Human Nature (Michael Jackson Song) - Cover Versions

Cover Versions

  • In 1984, the song was first covered by Philadelphia saxophonist George Howard in his album Steppin' Out.
  • In 1985, American jazz artist Miles Davis included a cover version of the song on his album You're Under Arrest. At the time, Rolling Stone described the track's inclusion on the album as "glorified filler". The Seattle Post-Intelligencer disagreed, stating it was "particularly good".
  • In 2003, Brass band Youngblood Brass Band (from Oregon, Wisconsin, U.S.) recorded a Riot Jazz version of the song under the name "Human Nature Pt. 2" on their album Center:Level:Roar.
  • In 2003, jazz fusion/contemporary jazz pianist David Benoit covered the song from his renditions album "Heroes."
  • In 2004, Boyz II Men included a Latin-style cover of the song on their Throwback, Vol. 1 album.
  • Claudette Ortiz provided backing vocals on the track.
  • In 2004, Filipina Pop singer Kyla covered the song from her album, Not Your Ordinary Girl.
  • In 2004, Nashville singer-songwriter David Mead also recorded a version of "Human Nature" for his release, Indiana, which featured Butterfly Boucher.
  • In 2009, on July 7 John Mayer performed an instrumental version of the song at Jackson's public memorial service.
  • In 2009, July Mario (entertainer) covered the song in memory of Micheal Jackson
  • In 2009 Chillwave artist Toro Y Moi recorded a cover of "Human Nature" for a Michael Jackson tribute album titled Chum Onah that was released for free on the music blog, ButterXFace.
  • In 2010, Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer included a solo piano version of the song in his album Solo; in 2012, he included a trio version of it in his album Accelerando.
  • In 2010, Brazilian star Ivete Sangalo recorded the song for their DVD live at Madison Square Garden.
  • In 2010, Heather Peace covered the song on her acoustic album This Is Me.
  • In 2010, singer Craig David sang an acoustic cover of the song.
  • In 2011, Toto (whose band members wrote the song) performed the song in memory of Michael Jackson and a dedication to Mike Porcaro during their 2011 tour. Joseph Williams was the lead vocalist. Toto continued to perform this as a cover in their 2012 tour.
  • In 2011, at the induction of John Bettis into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, Skylar Grey performed the song using a lap dulcimer.
  • In 2012, Amber Riley and Chord Overstreet (who play Mercedes Jones and Sam Evans) covered this song in Glee's episode "Michael" (aired on January 31). This cover debuted and peaked at Number 56 at Billboard Hot 100, Number 31 at Billboard Digital Songs, and Number 62 at Billboard Canadian Hot 100 chart at the week of February 18, 2012.

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