Earth Song is a socially conscious blues gospel song by American singer-songwriter Michael Jackson, from his 1995 ninth studio album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I.
Jackson wrote the song and produced it with David Foster.
Epic Records released the opera-influenced ballad on November 27, 1995 as the third single from the album. It was initially made for the Dangerous album but failed to make the final cut.
The song’s lyrics center on the environment and animal welfare.
It topped the UK Singles chart, Official German chart and charts in Switzerland, Iceland and Scotland; as well as entering the top ten in 11 other countries including France and Netherlands.
Just like Heal the World, They Don’t Care About Us and Black or White, this is one of the many thought-provoking masterpieces doled out by the King of Pop during his time.