With a Child's Heart
Stevie Wonder version
Stevie's original version of With a Child's Heart was released in 1966, as the "B" side to his hit, "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby". Both songs were taken from his successful album, Up-Tight. Although this version completely missed the Billboard Hot 100, it was a huge R&B hit, reaching the Top 10 of Billboard's R&B Chart, peaking at number 8.
Michael Jackson version
|"With a Child's Heart"|
|Single by Michael Jackson|
|from the album Music & Me|
|Released||May 5, 1973|
|Format||7" single, 12" single|
|Michael Jackson singles chronology|
|"With a Child's Heart"|
|Single by Raven-Symoné|
|from the album Undeniable|
|Released||February 20, 1999|
|Format||CD single, cassette single, 7" single, 12" single|
|Writer(s)||Ray Blaze, Jerome Jefferson|
|Raven-Symoné singles chronology|
The song was later covered by singer Michael Jackson and released as the first single from his 1973 album Music & Me. The song peaked at number 50 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart, number 14 on the US R&B chart, and number 23 on the US adult contemporary chart. Nearly all disc pressings of the Michael Jackson single had a track called "Morning Glow", the ninth track on the album originally written by composer Stephen Schwartz. In a 2003 interview with Martin Bashir, Jackson admitted that he no longer remembered having recorded the song, and could not recall any of the lyrics.
|Turkey Top 20 Chart||13|
|US Billboard Hot 100||50|
|US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||14|
"With a Child's Heart" was later covered by American singer Raven-Symoné, taken from her second studio album, Undeniable. It was released as a single in 1999. Raven toured the United States going to various schools and malls to promote the single, and even went on a tour with *NSYNC. Her version appeared in the reissue version of the Music of the Heart soundtrack.
Three music videos were made for the song: the first one used the original "uptempo version", the second used the "ballad version", and the third used a remix. Despite the music videos and heavy promotion, the single never took off and failed to dent the charts.
- "With a Child's Heart" (Uptempo version) – 3:53
- "With a Child's Heart" (Ballad version) – 5:34
- "With a Child's Heart" (Bonus Remix Uptempo version) – 3:38
- "With a Child's Heart" (International Bonus House Mix) – 4:21
- Betts, Graham (2014). Motown Encyclopedia. AC Publishing. p. 757. ISBN 9781311441546.
- "Outtake #1 from "Michael Jackson: The Untold Story of Neverland"". YouTube. 2009-11-18. Retrieved 2012-03-15.