Janet on stage : Together Again Tour (2023)

CONCERT DATES

SETLIST

TV PERFORMANCES AND AWARD SHOWS

December 12, 2022 : During a live video chat on Instagram from her London home, Janet announces a new tour titled “Together Again” with dates in Nort America in April-June 2023 and she promises “new music”. The annoncement comes with two brand new pictures.

December 15, 2022 : Janet makes a new live on Instagram with Ludacris this time. Later she tapes an apperance on the Sherri Shepherd Show (which airs on December 16) and later she makes a surprise appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She also makes a surprise visit to the Broadway Dance Center and poses for pictures with the dancers.

December 16, 2022 : Still in NYC, Janet is a guest on The Today Show and she poses for a picture with Sheinelle Jones.

Janet on stage : The early years (1974-1981)

CONCERTS

April 7 + 9 +10 +11 +12+13+14+15+16+17+18+19+20+21+22+23 1974 : Joe Jackson arranges for the whole family , including sisters Rebbie, LaToya & Janet to perform twice a day a family show at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas ( Nevada ). Katherine attends every shows.

April 26+27+28, 1974 : The Jackson family moves their cabaret set to the Sahara Tahoe in Stateline.

August 21+22+23+24+25+26+27+28+30+31 +September 1+2+3, 1974 : The Jackson family return to the MGM Grand Hotel of Las Vegas for another series of shows.

October 4+5+6, 1974 : New series of family shows at the Sahara Tahoe in Stateline.

November 20+21+22+23+24+25+26+27+28+29+30+31 + December 1+2+3, 1974 : Last series of family shows at the MGM Grand Hotel of Las Vegas.

April 9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18, 1975 : The Jackson family goes back to MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas for a last series of shows.

TV PERFORMANCES AND AWARD SHOWS

August 27 , 1974: The Jackson 5 perform “It’s Too Late To Change the World” and “Dancing Machine” on the Merv Griffin Show. Janet makes her TV debut and performs with Randy a Sonny & Cher skit (taped earlier in Los Angeles).

January 25, 1975 : The Jackson 5 perform “Life Of The Party” on the Carol Burnett Show (taped at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City). Janet & Randy also perform on the show.

February 18, 1975 : Michael accepts an award on behalf of Diana Ross at the American Music Awards and he also presents an award with Janet to Gladys Knight & The Pips.

March 16, 1975 : The Jackson 5 appear on the Cher TV show taped at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. They are introduced by Janet and they perform “I Am Love” + a skit called “The World Is a Mess” and finally Cher joins the group to perform a medley of “I Want You Back”/”I’ll Be There”/”Never Can Say Goodbye”/”The Love You Save”/”Dancing Machine”.

June 16, 1975 : The Jackson 5 performs “Moving Violation”, “Forever Came Today” and “One Day in Your Life” on the Dinah Show and they are introduced by Janet (taped in Burbank).

June 16, 1976 : CBS airs the first episode of The Jacksons Variety Show. The show based on their Las Vegas set features The Jacksons + The Jackson Sisters (Rebbie, LaToya & Janet). Special guest star : Sonny Bono. Songs performed :”Forever Came Today”, “Love Will Keep Us Together”, “More Than You Know”/”Am I Blue?”/”For Once in My Life”/ “Try a Little Tenderness”, “Steppin’ Out with My Baby”, “Dancing Machine”.

June 23, 1976 : CBS airs the 2nd episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest star -: Mackenzie Phillips. Songs performed : “(You Were Made) Especially For Me”,
“Do The Fonz”, “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock and Roll”/”Deep Purple”Convoy”, “Junkfood Junkie”, “Ben”, “Goin’ Back to Indiana”.

June 30, 1976 : CBS airs the 3rd episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest star : Ed McMahon. Songs performed :”Rockin’ Robin”, “Flat Foot Floogie”, “World of Sunshine”, “Save The Bones for Henry Jones”, “The Love You Save”.

July 1976 : The Jacksons are guests on The Tonight Show where they give an interview and perform 2 songs.

July 7, 1976 : CBS airs the 4th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest star : Joey Bishop. Songs performed :”ABC” “Fever”, “I Got You Babe”,”Down by the Old Mill Stream”, “Never Can Say Goodbye”.

January 19, 1977 : CBS airs the 5th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest star : Redd Foxx. Songs performed : “Enjoy Yourself”, “They Can’t Take That Away from Me”/”Puttin’ on the Ritz”, “Blues Away”, “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (Means You’re Grand)”, “Keep on Dancing”.

January 26, 1977 : CBS airs the 6th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest star : Carroll O’Connor. Songs performed : “Hum Along and Dance”,”Get Happy”/”I Got Rhythm”
“I Got You Babe”, “Coconut”,”I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart”/”Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”/”Caravan”/”Take the “A” Train”, “Show You the Way to Go”.

January 31, 1977 : The Jacksons perform “Good Times” at The American Music Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica and Janet presents an award as Mae West.

February 2, 1977 : CBS airs the 7th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest stars : Dom DeLuise/
George Miller/Muhammad Ali. Songs performed : “Moving Violation”,”On the Wall” “That’s the Way (I Like It)”, “Style of Life”, “Steppin’ Out”, “Hello, Dolly!”, “Life of the Party”.

February 9, 1977 : CBS airs the 8th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest star : Betty White. Songs performed : “Get It Together”, “On The Wall”, “Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy”, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree”, “Dreamer”, “Opus No. 1”, “Just a Little Bit of You”.

February 16, 1977 : CBS airs the 9th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest stars : Georgia Engel/David Letterman. Songs performed : “Sugar Daddy”, “On The Wall”,”Cisco Kid”/”I Shot the Sheriff”,”One”, “Ben”, “I Am Love”.

February 23, 1977 : CBS airs the 10th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest stars :John Byner/Nicholas Brothers. Songs performed : “What You Don’t Know Won’t Hurt You”
“On the Wall”,”Midnight at the Oasis”,”Get Ready”,”Good Times” “I Can’t Quit Your Love”.

March 2, 1977 : CBS airs the 11th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest star : Lynda Carter. Songs performed “Think Happy”, “On The Wall”, “On the Good Ship Lollipop”, “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”,”Thank God I’m a Country Boy”, “Living Together”, “I’ll Be There”.

March 9, 1977 : CBS airs the 12th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest stars : Tim Conway/David Letterman. Songs performed : “Dancing Machine”, “On the Wall”
“Behind Closed Doors”, “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby”, “I’m Going To Jackson”, “Flat Foot Floogie”,”World of Sunshine”,”Body Language.

September 21, 1977 : Janet makes her acting debut on CBS’s hit sitcom “Good Times” as Penny Gordon Woods. She joins the cast at the start of season 5 and will appear in all 24 episodes of the season.

December 15, 1979 : Janet joins the cast of “A New Kind Of Family” sitcom on ABC. She plays the character of Jojo Ashton for 3 episodes. The show is canceled shortly after.

November 1980 : Janet joins the cast of  “Diff’rent Strokes” sitcom on NBC. She plays the character of Charlene DuPrey, Willy’s girlfriend.

November 8, 1981 : Janet gives an interview to Don Cornelius on the Soul Train Show.

Janet Jackson In The Studio

Janet Jackson’s Early Years : 1974-1981

Camp Kuchi Kaiai : LaToya Jackson’s song with Janet in the background vocals recorded in 1981. Released in 1981 (My Special Love).

Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (demo) : Michael Jackson’s song recorded in Fall 1978 at the Hayvenhurst home studio with Randy & Janet. Released on October 16, 2001 (Off The Wall Special Edition).

Fantasy : First song written by Janet at the age of 8 and recorded at the Hayvenhurst home studio in 1974. Remains unreleased.

If You Feel The Funk : LaToya Jackson’s song featuring Janet’s handclaps recorded in 1980. Released in 1980 (LaToya Jackson).

Love Songs For Kids : Recorded with Randy Jackson in 1978. Released in 1978 as B-side of Randy’s debut single How Can I Be Sure.

Lovely Is She : LaToya Jackson’s song co-written by Janet. Released in 1980 (LaToya Jackson).

Janet Jackson era : 1982-1983

Come Give Your Love To Me : Recorded in 1982. Released on September 21, 1982 (Janet Jackson).

Don’ Mess Up This Good Thing : Recorded in 1982. Released on September 21, 1982 (Janet Jackson).

Forever Yours : Recorded in 1982. Released on September 21, 1982 (Janet Jackson).

Love And My Best Friend : Recorded in 1982. Released on September 21, 1982 (Janet Jackson).

Mountain Dew Jingle : Jingle recorded by Janet in 1982-1983 to promote Mountain Dew’s soft drink. Remains unreleased.

Pretty Young Thing/PYT : Michael Jackson’s song recorded from April 14 – November 8, 1982 with Janet & Latoya in background vocals. Released on November 30, 1982 (Thriller).

Dream Street era : 1984-1985

All My Love To You : Recorded in 1984. Released on October 23, 1984 (Dream Street).

Baby Sister : LaToya Jackson’s song with background vocals by Janet. Recorded in 1985. Released in 1986 (Imagination).

Bet’cha Gonna Need My Lovin’ : LaToya Jackson’s song feauring Janet. Recorded and released in 1984 (Heart Don’t Lie).

Communication : Recorded in 1984. Released on October 23, 1984 (Dream Street).

Don’t Stand Another Chance : Recorded in 1984. Released on October 23, 1984 (Dream Street).

Dream Street : Recorded in 1984. Released on October 23, 1984 (Dream Street).

Fast Girls : Recorded in 1984. Released on October 23, 1984 (Dream Street).

French Blue : Medley of two tracks Fast Girls and Pretty Boy recorded in 1984. Released as B-side of Fast Girls in 1984.

Frustration : LaToya Jackson’s song with Janet’s backing vocals recorded in 1984. Released in 1984 (Heart Don’t Lie).

Heart Don’t Lie : LaToya Jackson’s song with Janet’s backing vocals recorded in 1984. Released in 1984 (Heart Don’t Lie).

Hold Back The Tears : Recorded in 1984. Released on October 23, 1984 (Dream Street).

If It Takes All Night : Recorded in 1984. Released on October 23, 1984 (Dream Street).

Pretty Boy : Recorded in 1984. Released on October 23, 1984 (Dream Street).

Rock N’ Roll : Recorded in 1984 with Marlon Jackson. Released in 1984 as B-side of Don’t Stand Another Chance japanese single.

Control era : 1985-1987

Control : Recorded in August-October 1985. Released on February 4, 1986 (Control).

Control (video mix) : Recorded in 1986. Released on January 26, 1987 (Control: The Remixes).

Diamonds : Herb Alpert’s song feauting Janet. Recorded in 1986. Released on February 13, 19871987 (Keep Your Eye On Me).

Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun) : Recorded in August-October 1985. Released on February 4, 1986 (Control).

He Doesn’t Know I’m Alive : Recorded in August-October 1985. Released on February 4, 1986 (Control).

Let’s Wait Awhile : Recorded in August-October 1985. Released on February 4, 1986 (Control).

Making Love in the Rain : Herb Alpert’s song feauting Janet. Recorded in 1986. Released on February 13, 19871987 (Keep Your Eye On Me).

Nasty : Recorded in August-October 1985. Released on February 4, 1986 (Control).

Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 era : 1988-1991

Alright : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Alright (R&B Mix) : Mix recorded in 1990 featuring rap by Heavy D from the ‘Alright” short film. Released in 1990 (B side of “Alright” single).

Black Cat : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Come Back : Interlude recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Come Back To Me : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Escapade : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Hey Baby : Interlude recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Let’s Dance : Interlude recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Livin’ in a World (They Didn’t Make) : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Livin’…In Complete Darkness : Interlude recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Lonely : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Love Will Never Do (Without You) : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Miss You Much : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

No Acid : Interlude recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Pledge : Interlude recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Race : Interlude recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Rhythm Nation : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Janet era : 1992-1995

Again : Recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Again (French Version) aka Amoureuse de toi aka Encore : Recorded in 1993. Released in 1993 (Janet Limited edition bonus disc).

And On And On : Recorded in 1993. Released in 1993 (Janet Special Oz Tour Limited Edition (bonus disc).

Another Lover : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Any Time, Any Place : Recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Are You Still Up : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Back : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Be A Good Boy : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Because Of Love : Recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Best Things Are Free : Duet between Luther Vandross and Janet, Recorded in early 1992 for the Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis-produced soundtrack to the 1992 American film Mo’ Money, starring Damon Wayans. Released on May 12, 1992.

Funky Big Band : Recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Go On Miss Janet : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Hold On Baby : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

If : Recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Love Pt. 2 : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Morning : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

New Agenda : Recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

One More Chance : Randy Jackson’s cover recorded in 1993. Released in 1993 (Janet Special Oz Tour Limited Edition (bonus disc).

Otra Vez : Spanish version of Again recorded in 1993. Remains unreleased.

Racism : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Rain : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Design Of A Decade era : 1995-1996

Runaway : Recorded in June/July 1995. Released on October 10, 1995 (Design Of A Decade, 1986-1996).

The Velvet Rop era : 1997-1999

Accept Me : Recorded in 1997. Released in 1998 as a B side of “Every Time” single.

Anything : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Ask For More : Recorded in late 1998 and released in January 1999 as part of a Pepsi contest. Ask for More” is released as a promotional single by Janet Jackson for Pepsi. The campaign is launched as a re-branding for Pepsi internationally. Alternate versions of the campaign also co-stars Hong Kong singer Aaron Kwok for the Asian market and aired in China, and Latino singer Ricky Martin for the Latin market and aired in Latin America. A duet version of the song performed in Spanish by Jackson and Martin was also aired in Europe as part of the commercial campaign.

Can’t Be Stopped : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Empty : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Every Time : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Fasten Your Seatbelts : Interlude recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Free Xone : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Full : Interlude recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Girlfriend/Boyfriend : Background vocals recorded in 1998 released in 1999 on Blackstreet’s “Finally” album.

Go Deep : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Go Deep (Timbaland Remix feat Missy Elliott) : Recorded in 1998. Released in 1998 (Go Deep single).

God’s Stepchild : Recorded in 1997. Released in 1997 on The Velvet Rope’s Japanese Edition (bonus track).

Got Til It’s Gone : Recorded in January-July 1997. Featuring Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

How We Roll 98 : Registered with the BMI. Date unknown. Remains unreleased.

I Get Lonely : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

I Get Lonely (TNT Remix Edit) (Ft. Blackstreet) : Recorded in 1997. Released in 1998 (I Get Lonely single).

I Know The Truth : Duet with Elton John recorded in 1998 and released in 1999 on Elton John’s “AIDA” album.

Luv Me, Luv Me : Recorded in 1998 with Jamaican-American reggae singer Shaggy featuring Janet is released as a single from the soundtrack to the film How Stella Got Her Groove Back. The song is re-recorded in 2000 with Samantha Cole’s vocals after Janet’s label withheld the song from being included on Shaggy’s next album. Version with Janet included on a promo CD entitled Stella’s Favourite Grooves but remains unreleased.

Memory : Interlude recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Message From Penny : Interlude recorded by Janet in 1998 and released on Methid Man’s album Tical 2000 : Judgment Day.

My Need : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

On The Floor : Demo recorded in 1998 with Teddy Riley. Remains unreleased.

Online : Interlude recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Rope Burn : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

All For You era : 2000-2002

All For You : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

All For You (video mix) : Recorded in 2001. Released in 2009 (Number Ones).

(And She Said) Take Me Now : Justin Timberlake’s song with Janet’s background vocals. Recorded and relreased in 2002 (Justified).

Bang Bang : Recorded in 2001 during the All For You sessions. Remains unreleased.

Better Days : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Boyz : Song recorded during the All For You sessions in 2001. Remains unreleased.

China Love : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Clouds : Interlude recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Come On Get Up : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Doesn’t Really Matter (album version) : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Doesn’t Really Matter (single version) : Recorded in 2000. Released in 2000 on the “Nutty Professor II : The Klumps” soundtrack. Slightly different from the album version.

Ecstacy : Song recorded with the Neptunes in 2001. Remains unreleased.

Feel It Boy : Background vocals recorded in 2002. Released in 2002 on Beenie Man’s “Tropical Storm” album.

Feels So Right : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

For Love I’l Do It All Again : Recorded in 2001 during the All For You sessions. Remains unreleased.

Intro : Interlude recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Lame : Interlude recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Love Scene (Ooh Baby) : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Lucky Again : Recorded in 2000-2001 during the All For You sessions. Remains unreleased.

New Beginnings : Recorded in 2000-2001 during the All For You sessions. Remains unreleased.

Outro : Interlude recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Pussycat : Missy Elliott’s song featuring Janet & Lil Kim recorded in 2002. Remains unreleased.

Damita Jo era : 2003-2004

All Nite (Don’t Stop) : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Could This Be Love : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004 with the Neptunes. The song leaked but remains unreleased.

Country : Interlude recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Damita Jo : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Don’t Worry : Song by rapper Chingy feauturing Janet. Recorded and released in 2004 (Powerballin’).

Exhibition : “Clean” version of Sexhibition recorded in 2004 and released on some versions of Damita Jo.

Have Your Way With Me : Recorded in 2003-2004 with John Legend & Kayne West during the Damito Jo sessions. Remains unreleased.

If You Want To : Recorded in 2003-2004 with Dallas Austin during the Damito Jo sessions. Remains unreleased.

I’m Here : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (bonus track on the japonese edition of Damita Jo).

Island Life : Interlude recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

It All Comes Down To Love : Interlude recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

I Want You : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Just A Little While : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Let It Go : Recorded in 2003-2004 with Dallas Austin during the Damito Jo sessions. Remains unreleased.

Like You Don’t Love Me : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Looking for Love : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Love Me : Recorded in 2003-2004. Alternate version of Just A Little While. Leaked online but remains unreleased.

Magic Hour : Interlude recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Moist : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

My Baby : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Featuring Kayne West. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Pillow Talk : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004 In 2020, Questlove played clips of a long lost Janet cover of the classic Sylvia #1 smash, “Pillow Talk,” recorded during the Damita Jo sessions. The internet lit up when he played it, but the song never really saw the light of day, until now. Remains unreleased.

Pops Up : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004 during the Damito Jo Sessions. The song leaked but remains unreleased.

Put It On You : Recorded in 2003-2004 with Bad Luck during the Damita Jo sessions. It leaked online in early 2006 but remains unreleased.

Put Your Hands Out : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (bonus track on the japonese edition of Damita Jo).

R&B Junkie : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Ruff : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004 with the Neptunes. The song leaked but remains unreleased.

20 Y.O era : 2005-2006

Almost There : Song by R&B singer Nodesha (Felix) with background vocals by Janet. Recorded and released in 2006.

Call On Me : Recorded in May 2005-May 2006 with Nelly. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

Charged : Song recorded during the 20 Y.O sessions in 2005-2006. Remains unreleased.

Clap Your Hands : Song recorded during the 20 Y.O sessions in 2005-2006. Remains unreleased.

Daybreak : Recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

Days Go By : Recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (bonus track on the Japanese edition of 20 Y.O).

Do It To Me : Recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

Enjoy : Recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

Get It Out Of Me : Recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

Gotta Getcha : Jermaine Dupri’s song featuring Janet recorded in 2005. Released in 2005 (Jermaine Dupri Presents Young, Fly & Flashy Vol 1).

Guilty Pleasure : Recorded in 2005- 2006 with Jermaine Dupri during the 20 Y.O sessions. Remains unreleased.

Hold On : Recorded in 2005- 2006 with Jermaine Dupri during the 20 Y.O sessions. Remains unreleased.

(Intro) 20 : Interlude recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

Kiss : Recorded in 2005- 2006 with R. Kelly during the 20 Y.O sessions. Remains unreleased.

Love 2 Love : Recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

My One : Recorded in 2005- 2006 with Jermaine Dupri during the 20 Y.O sessions. Remains unreleased.

Never Again : Recorded in 2005- 2006 with Jermaine Dupri during the 20 Y.O sessions. Remains unreleased.

(Outro) 20 Part 5 : Interlude recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

Question Me : Recorded in 2005- 2006 during the 20 Y.O sessions. Remains unreleased.

Rated : Recorded in 2005- 2006 with Jermaine Dupri & Lil’ John during the 20 Y.O sessions. Remains unreleased.

Roll Witchu : Recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (bonus track on the Japanese edition of 20 Y.O).

Discipline era : 2007-2008

Back : Interlude recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Can’t Be Good : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Curtains : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Discipline : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Feedback : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Good Morning Janet : Interlude recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Greatest X : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Intro : I.D : Interlude recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Let Me Know : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (bonus track on the japanese edition of Discipline).

Luv : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Never Letchu Go : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Play Selection : Interlude recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Rock With U : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Rollercoaster : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Number Ones era : 2009-2011

Heartbeatlove : Recorded in late 2009 with Rodney Jerkins & Pitbull. Posted on Darkchild website in February 2010. Remains unreleased.

Make Me : Recorded in July 2009. Released on September 22, 2009 (Make Me single).

Nothing : Soundtrack from the film Why Did I Get Married Too?. Recorded in January 2010. Released on March 23, 2010.

Unbreakable era : 2012-2016

After Your Fall : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Bathroom Break : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Black Eagle : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Broken Hearts Heal : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Burnitup! : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Feauturing Missy Elliott. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Dammn Baby : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Dream Maker/Euphoria : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Gon’ B Alright : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Lessons Learned : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Love U 4 Life : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable). Released as a bonus track of the japanese edition

Night : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

No Sleeep : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

No Sleeep : New mix feauturing J Cole. Recorded in 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Promise : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Promise of You : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable). Longer version of the “Promise” interlude. Released as a bonus track of the japanese edition.

State Of The World/Metamorphosis era : 2017-2019

Luv I Luv : Song recorded in 2017. On January 29, 2022, parts 3 and 4 of Janet’s documentary air on Lifetime and A&E. During the ending credits, a short snipped of a new song titled “Luv I Luv” is played. The song is not released on digital platforms and it remains unreleased.

Made For Now : Recorded in spring of 2018. Released on August 17, 2018 (Made For Now single).

Made For Now (latin version) : Spanish version recorded in 2018. Released in 2018 on streaming.

The Black Diamond era : 2020-2023

February 10, 2020 : Janet on her social medias : “Hey U Guys! I’ve heard all your wishes and now from my lips to your ears. I’m working on my new album and going on a brand new World Tour this summer! Both titled “Black Diamond”. I love u guys so much and I’m so excited to share this new era with you. See u soon!”.

September 14, 2021 : US medias like Rolling Stone or People report that “Janet Jackson’s new album will be released in 2022…For the album, she has worked with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Darrel Randle, Ralph Johnson, Siedah Garrett and Marcel East.”Those reports are removed a few hours later without any explanation from Janet’s team.

January 29, 2022 : Parts 3 and 4 of Janet’s documentary air on Lifetime and A&E. In Part 4, Janet reveals that she has forgiven Justin Timberlake and that they are friends. During the ending credits, a short snipped of a new song titled “Luv I Luv” is played. The song is not released on digital platforms.

October 15, 2022 : UK’s tabloid The Sun : “Janet Jackson is set to return with a huge world tour and her first London performance in more than a decade. She will perform a re-worked show after cancelling her Black Diamond tour in 2020 and will tease some new material. It will focus on the reissue of her 1997 album The Velvet Rope as well as some brand new material. It’s a massive deal”.

December 12, 2022 : During a live video chat on Instagram from her London home, Janet announces a new tour titled “Together Again” with dates in Nort America in April-June 2023 and she promises “new music”. The annoncement comes with two brand new pictures.

Unknown era

Sources : My personal research, Wikipedia, Michael Jackson: For The Record by Chris Cadman & Craig Halstead, Twitter account of Damien Shields and the amazing archives of the MJCast.

Bad Girl : Song cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

California Grass : Song cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Children’s Hour : Cited by MJ in his court deposition in November 1993. Damien Shields : “is a children’s song”. Remains unreleased.

Colour of My Soul : Known to have been recorded by MJ, though the date is uncertain. Remains unreleased.

Don’t Make Me Stay : Damien Shields : “Based on what I heard: Don’t Make Me Stay had a scratch vocal, but it sounded very distant – like MJ wasn’t near the mic when it was recorded or something. The only coherent lyrics I could make out were the words “don’t make me stay”. Remains unreleased.

Dreams : Song registered with Broadcast Music Incorporated. Remains unreleased.

Fantasy : Song registered with EMI Music Publishing. Remains unreleased.

Far, Far Away : Song registered with EMI Music Publishing. Remains unreleased.

I Have This Love of Mine : Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

In The Life of Chico : Written by MJ. Remains unreleased.

In The Valley : Written by MJ. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Little Girls : Written by MJ. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Llama Lola : Written by MJ. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Lonely Man : Written by MJ. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Make A Wish : Written by MJ. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Michael McKellar : Written by MJ. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Neverland Landing : Written by MJ. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Damien Shields : Just say “children’s song” Remains unreleased.

People Have To Make Some Sort of Joke : Written by MJ. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Saturday Woman : Damien Shields : “Saturday Woman is listed in one of the many handwritten notes found in Michael’s Holmby Hills mansion at the time of his death. A picture of that particular note has never been published”. Remains unreleased.

Saved By The Bell : Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

She’s Not A Girl : Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Sister Sue : Written by MJ. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

The Children’s Hour : Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

The Sky Is The Limit : Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Tragedy of a Cheer-leader : Written by MJ. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

What’s Your Life : Written by MJ. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Who Is the Girl With Her Hair Down : Written by MJ. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Why Shy : Written by MJ. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

2005-2009 : The last recordings

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by MJ during the last years of his life (2005-2009). Songs and poems written but never recorded, live performances, covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

Sources : My personal research, Wikipedia, Michael Jackson: For The Record by Chris Cadman & Craig Halstead, Twitter account of Damien Shields and the amazing archives of the MJCast.

Baby’s Fire : Songs registered with Broadcast Music Incorporated in January 2009. Written by Michael Jackson, Ryan D.Groves. Recorded by Black Yussef. Also known as “Baby’s On Fire” and “Higher Baby’s Fire”. Remains unreleased.

Beatbox 2010 : Song registered with the United States Copyright Office and the year of registration. Written by Michael Jackson, Eric J. Kirkland, Michael Durham Prince. Remains unreleased.

Best Of Joy (2008 demo) : New version of “The Toy” written by Michael Jackson and recorded in 1981 for a Richard Pryor movie. In April 1991, Michael recorded new vocals for the track, including a new opening lyric. The original lyric, “I am your toy, I am your boy,” was changed to: “I am your joy, your best of joy”. In November 2008, Michael recorded new vocals for the track in the bathroom of his suite at the Bel-Air Hotel in LA, including a never-heard alternate option for a third verse. New lyrics include: “I am the rock that stands on solid ground, I am that friend always around. After Michael died, “Best of Joy” was remixed Ron “Neff-U” Feemster for the ‘Michael’ album in 2010. The vocals that appear on Neff-U’s remix are those recorded at the Bel-Air Hotel in November 2008. One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Demo from 2008 remains unreleased.

Bomb Detonation : Written by Michael Jackson, Sheik Abdullah of Bahrain. Written during his stay in Bahrain in 2005 and 2006 for the shelved album promised to be released in late 2007 by 2seas. Rough vocal demo known to exist. Remains unreleased.

Boy No : Damien Schields : ” I have no clue when it was recorded. One of the instruments (maybe a classical guitar not sure) sounds similar to what can be heard in “Days In Gloucestershire”. But in my opinion “Boy No” bears no resemblance to “Beautiful Girl” and definitely not to “Human Nature”.

Broken Chair : One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Damien Shields : “What I heard was an instrumental. My notes say “booming digital drums and rock/electric guitar”. Don’t ask me to describe it further – that’s all my notes say. It’s one of the many work-in-progress ideas MJ gave random titles to – to make it easier to refer to the track”. Remains unreleased.

Breath : One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

Can’t Stop Loving You : One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

Change : Demo written by Steve Porcaro in 2009. Remains unreleased.

Coco Butter : One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

Craze : Damien Schields : “The version of Craze I heard was an instrumental”. Remains unreleased.

Cry : Written by Michael Jackson and Marsha Ambrosius in 2009. Remains unreleased.

Dangerous (This Is It) : Mix done for the canceled This Is It performances in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

Dark Lady aka H2O : Damien Shields : “same song. Excellent demo from 2008. One of the rare tracks with a FULL scratch vocal. MJ sings the vocal melody in one continuous take. No stops or breaks. There are barely any sensical lyrics in the entire song, but the vocal melody is very fleshed out. Yes, I’d say the bass line is somewhat similar to Queen’s “Under Pressure” – but beyond the bass line, the songs themselves sound absolutely nothing alike. The vocals are not complete. The lead vocal was done in one single rough take, ALL the way through. 2 verses, 2 choruses, then more repeat choruses and adlibs at the end. There are SOME stacked background vocals in SOME parts, but just to get the feel. Lyrics aren’t done at all.”. Verse (low): Dark lady will get what she wants wants every time. Dark lady don’t know what she is [mumbling lots of gibberish] + da da da. Pre-chorus: She get the right one (repeated countless times). Chorus (falsetto): And you should save me from heaven, save me from [gibberish]. One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

D.I.E : Written by Michael Jackson, Michael Prince, Theron Feemster III (Neff-U). Found in 2009 on one of his lists in his bedroom where he wrote songs that he wants to finish. Worked between 2008 and 2009. Two versions of the song were registered with the United States Copyright Office (On the first Michael Prince is not credited). Some sources are stating that “D.I.E” states for “Dance Is Entertainment”, but this is not confirmed. One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

Dreams aka I’m Dreamin’ : Written by Michael Jackson, will.i.am. Recorded in late 2006/early 2007. Damien Shields : “is a flip/redo of “I Can’t Wake Up (I’m a Blunt)” with MJ singing a re-written version of the hook: “I’m dreaming about being in love…”. Chorus lyrics are: “I’m dreaming about being in love / I’m floating around and I just can’t wake up”. will.i.am attempted to release the song in 2013, but was unable to receive approval to do so from the Michael Jackson Estate. Remains unreleased.

Everybody Wants To Be A Movie Star : One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

From The Bottom Of My Heart : Recorded in 2005/2006. Damien Shields : “Bottom Of My Heart is a totally separate song. The version I heard was an instrumental, and I was told by someone who worked on the music that MJ never got around to recording it. But it was on MJ’s list of songs he wanted to keep working on”. One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

Ghost of Another Lover : Bootleg snippet leaked online without intro in low quality. One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Full demo remains unreleased.

Green Hornet Groove : Damien Shields : “is something Brad Buxer worked on. Instrumental. My notes say it was composed to be pitched for use in the Seth Rogan film The Green Hornet, but it ultimately wasn’t used”. Remains unreleased.

He Who Makes The Sky Grey : Written by Jermaine Jackson, Sheik Abdullah of Bahrain. MJ recorded vocals during his stay in Bahrain in 2005-2006 but the song was never completed. Remains unreleased.

Hold My Hand (duet with Akon)  : Demo recorded in December 2007 (at Studio X at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas). It leaked in June 2008. New remix released posthumously on December 10, 2010 (Michael). One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Original demo remains unreleased.

Hot Fun In The Summertime (demo) : Michael Prince : Neff-U had originally worked with Michael, Brad Buxer and I long before 2008,” continued Prince. “He originally came to Brad’s house years earlier and worked on some stuff that never came out, like ‘Hot Fun In The Summertime’ – the 1969 Sly Stone song. I think MJ only sang a tiny bit on that one, but they were trying a bunch of stuff. Neff-U is very talented.”. A remixed version feauturing Jesse Johnson, D’Angelo & Mary J Blige was recorded in 2014. Both the demo and the remix remain unreleased.

I Am That One : One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

If We Still Love : Written by Michael Jackson and will.i.am in January 2007. Remains unreleased.

I Have This Dream (2nd demo) : Written by Michael Jackson, David Foster and Carol Bayer Sager in 1999 during the Invincible sessions. MJ worked on the song with John Barnes at Neverland in 2004. and the song became a charity single after Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 and was co-written with Abdullah bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the second son of Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the king of Bahrain. Singers James Ingram, Ciara, Snoop Dogg, the O’Jays, R Kelly and Shirley Caesar recorded vocals in Los Angeles. In October 2005, Michael recorded parts with a orchestra in Metropolis Studios in Chiswick, London, but never completed his vocals and did not attend further sessions. John Barnes came to Bahrain in 2005/2006 to work on the song. Abdulla said he had spent $2.2m on “I Have This Dream” and cited it, among other songs, in his lawsuit against Jackson in 2008; the parties settled out of court. Played during a court hearing in London in 2008. Remains unreleased.

I’m Dreamin‘ aka Dreams : Written by Michael Jackson, will.i.am. Recorded in late 2006/early 2007. Damien Shields : “is a flip/redo of “I Can’t Wake Up (I’m a Blunt)” with MJ singing a re-written version of the hook: “I’m dreaming about being in love…”. Chorus lyrics are: “I’m dreaming about being in love / I’m floating around and I just can’t wake up”. will.i.am attempted to release the song in 2013, but was unable to receive approval to do so from the Michael Jackson Estate. Remains unreleased.

I’m Still the King : Written by Michael Jackson, will.i.am. Recorded in late 2006 – early 2007. Also known as “The King” and “Still The King”. Intended to feature artists influenced by Jackson like Usher and Ne-Yo. The song is not finished. Remains unreleased.

Is She Coming Back : One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

I Was A Looser : New version of “I Am A Looser” recorded late 2008 in Michael’s Bel Air Hotel suite. One of the songs listed by MJ as “The Looser” on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Short snippet leaked online but full demo remains unreleased.

I Will Miss You : Written by Michael Jackson, will.i.am. Worked on in January 2007. Damien Shields : “about James Brown”. Remains unreleased.

King Tutankhamen : Damien Shields :” I heard was an instrumental track from 2008. No vocals on what I heard”. Remains unreleased.

Lady of Summer : Damien Shields : “is one of the pieces MJ showed to classical composer David Michael Frank in 2009 shortly before he died”. One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

Leaving Today To Benin : One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

Light the Way : Written by Michael Jackson, Sheik Abdullah of Bahrain. MJ recorded vocals during his stay in Bahrain in 2005-2005 but the song was never completed. Damien Shields : “has a horn section intro, and a choir in the choruses. According to my notes, the choir sings: “Light the way, let’s pray for peace”. Slow song. No lead vocal on what I heard. Just music + choral chorus. I haven’t heard a song with the title “Pray For Peace,” but I heard Light The Way, and the words sung by the choir in the hook of Light The Way include: “let’s pray, pray for peace”… But I don’t know if they’re the same song, connected, or completely different/unrelated songs”. Remains unreleased.

Lonely Bird : Written by MJ. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

Red Eye : Written by Michael Jackson. Mentioned by MJ during the 1993 Mexico Deposition. Reworked in 2008 with Neff U. One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

Remember What I Told You : Damien Shields : “has vocals. Starts off acapella and builds into an epic finale with many layers of MJ’s voice. Recorded at MJ’s house in Vegas in 2008. Very rough demo with lovely vocals.Yes, it’s a somewhat comparable vibe to Speechless. Remember What I Told You is nicer, IMO. It had potential to be really special. I wish he’d been able to finish it. Alas. It’s an incomplete demo with “do do, de de” parts. It starts acapella, but MJ asks for playback. And so then he sings with a piano. The end has multi-layered MJ vocals and finger snaps. It’s like 90 seconds in total. Short but very sweet. Fans deserve to hear it. They’d adore it. As for lyrics… “Remember what I told you, and remember for all time. Do do do do do do do do, dee dee dee dee dee dee.”. One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

Rock Tonight : One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

She Don’t Love Me : Damien Shields : “Recorded in 2008. But to my knowledge, it’s just one line of vocals. “She don’t love me. She don’t want me. She don’t need me. She doesn’t care. She doesn’t care.” That’s all that was on what I heard. The rest is just instrumental”. Remains unreleased.

Shut Up And Dance : One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

Silent spring : Damien Shields : “is an instrumental”. One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

The Fields of Athenry : Written by Pete St. John. Recorded in 2006 with the Caheraggin Village Choir. Remains unreleased.

The Future : Written by Michael Jackson, will.i.am. Worked in 2006/07. On the 13th of August 2007, will.i.am told reporters at a Black Eyed Peas press conference in South Korea that another track he recorded with Jackson is titled “The Future”. Song about environmental issues. A dance track. Remains unreleased.

Think Twice : Brad Buxer composition for MJ. Damien Shields : “I just found a note for “Think Twice” in an old binder folder. My notes say it’s an instrumental with synthesised electric guitars on it. No vocals.” Remains unreleased.

Too Late To Turn Back Now : One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

Unknown* : On May 22, 2009, fans heard Michael recording a new song from a building in the back of his Holmby Hills home. Michael tells them he is working on the lyrics and has not chosen the title yet. Remains unreleased.

* To this day, the last song known to have been recorded by Michael 42 years after Big Boy.

Vile and Miserable : One of the songs MJ worked on with will.i.am in 2006. Alternatively titled “Miserable Soul”. Snippet leaked online in early November 2015. Remains unreleased.

Wanna Be Startin Somethin (2008) : Remix by Akon featuring new vocals by MJ recorded in November 2007 at the Palms Studios in Las Vegas and released on February 8, 2008 (Thriller 25 Special Edition).

Water : Written by Michael Jackson, Michael Prince, Theron Feemster III (Neff-U). Apparently recorded in early 2009 at the Carolwood house. The production is complex, with water droplets and a “Stranger in Moscow” aesthetic. Only the chorus was recorded (which MJ sang a snippet of in “This Is It”), but people have described it as “amazing” and “magical”. Damien Shields : “Recorded in MJ’s final years. Production includes water splash sounds. Only lyrics: “Inches of water, water, trying to take a piece of my mind/Inches of water, water, trying to take a piece of my time.” Very nice background vocals: “Inches of water, ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo.” Remains unreleased.

What’s It Gonna Be : Song written by MJ in 2006. The song is not “What’s It Gonna Be?!”, recorded by Jackson’s sister Janet and Busta Rhymes. Remains unreleased.

You Are So Beautiful : Song MJ began writing during his 2005 child sexual abuse trial, as a thank you to his fans for their ongoing support. Remains unreleased.

1998-2004 : Invincible/The Ultimate Collection era

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by MJ during the Invincible/Ultimate Collection era (1998-2004). Songs and poems written but never recorded, live performances, covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

Sources : My personal research, Wikipedia, Michael Jackson: For The Record by Chris Cadman & Craig Halstead, Twitter account of Damien Shields and the amazing archives of the MJCast.

Adore You : Demo recorded in 2004 (at Neverland) with Brad Buxer. . Damien Shields : “I heard a version of Adore You which had some background vocals which build into a full-blown choir type of thing at the end. It’s haunting. Sounds very cool. But not a single lyric or lead vocal on the version I heard. One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

All In Your Name : Recorded in December 2002 & released posthumously in 2011.

Angel : Song written by Babyface and recorded by MJ in 1998. Remains unreleased.

Another Day : Recorded in 1999-2001 & released posthumously in 2010 as a remix (Michael). Original demo remains unreleased.

A Place With No Name : Recorded in 1998-2008, snippet leaked in 2009Full song leaked in 2013. Original demo + new remix by Stargate released posthumously in 2014 (Xscape).

Attitude : Song registered with EMI Music Publishing. Written by Michael Jackson, Kathy Wakefield, Michel Pierre Colombier. Remains unreleased.

Beautiful Girl : First mix recorded in 1998. New mix recorded in 2003-2004 & released on November 16, 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set). One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009.

Belong 2 : Written by MJ and Teddy Riley in 1999. Remains unreleased.

Bio : Written by Michael Jackson, Brad Buxer in 1998-2001. Remains unreleased.

Blue Gangsta :  Recorded in 1998, snippet known as “No Friend Of Mine” leaked in 2006 and full song leaked in 2010. Original demo + new remix released posthumously in 2014 (Xscape)

Blue Powder : Written by Michael Jackson, Brad Buxer in 1998-2001. Remains unreleased.

Break Of Dawn : Recorded from July 1998 to July 2001. Released on October 30, 2001 (Invincible).

Butterflies : Recorded from July 1998 to July 2001. Released on October 30, 2001 (Invincible).

Can I Live : Written by Sisqó and Teddy Riley. Remains unreleased.

Cheater (2nd demo) : Demo from 1985-1986 reworked during Invincible sessions (1999-2001). Failed to make the Invincible album; Features rapper “Fats”. Short snippet leaked online but remains unreleased.

Children’s Holiday : Recorded in November 1997 for the fund-raising band J-friends along with ‘People Of The World’. The lyrics were translated to Japanese by Goro Matsui. Released in 1998 only in Japan. Michael’s solo demo remains unreleased.

Cry : Recorded from July 1998 to July 2001. Released on October 30, 2001 (Invincible).

Dangerous (Michael Jackson And Friends) : Mix done for the Michael Jackson And Friends performances in June 1999. Remains unreleased.

Dangerous (American Bandstand) : Mix done for the American Bandstand and Apollo Theatre performances in April 2002. Remains unreleased.

Days In Gloucestershire  : Demo recorded in 2004 (at Neverland) with Brad Buxer and reworked in 2008. It leaked in March 2014 but remains unreleased.

Don’t Walk Away : Recorded from July 1998 to July 2001. Released on October 30, 2001 (Invincible).

Do You Love Me : Song recorded with Babyface in late 1998. Remains unreleased.

Do You Want Me : Written in 1999 by Sisqó & Dru Hill. Failed to make the Invincible album. Remains unreleased.

Ekan Satyam (The One Truth) : Recorded as a duet in September 1999 by Jackson (singing in English) and A.R. Rahman (singing in Sanskrit). It remains unreleased.

Fall Again (demo) : Recorded in 1999 & released in 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

Get Around : Song cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. A version crediting Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III and LaShawn Daniels was considered for the Invincible album but failed to make the final tracklisting. Remains unreleased.

Get Your Weight Off Of Me : Written and recorded in 1999-2004. Finalized and mixed in 2004. One of numerous tracks recorded with Rodney Jerkins that is vocally complete and ready for release. Often referred to with the wrong title (“Can’t Get Your Weight Off Of Me”), Only three very short snippets are online. The whole version was played by Michael Prince to a few fans. Run time: 5:17. Mastered on June 20, 2004, for “The Ultimate Collection” but again, the song failed to gain a release on that box set.The song was last discussed during a Sony UK meeting before the release of the “Xscape” album. Full demo remains unreleased.

Heartbreaker : Recorded from March 1999 to July 2001. Released on October 30, 2001 (Invincible).

Heaven Can Wait : Recorded from July 1998 to July 2001. Released on October 30, 2001 (Invincible).

Heaven’s Girl : Written by R Kelly. Remains unreleased.

Hollywood Tonight : Recorded in 1999-2008. Additional vocals recorded late 2008 in Michael’s Bel Air Hotel suite. Damien Shields : “There are unreleased vocals of MJ ad-libbing “she’s too young to understand” during the bridge of Hollywood Tonight which somehow slipped through the cracks and were never used in any posthumous remix. There’s an unreleased rhythm guitar by David Williams too”. One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remixed version featuring Taryll Jackson was released posthumously in 2010 (Michael). Demo leaked in 2014 but remains unreleased.

I Am A Looser : Demo recorded in January 2003. Leaked in September 2013 but remains unreleased.

I Don’t Live Here Anymore : Written by MJ circa 2001. Failed to make the Invincible album. Remains unreleased.

I Have This Dream (1st demo) : Written by Michael Jackson, David Foster and Carol Bayer Sager in 1999 during the Invincible sessions. Remains unreleased.

I Love You : Song recorded by 3T for their second album in 1998 and co-produced by MJ. Over 20 songs were recorded for the album and only 12 would have been on it. The album however was never released by Sony due to strained relationships between MJ (3T were signed on his label MJJ Music) and Sony. This album is known as “The Lost Album”. One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Damien Shields : “I Love You” is a song written by Taryll Jackson for a 3T album (which they call “The Lost Album”) which was never released. Michael was helping produce the 3T album and loved Taryll’s song so much that he wanted to record a solo version. He died before he got around to it”. Remains unreleased.

Invincible : Recorded from March 1999 to July 2001. Released on October 30, 2001 (Invincible).

It’s Not Worth It : Written by Rodney Jerkins and recorded in 1999 during the “Invincible” session. Snippets leaked online and a snippet is used on Brandy’s same song released in 2002. Remains unreleased.

Jungle City : Written by MJ and Brad Buxer and recorded in 2000 during the “Invincible” sessions. Track was put up for auction in 2018 along with “Blue Powder”, “What More Can I Give”, and a demo of “The Way You Love Me”. Remains unreleased.

Kick It : Song recorded with Rodney Jerkins during the Invincible sessions in 1999-2001. Remains unreleased.

Maybe We Can Do It : Written by MJ, Rodney Jerkins and Sean Combs. Features MJ and Sean Combs. Recorded in 1999-2002 but failed to make the Invincible album. Remains unreleased.

Michael’s Affirmation : Damien Shields : “Michael’s Affirmation isn’t a song. It’s a spoken word piece recorded by MJ to encourage Roy Horn (of Siegfried & Roy) to stay positive when recovering from the onstage tiger attack in October 2003. The music behind MJ’s spoken words is an instrumental called “Photographs”. Remains unreleased.

Monster : Recorded in 1998. Mentionned by Michael Prince & CJ DeVillar. Mj sings “you created a monster” in the chorus. The song was played to fans. Not related to the FAKE Cascio song released in 2010. Damien Shields : “Recorded 1998. Epic production. Lots of layers. It’s dark. Heavy beat. Has a string section. MJ sang the strings in a voicemail left on Brad Buxer’s answering machine, and Michael Prince brought them to life musically. Lyrics: “you created a monster” and that’s it.” Remains unreleased.

On My Anger : Written in 1999 by MJ and Teddy Riley. Failed to make the Invincible album. Remains unreleased.

One More Chance : Different than the song from 1970. Recorded in 1999-2003. Released on November 18, 2003 (Number Ones).

People Of The World : Released only in Japan in 1998 for the Japanese children’s choir J-Friends. Solo demo leaked in 2014 but remains unreleased.

Privacy : Recorded from July 1998 to July 2001. Released on October 30, 2001 (Invincible).

Rampage : Written and recorded in 1999-2001. Snippet leaked in 2020. Remains unreleased.

Rocker : Damien Shields : “Rocker reminds me of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” – a really aggressive spitting type of verse vocal with an anthemic chorus. The verses on Rocker are just MJ spitting out random nonsensical sounds and phrases. The chorus has lyrics, but without the verses it’s not a complete song. I wish MJ would have finished it. Alas. I don’t know the exact date, but I was told by the engineer who recorded MJ’s vocals that Rocker was recorded in a bathroom at Neverland ranch. So sometime before then end of 2004? I don’t know exactly when. The composition is not similar to “We Will Rock You”, but the vocal melody and aggressive “spitting” style of vocal delivery in the verses are similar to it. VERY strong vocal. The verses are PURE nonsensical mumbling. The chorus is pretty close to complete.”. Remains unreleased. 

Satisfy : Written by Terry Lewis and James Harris III. Mariah Carey song featuring Jackson on backing vocals. Failed to make the 2002 Charmbracelet album. Remains unreleased.

Seduction : Written by Michael Jackson and Shelby Lee Myrick III. Failed to make the Invincible album. Remains unreleased.

Seeing Voices : Recorded in 2000 with Ray Charles and Sidney Fine. Frank Casio auctionned a demo tape in May 2014. Leaked online in 2016 but remains unreleased.

Seeing Voices : Recorded in 2000 with Ray Charles and Sidney Fine. Frank Casio auctionned a demo tape in May 2014. Leaked online in 2016 but remains unreleased.

She Was Loving Me (aka Chicago) : Recorded in 1999. Original demo + new remix by Timbaland released posthumously on May 9, 2014 (Xscape) under the title “Chicago”.

Shout : Recorded in 2001. Released on December 5, 2001 (Cry).

Soldier’s Entrance : Worked on by MJ in 1999 with a view to having it featured on the Invincible album. Remains unreleased.

Space Dance : Michael’s voice and beatboxing was recorded for the soundtrack of the videogame Space Channel 5 in 2000. It remains unreleased.

Speechless : Recorded from July 1998 to July 2001. Released on October 30, 2001 (Invincible).

Stop The War : Written circa 1999 by MJ and Carole Bayer Sager. Failed to make the Invincible album. The song is an early version of “We’ve Had Enough”, a song featured on the 2004 box set album The Ultimate Collection. Song about the Kosovo War. Remains unreleased.

Thank Heaven : Written in 1998. Damien Shields “MJ spoken intro (dedicating the song to “my son Michael Jackson Jr”) but the song itself is sung by a woman + choir. Sounds like a lullaby/nursery rhyme. One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Remains unreleased.

That : Registered with the United States Copyright Office in November 1998. Remains unreleased.

That Kind of Lover : Written circa 2001 by MJ & Ray Ruffin. Failed to make the Invincible album. Remains unreleased.

The Gloved One : Written by Sisqo circa 2001. Failed to make the Invincible album. Remains unreleased.

The Lost Children : Recorded from July 1998 to July 2001. Released on October 30, 2001 (Invincible).

The Nightmare of Edgar Alan Poe : Written circa 2000 by MJ & Walter Afanasieff. Had been scheduled to feature in the shelved independently financed film The Nightmare of Edgar Alan Poe, which MJ was slated to appear in. Alternatively titled “Edgar Alan Poe”. Remains unreleased.

The Pain : Written by Shawn Stockman, Jay Harvey Mason, Rodney Jerkins. Failed to make the Invincible album. Remains unreleased.

The Way You Love Me aka (I Like) The Way You Love Me  : Recorded in 2000. Second mix recorded and released on November 16, 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set) + new remix released posthumously on December 10, 2010 (Michael).

This Is Our Time : Written by MJ, Lauryn Hill and David Foster. Failed to make the Invincible album. Despite rumors to the contrary, the song was not recorded as a duet with Hill. Remains unreleased.

Threatened : Recorded from March 1999 to July 2001. Released on October 30, 2001 (Invincible).

Toda Para Ti : Spanish version of What More Can I Give. Recorded from September to November 2001.Sony refused to release it in 2001. Released digitally on October 27, 2003. The song was never released on CD or streaming platforms.

Triple Threat Cable : Written and recorded in 1999 for an album that was shelved. Remains unreleased.

Tubeway : Written circa 1999. Failed to make the Invincible album. Remains unreleased.

Unbreakable : Recorded from March 1999 to July 2001. Released on October 30, 2001 (Invincible).

Vibrationist : Written circa 1999 by MJ and Teddy Riley. Failed to make the Invincible album. Remains unreleased.

We Be Ballin : Recorded in 1998 with Rick “Dutch” Cousin and Shaquille O’Neal. The song leaked in 2009. Remains unreleased.

We’ve Had Enough : 1st mix recorded in 1999-2001. New mix recorded in 2004 & released on November 16, 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

Whatever Happens : Recorded from July 1998 to July 2001. Released on October 30, 2001 (Invincible).

What’s a Guy Gotta Do : Written in 2000 by Pharrell Williams. Failed to make the Invincible album. Remains unreleased.

What More Can I Give (solo demo) :  Recorded in 1998 and sent to artists during the recording of 9/11 Charity song  in 2001. Leaked in 2017 but remains unreleased.

What More Can I Give : Recorded from September to November 2001. Sony refused to release it in 2001. 200 promo copies of the song were sent to the musicians who participated in the recording process, it was leaked in 2002 by WKTU-FM’s Program Director Frankie Blue and finally released digitally on October 27, 2003. The song was never released on CD or streaming platforms.

What You Do To Me (1998 demo) : Demo recorded in 1998.  Damien Shields : “The 1998 What You Do To Me filing is an early demo of The Way You Love Me. The version I heard had primitive production and only had scratch vocals on the chorus (no verse vocal). However, a lyric sheet for the complete song was also enclosed. MJ is scatting/yodelling at the end”.

Wonderful World Of Candy : Duet with Nisja Kataria recorded at Neverland in 2003. Remains unreleased.

Xscape/aka Escape : Recorded in 1999-2002 & leaked in 2002. Original demo + new remix by Darkchild released posthumously on May 9, 2014 (Xscape).

You Are A Liar : Cited by MJ in his court deposition in November 1993. Failed to make the Invincible album. Also known as “You’re a Liar”. Remains unreleased.

You Are My Life : Recorded in July 2001. Released on October 30, 2001 (Invincible).

2000 Watts : Recorded from July 1998 to July 2001. Released on October 30, 2001 (Invincible).

You Rock My World : Recorded from March 1999 to July 2001. Released on October 30, 2001 (Invincible).

You Rock My World (short film version) : Mix done in July 2001 for the short film. Remains unreleased.

1994-1997 : History/Blood On The Dancefloor era

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by MJ during the History/Blood On The Dancefloor era (1994-1997). Songs and poems written but never recorded, live performances, covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

Sources : My personal research, Wikipedia, Michael Jackson: For The Record by Chris Cadman & Craig Halstead, Twitter account of Damien Shields and the amazing archives of the MJCast.

Basszouille : Written in 1994 by Michael and Bruce Swedien. Remains unreleased.

Blood On The Dance Floor : Recorded in 1989-1991. The song was finalised in January 1997 and released on May 20, 1997 (Blood On The Dance Floor). 1991 demo remains unreleased.

Changes (Demo 2) : Revisited during the HIStory sessions, with a gospel performance from the Andraé Crouch choir and a few ad-lib solos added. Damien Shields : “Changes feels like church. Piano + gospel choir with a totally mumbled, low-effort scratch vocal. 0% chance of completing it. The only sensical lyrics are “can’t cope with changes. What are you trying to do to me?” The rest is mumbles. But it’s great as a demo. The choir on it is phenomenal. There are two epic vocal solos on the demo from members of the choir”. Remains unreleased. 

Childhood : Recorded from February 1994 to March 1995. Released on June 20, 1995 (History).

Childhood (recording session) : Recorded in 1994. Leaked on January 28, 2023. Remains unreleased.

Dangerous (1995 mix) : Mix done for the MTV Video Music Awards 1995 performance. Remains unreleased.

Dangerous (HBO 1995 mix) : Mix done for the canceled HBO Special in December 1995. Remains unreleased. 

Dangerous (History Tour mix) : Mix done for the History World Tour 1996-1997 performances. Remains unreleased.

D.S : Recorded from February 1994 to March 1995. Released on June 20, 1995 (History).

Earth Song : Recorded from February 1994 to March 1995. Released on June 20, 1995 (History).

Elizabeth I Love You :  Recorded in January 1997 & used in February 1997 for a TV Show celebrating Elizabeth Taylor’s 65th birthday. A snippet from the studio version leaked in 2010. The full studio version remains unreleased.

Faces : Recorded in 1994/1995. Failed to make the HIStory album. Also known as “Face” The song is about African pride. Michael Jackson has never recorded any vocals on this track except the introduction words. Originally intended to feature a spoken intro by South African Nelson Mandela made by Jackson on the demo. Features a performance by the percussion group STOMP. The song has never been completed due to Mandela’s advisors not allowing him to send back the song to Jackson with his intro because of the scandals surrounding him during this time. Full demo leaked in 2018 in LQ. HQ demo leaked on January 28, 2023 but remains unreleased.

Fear : Written circa 1993. Failed to make the HIStory album. Remains unreleased.

Ghosts (Demo Guide Vocal) : Recorded in 1994. Full demo leaked in 2017 but remains unreleased.

Ghosts (1996 mix) : First version of the song used in the closing credits of the “Ghosts” short film in 1996. Different bassline, different backing vocals and different sound effects from the 1997 version. Remains unreleased.

Ghosts : Recorded from 1994-1997. Released on May 20, 1997 (Blood On The Dance Floor).

History : Recorded from February 1994 to March 1995. Released on June 20, 1995 (History).

I Need You : Song recorded by 3T in 1994. Released on November 7, 1995 on their debut album Brotherhood. Michael does background vocals.

In The Back (demo) : First mix recorded in 1994. Later worked on in January 1997 at Mountain Studios in Montreux. New mix recorded in 2004 & released on November 16, 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

Is It Scary : Recorded in 1994-1997. Released on May 20, 1997 (Blood On The Dance Floor).

Learned My Lesson (Much Too Soon) aka Much Too Soon : Written in 1981 but recorded in 1994. A different version was released on December 10, 2010 (Michael) under the title “Much Too Soon”. Original demo from 1994 leaked in 2018 buremains unreleased.

Little Susie ; Recorded from February 1994 to March 1995. Released on June 20, 1995 (History). The demo was written and recorded by Michael Jackson circa 1978 under the title “Susie”. 1978 demo remains unreleased.

Money : Recorded from February 1994 to March 1995. Released on June 20, 1995 (History).

Morphine : Recorded 1994-1997 & released in 1997 (Blood On The Dance Floor).

On The Line : Recorded in 1994-1996. First used in the closing creditd of Spike Lee’s movie Get On The Bus (released on October, 16, 1996) but not featured on the soundtrack album. Finally released in December 1997 (Ghosts’ Deluxe Collector Box Set).

Scream : Duet with Janet Jackson recorded from February 1994 to March 1995. Released on June 20, 1995 (History).

Smile : Recorded from February 1994 to March 1995. Released on June 20, 1995 (History).

Stranger In Moscow (demo) : Recorded in September 1993 in Moscow. Remains unreleased.

Stranger in Moscow : Recorded from February 1994 to March 1995. Released on June 20, 1995 (History).

Tabloid Junkie : Recorded from February 1994 to March 1995. Released on June 20, 1995 (History).

They Don’t Care About Us : Recorded from February 1994 to March 1995. Released on June 20, 1995 (History).

They Don’t Care About Us (Prison version) : Mix done in January 1996 for the Prison version of the short film. Remains unreleased.

They Don’t Care About Us (Brazil version) : Mix done in January 1996 for the Brazil version of the short film. Remains unreleased.

This Time Around : Recorded from February 1994 to March 1995. Released on June 20, 1995 (History).

Why : Recorded in 1994 with 3T. Released on November 7, 1995 (Brotherhood).

Willing And Waiting : A demo of this was recorded in 1994 to present to Michael for possible inclusion on HIStory, with Babyface heavily involved in the production. One of two songs he presented to Michael, the other being “Why” (later given to 3T). Despite being referred to as a demo, the song was quite developed with background vocals, polished instrumentation and completed lyrics – “record ready”, in a sense
However, as assistant engineer Brad Sundberg asserts, “Michael was looking to push things pretty hard on HIStory [and] Willing and Waiting was maybe a bit softer than the direction he was going”. Remains unreleased.

You Are Not Alone : Recorded from February 1994 to March 1995. Released on June 20, 1995 (History).

2 Bad : Recorded from February 1994 to March 1995. Released on June 20, 1995 (History).

2 Bad (Ghost version) : Special version remixed in 1996 for the “Ghost” short film but remains unreleased.

1989-1993 : Dangerous era

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by MJ during the Dangerous era (1989-1993). Songs and poems written but never recorded, live performances, covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

Sources : My personal research, Wikipedia, Michael Jackson: For The Record by Chris Cadman & Craig Halstead, Twitter account of Damien Shields and the amazing archives of the MJCast.

All The Truth : Written by Bryan Loren. One of 20-25 songs recorded with Bryan Loren. Loren sings on this song, with Michael in the choruses. Song registered with Broadcast Music Incorporated. Remains unreleased.

Best Of Joy (1991 demo) : New version of “The Toy” written by Michael Jackson and recorded in 1981 for a Richard Pryor movie. In April 1991, Michael recorded new vocals for the track, including a new opening lyric. The original lyric, “I am your toy, I am your boy,” was changed to: “I am your joy, your best of joy”. Demo from 1991 remains unreleased.

Black Or White : Recorded in 1989-1991. Released on November 26, 1991 (Dangerous).

Black Or White (short film version) : Mix done in 1991 for the short film. Remains unreleased.

Black Or White (Pepsi version)  : Recorded in 1991 & used in a Pepsi commercial in 1992. Remains unreleased.

Blood On The Dance Floor : Recorded in 1989-1991.The song was supposed to be on Dangerous. It was finalised in January 1997 and released on May 20, 1997 (Blood On The Dance Floor). 1991 demo remains unreleased.

Bottle of Smoke : Written by Michael Jackson. Written and possibly recorded in 1989. Remains unreleased.

Bumper Snippet : Recorded in 1989-1991 & leaked in 2004. Remains unreleased.

Call It Off : Song listed by MJ on a handwritten list during the Dangerous album sessions in 1989-1991. Remains unreleased.

Can’t Let Her Get Away : Recorded in 1991. Released on November 26, 1991 (Dangerous).

Can’t Let Her Get Away (extended version) : Recorded in 1991. 8 minutes version with an unreleased rap from Michael. A snippet leaked in 2020 but full version remains unreleased.

Dangerous (demo 1) : Recorded in 1990/1991, played in a courtroom in 1994 during the trial for the song “Dangerous”. Slightly different version from the one released in 2004. It remains unreleased.

Dangerous (demo 2) : Recorded in 1990/1991 & released in 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

Dangerous : Recorded in 1990-1991. Released on November 26, 1991 (Dangerous).

Dangerous (1993 mix) : Mix done for the American Music Awards 1993 and Dangerous World Tour 1993 performances. Remains unreleased.

Deep In The Night (demo) : Song listed by MJ on a handwritten note during the Dangerous album sessions in 1989-1991. Snippet leaked online.The full HQ demo leaked on January 28, 2023 but remains unreleased.

Don’t Believe It : One of around 20-25 songs recorded with Bryan Loren during sessions for Dangerous between 1989-1991. Recorded at Loren’s house around the time of Thanksgiving or Christmas. Snippet leaked online by Shana Mangatal in August 2019. Full demo remains unreleased.

Do The Bartman : Recorded in 1990 with Bryan Loren and Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson). Released on December 4, 1990 (The Simpsons Sing The Blues).

Earth Song (1st demo) : Demo recorded in 1988. A snippet leaked in 2020. Full demo leaked on January 28, 2023 but remains unreleased.

Earth Song (2nd demo) aka What About Us : Recorded in 1989 & leaked online in 2007 but remains unreleased.

Family Thing (demo) : Recorded in 1993 but never completed. Planned song for Addams Family Values movie. Cancelled due to allegations of 1993. Also known as “Addams’s Groove”, “Family values”, or “Family morales”. Demo leaked in 2018 in LQ. HQ demo leaked on January 28, 2023 but remains unreleased.

Fanfare Transition : Song registered with the United States Copyright Office and the year of registration. Written in 1992. Known alternatively as “Fanfare 1992”. Remains unreleased.

Feed the World : Demo version of Heal The World. Recorded in 1989. Scheduled to feauture on the canceled complilation DECACDE 1979-1989. Remains unreleased.

For All Time (demo) : Recorded in 1989-1990, leaked in 2002. Released on February 8, 2008 (Thriller 25).

For All Time (alternate take) : Recorded in 1989-1990, leaked in 2020 in low quality but remains unreleased.

Ghost : Song listed by MJ on a handwritten list during the Dangerous album sessions in 1989-1991. Remains unreleased.

Give In To Me (Recording Sessions) : It was played at a musical seminar and leaked on You Tube but remains unreleased.

Give In To Me (demo) : Recorded in 1989-1991. It leaked but remains unreleased.

Give In To Me : Recorded in 1989-1991. Released on November 26, 1991.

Gone Too Soon (demo) : Recorded in 1990-1991 & leaked online but remains unreleased.

Gone Too Soon : Recorded in 1990-1991. Released on November 26, 1991.

Happy Birthday Lisa : Wrote for The Simpsons (episode “Stark Raving Dad”) performed by Kipp Lennon. Recorded by MJ in 1991. Included in the first acetate version of the special expanded edition of Dangerous in 2001 but the bonus dis was canceled. It leaked online in 2007 but remains unreleased.

Heal the World : Recorded in 1989-1991. Released on November 26, 1991 (Dangerous).

If You Don’t Love Me : Worked on with Bill Bottrell during the Dangerous sessions, but was described by Bottrell as “a bit of an orphan” for the project. Recorded in 1989-1991. Included in the first acetate version of the special expanded edition of Dangerous in 2001 but the bonus dis was canceled. It leaked online in 2005 but remains unreleased.

I’ll Be There (Adult version) : Recorded in 1989. Scheduled to appear on the canceled compilation DECADE 1980-1990. Used in a Pepsi commercial titles “Now & Then” in 1992. Remains unreleased.

In The Closet (solo demo) : Recorded in 1989-1991. It leaked online but remains unreleased.

In The Closet : Recorded in 1991. Released on November 26, 1991 (Dangerous).

In The Closet (video version featuring the voice of Naomi Campbell) : Recorded in 1992 and used in the short film for the song but remains unreleased.

Jam (demo) : Recorded in 1991. Leaked in 2018. Remains unreleased.

Jam : Recorded in 1991. Released on November 26, 1991 (Dangerous).

Jane Is A Groupie : Written and recorded during “Dangerous” album sessions. Incomplete and repetitive draft. Short edited snippet leaked online. Run time: 3:43. Full demo remains unreleased.

Joy Joy : Song listed by MJ on a handwritten list during the Dangerous album sessions in 1989-1991. Remains unreleased.

Keep The Faith (demo) : Recorded in 1989-1991 & leaked online but remains unreleased.

Keep The Faith : Recorded in 1989-1991. Released on November 26, 1991 (Dangerous).

Man In Black : Written and recorded during the dangerous album sessions (1989-1991). Planned for release on the later cancelled greatest hits compilation album “Decade 1979-1989”. One of around 20–25 songs that Michael and Bryan Loren worked on. Included in an ultra rare promo titled ‘Promo Flight Only” given to Sony executives in 1991 as a teaser for tracks in consideration for the Dangerous album. A low quality snippet leaked in 2018, full demo leaked in 2020 but remains unreleased.

Mind Is The Magic aka Siegfried & Roy : Written and recorded with Bryan Loren in 1989 for Siegfried & Roy’s ‘Beyond Belief Show’ in Las Vegas. Released in 1995 (Dreams & Illusions).

Monkey Business : Recorded in 1989 with Bill Bottrell. Included in an ultra rare promo titled ‘Promo Flight Only” given to Sony executives in 1991 as a teaser for tracks in consideration for the Dangerous album. Scheduled to be featured on the Dangerous Special edition in 2001 but the bonus CD was canceled. The song leaked in 2002 and was finally released on November 16, 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

Never Can Say Goodbye (Adult solo version) : Recorded in 1989 and scheduled to feauture on the canceled complilation DECACDE 1980-1990. Remains unreleased.

Planet Earth : Recorded in 1991 & released posthumously on October 26, 2009 (This Is It).

Remember The Time : Recorded in 1991. Released on November 26, 1991 (Dangerous).

Remember The Time (short film version) : Mix done in 1991 for the short film. Remains unreleased.

Serious Effect : Recorded in 1989-1990 with Bryan Loren. Features rap by LL Cool J. Solo demo version by MJ exists. Included in the first acetate version of the special expanded edition of Dangerous in 2001 but the bonus dis was canceled. It leaked in 2002  but remains unreleased.

Seven Digits  : Written by MJ and Bryan Loren in 1989-1991. Michael originally wanted to finish this song for Blood On The Dance Floor. However, due to time constraints, “Superfly Sister” was chosen instead as it was more complete and demanded less time to finish. Snippet leaked online by Shana Mangatal in August 2019. Full demo remains unreleased.

She Drives Me Wild : Recorded in 1991. Released on November 26, 1991 (Dangerous).

She Got It (demo) : Recorded in 1989-1990 with Bryan Loren. Included in the first acetate version of the special expanded edition of Dangerous in 2001 but the bonus dis was canceled. It leaked online in 2005 but remains unreleased.

Sister Sue : Written and Recorded in 1991. Remains unreleased.

Someone Put Your Hand Out : Recorded in 1989-1991. The song was supposed to be on Dangerous. Released in May 1992 (Pepsi exclusive promo cassette single).

Son of Thriller : Instrumental track recorded during the “Dangerous” sessions. One of 20-25 songs worked on with Bryan Loren for the Dangerous album. Remains unreleased.

Stay : Written by MJ and Bryan Loren in 1989. Remains unreleased.

Superfly Sister : Recorded in 1989-1990 with Bryan Loren. Released on May 20, 1997 (Blood On The Dance Floor).

They Don’t Care About Us (demo) : Recorded in 1989. Song listed by MJ on a handwritten note during the Dangerous album sessions in 1989-1991. Remains unreleased. Demo from 1989 remains unreleased.

To Satisfy You : Recorded in 1989-1990 with Bryan Loren. A version featuring background vocals by MJ was released in 1992 on Bryan Loren’s album « Music From The New World ». Solo demo sung by MJ remains unreleased.

Truth Or Youth : Song listed by MJ on a handwritten note during the Dangerous album sessions in 1989-1991. Remains unreleased.

Verdict : Song listed by MJ on a handwritten list during the Dangerous album sessions in 1989-1991. Remains unreleased.

What About Us aka Earth Song (2nd demo) : Recorded in 1991 & leaked online in 2003 but remains unreleased.

Whatzupwitu : Song recorded with Eddie Murphy in 1992. Released on February 23 1993 (Love’s alright).

Who Is It (demo) : Recorded in 1989-1991 & leaked online but remains unreleased.

Who Is It : Recorded in 1989-1991. Released on November 26, 1991 (Dangerous).

Why Can’t You Hear Me : Written and produced for Michael in 1989. One of 20-25 songs worked on with Bryan Loren for the Dangerous album. Most recordings leaked online were taken down by the estate. Remains unreleased.

Why You Wanna Trip On Me : Recorded in 1991. Released on November 26, 1991.

Will You Be There : Recorded in 1989-1991. Released on November 26, 1991 (Dangerous).

Yeah : Song recorded with Eddie Murphy in 1992. Released on February 23 1993 (Love’s alright).

1985-1989 : Bad era

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by MJ during the Bad era (1985-1989). Songs and poems written but never recorded, live performances, covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

Sources : My personal research, Wikipedia, Michael Jackson: For The Record by Chris Cadman & Craig Halstead, Twitter account of Damien Shields and the amazing archives of the MJCast.

Al Capone (demo) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Early version of Smooth Criminal. Released posthumously on September 18, 2012 (Bad 25).

Another Part Of Me (Captain Eo version) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Used in Captain Eo in 1986. Different version released in 1987 (Bad) but Captain Eo version remains unreleased.

Another Part Of Me : Recorded in 1985-1987. Released on August 31, 1987 (Bad).

Bad : Recorded in 1986. Released on August 31, 1987 (Bad).

Bad (Pepsi version) : Recorded in 1986 & used in Pepsi commercials in 1987. Remains unreleased. A longer version leaked in 2020 but remains unreleased.

Bad (short film soundtrack version) : Mix done in 1986 for the “Bad” short film. Remains unreleased.

Be Me 4 A Day : Song registered with Broadcast Music Incorporated. Written and recorded in 1987 during the Bad sessions. Failed to make the Bad album. Reworked in 2000. Also known as “Be Me For a Day”, “Just For One Day Be Michael”, “Just For a Day”, “Me 4 a Day” and “Be Michael”. Remains unreleased.

Changes (demo) : Written by Michael JacksonRecorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Described as “an upbeat piano-driven demo with rolling drum programming” and “incredibly catchy”. Features a “really rough” scratch vocal with MJ mumbling and humming a melody over the music. Remains unreleased. 

Cheater (demo) : Recorded in 1985-1986 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Released on November 16, 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

Come Together : Recorded in 1985-1987, used in the movie Moonwalker in 1988. It was scheduled to appear on Michael’s canceled greatest hits compilation DECADE 1980-1990. Released on January 14, 1992 (B-side of Remember The Time single in the UK).

Crack Kills (demo) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Planned to have been recorded with rappers Run-D.M.C. for Jackson’s Bad album, but the collaboration never came into fruition. The song was recorded with a full vocal in November 1986 and revisited in early 1987 during the Bad sessions. Remains unreleased.

Dirty Diana (demo) : The song was written in 1983. Demo recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. The song was re recorded in 1987 during the Westlake sessions but original demo remains unreleased.

Dirty Diana : Recorded in 1987. Released on August 31, 1987 (Bad).

Doing Dirty : Written with Marlon circa 1982. Recorded around 1988–1990 for a shelved greatest hits album. Remains unreleased.

Don’t Be Messin’ Around (1st demo) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Released in 2012 (Bad 25).

Don’t Be Messin’ Around (2nd demo/alternate vocal take) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Leaked in 2020 but remains unreleased.

Do You Know Where Your Children Are : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Leaked in 2010. The 2010 leak remains unreleased. Original demo + new remix released posthumously on May 9, 2014 (Xscape).

Eaten Alive (demo) : Original version of the song written by the Gibb brothers, but was reworked by Jackson who was granted co-writer credits A demo version was recorded by Jackson but remains unreleased.

Eaten Alive : Recorded in July1985 song recorded by Diana Ross. The song was released as the first single on September 1, 1985, taken from her Eaten Alive album. The song was written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Michael Jackson the latter also co-producing with Barry and his team. Jackson and Barry Gibb can be heard singing in the background of the song with Jackson at times co-singing lead with Ross. In the song’s original copyright registration from 11 March 1985 it was credited to Barry Gibb and Maurice Gibb. It was not until Michael Jackson heard the demo of it that he suggested the chorus could be improved. Michael’s solo demo remains unreleased.

Fly Away (demo) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Released as a duet with Rebbie Jackson in 1998 (Yours Faithfully) and as a solo demo in 2001 (Bad Special Edition).

Free (demo) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Released posthumously on September 18, 2012 (Bad 25).

Get It : Duet with Stevie Wonder recorded in September 1987. Released on November 6, 1987 (Characters).

Get In To The Groove : Written and recorded in 1986. Failed to make from the Bad album. Inspired “Black or White”. Remains unreleased.

Groove Of Midnight (demo) : Written by Rod Temperton. Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. A snippet leaked in 2003. Full demo remains unreleased.

Hot Fever (demo) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. The song was re recorded in 1987 during the Westlake sessions with the title The Way you Make Me Feel and released on the “Bad” album  but original demo remains unreleased.

I Just Can’t Stop Loving You : Duet with Siedah Garrett recorded in 1987. Released on August 31, 1987 (Bad).

I Just Can’t Stop Loving You (Uncut Session) : with unreleased ad-libs. Leaked in 2019 but remains unreleased.

I’m So Blue (demo) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Released in 2012 (Bad 25).

Je Ne Veux Pas La Fin De Nous (French version of “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”) : Recorded in 1987 and leaked in 2007. Released posthumously on September 18, 2012 (Bad 25).

Just Good Friends : Duet recorded with Stevie Wonder in 1987. Released on August 31, 1987 (Bad).

Leave Me Alone : Recorded in 1987. Released on August 31, 1987 (Bad).

Liberian Girl : Recorded in 1987. Released on August 31, 1987 (Bad).

Loving You (demo) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Original demo + new remix by Timbaland released on May 9, 2014 (Xscape).

Make Or Break (demo) : Written by Michael Jackson and John Barnes. Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Described by Matt Forger as having a “very driving, terrific hook, but never got finished”. Remains unreleased.

Man In The Mirror : Recorded in 1987. Released on August 31, 1987 (Bad).

Price Of Fame (demo) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Released on September 18, 2012 (Bad 25).

Price Of Fame (Pepsi version) : Recorded in 1986. Leaked in 2017. Remains unreleased.

Scared Of The Moon (demo) : Recorded in 1985. Released on November 16, 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set). One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009.

Smooth Criminal (demo) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. The song was re recorded in 1987 during the Westlake sessions and released on the “Bad” album. A snippet of the demo leaked on January 28, 2023 but original demo remains unreleased.

Smooth Criminal : Recorded in 1987. Released on August 31, 1987 (Bad).

Someone Put Your Hand Out (demo) Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. A 37 seconds snippet leaked in 2008. Full demo leaked in 2020 in LQ. HQ demo leaked on January 28, 2023 but remains unreleased.

Song Groove/Abortion Papers (demo) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Released posthumously on September 18, 2012 (Bad 25).

Speed Demon (demo) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. A snipped leaked in 2018. Full demo (low quality) leaked on June 18, 2020. A better version of the demo leaked in January 2023 but remains unreleased.

Speed Demon : Recorded in 1987. Released on August 31, 1987 (Bad).

Splash! We Can Get Wet Babe : Recorded in 1988. Remains unreleased.

Streetwalker (demo) : Recorded on October 27, 1986. Leaked in 2020 in LQ. HQ demo leaked on January 28, 2023 but remains unreleased.

Streetwalker : Recorded in 1987 & released on October 16, 2001 (Bad Special Edition).

The Way You Make Me Feel : Recorded in 1987. Released on August 31, 1987 (Bad).

The Way You Make Me Feel (short film soundtrack version) : Mixed done in 1987 for the short film. Remains unreleased.

Throwin’ Your Life Away (demo) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Damien Shields: “these are the copyright registration papers, filed on September 26, 1988 by Karen Langford. Attached to this registration was a black TDK cassette tape of the song with “Dolby B 09/08/88 Michael Jackson 1) “Throwin’ Your Life Away” Ruff Mix of MJ 424” written in blue marker. Neff-U used a digital copy of this version when he did the 2010 remix. Like I said, he didn’t have access to the multi-track, but he tried to work with what he had. The results were underwhelming and the song ultimately wasn’t in contention for the Michael album”. One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. A snippet leaked in 2018. The full demo (low quality) leaked in June 2020. but remains unreleased.

Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu (Spanish version of I Just Can’t Stop Loving You) : Recorded & released in 1987.

Tomboy : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Contains a melody identical to the “I bet you remember” line in Remember the Time. Features Roger Troutman as guest musician. Damien Shields: “Tomboy, I don’t know. I heard a version at the US Copyright Office, but the version I heard was instrumental. It had a VERY “Captain EO” vibe to it, and a melody line in the music strikingly similar to (basically the same as) the “I bet you remember” line in Remember The Time”.  Remains unreleased.

Turning Me Off : Written and recorded in January 1986. Worked with Bill Bottrell and John Barnes. Described as “one of Michael’s edgier experiments” and “very groove-oriented” by Matt Forger. Remains unreleased.

We Are Here To Change The World : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Used in Captain Eo in 1986. A shorter version was released on November 16, 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set) but Captain Eo version remains unreleased.

We Are The World (demo) : Recorded in January 1985 with John Barnes. Released on November 16, 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

We Are The World : Recorded in January 1985. Released on March 7, 1985 (We Are The World).

What You Do To Me (1985 demo) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt ForgerDamien Shields : “You Do To Me has lyrics/vocals. It’s a mid-tempo love song. Similar breezy vibe to Free and I’m So Blue. Chorus lyrics: “You just don’t know, you just don’t know, what you do to me, do to me, do to me, do-do-do, do to me.” Remains unreleased.

2300 Jackson Street : Recorded in 1989. Released on May 28, 1989 (2300 Jackson Street). It is the only song on the album featuring Michael and Marlon Jackson, as they had left the group before further recording sessions. The song also features Rebbie and Janet.

You Were There : November 13 : Michael sings “You Were There” during the taping of the Sammy Davis Jr 60th Anniversary TV Special at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. One of the songs listed by MJ on a handwritten note of songs he wanted to finish in June 2009. Studio version remains unreleased.

1983-1984 : Victory era

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by MJ during the Victory era (1983-1984). Songs and poems written but never recorded, live performances, covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

Sources : My personal research, Wikipedia, Michael Jackson: For The Record by Chris Cadman & Craig Halstead, Twitter account of Damien Shields and the amazing archives of the MJCast.

Be Not Always : Written in 1979 as “Always, Be Not Always”. Recorded from November 1983 to May 1984. Released on July 2, 1984.

Billie Jean (Pepsi version) : Recorded in 1983 with The Jacksons & used in Pepsi commercials in 1984. Released in a special limited 7″promo Pepsi Pepsi titled “The Choice Of A New Generation”. Never released on CD.

Buffalo Bill (demo) : Written by Michael Jackson. Recorded in 1983 as first studio collaboration with John Barnes. Inspired by poker player Wild Bill Hickok or bison hunter William Cody. MJ speaks about it in the “Hayvenhurst” home video in 1983). Remains unreleased.

Centipede : The song was written and produced by MJ in spring 1984 . He and The Weather Girls also sang backing vocals on the song. The song was released as a single in September 1984.

Chicago 1945 : Recorded in 1983, based on one of the grooves Steve Porcaro submitted to Michael. Vocally complete song about three girls who went out and mysteriously disappeared throughout the night, with a hook of “never to be found again. Revisited during the HIStory and Invincible sessions, but was left off both albums. Also known as “Chicago Nights” during the Invincible recording sessions. Porcaro was approached by the estate about using it on Xscape, but declined to give permission on the basis that the song didn’t need any “contemporizing”, and that he disapproves of the estate’s “straight to remix” approach to Michael’s unreleased material. A LQ version of the song leaked on November 13, 2022. HQ version leaked on January 28, 2023 but remains unreleased.

Don’t Stand Another Chance : Recorded in 1984 with Janet Jackson & The Jacksons. The song was written by Marlon Jackson and John Barnes. Marlon also produced it, and provided backing vocals along with his brothers Michael, Tito, and Jackie. The song was released as the lead single from Dream Street on August 13, 1984 by A&M Records.

Dream Away : Written by Steve Porcaro. Recorded in December 1982, one week after the release of Thriller. Vocally complete song, a beautiful ballad revealed and played for the first time by Steve Porcaro at a fan seminar in Paris on November 12, 2022. The song leaked on YouTube on November 13, 2022 but remains unreleased.

Liberian Girl (demo) : Recorded in 1983 (MJ speaks about it in the “Hayvenhurst” home video in 1983). Originally titles Pyramid Girl. The song was re recorded during the “Bad” album sessions but original demo remains unreleased.

Somebody’s Watching Me : The song was recorded late 1983 by American singer Rockwell, released by the Motown label in January 1984, as the lead single from his debut studio album of the same name. The song features guest vocals by brothers Michael Jackson (in the chorus) and Jermaine Jackson (additional backing vocals.

State Of Shock (demo with Freddie Mercury) : Recorded in 1983 & leaked in 2002. Remains unreleased.

State Of Shock : Duet with Mick Jagger recorded from November 1983 to May 1984. Released on July 2, 1984 (Victory).

Tell Me I’m Not Dreamin’ (Too Good to Be True) : Duet between Jermaine & MJ recorded late 1983. The song was released in April 1984 on Jermaine’s Dynamite album.

The Surprise Song : Song recorded with The Jacksons at their Hayvenhurst Home studio in May 1983 and included in an all original 7″ Fan Club Pack. Never released on CD.

Torture : Duet with Jermaine recorded from November 1983 to May 1984. Released on July 2, 1984 (Victory).

Victory (demo) : One of three songs MJ worked on with Queen’s Freddie Mercury in summer of 1983. The foundation of the track was laid with Mercury’s manager Peter Freestone banging on the toilet door in perfect time for 5 minutes as there were no instruments or musicians around at Hayvenhurst. Remains unreleased.

Wait : Recorded with The Jacksons from November 1983 to May 1984. Released on July 2, 1984 (Victory).

We Can Change The World : Recorded with The Jacksons from November 1983 to May 1984. Released on July 2, 1984 (Victory).