Got To Be There

Song information

Author: Elliot Willensky
Album title: Got To Be There
Year of release: 1972
Duration: 3:23
Lyrics:
Got to be there (Got to be there)
Got to be there in the morning
When she says „Hello“ to the world
Got to be there (Got to be there)
Got to be there, bring her good times
And show her that she's my girl
Oh, what a feeling there'll be
The moment I know she loves me
'Cause when I look in her eyes, I realize
I need her sharing her world beside me

So, got to be there (Got to be there)
Got to be there in the morning
And welcome her into my world
And show her that she is my girl
When she says, „Hello world“
(Got to be there)
I need her sharing the world beside me

That's why I've got to be there (Got to be there)
Got to be there where love begins
And that's everywhere she goes
I've got to be there so she knows
That when she's with me, she's home (Home, she's home)
(Home, she's home) Yeah
(Got to be there) Got to be there, got to be there
(Got to be there) Got to be there, got to be there
(Got to be there) Got to be there, got to be there, got to be there
(Got to be there) Got to be there, got to be there
(Got to be there) Got to be there, got to be there
(Got to be there) Got to be there, got to be there... (fade)
Song recording information:
  • Produced by Hal Davis
  • Arranged by Dave Blumberg
  • Vocal Arrangement by Willie Hutch
Song released in albums:
Song type Album title, song's alt. title Duration Year of release
[I] The Rockridge Synthesizer Orchestra Plays Michael Jackson Unknown
Michael Jackson — Got To Be There [M 1191F] S 3:23 1971
Michael Jackson — Got To Be There [TMG 797] S 1972
Michael Jackson — Got To Be There 3:23 1972
[G] The Jackson 5 — In Japan! 3:45 1973
Michael Jackson — The Best Of Michael Jackson 3:22 1975
The Jackson 5 — Anthology 3:20 1976
[G] The Jacksons — Live

Movie and Rap, Including Excerpts Of: I Want You Back, Never Can Say Goodbye, Got To Be There

2:55 1981
Michael Jackson — 18 Greatest Hits 3:19 1983
Michael Jackson — Got To Be There [TMG 994] S 1985
Michael Jackson — Anthology 3:32 1986
[A] Michael Jackson — The Original Soul Of Michael Jackson 3:22 1987
The Michael Jackson Mix - 40 Hits 1987
Michael Jackson — Motown's Greatest Hits 3:19 1992
Michael Jackson — Motown Legends 3:26 1993
Michael Jackson — The Best Of Michael Jackson (Anthology Series) 3:24 1995
The Jackson 5 — Soulsation! 3:22 1995
The Jackson 5 — The Ultimate Collection 3:23 1995
The Jackson 5 — The Best Of Jackson 5 - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection 3:24 1999
Michael Jackson — The Best Of Michael Jackson - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection 3:26 2000
Michael Jackson — Classic Michael Jackson - The Universal Masters Collection 3:24 2001
Michael Jackson — Love Songs 3:20 2002
The Jacksons — The Very Best Of 3:23 2004
Michael Jackson — The Ultimate Collection 3:23 2004
Michael Jackson — The Essential Michael Jackson 3:23 2005
Michael Jackson — Colour Collection 3:23 2007
Michael Jackson — Gold 3:23 2008
Michael Jackson — The Motown Years 3:27 2008
[A] Michael Jackson — Pure Michael - Motown A Cappella

Got To Be There (A Cappella)

3:13 2009
[A] Michael Jackson — The Stripped Mixes 3:15 2009
Michael Jackson — The Definitive Collection 3:23 2009
Michael Jackson — Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection 3:25 2009
[G] The Jackson 5 — Live At The Forum 2010