Rockwell featuring Michael Jackson – Somebody’s Watching Me


Somebody’s Watching Me” is a song recorded and written by American singer Rockwell, released by the Motown label in 1984, as the lead single from his debut studio album of the same name. It features guest vocals by brothers Michael Jackson (in the chorus) and Jermaine Jackson (additional backing vocals). The song became a major commercial success internationally, topping the charts in Belgium, France, and Spain, and reaching the top 5 in Canada, West Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. In the UK, it reached No. 6 and is Rockwell’s only top 40 hit on the UK Singles Chart 

Kennedy William Gordy is the son of Motown founder and CEO Berry Gordy and Margaret Norton. His father named him Kennedy William after John F. Kennedy and William “Smokey” Robinson.

“Somebody’s Watching Me” was written in the key of C minor, though the final recording is a quarter tone sharp. The song is in 4
 with a tempo of 124 beats per minute. The vocals span from C4 to C5.

Produced by Curtis Anthony Nolen, the song featured backing vocals by Michael and Jermaine Jackson, with Alan Murray on percussion.