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Duet with Michael Jackson

Written by Babyface
ECAF Music (BMI), administered by Sony Songs Inc. (BMI)

Produced by Michael Jackson for MJJ Productions Inc.
Michael Jackson’s vocals recorded by Bruce Swedien
3T vocals recorded by Michael Vail Blum at Titan Recording Studios, L.A., CA.
Strings engineered by Bruce Swedien at Hit Factory, N.Y., NY
Mixed by Dave Way at Larrabee West Studios, L.A., CA

Lead vocals by TJ Jackson, Taryll Jackson and Taj Jackson
Background vocals by Michael Jackson
String arrangement by Jeremy Lubbock

Michael Jackson appears courtesy of Epic Records for MJJ Productions Inc.

Highest charts result

#2 in the United Kingdom

Music video

“We just fell in love with the song. We’ve been fans of Babyface as songwriters and the song was beautiful to us. So we had to record it and my uncle was nice enough togive it for our album.”

TJ Jackson about “Why” on radio 3FM Kort & Klijn, 1996

Country: Europe  
Label:
MJJ Music, FFM 663538 1
Year: 1996
Format: CD

1. Why (Radio Edit) 4:11
2. Tease Me (Single Edit) 4:29

Country: Europe  
Label:
MJJ Music, FFM 663538 2
Year: 1996
Format: CD

1. Why (Radio Edit) 4:09
2. Tease Me (Single Edit) 4:25
3. Didn’t Mean To Hurt You ‘93 5:45
4. What Will It Take 5:16

Country: Australia  
Label:
MJJ Music, FFM 663725 2
Year: 1996
Format: CD

1. Why (Radio Edit) 4:09
2. Tease Me (Single Edit) 4:25
3. Didn’t Mean To Hurt You ‘93 5:45
4. What Will It Take 5:16

Country: United Kingdom  
Label:
MJJ Music, 663648 2
Year: 1996
Format: CD

1. Why (Radio Edit) 4:09
2. Tease Me (Single Edit) 4:25
3. Didn’t Mean To Hurt You ‘93 5:45
4. What Will It Take 5:16

Country: United States  
Label:
MJJ Music, 36K 78366
Year: 1996
Format: CD

1. Why (Radio Edit) 4:09
2. Didn’t Mean To Hurt You ‘96 4:30

Country: Japan  
Label:
MJJ Music, SCA 6373
Year: 1996
Format: CD

1. Why (Radio Edit) 4:09
2. Didn’t Mean To Hurt You ‘96 4:30

Country: Europe  
Label:
MJJ Music, FFM 665092 1
Year: 1996
Format: CD, promo

1. Why (Radio Edit) 4:09
2. Didn’t Mean To Hurt You ‘96 4:30

Special promo edition only distributed to 3T Fanclub. 

Country: United Kingdom  
Label:
MJJ Music, FFM 663538 5
Year: 1996
Format: CD

1. Why (Album Version) 5:28
2. Tease Me (Todd Terry’s Tease Club Mix) 6:49
3. Tease Me (Todd Terry’s TNT Tease Dub) 6:11
4. Tease Me (Acapella) 4:40

Country: Japan  
Label:
MJJ Music, ESDA 7174
Year: 1996
Format: CD 3"

1. Why
2. I Need You (Linslee Campbell Remix)

Country: Europe  
Label:
MJJ Music, Sampcd 3614
Year: 1996
Format: CD, promo

1. Why (Radio Edit) 4:09

Country: United Kingdom  
Label:
MJJ Music, XPCD 2067
Year: 1996
Format: CD, promo

1. Why (Radio Edit) 4:09

Country: United States  
Label:
MJJ Music, BSK 8303
Year: 1996
Format: CD, promo

1. Why (Radio Edit) 4:09
2. Why (Video Edit) 4:29
3 Anything (Acoustic) 4:02

Country: The Netherlands  
Label:
MJJ Music, FFM 663538 6
Year: 1996
Format: vinyl 12"

A1 Why (DW Bonus Mix) 5:04
A2 Tease Me (Todd Terry’s TNT Tease Dub) 6:11
B1 Tease Me (Todd Terry’s Freeze Mix) 6:48
B2 Tease Me (Todd Terry’s Tease Club Mix) 6:49

Country: United Kingdom  
Label:
MJJ Music, XPR 3067
Year: 1996
Format: vinyl 12", promo

A1 Why (Album Version) 5:28
A2 Tease Me (Todd Terry’s TNT Tease Dub) 6:11
B1 Tease Me (Todd Terry’s Freeze Mix) 6:48
B2 Tease Me (Todd Terry’s Tease Club Mix) 6:49 

Country: Italy  
Label:
MJJ Music, JC 15497 7
Year: 1996
Format: vinyl 7", white label with sticker

A 3T featuring Michael Jackson - Why 4:09
B Michael Jackson - Stranger in Moscow 5:43

Country: United Kingdom  
Label:
MJJ Music, 11-054967-40
Year: 1996
Format: vinyl 7", promo, white label

A Why 4:10
B Tease Me 4:28

Country: United Kingdom  
Label:
MJJ Music, 663648 4
Year: 1996
Format: MC

A1 Why (Radio Edit) 4:09
A2 Tease Me (Single Edit) 4:25
B1 Why (Radio Edit) 4:09
B2 Tease Me (Single Edit) 4:25

Country: United States  
Label:
MJJ Music, 36T 78366
Year: 1996
Format: MC

1. Why (Radio Edit) 4:09
2. Didn’t Mean To Hurt You ‘96 4:30