Sunday, May 8, 2022

Michael Jackson - Got to Be There (1972)

Michael Jackson - Got to Be There (1972)


Tracklist front / back album covers


Side one

1. "Ain't No Sunshine" (recorded July – November 1971)   4:09

2. "I Wanna Be Where You Are" (recorded July – November 1971)   3:00

3. "Girl Don't Take Your Love from Me" (recorded July – November 1971)   3:46

4. "In Our Small Way" (recorded July – November 1971)   3:34   

5. "Got to Be There" (recorded June 1971)   3:23


Side two

6. "Rockin' Robin" (recorded July – November 1971)   2:30

7. "Wings of My Love" (recorded July – November 1971)   3:32

8. "Maria (You Were the Only One)" (recorded June – July 1971)   3:41

9. "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" (recorded July – November 1971)   2:51

10. "You've Got a Friend" (recorded July – November 1971)   4:45



Got to Be There is the debut solo studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released by Motown on January 24, 1972, four weeks after the Jackson 5's Greatest Hits (1971). It includes the song of the same name, which was released on October 7, 1971, as Jackson's debut solo single.

On August 2, 2013, the album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 500,000 copies. The album was later remastered and reissued in 2009 as part of the 3-disc compilation Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection.

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Over a four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture. Jackson influenced artists across many music genres; through stage and video performances, he popularized complicated dance moves such as the moonwalk, to which he gave the name, as well as the robot. He is the most awarded individual music artist in history.

The eighth child of the Jackson family, Jackson made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 (later known as the Jacksons). Jackson began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records. He became a solo star with his 1979 album Off the Wall. His music videos, including those for "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an artform and promotional tool. He helped propel the success of MTV and continued to innovate with videos for the albums Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (1995). Thriller became the best-selling album of all time, while Bad was the first album to produce five U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles.

From the late 1980s, Jackson became a figure of controversy and speculation due to his changing appearance, relationships, behavior, and lifestyle. In 1993, he was accused of sexually abusing the child of a family friend. The lawsuit was settled out of civil court; Jackson was not indicted due to lack of evidence. In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of further child sexual abuse allegations and several other charges. The FBI found no evidence of criminal conduct on Jackson's behalf in either case. In 2009, while preparing for a series of comeback concerts, This Is It, Jackson died from an overdose of propofol administered by his personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter.

Jackson is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated sales of over 400 million records worldwide. He had 13 Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles (more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era) and was the first artist to have a top-ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades. He is regarded by the RIAA as the highest-selling individual music artist of all time worldwide. His honors include 15 Grammy Awards, 6 Brit Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and 39 Guinness World Records, including the "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time". Jackson's inductions include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (twice), the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Dance Hall of Fame (the only recording artist to be inducted), and the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame. In 2016, his estate earned $825 million, the highest yearly amount for a celebrity ever recorded by Forbes.


Michael Jackson Discography Full

1972 Got to Be There

1972 Ben

1973 Music & Me

1975 Forever, Michael

1979 Off the Wall

1982 Thriller

1987 Bad

1991 Dangerous

1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I

2001 Invincibl


Filmography

1978 The Wiz

1986 Captain EO

1988 Moonwalker

1997 Michael Jackson's Ghosts

2002 Men in Black II

2004 Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls

2009 Michael Jackson's This Is It

2012 Bad 25

2016 Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall

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