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The track was produced by Jones and performed by members of Toto with Michael Jackson providing vocals. It was originally written by keyboardist Steve Porcarobased on a conversation he had had with his young daughter Heather after a boy pushed her at school, Porcaro said "he probably likes you and it's human nature".
Porcaro, along with some of his bandmates from the band Totohad been assisting with the production of Thrillerbut he had not intended for "Human Nature" to be used by Jackson. However, Thriller producer Quincy Jones Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - Alvin & The Chipmunks* - Chipmunks Christmas The Downward Pull Of Human Nature - John Martyn - Four Track Sampler a demo version of the track and thought it would be a great fit for the album.
Jones then brought in songwriter John Bettis to rewrite the verses, whose lyrics are about a passerby in New York City. Like the four Thriller singles before it, the song became a top 10 hit in the US, reaching number seven on the Billboard Hot It also reached number two on Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. In Canada and the Netherlands, the single reached number The single was not released in the UK.
The song garnered positive reviews from music critics. He blurted out three reasons for the incident to comfort her: one, the boy liked her, two, people can be strange and three, it's "human nature". Fellow Toto band member David Paich had prepared some demo tracks for producer Quincy Jones to listen to as possible songs for Thriller and asked Porcaro to make Jones a tape with the songs. However, he did not stop the tape when the songs finished playing, and the cassette deck playing the tape had "auto-reverse" capability, meaning that it started playing the other side as soon as the first side was finished.
Just a dummy lyric and a very skeletal thing—I get goosebumps talking about it. I said, 'This is where we wanna go, because it's got such a wonderful flavor'". He completed the song in two days. Serena Kim, South Coast Today. The song was first performed during the Jacksons ' Victory Tour. Michael started to sing " Ben ", but stopped and proceeded to sing "Human Nature".
Jackson also performed the song live during his Royal Brunei concert. It was going to be performed for Jackson's This Is It concerts, which were canceled due to his death ; however, it was included on the posthumous album to coincide with the concerts. Toto has performed the song in some of their shows with vocals by Joseph Williams. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Farmers Trust - Pat Metheny Group - Travels CBS.
Steve Porcaro John Bettis. A template for new jack swing and hip-hop soul ballads, "Human Nature" is comparatively slower and more intimate than Thriller ' s other songs. Though written by John Bettis and Steve Porcaro of Toto, the lyrics resonate with Jackson's yearning to break free from his tower of celebrity and mingle with young people in a "city that winks its sleepless eye.
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