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"Human Nature" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was written and composed by Steve Porcaro and John Bettis, and produced by Quincy Jones. It is the fifth single from the singer's sixth solo album, Thriller (1982). Initially, Porcaro had recorded a rough demo of the song on a cassette, which was then given to Jones. Enjoying the demo, Jones had the ballad included on the Thriller album. The song was the last selected for the album, ousting "Carousel" from the final track listing.

"Human Nature" was released on July 3, 1983, as the album's fifth single. Although not released in the UK, the song achieved chart success in the US. Reaching number two on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary chart and number seven on the Hot 100, the song became Jackson's fifth Top 10 hit from Thriller. In New Zealand the single reached number 11. The ballad garnered many positive reviews from music critics. "Human Nature" has been covered and sampled by numerous artists, including Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, SWV, Nas, Jason Nevins, Alicia Keys, Billy Crawford, and Boyz II Men.

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Label:  Epic
Release Date:  July 23, 1983
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Quick Tip by . December 16, 2010
Urgh. I hated this song, and I'm generally very kind of Michael. I think I can remember a few buddies of mine sitting around and penning a parody of it called "Human Candle" when that whole "Michael's Hair Caught Fire during the Pepsi Commercial Filming" fiasco. Boys will be boys.
Quick Tip by . March 04, 2010
so love this song - and the album cover was my favorite poster of all time as a pre-teen ; )
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