Get It (Stevie Wonder song)

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"Get It"
Stevie Wonder - Get It (Featuring Michael Jackson).jpg
Single by Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson
from the album Characters
B-side "12 inch instrumental"
Released December 15, 1987 (airplay, U.S.)
May 5, 1988 (physical release)
Format 7", 12", CD single
Recorded 1987
Genre Synthpop, R&B
Length 4:32 (album version)
4:22 (single version)
6:44 (extended version)
Label Motown Records
Songwriter(s) Stevie Wonder
Producer(s) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"You Will Know"
(1987)
"Get It"
(1987)
"My Love (with Julio Iglesias)"
(1988)
"You Will Know"
(1987)
"Get It"
(1987)
"My Love (with Julio Iglesias)"
(1988)
Characters track listing
"Skeletons"
(6)
"Get It"
(7)
"Galaxy Paradise"
(8)

"Get It" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder with a guest vocal by American pop recording artist Michael Jackson. Taken from his 20th studio album Characters. The song was third and final single released from Wonder's album.

Jackson and Wonder had a history of collaborating with each other over the years. The first dating back to 1974, where Wonder crafted and produced a Jackson 5 album, which was eventually shelved.[1] (One of those songs recorded, "Buttercup" appears on the 2009 compilation album I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters, released after Jackson's death.)

That same year, Jackson and his brothers provided backing vocals to Wonder's hit "You Haven't Done Nothin'" from his parent album Fullfillingness' First Finale. Coincidentally, both Wonder and Jackson were both part of an all-star choir including Donna Summer's 1982 single "State of Independence" and 1985's "We Are the World", which Jackson co-wrote and both singles produced by Quincy Jones.

Jackson worked with Wonder again for the song "I Can't Help It" for his 1979 breakthrough album Off the Wall, which was written by Wonder and former Supremes member Susaye Greene. Within a year, Jackson also did background vocal work on "All I Do" from Wonder's platinum-selling Hotter than July album.

At the time of the single's release, and their respective albums released in the same year, Wonder again worked with Jackson on his top-selling Bad album for the song, "Just Good Friends", this time as a duet.

The single was a top five R&B hit (#4), and a top twenty Adult Contemporary hit (#11). It didn't fare well on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, stalling at #80, its peak position.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
Position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 15
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 80
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 4
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[5] 11

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