Michael Jackson

You Rock My World

Composed by Fred "Uncle Freddie" Jerkins III / LaShawn Daniels / Michael Jackson / Nora Payne / Rodney Jerkins

Song Review by

If anybody other than Michael Jackson had released "You Rock My World" with the tons of publicity and promotion it was accorded, it would have slam dunked the charts and been a multiple award winner. It sold well and got play everywhere, but too many critics panned the song and the album it came from as not being good enough for an artist on Jackson's level. "You Rock My World" is a fresh, bouncy, infectious tune that illustrates the King of Pop still had what thousands of wannabes wish they could get. It was composed by enough writers to qualify as a posse -- Jackson, LeShawn Daniels, Nora Payne, and Fred and Rodney Jenkins -- and underwent numerous remixes with the most popular one featuring rappers Jay Z and Trackmasters. Give Michael credit for not letting his career stale like so many others have. He's a true entertainer and an adventurous recording artist.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
You Rock My World 2001 Epic 5:06
Invincible 2001 Music on Vinyl
Grammy Nominees 2002 2002
Various Artists
UTV / Universal Distribution 5:07
NRJ Radio Awards 2002 2002
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 4:27
Number Ones [DVD] 2003 Epic 10:26
Chartbuster Karaoke: Best of Male Pop 2002, Vol. 2 2003
Karaoke
Chartbuster Karaoke 4:41
The Ultimate Collection [Sony/Epic] 2004 Epic
The Essential Michael Jackson 2005 Epic / Legacy 5:08
Blood on the Dance Floor/Invincible 2006 Sony Music Entertainment
Off the Wall/Invincible 2008 Legacy 5:38
King of Pop 2008 Sony BMG / Sony Music Entertainment 5:08
The Collection 2009 Sony BMG / Sony Music Entertainment 5:38
Vision 2010 Epic / Legacy / Sony Music Video 13:30
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