Michael Jackson - Will You Be There - single cover

“Will You Be There” is a song by the late American singer-songwriter Michael Jackson. It was released on June 28, 1993 as the eighth single from his eighth studio album, “Dangerous.” The song gained recognition for its appearance on the soundtrack to the film Free Willy (1993), under the title “Will You Be There (Theme from Free Willy)”, of which it is the main theme, and was also included in the album All Time Greatest Movie Songs. The song reached the top ten in numerous countries incl. #2 in New Zealand, #7 in the United States, and #9 in the UK.

“Will You Be There” is a soulful and gospel-inspired ballad that showcases Michael Jackson’s powerful and emotive vocals. The song’s lyrics convey themes of love, friendship, and support, emphasizing the importance of being there for someone in times of need.

The music video for “Will You Be There” features Michael Jackson performing the song alongside footage from the “Free Willy” film, which focuses on the bond between a young boy and a captive killer whale. The video’s emotional visuals complement the song’s themes of compassion and connection.

Michael Jackson’s career was marked by numerous chart-topping singles, critically acclaimed albums, and groundbreaking music videos. He is recognized for his innovative contributions to music, dance, and fashion, as well as his philanthropy and humanitarian efforts. “Will You Be There” remains a cherished song among Michael Jackson’s fans and is often regarded as one of his most moving and inspirational tracks. Its timeless message of empathy and support continues to resonate with audiences, making it a testament to Michael Jackson’s enduring legacy as a legendary artist and humanitarian.

Michael Jackson – Will You Be There – Lyrics