Listen to MjTunes Radio
charts info
You can VOTE for and RATE your favorite tracks. Vote only when the track is ON AIR.

Michael Jackson - Will You Be There - 9365 votesMichael Jackson - Give In To Me - 9245 votesMichael Jackson - Speed Demon - 7368 votesMichael Jackson - Earth Song - 6363 votesMichael Jackson - Billie Jean - 5846 votesMichael Jackson - Morphine - 5592 votesMichael Jackson - You Are Not Alone - 5252 votesMichael Jackson - Streetwalker - 5221 votes
More charts
podcast info
Listen to a special selection of our best radio shows previously aired on MjTunes.

Michael Jackson - Invincible 10th Anniversary Special(Thriller Day) Quincy Jones InterviewMichael Jackson This Is It - InterviewsMichael Jackson - Spotlight SpecialThe Michael Jackson StoryDocumentary Special - Up To Date Show With Jennifer BattenMJBackstage.be Special - Meet The Family Vol.1MJBackstage.be Special - Meet The Family Vol.2
more podcast
MjTunes
MjTunes Homepage
Close

Close

Close

Close

Close

News Program shedules Forums User pages

Michael Jackson - Earth Song

Written by Michael in his hotel room in Austria - evolved from a song titled, What About Us.

"I was feeling so much pain and so much suffering at the plight of the planet earth," said Michael. "And for me, this is Earth Song, because I think nature is trying so hard to compensate for man's mismanagement of the Earth... and that's what inspired it. And it just suddenly dropped into my lap, when I was on tour in Austria."

Shirley Caesar, of the Caesar Sisters, has confirmed Michael originally wanted her to be involved with the song. "The studio technicians played the tape of the song Michael wanted me to consider," she wrote in her book, The Lady, The Melody & The Word, "but it didn't sound like something I'd sing. The name of it was 'Earth', and it dealt with environmental issued. I guess I felt that way because he had only rough taping of the song, but the finished product was awsome." Caesar withdraw from the project when the Church world became critical of her involvement with Michael. "Let the record show, however" she states, "that I love Michael Jackson and I don't allow anyone to discuss him negatively in my presence."

It went on to become Michael's most successful single in the UK and in Germany - it topped the chart for six weeks in both countries. In the UK, it captured the coverted Christmas no.1 slot, and went on to shift over one million copies. In Germany, it gave Michael his first no.1 (for six weeks), and went on to become his only million seller.

Promo short film shot by Nicolas Brandt was filmed on four different continents: South America (Amazon Rainforest), Africa (Tanzania), Europe (Croaatia) and North America (New York).

It was promoted with three unusually high profile TV appearances: the German TV show, Wetten Dass? in 1995, The Brits awards ceremony in February 1996, and the World Music Awards in May 1996.

Michael, in his first British TV appearance since 1979, was named Artist Of A Generation at The Brits - Sir Bob Geldof presented him with the award. Michael's 'quasi-religious' performance upset some, including the lead singer of Britpop group Pulp, Jarvis Cocker, who invaded the stage halfway though the song, causing mayhem. Later, in a statement, Michael said: "I am sickened, saddened, shocked, upset, cheated and angry, but was proud with how the cast remained professional."


Credits

* Written and composed by Michael Jackson
* Produced by Michael Jackson and David Foster
* Co-produced by Bill Bottrell
* Piano by David Paich
* Remixed & Recycled by Hani (producer)


Earth Song - Lyrics

What about sunrise
What about rain
What about all the things
That you said we were to gain...
What about killing fields
Is there a time
What about all the things
That you said was yours and mine...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we've shed before
Did you ever stop this notice
The crying earth the weeping shore?

Aaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaaaah
Ooooooooooh ooooooooooh

What have we done to the world
Look what we've done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son...
What about flowering fields
Is there a time
What about all the dreams
That you said was yours and mine...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying earth this weeping shores?

Aaaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaaaaah
Ooooooooooh ooooooooooh

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don't know where we are
Although I know we've drifted far

Aaaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaaaaaah
Ooooooooooh ooooooooooh

Hey, what about yesterday
(what about us)
What about the seas
(what about us)
The heavens are falling down
(what about us)
I can't even breathe
(what about us)
What about everything
(what about us)
I have given you
(what about us)
What about natures worth
(ooo,ooo)
It's our planets womb
(what about us)
What about animals
(what about it)
We've turned kingdoms to dust
(what about us)
What about elephants
(what about us)
Have we lost their trust
(what about us)
What about crying whales
(what about us)
We're ravaging the seas
(what about us)
What about forest trails
(ooo, ooo)
Burnt despite our pleas

(what about us)
What about the holy land
(what about it)
Torn apart by creed
(what about us)
What about the common man
(what about us)
Can't we set him free
(what about us)
What about children dying
(what about us)
Can't you hear them cry
(what about us)
Where did we go wrong
(ooo, ooo)
Someone tell me why
(what about us)
What about baby boy
(what about it)
What about the days
(what about us)
What about all their joy
(what about us)
What about the men
(what about us)
What about the crying man
(what about us)
What about Abraham
(what was us)
What about death again
(ooo, ooo)
Do we give a damn



  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 11
    2015/4/8 14:09


  • Spokesman
    Posts: 440
    2015/1/23 22:45


  • Spokesman
    Posts: 624
    2014/9/18 14:14

  • Guest
    2014/3/28 21:14

  • Guest
    2014/2/10 0:10


  • Spokesman
    Posts: 624
    2013/12/6 13:28

  • Guest
    2013/3/23 22:33


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 1
    2013/3/23 11:53


  • Chorus Singer
    Posts: 79
    2013/2/2 7:12


  • Spokesman
    Posts: 624
    2012/10/18 15:26


  • Chorus Singer
    Posts: 35
    2012/4/19 10:29


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 10
    2011/9/15 2:34


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 2
    2011/6/12 11:27

  • Guest
    2011/6/10 3:38


  • Spokesman
    Posts: 440
    2011/6/4 22:14


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 6
    2011/5/21 11:54


  • Chorus Singer
    Posts: 36
    2011/4/26 21:49


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 2
    2011/3/2 18:23


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 2
    2011/2/11 17:53


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 19
    2011/1/27 11:03


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 22
    2010/11/29 20:01


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 14
    2010/7/1 2:54

  • Guest
    2010/6/28 6:06

  • Guest
    2010/4/7 21:11


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 3
    2010/3/19 16:58


  • Chorus Singer
    Posts: 32
    2010/3/6 6:01


  • Chorus Singer
    Posts: 44
    2010/1/15 21:33


  • Chorus Singer
    Posts: 83
    2009/11/22 21:15


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 18
    2009/11/4 9:05


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 13
    2009/9/25 23:37

  • Guest
    2009/9/25 16:38


  • Human Beat-Box
    Posts: 104
    2009/8/17 16:29


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 3
    2009/7/11 17:43


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 1
    2009/5/7 2:41

  • Guest
    2009/4/28 17:52


  • Human Beat-Box
    Posts: 110
    2009/4/13 14:33


  • Human Beat-Box
    Posts: 110
    2009/3/20 9:11


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 20
    2008/11/1 11:50


  • Human Beat-Box
    Posts: 148
    2008/9/9 14:11


  • Human Beat-Box
    Posts: 117
    2008/7/24 11:10


  • Human Beat-Box
    Posts: 102
    2008/6/23 0:50


  • Chorus Singer
    Posts: 32
    2008/6/20 0:10

  • Guest
    2008/4/7 10:16


  • Human Beat-Box
    Posts: 101
    2008/1/27 14:51


  • Human Beat-Box
    Posts: 119
    2008/1/20 5:40


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 2
    2007/12/30 21:23


  • Human Beat-Box
    Posts: 278
    2007/11/21 14:44


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 2
    2007/11/6 15:10


  • Chorus Singer
    Posts: 56
    2007/9/22 18:02


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 7
    2007/8/16 9:59


  • Chorus Singer
    Posts: 89
    2007/8/15 13:36


  • Who Is It ?
    Posts: 4
    2007/8/9 10:18


  • Chorus Singer
    Posts: 36
    2007/6/15 15:24


  • Spokesman
    Posts: 369
    2007/5/1 9:32

  • Guest
    2007/4/11 13:10

  • Guest
    2007/3/20 20:48

  • Guest
    2007/3/10 10:57


  • Webmaster
    Posts: 559
    2007/1/26 14:16


  • MjTunes Donator
    Posts: 223
    2007/1/26 14:05

  • Guest
    2007/1/21 13:04
  • MjTV
    captain eo
     

    Who's Online?
    19 user(s) are online (15 user(s) are browsing Radio Music Database)
    19 Guests and 0 Members:
    Users are browsing...
    Radio Music Database : 15
    Guestbook : 1
    MjTunes Vision : 1

    Registered members: 14648
    Users online Today
    ....

    rssMjTunes feeds: News Latest comments Radio music database User pages

    Promote Michael Jackson's Music Contact Credits Official Statements Sitemap Website concept and Design by B&Co Box

    This service respects the copyrights. All the rights of the authors of the protected works, reproduced and communicated on this site, are reserved. Except express authorization, any use of works other than listening within the framework of the family circle is strictly prohibited.

    sabam radio legacyrecordings motown epicrecords bmg universal mjjproduction mjj signature
    Copyright © 2006 - 2012 MjTunes.com You are now browsing Michael Jackson - Earth Song / Michael Jackson Music database Listen to the first Michael Jackson Live Radio
    donate