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One Day in Your Life (Michael Jackson song)

"One Day in Your Life" is a song recorded by Michael Jackson for his 1975 album, Forever, Michael. Written by Sam Brown III and composed by Renée Armand, it was later released in 1981 as a single from the compilation album One Day in Your Life due to the commercial interest that generated from the sales of Jackson's hit 1979 album Off the Wall, despite the fact that Jackson had released that album on Epic Records instead of Motown.

"One Day in Your Life"
Single by Michael Jackson
from the album Forever, Michael and One Day in Your Life
B-side"Take Me Back"
ReleasedMarch 25, 1981
RecordedOctober – December 1974
LabelMotown Records
Producer(s)Sam Brown
Michael Jackson singles chronology
"Night Time Lover"
"One Day in Your Life"
"The Girl Is Mine"
Audio sample

While a modest US hit, it was a bigger hit in the UK, where it became Jackson's first solo recording to hit No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart. It was number one in the UK for two weeks in June and July 1981.[1] It also topped the Irish Singles Chart, and also featured strongly on the South African singles charts. It was released on the Motown label. It went on to become the sixth best-selling single of 1981 in the UK. Robert Christgau called this song a romantic ballad that is as credible on its "own terms as the rockers."[2][3]

Charts and certificationsEdit


Johnny Mathis
Chart (1976) Peak
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary[4] 46
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[5] 36
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  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 395. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ "Consumer Guide: March 17, 1975". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  3. ^ Ron Wynn. "One Day in Your Life - Michael Jackson | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 1976-04-10. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 155.
  6. ^ " – Michael Jackson – One Day in Your Life". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  7. ^ "Dutch Charts". Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  8. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Michael Jackson: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "Michael Jackson Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  11. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 118.
  12. ^ Copsey, Rob (August 27, 2018). "Top 60 Michael Jackson songs on the Official Chart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "British single certifications – Michael Jackson – One Day in Your Life". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type One Day in Your Life in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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