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Childhood Song Information
Childhood was released alongside Michael's and Janet Jackson's hit single Scream from the History album. Scream was on the A side and Childhood was on the B side. It was released on May 31st 1995 getting to number 5 in the chart in the US and to number 3 in the UK.
The single sold over 1 million copies in the US.
The song Childhood is written,sung and produce by Michael alone. It is about the hard upbringing Michael had as a child, his relationship with his father and how being famous from such a young age had such an effect on his life.
The first time Michael ever spoke of his childhood was on the Oprah Winfrey show in 1993, he spoke of how he had missed his childhood.
When Janet Jackson handed him the Living Legend Award in 1993, Michael said in his speech that when you grow up in front of 100 millions people you are automatically different, that your childhood is taken away from you.
The New York City's children's choir was used for the backing vocals on Childhood.
It became the soundtrack to the 2nd Free Willy film.
Childhood not only appeared on Free Willy 2 soundtrack album, but it also featured on movie music: The Definitive Performances and Sony music 100 years: soundtrack of the century.
The music video to Childhood is set in a forest, with children in ships sailing through the night sky like in Peter Pan and Michael sitting on a tree stump singing.
The film features Jason James Richter who plays Jesse in the Free Willy films and Francis Capra who also plays in Free Willy 2.
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