Why (3T song)

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"Why"
Why single.jpg
Single by 3T and Michael Jackson
from the album Brotherhood
B-side"Didn't Mean To Hurt You; What Will It Take; Tease Me"
ReleasedJanuary 11, 1996
FormatCD
RecordedSeptember 9, 1995
GenreR&B
Length5:20 (Album Version)
4:10 (Radio Edit)
LabelEpic
MJJ Music
Songwriter(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)
Music video
3T;Michael Jackson "Why" on YouTube

"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 Jackson's ninth album HIStory, but it was taken out and 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
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[5] 27
Ireland Chart[6] 14
Italy Single Chart[7] 18
Netherlands Chart[8] 13
New Zealand Chart[1] 9
Sweden Chart[1] 14
Switzerland Chart[1] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 2
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[10] 1
U.S. Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[11] 12
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles[12] 71

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1996) Position
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[13] 72

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
France[14] 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. 1996-09-07. Retrieved 2014-04-22 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Steffen Hung (2014-04-18). "Das deutsche Hitparadenportal". germancharts.com. Archived from the original on 2014-05-09. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  5. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (NR. 194 Vikuna 31.10. - 6.11. '96)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  6. ^ Jaclyn Ward (1962-10-01). "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  7. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: 0-9". Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "3T feat. Michael Jackson - Why". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  9. ^ "3T | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  10. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". officialcharts.com.
  11. ^ "3T - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  12. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs : Sep 14, 1996 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  13. ^ Billboard - Google Books. 2000-01-01. Retrieved 2014-04-22 – via Google Books.
  14. ^ "Snepmusique.com, le site du Snep". Disqueenfrance.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2014-04-22.

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