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Michael Jackson - With A Child's Heart (Soul Train 1973)

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With A Child's Heart on Wikipedia

"With a Child's Heart" is a song by the singer Stevie Wonder, from his album Up-Tight. The song was released as the b-side to the single "Nothing's Too Good for My Baby".

Dionne Bromfield covered this song on her debut album Introducing Dionne Bromfield in 2009.


  • 1 Stevie Wonder version
  • 2 Michael Jackson version
    • 2.1 Charts
  • 3 Raven-Symoné version
    • 3.1 CD single
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Stevie Wonder version

Stevie's original version of With a Child's Heart was released in 1966, as the "B" side to his hit, "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby". Both songs were taken from his successful album, Up-Tight. Although this version completely missed the Billboard Hot 100, it was a huge R&B hit, reaching the Top 10 of Billboard's R&B Chart, peaking at #8, making this Stevie's first-ever two-sided hit single.

Michael Jackson version

"With a Child's Heart"
Single by Michael Jackson
from the album Music and Me
A-side"With a Child's Heart"
B-side"Morning Glow"
ReleasedMay 5, 1973
Format7", 12"
RecordedMarch 1972
GenreSoft rock
LabelMotown Records
Writer(s)Sylvia Moy
Henry Cosby
Vicki Basemore
ProducerFreddie Perren
Fonce Mizell
Michael Jackson singles chronology
"With a Child's Heart"
Single by Raven-Symoné
from the album Undeniable
ReleasedFebruary 20, 1999
FormatCD single, cassette single, 7" single, 12" single
GenreR&B, hip hop
LabelCrash Records
Writer(s)Ray Blaze, Jerome Jefferson[1]
Raven-Symoné singles chronology

The song was later covered by singer Michael Jackson and released as the first single from his 1973 album Music & Me. The song peaked at #50 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart, #14 on the US R&B chart, and #23 on the US adult contemporary chart. Nearly all disc pressings of the Michael Jackson single had a track called "Morning Glow", the ninth track on the album originally written by composer Stephen Schwartz. In a 2003 interview with Martin Bashir, Jackson admitted that he no longer remembered having recorded the song, and could not recall any of the lyrics.[2]

Raven-Symoné version

"With a Child's Heart" was later covered by American singer Raven-Symoné, taken from her second studio album, Undeniable. It was released as a single in 1999. Raven toured the United States going to various schools and malls to promote the single, and even went on a tour with *NSYNC.

Three music videos were made for the song: the first one used the original "uptempo version", the second used the "ballad version", and the third used a remix. Despite the music videos and heavy promotion, the single never took off and failed to dent the charts.

CD single

  1. "With a Child's Heart" (Uptempo version) – 3:53
  2. "With a Child's Heart" (Ballad version) – 5:34
  3. "With a Child's Heart" (Bonus Remix Uptempo version) – 3:38
  4. "With a Child's Heart" (International Bonus House Mix) – 4:21


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Outtake #1 from "Michael Jackson: The Untold Story of Neverland"". YouTube. 2009-11-18. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 

External links

  • Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

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