Michael Jackson’s track “The Way You Make Me Feel” went to No.1 on the US singles chart
The King of Pop music, Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer-songwriter, dancer, businessman, and philanthropist. His contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
However on this day in music, Michael Jackson’s track “The Way You Make Me Feel” went to No.1 on the US singles chart and hit No.3 in the UK.
The original track was released by Epic Records in November, 1987. It was the third single from Jackson's seventh studio album Bad. Written and composed by Jackson, and produced by Quincy Jones (and co-produced by Jackson), the song is credited as being a pop and R&B song.
Aside from appearing on Jackson's Bad album, the song has also been featured on the first disc of Jackson's compilation album “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I in 1995, Number Ones in 2003, The Ultimate Collection in 2004, The Essential Michael Jackson in 2005, Visionary: The Video Singles in 2006 and This Is It in 2009. "The Way You Make Me Feel" has been covered by multiple recording artists since its release.
"The Way You Make Me Feel" generally charted within the top ten and top twenty positions on music charts worldwide. The song peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 on the chart's issue date of December 26, 1987. After charting within the top ten for five weeks, the song peaked at number one on the Hot 100 on the 23rd of January 1988. The Way You Make Me Feel" became the album's third consecutive single to reach number one on the Hot 100. "The Way You Make Me Feel" also charted on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Charts, peaking at number nine, and on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi Single Sales Chart at the peak of number three. The song also charted at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles Charts and Dance Music/Hot Club Play Singles Chart.