Published on July 15, 2016
“Another Part of Me” is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson. Produced by Quincy Jones (and co-produced by Jackson), it was released as the sixth single on July 11, 1988 for the singer’s third studio album, Bad (1987). The song was originally featured in Jackson’s 1986 3D film Captain EO. It is the sixth song on the album. The song also appeared as a dance attack and level song for the later revisions of Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker video game (originally the first revision used excerpts of Thriller).
As with earlier songs in his career such as “Can You Feel It” and “We Are the World”, the lyrics emphasize global unity, love and outreach.
The song was also featured in the trailer for Jackson’s 1988 film Moonwalker.
In July 2009, a short part of the song has been used by singer Madonna as a tribute during the second leg of her Sticky & Sweet Tour. A Jackson impersonator performed his signature moves, while dancing to a medley of Jackson’s songs.
According to Quincy Jones in an interview that was featured in the 2001 special edition of Bad, Jackson wanted to include “Streetwalker” instead of “Another Part of Me”. However, after manager Frank DiLeo was caught dancing along to the song, it was decided that “Another Part of Me” would be featured on the album. “Streetwalker” was later released on the 2001 special edition and the second disc of 25th anniversary re-issue.