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Michael Jackson

Maria (You Were The Only One)

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  • 2009
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1995
  • 1973

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“Got to Be There” is a 1971 single released by Michael Jackson on the Motown label. It was the singer’s first solo single following his successful tenure as the lead singer of The Jackson 5. Jackson’s solo career began in earnest after its success. The single, written by Elliot Willensky and produced by longtime Jackson 5 producer Hal Davis, was an immediate success. It reached #1 on the Cashbox singles chart, and #4 on both the Billboard pop and R&B charts. It also dominated some European markets, including a #5 position in the UK Singles Chart. With this first hit as a solo artist secured, Motown helped to establish Jackson as a solo act while still with his brothers. “Got to Be There” was covered by Chaka Khan on her eponymous 1982 solo album. It was also covered by Boyz... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ You keep running away ... Come back, come back ... Hey hey, Maria

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More songs by Michael Jackson (See Charts): Love Never Felt So Good, Xscape, In The Back, Too Young, We've Got Forever, Got The Hots, PYT, My Girl, Wings Of My Love, and Happy.

Popular in Soul (See Charts): Man In The Mirror, On The Line, Music And Me, Fall Again, I'll Be There, It's A Man's Man's World, Stand By Me, I Got You (I Feel Good), (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, and Upside Down.


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