1992 Michael Jackson – Heal The World (US: #27 UK: #2)

1992_Michael_Jackson_Heal_The_WorldHeal the World is a song from Michael Jackson’s hit album, Dangerous, released in 1991. The music video (directed by Joe Pytka) features children living in countries suffering from unrest, especially Burundi. It is also one of only a handful of Michael Jackson’s videos not to feature Jackson himself, the others being “Cry”, “HIStory” and “Man in the Mirror”. (The clips for “HIStory” and “Man in the Mirror” only feature Michael Jackson in archival footage) The version of the video included on Dangerous: The Short Films and Michael Jackson’s Vision contains an introductory video that features a speech from Jackson taken from the special “spoken word” version of the track. This version was not included on Video Greatest Hits – HIStory featuring the music video. Jackson performed the song in the Super Bowl XXVII halftime show with a 35,000 person flash card performance.

In a 2001 Internet chat with fans, Jackson said “Heal the World” is the song he was most proud to have created. He also created the Heal the World Foundation, a charitable organization which was designed to improve the lives of children. The organization was also meant to teach children how to help others. This concept of ‘betterment for all’ would become a centerpiece for the Dangerous World Tour. In the documentary Living with Michael Jackson, Jackson said he created the song in his “Giving Tree” at Neverland Ranch.

Musicians

Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Keyboards David Paich
Synthesizer David Paich
Synthesizer Steve Porcaro
Background Vocals Christa Larson
Background Vocals John Bahler Singers

Album

1992_Michael_Jackson_Dangerous
1992 Dangerous

Producer

Michael Jackson
Bruce Swedien

Charts

US: #27
UK: #2