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History is the 13th track on the HIStory Continues disc of HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1. Background vocals by Boyz II Men. Over 6 minutes in length, it samples a composition from television movie, Beethoven Lives Upstairs and features various quotations from figures such as himself, Neil Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and more. For the remaining minute (when Michael stops singing), dates and notable events are mentioned by commentators. An alternate opening fanfare is present on some region’s releases.

In 1997, Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory was issued and featured various remixes, including HIStory.

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