Written and Composed by Michael Jackson and Teddy Riley
Produced by Michael Jackson for MJJ Productions, Inc. and Teddy Riley
Executive Producer: Michael Jackson for MJJ Productions, Inc.
From the album Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, released May 20, 1997
Released as a single March 21, 1997
THE SHORT FILM
Directors: Michael Jackson and Vincent Patterson
Michael Jackson’s short film for “Blood on the Dance Floor” was one of two short films produced for recordings from Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, a collection of remixes and new songs released in 1997. As a single, “Blood on the Dance Floor” was a No. 1 hit in the United Kingdom, Spain, Denmark and New Zealand, and reached the Top 10 in another 12 countries, including France, Germany, Ireland and Italy.
Michael Jackson co-directed “Blood on the Dance Floor” with choreographer Vincent Patterson. In the short film, Michael sings and dances to the song in a crowded club alongside a switchblade-wielding dancer played by Sybil Azur. The short film made its world premiere on the long-running U.K. program Top of the Pops.