Black or White

Black or White by Michael Jackson was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, November 23, 1991 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. The lyrics of this song are a plea for racial tolerance. Jackson wrote it with producer Bill Bottrell, who also worked with Jackson on his Bad album. The video featured a morphing technique that was very innovative at the time. Macaulay Culkin and George Wendt (Norm from the sitcom Cheers) appeared in it, as well as Tyra Banks before she gained supermodel status. A rapper known as LTB performed the rap on this song, which was lip-synched by Macaulay Culkin in the video. It was also the fastest-rising single in 22 years (since The Beatles' "Get Back"), jumping from #35 to #3 in its second week, and landing at #1 in its third week.

Black or White FAQs

Who sang Black or White?

Black or White was performed by Michael Jackson

What year did Black or White get to the UK number 1 spot?

Black or White first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, November 23, 1991

How long was Black or White at number 1 in the UK?

Black or White spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.