Music video by Rockwell performing Somebody's Watching Me. (C) 2004 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
"Somebody's Watching Me" is the debut single by American artist Rockwell, released on the Motown label in 1984. It featured former Motown artists Michael Jackson on the chorus and Jermaine Jackson on additional backing vocals.
Rockwell is the son of Motown CEO Berry Gordy Jr. At the time of the recording Rockwell was estranged from his father and living with Ray Singleton, his father's ex-wife. Singleton served as executive producer on the project and would occasionally play some demo tracks to Berry Gordy. The elder Gordy was less than enthusiastic about Rockwell's music until he heard the single with a familiar voice featured prominently on background vocals.
Produced by Curtis Anthony Nolen, the song featured backing vocals by ex-Motown artist Michael Jackson and Alan Murray on percussion. "Somebody's Watching Me" peaked at no. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984, and reached the top of the Billboard Black singles chart - where it stayed for five weeks - as well as reaching no.6 on the UK Singles Chart.
Due in part to the popularity of the music video, the song is sometimes used for Halloween celebrations, with cover versions found in various collections of Halloween music.
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