With a Child's Heart

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"With a Child's Heart" is a song by the singer Stevie Wonder, from his album Up-Tight. The song was released as the b-side to the single "Nothing's Too Good for My Baby".

Michael Jackson version

"With a Child's Heart"
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Song by Michael Jackson
from the album Music and Me
A-side"With a Child's Heart"
B-side"Morning Glow"
ReleasedMay 5, 1973
Format7", 12"
Recorded1972
GenreRhythm & Blues, Soft rock
Length17:26
3:34 (radio edit)
LabelMotown Records
Songwriter(s)Vicki Basemore / Henry Cosby / Sylvia Moy
Producer(s)Henry Cosby
"With a Child's Heart"
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Song by Raven-Symoné
from the album Undeniable
ReleasedApril 20, 1999
FormatCD single, cassette
Recorded1998
GenrePop, R&B, Hip Hop
Length3:53
17:26 (CD single)
LabelCrash Records
Songwriter(s)Ray Blaze, Jerome Jefferson[1]

The song was later covered by singer Michael Jackson and released as the first single from his 1973 album Music & Me. The song peaked at #50 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart, #14 on the US R&B chart, and #23 on the US adult contemporary chart. Nearly all disc pressings of the Michael Jackson single had a track called "Morning Glow", the ninth track on the album originally written by composer Stephen Schwartz. In a 2003 interview with Martin Bashir, Jackson admitted that he no longer remembered having recorded the song, and could not recall any of the lyrics.[2]

Charts

Michael Jackson version

Chart (1973) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 50
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 14
U.S. Billboard Cash Box 37
Turkey Top 20 Chart 13

Raven-Symoné version

"With a Child's Heart" was later covered by American singer Raven-Symoné, taken from her second studio album, Undeniable. It was released as a single in 1999. Raven toured the United States going to various schools and malls to promote the single, and even went on a tour with pop group 'N Sync.

Three music videos were made for the song: the first one used the original "uptempo version", the second used the "ballad version", and the third used a remix. Despite the music videos and heavy promotion, the single never took off and failed to dent the charts.

CD single

  1. "With a Child's Heart" (Uptempo version) – 3:53
  2. "With a Child's Heart" (Ballad version) – 5:34
  3. "With a Child's Heart" (Bonus Remix Uptempo version) – 3:38
  4. "With a Child's Heart" (International Bonus House Mix) – 4:21

References