Now we come to the albums only love song. Not a mere lovers scene but as Michael Jackson the husband.
Indeed more speculations shrouded both of them as they were half naked. But no private parts were remotely exposed. Guess they weren't used to Michael Jackson without trousers.:)
I hope Michael doesn't overly lean on good old controversy, he's got plenty of talent to compensate and then some(wink).
Anyways, back on topic. To date, "You Are Not Alone" is the only single to have ever reached #1 on the Billboard Top 100 Charts! Surpassing his previous #5 achievement for "Scream/Childhood". To pull those stunts after what he's gone through in my book is a true genius!
And it's no wonder! The Gospel Love Ballad is easy to remember. Add to that a Soulful resolution very reminiscent of Motown's golden years!
1. Radio Edit
2. Classic Club Edit
3. Frankie Knuckles-Classic Club Mix
4. Frankie Knuckles-Franctified Club Mix
5. Knuckluv Dub Version
6. R. Kelly Remix
7. R. Kelly Remix Edit
8. Jon B. Main Mix
9. Jon B. Remix Edit
10. Jon B. Padappella
R. Kelly wrote this for him, knowing what Michael was going through. Both of them recorded the tract together. However, it was solely Michael's idea to add the harmonies with a choir to spice things up a bit. Here is an excerpt from R. Kelly.
"I was amazed when Michael called me because, for years, I just didn't expect to go to that level. I was so nervous, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to finish the project. When I first got to the studio something weird came over me. Michael was on a different level, and it was a hell of a level to go to. But passion took me over, and it put a shield around me, and allowed me to be just a normal guy who felt like he worked with Michael all the time."
Yet just recently a Belgium judge just ruled(September 7th, 2007) the song as plagiarism. R. Kelly wrote the words to the song for MJ. Consequently, Kelly must give up his share of the coveted royalties. Jackson apparently had no idea about the situation. Despite jointly producing the medley with him.
You Are Not Alone-The Short Film
"Finally", he thought. "This will prove I'm not a child molester". I believe this was all part of a desperate plan to clarify his image. However, I am also convinced Michael never intended to use her. Since they had something going(according to Lisa Marie).
That aside, being married to Michael Jackson's like a dream come true to millions. Just watching them kiss, many critics call it the marriage of the century!
The scene starts out with Michael downtrodden and empty despite winning an award. But finds fulfillment frolicking with his wife as a Greek philosopher. Although the film is more or less Romantic, I think it has a three-way interpretation.
1. Michael pledges to always be there for his wife(which we've already discussed).
2. After enduing a "swift and sudden fall from grace", Mr. Jackson desperately wants somebody to love.
3. He wants to further poke fun at the media by having no bodily hair(a secondary male characteristic.
Regardless of your interpretation, Michael will always be remembered for his grandiosity-Even for his wife.
Lyrics | You Are Not Alone lyrics