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Wayback Wednesday: Michael Jackson – “You Rock My World”

Wayback Wednesday: Michael Jackson – “You Rock My World”
This week, Kaboom! Magazine.com “Wayback Wednesday” takes us all the way back to the year 2001.”You Rock My World” is a song by Michael Jackson from his tenth and final studio album released during his lifetime, Invincible (2001). It was commercially successful worldwide and peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Jackson’s first top ten song in the United States in over six years, and his last in the country until “Love Never Felt So Good” (a duet with Justin Timberlake) hit number 9 in 2014. This success was achieved on airplay alone, as the song was not released as a commercial single in the United States. “You Rock My World” topped the French music chart for three consecutive weeks. It also reached the top ten in Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. As part of promotion for the song, a music video was released. The video, which is thirteen and a half minutes long, was directed by Paul Hunter and features Chris Tucker and Marlon Brando. In the video, Jackson and Tucker portray men who are trying to gain a woman’s affection. The video has been compared to Jackson’s previous videos “Smooth Criminal” and “The Way You Make Me Feel” and has received mixed reviews. The song was performed only twice by Jackson; at Madison Square Garden in New York City at two concerts in September 2001 to celebrate Jackson’s career as a solo artist. Footage of the performance was shown in the two-hour CBS television special, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special. The track was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 44th Grammy Awards.