"Got to Be There" is the first single from Michael's debut solo album "Got to Be There." The single was released on October 7, 1971 & recorded at Motown's Hitsville West Studios in Hollywood, California.

It was written by Elliot Willensky. The single became successful, topping Cashbox Magazine's pop and R&B singles chart. It was musically arranged by Dave Blumberg and the vocal arrangements were produced by Willie Hutch.


             Chart (1971) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles 4
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 14
UK Singles Chart 5
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 83