Why (3T song)

"Why" is a song by 3T. It was written by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Jackson and produced by Michael Jackson. This single comes from the album Brotherhood and it was released in 1996. The song was selected to be part of Jackson's ninth album HIStory, but it was taken out and Jackson decided to give it away to his nephews. This song was well received in European and Asian charts.

"Why"
Why single.jpg
Single by 3T and Michael Jackson
from the album Brotherhood
B-side"Didn't Mean To Hurt You; What Will It Take; Tease Me"
ReleasedJanuary 11, 1996
RecordedSeptember 9, 1995
GenreR&B, pop
Length5:20 (Album Version)
4:10 (Radio Edit)
LabelEpic
MJJ Music
Songwriter(s)Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Michael Jackson
Producer(s)Michael Jackson
3T singles chronology
"Tease Me"
(1996)
"Why"
(1996)
"I Need You"
(1996)
Michael Jackson singles chronology
"This Time Around"
(1995)
"Why"
(1996)
"I Need You"
(1996)
Music video
3T;Michael Jackson "Why" on YouTube

Critical receptionEdit

British magazine Music Week rated the song five out of five, adding, "This smoochy soul ballad bringing together the family is a dead cert for the top three, wlth the older Jackson's vocals making it possible number one material."[1]

Music videoEdit

A music video was produced to promote the single. It features 3T and Jackson and is shot in black and white. The music video was released on the Michael Jackson's box set, Michael Jackson's Vision.

Track listingEdit

  • CD Single
  1. Why (Radio Edit) - 4:10
  2. Didn't Mean to Hurt You ('96) - 4:30
  • CD Single #2
  1. Why (Radio Edit) - 4:10
  2. Tease Me (Single Edit) - 4:25
  • Maxi CD
  1. Why (Radio Edit) - 4:10
  2. Tease Me (Single Edit) - 4:25
  3. Didn't Mean To Hurt You - 5:45
  4. What Will It Take - 5:16
  • Maxi CD #2
  1. Why (Album Version) - 5:28
  2. Tease Me (Todd Terry's Tease Club Mix) - 6:49
  3. Tease Me (Todd Terry's TNT Tease Dub) - 6:11
  4. Tease Me (Acapella) - 4:40

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Reviews: Singles" (PDF). Music Week. 1996-08-03. p. 21. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
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  9. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (NR. 194 Vikuna 31.10. - 6.11. '96)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir. Retrieved 2018-07-21. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
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  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – 3T feat. Michael Jackson – Why". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – 3T feat. Michael Jackson – Why". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  16. ^ "3T | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  17. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". officialcharts.com.
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  19. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs : Sep 14, 1996 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
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