Dangerous

Label
Epic/Legacy
Release date
1991
Running length
14 tracks
Running time
72:46

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Michael Jackson - Jam 5:36 173,623
2 Michael Jackson - Why You Wanna Trip on Me 5:23 92,133
3 Michael Jackson - In the Closet 4:48 143,177
4 Michael Jackson - She Drives Me Wild 3:39 82,648
5 Michael Jackson - Remember the Time 3:58 350,111
6 Michael Jackson - Can't Let Her Get Away 2:48 79,377
7 Michael Jackson - Heal the World 6:24 290,324
8 Michael Jackson - Black or White 4:16 617,184
9 Michael Jackson - Who Is It 6:31 171,134
10 Michael Jackson - Give in to Me 5:28 172,176
11 Michael Jackson;The Cleveland Orchestra - Will You Be There 7:38 4,453
12 Michael Jackson - Keep the Faith 5:56 71,505
13 Michael Jackson - Gone Too Soon 3:22 77,673
14 Michael Jackson - Dangerous 6:59 129,306

About this album

Dangerous was the first album Michael Jackson released in the 1990s, on November 22, 1991. It became his third best-selling album and second to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, where it spent the next 4 weeks - selling 7 million copies in the US. With sales of approximately 30 million copies worldwide, it is Jackson’s best-selling recording of the nineties and near ties with Bad as his second-best selling album, behind Thriller.

According to the sleeve notes on the later remastered edition of the album, recording sessions began in Los Angeles, California at Ocean Way/Record One Studio 2 on June 25, 1990. The sessions ended at Larrabee North and Ocean Way Studio on October 29, 1991, being the most extensive recording project of Jackson’s career at the time (over 16 months compared to the usual 6 spent for his previous three studio albums).

In March 1991, Jackson signed a 15 year, 6 album deal to Sony Music. The press reported that Sony actually handed over $1 billion to Jackson, but that was not the case. At the time, Sony estimated that if the albums Jackson released under the new contract sold at the same level they currently sold, it would generate over $1 billion in profits for them. Additionally, Jackson was awarded the highest royalty rate in the business.

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  • Slim_rafa

    uhuh

    30 Mar 2:55pm Reply
  • Thrillgam

    Melhor álbum do Michael e de todos os tempos; 1º: DANGEROUS; 2º: THRILLER

    12 Mar 7:51pm Reply
  • enxe3

    Awesome album, if it was a bit shorter, then it would be perfect

    18 Feb 8:43pm Reply
  • Slayerrrr_88

    One of the coolest album covers of all time [8]

    14 Feb 2:36pm Reply
  • MsDiplodocusss

    I'll be eternally disappointed if they don't do a Dangerous 25

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MsDiplodocusss

    PRETTY DOPE

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Omnigraph

    One of the coolest album covers of all time [7] Probably one of the strangest and most detailed covers i've ever seen

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • sivetoblake

    My fav MJ album with Off the Wall [3]

    24 Jun 2014 Reply
  • sivetoblake

    bestest

    24 Jun 2014 Reply
  • MalikondaLover

    <3

    22 Jun 2014 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Also, this is easily one of the best NJS albums ever, so I don't know what Ayamichan's on about...

    20 Jun 2014 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Considering the sheer amount and variety of material MJ recorded in the late '80s/early '90s, it's relatively surprising that Dangerous didn't end up a double album. I think it should have...

    20 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Ayamichan

    Love MJ, but I never could connect with this album. I only really love the single tracks...it wasn't for me up to his usual standard. I barely have 40 plays of the album in my chart :\\. It's weird because I LOVEEEE New Jack Swing, but for some reason, I'm just not with it.

    22 May 2014 Reply
  • Fantasma_97

    One of the coolest album covers of all time! [6]

    17 May 2014 Reply
  • welltalent

    Esse álbum é muito pra frente para a época em que foi lançado. Nunca ficara datado.

    10 May 2014 Reply
  • welltalent

    My fav MJ album with Off the Wall [2]

    10 May 2014 Reply
  • Egrooj

    OFF_THE_LIP One of the most awful album covers of all time. what? the cover is amazing. every time you look at it, you see something new.

    13 Feb 2014 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Although MJ overextended himself on Dangerous, considering what he did do he could have mixed shit up a little more. The new jack swing sound is almost solely designated to the tracks intended as singles (generally the up/mid-tempos) while the sort of (underutilized) progressive/adult contemporary sound is reserved for the ballads etc. Drawing a line like that is risky business. Dangerous is kind of like MJ's answer to Prince's Sign "O" The Times and Madonna's Like A Prayer - except he doesn't quite get the balance right between outright pop and, if y'all will, art pop. It's as if he wasn't sure whether he wanted to recreate Bad for the '90s or follow through with that bold personal statement. If this was truly the dilemma MJ faced, then a lopsided compromise was struck. The finished product is still a borderline classic for me though. Dangerous contains some of MJ's best, and most unique, material.

    11 Feb 2014 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    I think MJ sort of put all his eggs in one basket here (and too hastily) - which, as UnfortunatelyGr said, led to a simultaneously extremely accomplished and somewhat flawed album. At its heart Dangerous is an uneven mixture of the dynamic yet relatively straightforward pop done on an epic scale we’d come to expect from Michael by the '90s and the more musically/conceptually ambitious, lengthy compositions we hadn’t quite. I dig all the salacious new jack swing songs here on some level but one or two less in favour of another Will You Be There, Who Is It or Why You Wanna Trip On Me (minus the new jack swing this time) would have made a difference. There are some intriguing pseudo-socio-political/spiritual things going on that need reinforcing. Even something as innocent and simple yet sophisticated and sumptuous as Someone Put Your Hand Out would have really given Dangerous another dimension (it can get excessively bitter and paranoid, even if that's largely the point).

    11 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Akayz7

    yeah i guess njswing was a half inflated sub-genre. also Heal The World did NOT need to be on this album should have went the way his other charity single did.

    6 Feb 2014 Reply
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