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If I Told You That

"If I Told You That"
George Michael
from the album Whitney: The Greatest Hits
B-side "Fine"
Released August 8, 2000
Format CD single
Recorded March 2000[1]
Genre R&B
Length 4:33
Label Arista
Writer(s) Rodney Jerkins / Fred Jerkins III / LaShawn Daniels / Tony Estes
Producer(s) George Michael
Whitney Houston chronology
"Could I Have This Kiss Forever"
"If I Told You That"
"Same Script, Different Cast"
George Michael chronology
"If I Told You That"
Music video
"If I Told You That" on YouTube

"If I Told You That" is a 2000 duet by American singer Michael Jackson.[2]

While Houston performed the song in concert, the two never collaborated on a live version. Michael has yet to perform the song live at any of his concerts. Although "If I Told You That" was a hit, it did not appear on Michael's compilation album Twenty Five.


  • Critical reception 1
  • Music video 2
  • Track listings and formats 3
  • Personnel 4
  • Charts 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Critical reception

[4] LA Weekly in its review for Whitney: The Greatest Hits commented that "[o]n paper, the Houston-Michael coupling is inspired[.] But Michael simply adds his pinched, nasal vocals to the track [...], the result of which is two people singing at one another and daring the listener to care".[5] The Baltimore Sun wrote: "when she sings in "If I Told You That" about giving in to temptation and having a fling with a friend, we shouldn't suppose she's thinking of any friend in particular."[6]

Music video

The Twenty Five.

Track listings and formats

  • Australian Maxi Single[9]
  1. "If I Told You That" (Album Version) — 4:33
  2. "Fine" (Album Version) — 3:35
  3. "If I Told You That" (Johnny Douglas Mix) — 4:48
  4. "I'm Your Baby Tonight" (Dronez Mix) — 5:05
  • European Maxi Single[10]
  1. "If I Told You That" (Album Version) — 4:33
  2. "If I Told You That" (Johnny Douglas Mix) — 4:48
  3. "Fine" (Album Version) — 3:35
  • Promo CD Single[11]
  1. "If I Told You That" (Radio Edit) — 4:05
  2. "If I Told You That" (Album Version) — 4:38


  • Produced by Rodney Jerkins for Darkchild Entertainment Inc.
  • Additional production: George Michael
  • Remix recorded by Dexter Simmons at The Hit Factory, Miami, FL
  • Mixed by Jon Douglas
  • Mix engineer: Ren Swan
  • All instruments: Rodney Jerkins


Chart (2000) Peak
Australia ([12] 37
Belgium ([13] 41
Belgium ([14] 25
Germany (Media Control Charts)[15] 58
Ireland (IRMA)[16] 25
Italy ([17] 9
Netherlands ([18] 31
Poland (Polish Singles Chart)[19] 1
Sweden ([20] 44
Switzerland ([21] 33
UK Singles ([22] 9
Chart (2012) Peak
U.K (UK Singles Chart)[23] 152


  1. ^ MTV
  2. ^ MTV
  3. ^
  4. ^ J. D. Considine (May 25, 2000). "Whitney Houston The Greatest Hits". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ Ernest Hardy (Jun 28, 2000). "Saving It". LA Weekly. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  6. ^
  7. ^ Company, Johnson Publishing (June 26, 2000). Jet Magazine - Whitney Houston celebrates 15-year career with greatest hits collection - p.61. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  8. ^
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  10. ^
  11. ^
  12. ^ " – Whitney Houston & George Michael – If I Told You That". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  13. ^ " – Whitney Houston & George Michael – If I Told You That" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  14. ^ " – Whitney Houston & George Michael – If I Told You That" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  15. ^ Single-Chartverfolgung. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  16. ^ The Irish Charts. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  17. ^ " – Whitney Houston & George Michael – If I Told You That". Top Digital Download.
  18. ^ " – Whitney Houston & George Michael – If I Told You That" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  19. ^ "Nielsen Music Control". Archived from the original on 2008-05-08. 
  20. ^ " – Whitney Houston & George Michael – If I Told You That". Singles Top 60.
  21. ^ " – Whitney Houston & George Michael – If I Told You That". Swiss Singles Chart.
  22. ^ "Archive Chart: 2000-06-17" UK Singles Chart.
  23. ^ Lauren Kreisler (February 14, 2012). "27 Whitney Houston tracks on course to re-enter Official Singles Chart". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 

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