charts.

A music video was produced to promote the single. It features 3T and Jackson and is shot in black and white. The music video was released on the Michael Jackson's box set, Michael Jackson's Vision.

Track listing[edit]

  • CD Single
  1. Why (Radio Edit) - 4:10
  2. Didn't Mean to Hurt You ('96) - 4:30
  • CD Single #2
  1. Why (Radio Edit) - 4:10
  2. Tease Me (Single Edit) - 4:25
  • Maxi CD
  1. Why (Radio Edit) - 4:10
  2. Tease Me (Single Edit) - 4:25
  3. Didn't Mean To Hurt You - 5:45
  4. What Will It Take - 5:16
  • Maxi CD #2
  1. Why (Album Version) - 5:28
  2. Tease Me (Todd Terry's Tease Club Mix) - 6:49
  3. Tease Me (Todd Terry's TNT Tease Dub) - 6:11
  4. Tease Me (Acapella) - 4:40

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australia Single Chart[1] 46
Austria Chart[2] 21
Belgium Chart (Flanders)[1] 19
Belgium Chart (Wallonia)[1] 10
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[3] 14
France Chart[1] 9
Germany Chart[4] 29
Ireland Chart[5] 14
Italy Single Chart[6] 18
Netherlands Chart[7] 13
New Zealand Chart[1] 9
Sweden Chart[1] 14
Switzerland Chart[1] 11
UK Singles Chart[8] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[9] 112
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles[10] 71

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1996) Position
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[11] 72

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
France[12] Silver 1996 125,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Steffen Hung. "3T feat. Michael Jackson - Why". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "3T feat. Michael Jackson - Why". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  3. ^ "Billboard - Google Books". Books.google.ca. 1996-09-07. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung (2014-04-18). "Das deutsche Hitparadenportal". germancharts.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  5. ^ Jaclyn Ward (1962-10-01). "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  6. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: 0-9". Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "3T feat. Michael Jackson - Why". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  8. ^ "3T | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  9. ^ "3T - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  10. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs : Sep 14, 1996 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  11. ^ "Billboard - Google Books". Books.google.ca. 2000-01-01. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  12. ^ "Snepmusique.com, le site du Snep". Disqueenfrance.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 

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