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Man In The Mirror

Michael Jackson

1988

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Top 40

16

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6

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101

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Songinfo

Man in the Mirror is de vierde single, afkomstig van het album Bad. Het werd genomineerd voor een Grammy Award als Record of the Year, maar won deze niet; het winnende nummer werd namelijk Graceland van Paul Simon. Michael Jackson bedacht het idee van het achtergrond koor, The Winans en The Andrae Crouch Choir waardoor het nummer zijn bekende sound kreeg. Er gaat een gerucht dat de tekst slechts in 'n nacht is geschreven.

Trivia

Wist je dat? In de videoclip komt geen enkel beeld voorbij waarin Michael Jackson het nummer zingt (slechts wat foto’s van de zanger worden afgebeeld). De clip laat grotendeels beelden zien van historische gebeurtenissen in de wereld van geweld, wat uiteindelijk leidt tot een nucleaire explosie, waarna het nummer verandert met daarbij beelden die hoop en vrede uitdrukken. De film Moonwalker, uitgekomen in 1988, opent met het nummer "Man in the Mirror".
A-kant Titel

Man In The Mirror

A-kant Lengte

4:55

A-kant Componist(en)

Glen Ballard & Siedah Garrett

A-kant Producer(s)

Quincy Jones & Michael Jackson

B-kant titel

Man In The Mirror (Instrumental)

B-kant lengte

4:55

B-kant componist(en)

Glen Ballard & Siedah Garrett

B-kant producer(s)

Quincy Jones & Michael Jackson

Platenlabel

Epic

Hoogste positie UK

2

Hoogste positie US

1

Album

Bad

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Songtekst

I'm gonna make a change,
For once in my life,
It's gonna feel real good,
Gonna make a difference,
Gonna make it right.

As I turned up the collar on,
My favorite winter coat,
This wind is blowin' my mind,
I see the kids in the street,
With not enough to eat,
Who am I to be blind,
Pretending not to see their needs.

A summer's disregard,
A broken bottle top,
And a one man's soul,
They follow each other,
On the wind ya' know,
'Cause they got nowhere to go,
That's why I want you to know.

I'm starting with the man in the mirror,
I'm asking him to change his ways,
And no message could have been any clearer,
If you wanna make the world a better place,
Take a look at yourself and then make a change,
Na na na, na na na, na na na na.

I've been a victim of,
A selfish kinda love,
It's time that I realize,
There are some with no home,
Not a nickel to loan,
Could it be really me pretending that they're not alone.

A willow deeply scarred,
Somebody's broken heart,
And a washed out dream,
(Washed out dream),
They follow the pattern of the wind ya' see,
'Cause they got no place to be,
That's why I'm starting with me.

I'm starting with the man in the mirror,
I'm asking him to change his ways,
And no message could have been any clearer,
If you wanna make the world a better place,
Take a look at yourself and then make a change.

I'm starting with the man in the mirror,
I'm asking him to change his ways,
And no message could have been any clearer,
If you wanna make the world a better place,
Take a look at yourself and then make a change.

I'm starting with the man in the mirror,
(Man in the mirror, oh yeah),
I'm asking him to change his ways, yeah,
(Change),
No message could have been any clearer,
If you wanna make the world a better place,
Take a look at yourself and then make the change,
You gotta get it right, while you got the time,
'Cause when you close your heart,
(You can't close your, your mind),
Then you close your mind.

(That man, that man, that man),
(That man, that man, that man),
(With the man in the mirror, oh yeah),
(That man you know, that man you know),
(That man you know, that man you know),
I'm asking him to change his ways,
(Change),
No message could have been any clearer,
If you wanna make the world a better place,
Take a look at yourself then make that change.

(Na na na, na na na, na na na na),
Ooh,
Oh yeah,
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah,
(Na na na, na na na, na na na na).

Oh no,
Oh no, I'm gonna make a change,
It's gonna feel real good,
Sure mon,
(Change),
Just lift yourself,
You know, you got to stop it yourself,
(Yeah),
Oh,
Make that change,
(I gotta make that change today, oh),
(Man in the mirror),
You got to, you got to not let yourself, brother oh,
Yeah,
You know that,
(Make that change),
(I gotta make that make me then make),
You got, you got to move,
Sure mon, sure mon,
You got to,
(Stand up, stand up, stand up),
Make that change,
Stand up and lift yourself, now,
(Man in the mirror),
Make that change,
(Gonna make that change, sure mon),
(Man in the mirror),
You know it, you know it, you know it, you know,,
(Change),
Make that change.

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