# 45; On July 16, 1996, Jackson also performed "Man in the Mirror" at the Royal Concert Brunei for the last time prior to the United We Stand benefit concert. # 49; # 50; Sign up to get the latest Michael Jackson news delivered right to your inbox. 1, April 23, 1988", "Top Singles - Volume 47, No. "Man in the Mirror" is a song recorded by Michael Jackson, with lyrics and music by Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett, and produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. Live versions of the song are available on the DVDs Live at Wembley July 16, 1988 and Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour. # 54; # 89; The song peaked at number 21 in the UK Singles Charts in 1988, but in 2009, following the news of Jackson's death, the song peaked at number 2. [13] The song is also featured as the final number in Michael Jackson's This Is It. # 34; # 34 # 98; That’s the truth.” A review of Bad in Rolling Stone in 1987 called the song “among the half dozen best things Jackson has done.”. # 21; # 24; The first segment of Moonwalker is a live performance of "Man in the Mirror" during his Bad Tour in Europe. # 83; # 7; # 88; [14] It has sold 567,280 copies in the UK as of January 2016. “Michael wasn’t the kind of guy who told you what to do,” Wilson remembered in a 2014 interview with Rolling Stone, “he would inspire you to go do it with his backing.” Working from roughly 200 hours of footage, mostly sourced from “news footage that people have already seen and they change the channel because it’s too hard to watch,” Wilson recalled Michael’s emotional reaction to the video: “He was just bawling. # 38; The song is said to have been one of Jackson's favorite songs. # 81; The “Man in the Mirror” short film was praised by Rolling Stone in 2014, who named it 16th on a list of Michael’s 20 greatest short films. # 59; “I love that song. # 25; "Man in the Mirror" was the 4th consecutive number-one single for Jackson's Bad in the United States. # 14; He also performed the song as the ending of the concert during the Bad World Tour's second leg, and regularly as the ending of the Dangerous World Tour. Pop # 41; Instead, it featured a montage of footage of various major news events and famous people.[12]. # 60; Clips from Wembley Stadium among others can be seen. 1989, Most Famous People by Astrological Birth Sign and Zodiac. The "Man in the Mirror" music video was directed, produced and edited by Don Wilson. In Australia the song originally charted at number 39. # 91; # 8; “With raw footage of hunger, war, homelessness and racial violence – and just one shot of Michael – the video was a powerful statement to deliver to personality-driven MTV,” the magazine wrote. # 43; # 35; # 22; The instrumental introduction to the song was played at the end of Jackson's memorial service, while his casket was being carried out; followed by the appearance of a spotlight shining on a microphone on an empty stage. ▼  Select Rank Below # 78; # 99; Written by Siedah Garrett and Glen Ballard # 97; # 75; 1986 Composition "Man in the Mirror" was composed by Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett.Jackson added background vocals from Garrett, The Winans and the Andraé Crouch Choir. From the album Bad, released August 31, 1987 # 72; Jackson added background vocals from Garrett, The Winans and the Andraé Crouch Choir. [15], ^shipments figures based on certification alonesales+streaming figures based on certification alone, Recording Industry Association of America, Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story, "Michael Jackson: Man In The Mirror Sheet Music", "POP: MICHAEL JACKSON'S 'BAD,' FOLLOW-UP TO A BLOCKBUSTER", "The 19 greatest key changes in music history", "Official Charts Analysis: Bieber continues to dominate Top 5 singles", "Forum - ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts - CHART POSITIONS PRE 1989, part 2", "Adult Contemporary - Volume 48, No. He walked out of there and just reached for me and hugged me.”. # 65; # 5; # 32; # 53; # 94; 1 in four countries in 1988, topping the charts in the United States, Italy, Belgium and Poland and reaching Top 5 in Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. # 10; # 69; # 57; # 95; # 64; The chart had also contained over 12 Michael Jackson songs in the Top 40. "[8] Jon Pareles of The New York Times noted that this song has "gospelly lift. “‘Man in the Mirror’ has a great message,” he wrote in his 1988 memoir Moonwalk. The song originally peaked at number 21 in the United Kingdom in 1988. # 56; # 26; # 62; # 84; In the U.S., “Man in the Mirror” was the fourth of five consecutive No. The “Man in the Mirror” single hit No. [5] It was nominated for Record of the Year at the 31st Grammy Awards. 1984 1 in four countries in 1988, topping the charts in the United States, Italy, Belgium and Poland and reaching Top 5 in Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. # 67; # 76; ..Start with yourself. # 74; [7], When Ed Hogan reviewed the song, he called it "gentle. # 79; ▼  Select Chart Below 1982 [6] Arranged with a gospel choir, Jackson would use a gospel choir again several years later on his hit "Will You Be There". # 58; # 100; # 61; The vocal range is A♭3–C6. In contrast to Michael’s other short films of the Bad era, “Man in the Mirror” tells a story not through performance, but through powerful images of oppression, homelessness, hunger, police brutality and other ills of the world, as well as events and leaders of the 20th century whose work is reflective of the song’s message to “make that change.” John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Willie Nelson and Bob Geldof are among those whose humanitarian work is showcased. "Man in the Mirror" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, becoming Jackson's tenth number-one single on the chart, and was certified 3x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). # 20; # 13; # 71; Larry Stessel who was Video Commissioner at Epic Records at the time was the Executive Producer. This song had been at top 100 for 15 consecutive weeks in this chart. The short film also won a Soul Train Award for Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Music Video in 1989. # 40; 25, April 09 1988", Offiziellecharts.de – Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror", "The Irish Charts - All there is to know", Nederlandse Top 40 – Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror", Charts.nz – Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror", Australian-charts.com – Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror", Austriancharts.at – Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror", "50 Back Catalogue Singles – 20 February 2010", Danishcharts.com – Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror", Dutchcharts.nl – Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror", Norwegiancharts.com – Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror", Spanishcharts.com – Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror", Swedishcharts.com – Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror", Swisscharts.com – Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror", "Top 100 Songs of 1988 - Billboard Year End Charts", "End of Year Singles Chart Top 100 - 2009", "Danish single certifications – Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror", "British single certifications – Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror", "American single certifications – Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror", Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good to Be True), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Man_in_the_Mirror&oldid=984075478, Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number-one singles, Song recordings produced by Michael Jackson, Articles with dead external links from February 2017, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Certification Table Entry usages for Denmark, Pages using certification Table Entry with streaming figures, Certification Table Entry usages for United Kingdom, Certification Table Entry usages for United States, Pages using certification Table Entry with shipments figures, Pages using certification Table Entry with shipments footnote, Pages using certification Table Entry with streaming footnote, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "Man in the Mirror" (single version) – 5:00, "Man in the Mirror" (album version) – 5:19, "Man in the Mirror" (instrumental) – 5:00, Man in the Mirror (single version) - 5:00, Written and composed by Siedah Garrett and Glen Ballard, Michael Jackson: Solo & background vocals, Featuring Siedah Garrett, The Winans and The, The Winans: Carvin, Marvin, Michael and Ronald Winans, Rhythm arrangement by Glen Ballard and Quincy Jones, Synthesizer arrangement by Glen Ballard, Quincy Jones and Jerry Hey, This page was last edited on 18 October 2020, at 00:57. The song was remixed for the soundtrack of Jackson's tribute tour Immortal. # 37; # 39; The vocal range is A♭3–C6.[4]. # 17; # 2; Michael Jackson’s short film for “Man in the Mirror” was the third of nine short films produced for recordings from Bad, one of the best selling albums of all time. [11], One of the videos is a notable departure from Jackson's other videos mainly because Jackson himself does not appear in the video (aside from a brief clip toward the end of the video in which he can be seen donning a red jacket and standing in a large crowd). Don and Michael Jackson developed the idea for the video.   An alternate live video was used as the opening song in Jackson's film Moonwalker with live audio and footage from several live performances of the song during the Bad World Tour. # 3; # 48; The song is said to have been one of Jackson's favorite songs. # 87; Produced by Quincy Jones for Quincy Jones Productions PCM Stereo music video version of this song was included on Number Ones, Michael Jackson's Vision, the Target version DVD of Bad 25, and the song's video that released on VHS in 1989. # 36; # 30; # 6; # 18; Michael Jackson, 1980 Man in the Mirror was the #34 song in 1988 in the Pop charts.The song was performed by Michael Jackson.Comment below with facts and trivia about the song and we may include it in our song facts! # 1; 1985 "Man in the Mirror" was composed by Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett. # 44; # 80; # 68; It also features a montage of clips of children in Africa, Adolf Hitler, the Ku Klux Klan, Martin Luther King Jr., the Kent State shootings, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Lech Wałęsa, kids in Graduation, and other historical figures.