One Day in Your Life (Michael Jackson song)

One Day in Your Life (Michael Jackson song)
"One Day in Your Life"
Single by Michael Jackson
from the album Forever, Michael and One Day in Your Life
B-side "Take Me Back"

United States 1975

United Kingdom 1981
Format 7", 12"
Recorded December 1974
Genre Pop, soul, R&B
Length 4:15
Label Motown Records
Writer(s) Sam Brown III
Renée Armand
Producer Sam Brown
Michael Jackson singles chronology
"Just a Little Bit of You"
"One Day in Your Life"
"Ease on Down the Road"
Music sample
One Day In Your Life

"One Day in Your Life" is a song recorded by Michael Jackson for his 1975 album, Forever, Michael. and 1981 album, One Day in Your Life. Later released as a single in 1981 due to the strong buzz that generated from the sales of Jackson's hit 1979 album Off the Wall, even though Jackson released that album on a different label. While a modest U.S. hit, it was a bigger hit in the UK, where it became Jackson's first solo recording to hit #1 on the UK Singles Chart. It was number one in the UK for 2 weeks in June 1981, succeeding "Being with You" by Smokey Robinson. This song also featured strongly on the South African singles charts. It was released on the Motown label.

It went on to become the 6th best-selling single of 1981 in the UK.

The song was covered by the Cuban/American singer Gloria Estefan during her concert in Liverpool during the 90 Millas World Tour in a section of the show in that she dedicated to the memory of Michael Jackson.[1] Years before, she recorded a cover of the song in Spanish, titled "No Me Olvidaras". It can be found on the 1980 album "Miami Sound Machine"[2].

In 2010, the song was sampled for the song "Stay Forever" by Twin Cities-based Hip Hop Artist Mike Dreams', the finale track to his debut album Dreamer's Poetry.


Chart (1981) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 9
Dutch Singles Chart 1
Irish Singles Chart 1
UK Singles Chart 1
US Billboard Hot 100 55
Chart (2009) Peak
UK Singles Chart 94[3]


  1. ^ "Gloria Estefan Liverpool Concert" (Youtube video). Excerpts of Jackson tribute at 0:51. 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "UK Singles Chart". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 6 July 2009. [dead link]
Preceded by
"Being with You" by Smokey Robinson
UK Singles Chart number-one single
27 June 1981 - 4 July 1981
Succeeded by
"Ghost Town" by The Specials

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