Someone in the Dark (4:48)

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Someone in the Dark is an 1982 track from the audiobook and soundtrack album of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. MCA Records was prohibited from releasing the recordings and single after court action taken by Epic Records due to the release of Jackson’s Thriller album the same month. The song was later released as bonus material on the 2001 reissue of Thriller, and in 2004 as part of The Ultimate Collection box set.


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  • c4stles

    Heartbreaking song [2]

    15 Feb 10:25pm Reply
  • SnuffytheGod

    Heartbreaking song

    9 Feb 3:14am Reply
  • viathin12

    the original thriller album sounded better without it. this song would have been great as a movie sound trakc

    1 Sep 2014 Reply
  • FrameBuster

    Other artists would kill to write a song like this but MJ just threw it away.

    12 Mar 2014 Reply
  • worldfallsdown

    Oh I believe you and I could never really say goodbye

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • JustAKayee

    LOL at everyone dissing E.T. I think his part was cute. =D [2]

    4 May 2013 Reply
  • Puppy-Love

    Très belle chanson illustrant un beau film de mon enfance: E.T. ♥Though you're gone star far away Each time I see a rainbow I'll remember being with you Smiles coming through my tears♥

    11 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Killork

    this is just... gosh, it's so beautiful =((

    9 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ijcslymj

    ET <3

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • naynay1129

    this song touches my heart

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • UnfortunatelyGr

    I've always loved this song... it's just so atmospheric and it perfectly fits the theme/subject of the soundtrack album.

    29 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Kershlaus91

    gassssp this one might be cheesy for sure but it's still beautiful and most of all sad..

    4 Dec 2011 Reply
  • t3hpez

    too cheesy for me, keep it on the E.T. soundtrack where it won't bother me, please

    20 Nov 2011 Reply
  • worldfallsdown

    This song is beautiful. I'm a softy at heart, and this song makes me tear up. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. [3]

    14 Nov 2011 Reply
  • MJRocker1987

    This song is beautiful. I'm a softy at heart, and this song makes me tear up. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

    12 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ditta007

    great song ! thanks for sharing it with me Lars !!!

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
  • georman

    So, it is about ET... which never was a secret to me, BUT! Doesn't anybody think, you might get a wrong message from the lyrics? When someone in the dark reaches out to you, it is only a friend... hmmm ; )

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • dodv

    I took the liberty of editing out E.T.'s dialogue and the song is so much better because of it. Now that I can finally take it seriously, it's easily one of MJ's best.

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
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    24 Nov 2010 Reply
  • daisy757

    this is in my top 3.I goste love it.

    9 Oct 2010 Reply
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