Background Info (AKA Nightline), this song was written par Glen Ballard, Brie Howard, David Allen Faragher (1982) for Michael's Thriller album, but failed to make the final track listing.
"When I found out it wasn't going to be on there, I just said, I'll be on the suivant one," a dit Ballard in 1999. "And the truth is, I got on the suivant two, which cumulatively sold over 50 million. It turned out to be good karma. I feel that if Nite-Line had been on Thriller, I would never have written Man In The Mirror, which is an infinitely better song, and one of the best in my catalogue."