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Someone in the Dark is one of Michael Jackson's songs that's in the album, Thriller. This song was written by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman and was composed by Rod Temperton. Michael recorded this for the storybook album, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.
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Someone In The Dark

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History

Michael's record company, CBS/Epic, allowed him to record the story-book album - including one new song, Someone In The Dark - for MCA, on two conditions:

One: MCA must hold back the album until after Christmas 1982, so it wouldn't compete with Michael's new album, Thriller (!).

Two: MCA must not release Someone In The Dark as a single.

MCA breached both conditions in the States, by releasing the album in November 1982, and by servicing radio stations with promo copies of Someone In The Dark.

Court action resulted in MCA having to withdraw the album, and being prohibited from releasing this song as a single - thus creating, arguably, Michael's rarest and most sought after promo single, with copies changing hands for £1,000+.

Lyrics

  • All alone wishing on stars
  • Waiting for you to find me
  • One sweet night I knew I would see
  • A stranger who'd be my friend
  • When someone in the dark reaches out to you
  • And touches off a spark that comes shining through
  • It tells you never be afraid
  • Then somewhere in your heart you can feel the glow
  • A light to keep you warm when the night winds blow
  • Like it was written in the stars I knew
  • My friend, my someone in the dark was you
  • Promise me we'll always be
  • Walking the world together
  • Hand in hand where dreams never end
  • My star secret friend and me
  • When someone in the dark reaches out to you
  • And touches off a spark that comes shining through
  • It tells you never be afraid
  • Then somewhere in your heart you can feel the glow
  • A light to keep you warm when the night winds blow
  • Look for the rainbow in the sky
  • I believe you and I
  • Could never really say goodbye
  • Wherever you may be
  • I'll look up and see
  • Someone in the dark for me
  • Wherever you may be
  • I'll look up and see
  • Someone in the dark for me

In Thriller

This song is the 11th track listing in the 2001 special edition bonus tracks.[2]

External Links

Song

Trivia

  • It was scheduled to feature on Michael's canceled compilation, Decade 1980-1990.

References

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