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Got To Be There

(Elliot Willensky)

Background vocals : The Jackson 5

Arranged by Dave Blumberg
Vocal Arrangement by Willie Hutch
Produced by Hal Davis

Recorded in 1971 at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California.

Versions
Got To Be There Album Version (from "Got To Be There")
3:23
Single Single Mono Version (from US Single) 3:23
Single Stereo Version (from US Promo Single) 3:23
Live Version (from "In Japan! ")  
  A Cappella Version (from "Motown Classics Karaoke")  
  Instrumental Version (from "Motown Classics Karaoke")  

michael jackson got to be there

 

Single details

US single released October 7, 1971
#4 R&B, # 4 Pop
Sales : 2 245 881 (World), 1 583 850 (USA)

 

Got To Be There est le premier 45 tours de Michael Jackson en solo. Cette ballade marque non seulement ses débuts solo, mais augure de la mise à l'ombre prochaine de ses frères. Jermaine s'empresse de déclarer : "Attendez-vous à ce que moi aussi je publie mon disque. Vous verrez je redeviendrai la coqueluche de ses dames". Michael cartonne avec Got To Be There qu'il chante avec une voix d'une impressionnante clarté. Ce titre se classe en 4ème aux USA, et 5ème en Angleterre.

 

Collection


Got To Be There (Mono/Stereo)
7" Promo single, 1971
M 1191
USA
not common
got to be there
Got To Be There /Maria (You Were The Only One)
7" single, 1971
M 1191
USA
common
got to be there
Got To Be There /Maria (You Were The Only One)
7" single, 1971
M 8119
Spain
rare
got to be there
Got To Be There /Maria (You Were The Only One)
7" single, 1971
JET 1951
Japan
rare
got to be there
Got To Be There /Maria (You Were The Only One)
7" single, 1971
2 C 006 93 014
France
rare
got to be there
Got To Be There /Maria (You Were The Only One)
7" single, 1971
TSM NP 64118
Italy
rare

Got To Be There / Maria (You Were The Only One)
7"single, 1971
Brazil
rare

Got To Be There / Maria (You Were The Only One)
7" single, 1971
1 C 006 93 014
Germany
rare
got to be there
Got To Be There (Tengo Que Estar Alli) /Maria (You Were The Only One)
7" single, 1971
SM 114
Chile
not common
got to be there
Rockin' Robin / Got To Be There
7" single, 1973
Yesteryear
USA
common
got to be there
Got To Be There /Maria (You Were The Only One)
7" single, 1971
TMG 797
UK
common
 


Lyrics / Paroles


michael

Got to be there, got to be there
In the morning
When she says hello to the world
Got to be there, got to be there
Bring her good times
And show her that she's my girl
Oh what a feeling there'll be
The moment I know she loves me
'Cause when I look in her eyes I realize
I need her sharing her world beside me

So I've got to be there
Got to be there in the morning
And welcome her into my world
And show her that she is my girl
When she says, "Hello world!"
I need her sharing the world beside me

That's why I've got to be there
Got to be there where love begins
And that's everywhere she goes
I've got to be there so she knows
That when she's with me, she's home

Got to be there
Got to be there


© 1971 Stein & Van Stock Inc., Glenwood Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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