Monday, November 20, 2006

Singles #5: Michael Jackson - Another Part Of Me (1988)

Released in 1988, Another Part Of Me was the 6th single taken off the Bad album, charting at #11 and breaking a streak of 5 consecutive #1 singles from the album. The record of having five #1 singles from a single, non-greatest hits album, still stands today.

Written and composed by Michael Jackson, Another Part Of Me was included in the 17-minute, 3D short film starring Jackson himself in the lead role. The film was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by George Lucas, and was shown in various Disney theme parks from 1986 to 1998.

This song was then included in the Bad album at the expense of Streetwalker, which was later released in the 2001 Special Edition. Personally, I feel that both Another Part Of Me and Streetwalker are equally strong and they both deserve to a place on the album. Furthermore, the album clocks at under 50 minutes and could have accomodated Streetwalker as well.

The single above is a Japanese pressing and it is smaller than the normal-sized CD. It measures about 3.4 inches in diameter and comes in a special casing as well. Certainly very rare now.


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