Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson – Scream – Official Music Video. “Scream” was written by James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. The song (with “Childhood“) was released as the lead double A-side single from Jackson’s ninth studio album, “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I”. The single was released in May 1993 topping the singles charts in Italy, Spain in New Zeland. “Scream” peaked at #2 in the UK and at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the United States.