Someone Put Your Hand Out (Michael Jackson song)

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"Someone Put Your Hand Out"
Some Put Your Hand Out Cover Art.jpg
Single by Michael Jackson
ReleasedMay 1992
FormatCassette single, 3" CD single
Length5:25
LabelEpic, Pepsi
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Teddy Riley
  • Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson singles chronology
"In the Closet'"
(1992)
"Someone Put Your Hand Out"
(1992)
"Jam"
(1992)

"Someone Put Your Hand Out" (on disc three of The Ultimate Collection) is a song originally written by Michael Jackson in 1987 for the Bad album and re-written with Teddy Riley in April 1992, having failed to make it onto Jackson's 1991 album Dangerous.

Promotion[edit]

It was released May 1992 in Europe as an exclusive Pepsi promotional single, to promote Jackson’s upcoming Dangerous World Tour. 500,000[citation needed] copies were made available by collecting a winning token from certain Pepsi products. It was also released as part of an exclusive Pepsi promotional pack in June 1992 throughout Europe and the United Kingdom. The promotional pack included a Michael Jackson poster, a promotional sticker, a press release about Jackson’s upcoming Dangerous World Tour and a cassette single of "Someone Put Your Hand Out". In 1993 the song was also planned to be released in the United States as a promotional CD for the Sony Walkman. Customers who purchased a special Michael Jackson signature Sony Walkman would receive a bonus CD featuring "Someone Put Your Hand Out" as well as other rare Jackson songs and remixes of his hits. However, this promotion was withdrawn following the 1993 child sexual abuse accusations against Michael Jackson. The song was also released on a 3" CD promotional-only copy.

Live performances[edit]

"Someone Put Your Hand Out" was never performed live by Jackson himself, but it was included as an instrumental version in Jackson's Dangerous World Tour.