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"|
|Released||March 25, 1981|
|Recorded||October – December 1974|
|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 III and composed by Renée Armand, it was later released in 1981 as a single from the compilation album One Day in Your Life due to the commercial interest that generated from the sales of Jackson's hit 1979 album Off the Wall, despite the fact that Jackson had released that album on Epic Records instead of Motown.
While a modest US hit, it was a bigger hit in the UK, where it became Jackson's first solo recording to hit No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart. It was number one in the UK for two weeks in June and July 1981. It also topped the Irish Singles Chart, and also featured strongly on the South African singles charts. It was released on the Motown label. It went on to become the sixth 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."
Charts and certifications
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 395. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
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- Ron Wynn. "One Day in Your Life - Michael Jackson | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
- "Australian-charts.com – Michael Jackson – One Day in Your Life". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
- "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
- "Michael Jackson: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
- "Michael Jackson Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
- Copsey, Rob (August 27, 2018). "Top 60 Michael Jackson songs on the Official Chart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
- "British single certifications – Michael Jackson – One Day in Your Life". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type One Day in Your Life in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
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