Another Part Of Me
“Another Part Of Me”, the sixth single released from the 1987 album ‘Bad’, was written and composed by Michael Jackson and co-produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson. The song reached #1 on the R&B charts in the United States upon its release as a single in July of 1988.
“Another Part Of Me” made its original debut in the 1986 4-D film ‘Captain EO’ at Disneyland. The song was also featured in Michael’s 1988 film ‘Moonwalker’.
This is one of the first pieces which Michael wrote for the ‘Bad’ album (Source: Rolling Stone, ‘Michael Jackson In Fantasyland’, September 24, 1987) and one of the last to be chosen of the 33 songs (Source: Quincy Jones Interview, ‘Bad’ Special Edition, 2001) which Michael prepared for inclusion on the record, as he preferred the song “Streetwalker”. (Source: ‘Man In The Music, p. 110).
Quincy Jones: “Michael liked ‘Streetwalker’, and I wanted to do ‘Another Part of Me’...he wrote both of them, so it didn’t make any difference to him....we were going to listen to them, the three of us, objectively and decide which one was gonna get picked. And so [Manager Frank] DiLeo was sitting down when ‘Streetwalker’ was on, and when “Another Part Of Me” came on, he got up with his fat ass, you know, and started [dancing]. I said, ‘You’re not helping Michael at all!’ It was so funny - Michael had a funny name for him, like, ‘Rubber...what are you doin’ man, you just blew my whole case here!’ So DiLeo helped me get ‘Another Part’ cause he started shaking his butt on it.” (Source: Interview, ‘Bad’ Special Edition, 2001)
Michael Jackson: “‘Another Part Of Me’ was one of the earliest songs written for ‘Bad’ and made its public debut at the end of ‘Captain EO’ when the captain says good-bye.” (Source: Moonwalk, p. 204).
“Another Part Of Me” was released as a promo cd single on July 11th, 1988 on Epic Records. The promo CD single includes the "Single Mix" (3:47), "Extended Dance Mix" (6:18), "Radio Edit" (4:24), "Dub Mix" (3:51), and the "A Cappella Mix" (4:01).
“Another Part Of Me” was released as a 7" single on July 11th, 1988 on Epic Records. The 7" single includes the "Single Mix" (3:47) on the 'A'-side, and the "Instrumental Mix" (3:46) on the 'B'-side.
“Another Part Of Me” was released as a 12" single on July 11th, 1988 on Epic Records. The 12" single includes the "Extended Dance Mix" (6:18), "Radio Edit" (4:24); and on the 'B'-side: "Dub Mix" (3:51), and the "A Cappella Mix" (4:01).
Written and Composed by Michael Jackson
We’re takin’ over
We have the truth
This is the mission
To see it through
Don’t point your finger
This is our planet
You’re one of us
We’re sendin’ out
A major love
And this is our
Message to you
(Message to you)
The planets are linin’ up
We’re bringin’ brighter days
They’re all in line
Waitin’ for you
Can’t you see...?
You’re just another part of me...
©1987 Mijac Music. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
“Another Part Of Me” - written and composed by Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson: Solo and background vocals.
Paul Jackson, Jr., David Williams: Guitars.
Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams: Saxophones.
Gary Grant, Jerry Hey: Trumpets.
Christopher Currell: Synclavier.
John Barnes, Rhett Lawrence: Synthesizers.
Rhythm and vocal arrangements by Michael Jackson and John Barnes.
Horn arrangement by Jerry Hey.
©1987 Mijac Music