I Just Can't Stop Loving You (4:19)

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From Bad and 41 other releases

“I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” is a popular ballad by singers Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett. It was recorded in 1982 with overdubbed vocals by Siedah Garrett in 1987. Written and composed by Jackson, it was originally intended to be a duet between Jackson and his woman of choice: either Barbra Streisand or Whitney Houston. Even Aretha Franklin and Agnetha Fältskog (formally of ABBA) were offered the song, but all four had other obligations. However, songwriter and Quincy Jones protege Garrett, who wrote Jackson’s memorable “Man in the Mirror”, volunteered to sing with Jackson thus giving Garrett her first hit since Dennis Edwards’ 1984 hit, “Don’t Look Any Further”.
Garrett is quoted in The Billboard Book of Number One Hits by Fred Bronson that she was unaware she would be singing the song - although she had received a tape of it - until the day of the recording session, when Jones told her to step up to the microphone and sing it with Jackson. The song became the first of five consecutive number-one Billboard Hot 100 singles from Jackson’s Bad album. It also reached number one on the R&B and Adult Contemporary charts, Jackson’s second number-one song on the AC chart (his first, coincidentally, had also been a duet: 1982’s “The Girl Is Mine” with Paul McCartney). It was released without an accompanying music video.

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  • notasingleday

    His voice in the beginning.....mercy *fanning self* [6]

    23 Jun 1:55am Reply
  • Nashiran

    Você fez o que sua alma veio para fazer. Você sempre foi livre. Você é livre!. Amo você!.

    1 Jun 6:04pm Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    featuring Siedah Garrett

    25 Mar 9:18pm Reply
  • Beanoboo

    One of my favorites from the album and MJ in general.

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Ezekiel22

    Such an amazing album.

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Sinsinatti

    "And if I stop, than tell me just what will I do?" The best line in this song, so simple. but it explains so much. [3]

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • DonMavis

    His voice in the beginning.....mercy *fanning self* [5]

    12 May 2013 Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    riginally intended to be a duet between Jackson and Barbra Streisand or Whitney Houston. Even Aretha Franklin and Agnetha Fältskog were considered.

    12 May 2013 Reply
  • Ayse269

    MJ's heart was shared musically. You can feel his heart as he sings and melt with his passionate performances. True talent beyond measure..... "......I won't stop until I hear your voice saying I love you...." (determined passion)

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
  • HoneyBFly327

    "And if I stop, than tell me just what will I do?" The best line in this song, so simple. but it explains so much. [2]

    11 Mar 2013 Reply
  • chocolate1957

    I will never stop loving you Michael.

    21 Dec 2012 Reply
  • bsbo

    ♡♥ღ♫ღ♥♡

    10 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Camille_25

    La cantare con mi esposo el día de mi boda :P

    6 Nov 2012 Reply
  • BlackRoseKilla

    "And if I stop, than tell me just what will I do?" The best line in this song, so simple. but it explains so much.

    12 Oct 2012 Reply
  • KammanderKool

    Ermosa Cansion

    25 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Sinsinatti

    Breathtaking song!

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • stephhohhnee

    his vocals are amazing on this track

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • rosmaritbrum

    ♥ Lovely ♥

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • Cinnamon-

    14 May 2012 Reply
  • Juli_Spears

    LOVE.LOVE.LOVE.LOVE

    8 Mar 2012 Reply
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