Jackson Dynasty 2023

January 03 : Janet posts a message on Eissa’s 6th birthday : “To my beautiful baby Eissa. Happy 6th birthday! I LUV you and I’m so proud of who you are!”.

January 6 : Janet shares a short video of her “If” performance in Las Vegas on New Year’s eve.

January 13 : Many Jackson family members comment the sudden and tragic death of Lisa Marie Preseley. No public comment from Janet.

LaToya : “We miss you Lisa! You will forever be in our hearts, I will never forget how much you shared the love you had for my brother with me,
I thank you for being so honest #RIP”

January 25 : Janet posts a selfie on Instagram with Dean (they are in London) and Gil (in Zoom) : “First official creative meeting for #togetheragaintour”

Janet Jackson 2023

January 03 : Janet posts a message on Eissa’s 6th birthday : “To my beautiful baby Eissa. Happy 6th birthday! I LUV you and I’m so proud of who you are!”.

January 6 : Janet shares a short video of her “If” performance in Las Vegas on New Year’s eve.

January 13 : Many Jackson family members comment the sudden and tragic death of Lisa Marie Preseley. No public comment from Janet.

January 25 : Janet posts a selfie on Instagram with Dean (they are in London) and Gil (in Zoom) : “First official creative meeting for #togetheragaintour”.

Michael Jackson In The Studio : 1967-2009

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by MJ during his lifetime. 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.

1967-1968 : Steeltown era

A Change Is Gonna Come : Recorded with the Jackson 5 in 1967-1968. Released in 1993 (Big Boy, Japonese release).

Baby You Don’t Have To Go : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1967-1968. Released in 1993 (Japonese release of “Big Boy”).

Big Boy : In late November/December 1967, the J5 recorded a new version of “Big Boy” at the Sunny Sawyer Studio in Chicago. The song was released as their first ever single on January 31, 1968.

Change Is Gonna Come : Recorded in 1967 with The Jackson. Released in 1999 (The Steel Town Sessions).

I’m A Big Boy Now* : On July 13, 1967 : The Jackson 5 made their first professionnal recording at the George & Ernie Leaner Studio for One-derful Records in Chicago. They recorded the song “I’m A Big Boy Now” but they did not sign any record deal. This recording session was found 42 years later in 2009 and released posthumously in 2014.

*Very first recording session.

I Found A Love : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1967-1968. Released in 2005 (Soul Masters).

I Never Had A Girl : Recorded in 1967 with the Jackson 5. Released in 1995 (Michael Jackson Pre History).

Jam Session aka Jam Session (Part One) : Released in mid-1968 (B-side od We Don’t Have To Be 21 (To Fall In Love) single) and on CD in June 1996 (The Jackson 5 pré-history The Lost Steeltown Recordings).

Jam Session (Part Two) aka Boys And Girls We Are The Jackson 5 : Recorded in 1967. Released in 1989 (The Jackson 5 – Beginning Years 1967-1968.

Let Me Carry Your Schoolbooks : Recorded in 1967 with the Jackson 5. Released in June 1996 (The Jackson 5 pré-history The Lost Steeltown Recordings).

Lonely Heart : Recorded in 1967 with The Jackson. Released in 1989 (Beginning Years 1967-1968).

Michael The Lover aka Some girls want me for a Lover : Recorded in 1967 with the Jackson 5. Released in 1989 (Beginning Years 1967-1968).

My Girl : Recorded in 1967 with the Jackson 5. Released in June 1996 (The Jackson 5 pre-history The Lost Steeltown Recordings).

Saturday Night At The Movies : Recorded in 1967 with the Jackson 5. Released in 1995 (Michael Jackson Pre History).

Some Gils Want Me For Their Lover : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1967-1968. Released in March 1971 as the B-side if You Don’t Have To Be Over 21 To Fall In Love.

Soul Jerk : Recorded in 1967 with the Jackson 5. Released in June 1996 (The Jackson 5 pre-history The Lost Steeltown Recordings).

Stormy Monday : Recorded in 1967 with The Jackson. Released in 1997 (Beginning Years 1967-1968).

Take My Heart : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1968. Found on a metal acetate with Take My Heart on Side 1 and Jackson Man on Side 2 by Adey Piere in Indiana in 2000. Remains unreleased.

Track Of My Tears : Recorded in 1967 with the Jackson 5. Released in 1989 (The Jackson 5 – Beginning Years 1967-1968).

Under The Boardwalk : Recorded in 1967 with the Jackson 5. Released in 1989 (The Jackson 5 – Beginning Years 1967-1968).

We Don’t Have To Be Over 21 (to Fall in Love) : Recorded in November/December 1967 and released in 1968.

You’ve Changed : Recorded in July 1967 with the Jackson 5. Released on January 31, 1968 as B-side of Big Boy’s single.

1969-1975 : Motown era

ABC : Recorded late 1969/early 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on May 8, 1970 (ABC).

A Fool For You : Recorded with The Jackson 5 on February 12, 1970. Released on June 20, 1995 (Soulsation!).

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough : The Jackson 5 recorded two versions of the song in 1969-1974. Both versions remain unreleased.

Ain’t No Sunshine : Recorded in July – November 1971. Released on January 24, 1972 (Got To Be There).

Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1971-1972. Released on May 23, 1972 (Lookin’ Through the Windows).

Ain’t Too Proud To Beg : Temptations hit recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Remains unreleased.

After The Storm (The Sun Will Shine) : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Remains unreleased.

After You Leave Girl : Recorded in May-August 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

All I Do Is Think Of You : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1974-1975. Released on May 15, 1975 (Moving Violation).

All The Things You Are : Recorded in March 1972 – January 1973. Released on April 13, 1973 (Music And Me).

A Place In The Sun : Stevie Wonder cover recorded by The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Remains unreleased.

A Pretty Face Is : Written by Stevie Wonder circa 1974. The song was originally intended for the Jackson 5 or as a duet between Wonder and Jackson; the two reportedly recorded the song for Wonder’s 1987 Characters album. Remains unreleased.

Ask The Lonely : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1970. Released on June 20, 1995 (Soulsation!).

Ave Maria : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1970 for the Christmas album but it failed to make the final tracklisting. Remains unreleased.

Baby I Need Your Lovin’ : Four Tops cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Remains unreleased.

Back In My Arms Again : Supremes hit recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Remains unreleased.

Be My Girl : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972. Remains unreleased.

Ben : Recorded in November 1971 – February 1972. Released on July 12, 1972 (Ben single) and August 4, 1972 (Ben album).

Blowin’ In The Wind : Bob Dylan cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Remains unreleased.

Body Language (Do the Love Dance) : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1974-1975. Released on May 15, 1975 (Moving Violation).

Born To Love You : Recorded in June 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released on December 12, 1969 (Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5).

Boys & Girls We Are the Jackson Five : Recorded in 1967. Released in 1989 (The Jackson 5 – Beginning Years 1967-1968.

Breezy : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1974-1975. Released on May 15, 1975 (Moving Violation).

Bridge Over Troubled Water : Recorded in April–July 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on September 8, 1970 (Third Album).

Buttercup : Song written by Stevie Wonder in 1974-1975 for The Jackson 5. Remains unreleased.

Call Of The Wild : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1974-1975. Released on May 15, 1975 (Moving Violation).

Call On Me : Recorded on September 4th, 1973. Remix with added overdubs released on May 8, 1984 (Farewell My Summer Love). Original 1973 recording released in March 1995 (THE BEST OF).

Can I Get A Witness : Marvin Gaye cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Remains unreleased.

Can I See You in the Morning : Recorded in April–July 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on September 8, 1970 (Third Album).

Can’t Get Ready For Losing You : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1975. Released on June 20, 1995 (Soulsation!).

Can You Remember : Recorded on July 10th & 15th 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released on December 12, 1969 (Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5).

Chained : Recorded in August 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released on December 12, 1969 (Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5).

Children’s Christmas Song : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1970 for the Christmas album. Remains unreleased.

Children of The Light : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1971-1972. Released on May 23, 1972 (Lookin’ Through the Windows).

Christmas Everyday : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1970 for the Christmas album. Remains unreleased.

Christmas Won’t Be the Same This Year : Recorded in 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on October 15, 1970 (Jackson 5 Christmas Album).

Cinderella Stay Awhile : Recorded in October–December 1974. Released on January 16, 1975 (Forever Michael).

Come and Get It (Love’s on the Fire) : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

(Come ‘Round Here) I’m the One You Need : Recorded late 1969/early 1970. Released on May 8, 1970 (ABC).

Coming Home : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1975. Released on June 20, 1995 (Soulsation!).

Corner Of The Sky : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972–1973. Released on March 29, 1973 (Skywriter).

Cupid : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Darling Dear : Recorded in April–July 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on September 8, 1970 (Third Album).

Dancing Machine : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in November 1972 – July 1973. Released on September 12, 1973 (Get It Together).

Dancing Machine (1974 version) : New mix of the song recorded with The Jackson 5 in November 1972 – July 1973. Released on September 15, 1974 (Dancing Machine).

Dapper-Dan : Recorded in October–December 1974. Released on January 16, 1975 (Forever Michael).

Darling Dear : Recorded on May 24th, 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on September 8, 1970 (Third Album).

Dear Michael : Recorded in October–December 1974. Released on January 16, 1975 (Forever Michael).

Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) : Song recorded by Jackie Jackson for his solo album with background vocals by The Jackson 5 including MJ. Released in 1973 (Jackie Jackson).

Does Your Mama Know About Me : Song recorded in 1973 by Jermaine with background vocals by The Jackson 5 including MJ. Released on May 6, 1973 (Come Into My Life).

Do I Owe : Song recorded by Jackie Jackson for his solo album with background vocals by The Jackson 5 including MJ. Released in 1973 (Jackie Jackson).

Doctor My Eyes : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1971-1972. Released on May 23, 1972 (Lookin’ Through the Windows).

Doggin’ Around : Recorded in March 1972 – January 1973. Released on April 13, 1973 (Music And Me).

Don’t Know Why I Love You : Recorded late 1969/early 1970. Released on May 8, 1970 (ABC).

Don’t Let It Get You Down : Recorded on August 31, 1973. Released as a over-dubbed version on May 8, 1984 (Farewell My Summer Love). Original version released in March 1995 (THE BEST OF).

Don’t Let Your Baby Catch You : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1971-1972. Released on May 23, 1972 (Lookin’ Through the Windows).

Don’t Say Goodbye Again : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in November 1972 – July 1973. Released on September 12, 1973 (Get It Together).

Don’t Want To See Tomorrow : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1971-1972. Released on May 23, 1972 (Lookin’ Through the Windows).

Do You Love Me : Contours cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Remains unreleased.

E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ne-Moe (The Choice is Yours to Pull) : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1971-1972. Released on May 23, 1972 (Lookin’ Through the Windows).

Euphoria : Recorded in March 1972 – January 1973. Released on April 13, 1973 (Music And Me).

Everybody Is A Star : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1975. Released on June 20, 1995 (Soulsation!).

Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool : Recorded in November 1971 – February 1972. Released on August 4, 1972 (Ben).

Farewell My Summer Love : Recorded on August 31, 1973. Released as a over-dubbed version on May 8, 1984 (Farewell My Summer Love). Original version released in March 1995 (THE BEST OF).

Feelin’ Alright : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Fingertips : Stevie Wonder cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Remains unreleased.

For Once In My Life : Stevie Wonder cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Remains unreleased.

Frosty The Snowman : Recorded in 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on October 15, 1970 (Jackson 5 Christmas Album).

Get It Together : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in November 1972 – July 1973. Released on September 12, 1973 (Get It Together).

Girl Don’t Take Your Love from Me : Recorded in July – November 1971. Released on January 24, 1972 (Got To Be There).

Girl You’re So Together : Recorded on August 31, 1973. Released as a over-dubbed version on May 8, 1984 (Farewell My Summer Love). Original version released in March 1995 (THE BEST OF).

Give Love On Christmas Day : Recorded in 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on October 15, 1970 (Jackson 5 Christmas Album).

Give Love On Christmas Day (Group A Cappella Version) : Recorded in 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released posthumously in 2009 (Ultimate Christmas Collection bonus tracks).

Give Me Half A Chance : Recorded December 1969 – June 1970, during ABC and Third Album sessions. Released on February 11, 1986 (Looking Back to Yesterday).

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen : Recorded in 1970 with The Jackson 5 for the Christmas album. Remains unreleased.

Goin’ Back to Indiana : Recorded in April–July 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on September 8, 1970 (Third Album).

Going My Way : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Got To Be There : Recorded in June 1971. Released on October 7, 1971 (Got To Be There single) and January 24, 1972 (Got To Be There album).

Greatest Show On Earth : Recorded in November 1971 – February 1972. Released on August 4, 1972 (Ben).

Guess Who’s Making Whoopee With Your Girlfriend : Song recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Evolved into Mama’s Pearl. It leaked online but it remains unreleased.

Hallelujah Day : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972–1973. Released on March 29, 1973 (Skywriter).

Happy (Love Theme from Lady Sings the Blues) : Recorded in March 1972 – January 1973. Released on April 13, 1973 (Music And Me).

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas : Recorded in 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on October 15, 1970 (Jackson 5 Christmas Album).

Heaven Help Us All : Stevie Wonder cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

Heaven Knows I love Your Girl : Recorded with The Jacksons from December 1976 to August 1977. Released on October 18, 1977 (Goin’ Places).

(Here I Am) Come And Take Me : Recorded on June 6, 1973. Released on May 8, 1984 (Farewell My Summer Love).

Honey Chile : Recorded with The Jackson 5.in June 1970 – February 1971. Released on April 12, 1971 (Maybe Tomorrow).

Honey Love : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1974-1975. Released on May 15, 1975 (Moving Violation).

How Funky Is Your Chicken : Recorded in April–July 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on September 8, 1970 (Third Album).

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) : Marvin Gaye cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in the early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

Hum Along And Dance : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in November 1972 – July 1973. Released on September 12, 1973 (Get It Together).

I Am Love : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1974. Released on September 15, 1974 (Dancing Machine).

I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1973. Released on January 16, 1979 (Boogie).

I Can Only Give You Love : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1971-1972. Released on May 23, 1972 (Lookin’ Through the Windows).

I Can’t Get Enough Of You : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

I Can’t Get You Off My Mind : MJ worked on the song in the early 1970s. A demo version/monoacetate is known to exist. Remains unreleased.

I Can’ Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) : Four Tops cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in the early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

I Can’t Quit Your Love : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972–1973. Released on March 29, 1973 (Skywriter).

Iddinit : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

I Found That Girl : Recorded late 1969/early 1970 with the Jackson 5. Released on May 8, 1970 (ABC).

If I Can’, Nobody Can : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

If I Don’t Love You This Way : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1974. Released on September 15, 1974 (Dancing Machine).

If I Have To Move A Mountain : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1971-1972. Released on May 23, 1972 (Lookin’ Through the Windows).

If I Have To Move A Mountain (Original Complete Version) : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

If” N I Was God : Recorded April 11 – May 1973, during Music & Me and the Jackson 5 G.I.T.: Get It Together sessions. Released on February 11, 1986 (Looking Back to Yesterday).

If The Shoe Don’t Fit : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

If You Really Love Me : Stevie Wonder cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in the early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

If You Want Heaven : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

I Got A Feeling : Four Tops cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in the early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

I Hear A Symphony : Recorded in January 1970, during ABC sessions. Released on February 11, 1986 (Looking Back to Yesterday).

I Heard It Through The Grapevine : Cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in the early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

(I Know) I’m Losing You : Recorded in July 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released on December 12, 1969 (Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5).

I’ll Bet You : Recorded late 1969/early 1970. Released on May 8, 1970 (ABC).

I’ll Be There : Recorded in April–July 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on September 8, 1970 (Third Album).

I’ll Come Home To You : Recorded in October–December 1974. Released on January 16, 1975 (Forever Michael).

I’ll Turn To Stone : Four Tops cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in the early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

I’m Glad It Rained : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1975. Released on June 20, 1995 (Soulsation!).

I’m So Happy : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in April – October 1971. Released on November 23, 1971 (B-side of Suggar Daddy single).

I’m Your Sunny One : Recorded in May-August 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

In Our Small Way ; Recorded in July – November 1971. Released on January 24, 1972 (Got To Be There).

I Need You : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in the early 70’s. Released on June 20, 1995 (Soulsation!).

In Our Small Way : Recorded in November 1971 – February 1972. Released on August 4, 1972 (Ben).

I Only Have Eyes For You : Jermaine Jackson song recorded in 1972 with The Jackson 5. Released on July 14, 1972 (Jermaine).

It All Begins And Ends With Love : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1974. Released on September 15, 1974 (Dancing Machine).

It’s Christmas Time : Recorded with the Jackson 5 in 1970 for the Christmas album. Remains unreleased.

It’s Great To Be Here : Recorded with The Jackson 5.in June 1970 – February 1971. Released on April 12, 1971 (Maybe Tomorrow).

It’s The Same Old Song : Four Tops cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in the early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

It’s Too Late To Change The Time : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in November 1972 – July 1973. Released on September 12, 1973 (Get It Together).

It’s Your Thing : Recorded on August 7, 1969 with The Jackson 5. Released on June 20, 1995 (Soulsation!).

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus : Recorded in 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on October 15, 1970 (Jackson 5 Christmas Album).

I Wanna Be Where You Are : Recorded in July – November 1971. Released on January 24, 1972 (Got To Be There).

I Want You Back : Recorded in August 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released on December 12, 1969 (Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5). Original title was “I Want To Be Free”.

I Want You to Come Home For Christmas : Song recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1970 for the Christmas album. Remains unreleased.

I Was Made To Lover Her : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1973. Released on January 16, 1979 (Boogie).

I Will Find A Way : Recorded with The Jackson 5.in June 1970 – February 1971. Released on April 12, 1971 (Maybe Tomorrow).

J5 Christmas Medley : Give Love On Christmas Day (Group A Cappella Version).

Jackson Man : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1968. Found on a metal acetate with Take My Heart on Side 1 and Jackson Man on Side 2 by Adey Piere in Indiana in 2000. Remains unreleased.

Jamie : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1975. Released on June 20, 1995 (Soulsation!).

Jingle Bells : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1970 for the Christmas album. Remains unreleased.

Johnny Raven : Recorded in March 1972 – January 1973. Released on April 13, 1973 (Music And Me).

Joy To The World : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1970 for the Christmas album. Remains unreleased.

Joyful Jukebox Music : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972-1975. Released on October 26, 1976 (Joyful Jukebox Music).

Jumbo Sam : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Just A Little Bit Of You : Recorded in October–December 1974. Released on January 16, 1975 (Forever Michael).

Just A Little Misunderstanding : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1975. Released on June 20, 1995 (Soulsation!).

Just Because I Love You : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1973. Released on January 16, 1979 (Boogie).

Keep An Eye : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Keep Off The Grass : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Kentucky Road : Song recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974). Remains unreleased.

Label Me Love : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

La-La (Means I Love You) : Recorded late 1969/early 1970. Released on May 8, 1970 (ABC).

Lavendar Blue : Disney song recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

Let’s Go Back To Day One : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Let’s Have A Party : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1975. Released on June 20, 1995 (Soulsation!).

Listen I’ll Tell You How : Recorded in May-August 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released posthumously on November 10, 2009 (I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters).

Little Bitty Pretty One : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1971-1972. Released on May 23, 1972 (Lookin’ Through the Windows).

Little Christmas Tree : Recorded in 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released in 2003 (Jackson 5 Christmas Album remaster).

(Loneliness Has Made Me Realise) It’s You That I Need : Temptations hit recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

Lonely Teardrops : Recorded July – August 1972. Released on February 11, 1986 (Looking Back to Yesterday).

Lookin Through The Window : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1971-1972. Released on May 23, 1972 (Lookin’ Through the Windows).

Love Don’t Want To Leave : Jackie Jackson’s song featuring The Jackson 5. Recorded in early 70’s. Released on June 15, 1976 (Anthology).

Love Call : Song recorded with The Jackson 5 on October 12, 1971. Test pressings known to exist. Remains unreleased.

Love Feels Like Fire : Four Tops track recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

Love Go Away : Song recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone : Recorded in July – November 1971. Released on January 24, 1972 (Got To Be There).

Love Is The Thing You Need : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972-1975. Released on October 26, 1976 (Joyful Jukebox Music).

Love’s Gone Bad : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in February 1972 . Released on January 16, 1979 (Boogie).

Love Scenes : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1975. Released on June 20, 1995 (Soulsation!).

Love Song : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1971-1972. Released in 2001 (Lookin’ Through the Windows remastered).

Love Trip : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever : Four Tops track recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

Lulu : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1975. Released on June 20, 1995 (Soulsation!).

Make Tonight All Mine : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972-1975. Released on October 26, 1976 (Joyful Jukebox Music).

Makin’ Life a Little Easier for You : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Mama, I Got A Brand New Thing (Don’t Say No) : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in November 1972 – July 1973. Released on September 12, 1973 (Get It Together).

Mama’s Pearl : Recorded in April–July 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on September 8, 1970 (Third Album).

Mama’s Pearl (demo) : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Mama Told Me Not To Come : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Maria (You Were the Only One) : Recorded in July – November 1971. Released on January 24, 1972 (Got To Be There).

Maybe Tomorrow : Recorded with The Jackson 5.in June 1970 – February 1971. Released on April 12, 1971 (Maybe Tomorrow).

Melodie : Recorded January – October 1973. Released on May 8, 1984 (Farewell My Summer Love).

Miss Lucky Day : Song recorded with The Jackson in 1973. Remains unreleased.

Money Honey : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1975. Released on June 20, 1995 (Soulsation!).

Morning Glow : Recorded in March 1972 – January 1973. Released on April 13, 1973 (Music And Me).

Movin’ : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Moving Violation : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1974-1975. Released on May 15, 1975 (Moving Violation).

Music And Me : Recorded in March 1972 – January 1973. Released on April 13, 1973 (Music And Me).

Music’s Takin’ Over : Recorded with The Jacksons from December 1976 to August 1977. Released on October 18, 1977 (Goin’ Places).

My Cherie Amour : Recorded in July 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released on December 12, 1969 (Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5).

My Favourite Things : Song recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1970 for the Christmas album. Remains unreleased.

My Girl (1972 version) : Recorded in November 1971 – February 1972. Released on August 4, 1972 (Ben).

My Little Baby : Recorded with The Jackson 5.in June 1970 – February 1971. Released on April 12, 1971 (Maybe Tomorrow).

Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye) : Gladys Knight & The Pips track recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

Never Can Say Goodbye : Recorded with The Jackson 5.in June 1970 – February 1971. Released on April 12, 1971 (Maybe Tomorrow).

Never Had a Dream Come True : Recorded late 1969/early 1970. Released on May 8, 1970 (ABC).

Nobody : Recorded in August 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released on December 12, 1969 (Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5).

No News Is Good News : Song recorded with Stevie Wonder & The Jackson 5 in 1974. Remains unreleased.

Oh, I’ve Been Bless’d : Recorded in May-August 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released on January 16, 1979 (Boogie).

Oh How Happy : Recorded in April–July 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on September 8, 1970 (Third Album).

One Day I’ll Marry You : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1973. Released on January 16, 1979 (Boogie).

One Day In Your Life : Recorded in October–December 1974. Released on January 16, 1975 (Forever Michael).

One More Chance : Recorded late 1969/early 1970. Released on May 8, 1970 (ABC).

Ooh Baby, Baby : Smokey Robinson’s cover recorded with The Jackson in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

Ooh, I’d Love To Be With You : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972–1973. Released on March 29, 1973 (Skywriter).

Our Love : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone : Temptation’s cover recorded with The Jackson in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

Penny Arcade : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1970-1973. Released on January 16, 1979 (Boogie).

People Make The World Go Round : Recorded in November 1971 – February 1972. Released on August 4, 1972 (Ben).

Petals ; Recorded with The Jackson 5.in June 1970 – February 1971. Released on April 12, 1971 (Maybe Tomorrow).

Pride And Joy : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972-1975. Released on October 26, 1976 (Joyful Jukebox Music).

Purple Snowflakes : Song recorded with The Jackson in 1970 fot the Christmas album. Remains unreleased.

Quicksand : Martha Reeves & The Vandellas’ cover recorded with The Jackson in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

Reach In : Recorded in April–July 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on September 8, 1970 (Third Album).

Reach Out, I’ll Be There : Recorded between May-August 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released on June 20,1995 (Soulsation!).

Ready or Not (Here I Come) : Recorded in April–July 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on September 8, 1970 (Third Album).

Reflections : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in November 1972 – July 1973. Released on September 12, 1973 (Get It Together).

Rockin’ Robin : Recorded in July – November 1971. Released on January 24, 1972 (Got To Be There).

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer : Recorded in 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on October 15, 1970 (Jackson 5 Christmas Album).

Sad Souvenirs : Four Tops’ cover recorded with The Jackson in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town : Recorded in 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on October 15, 1970 (Jackson 5 Christmas Album).

Season’s Greetings from Michael Jackson : Recorded in 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released posthumously in 2009 (Ultimate Christmas Collection bonus tracks).

Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over) : Four Tops’ cover recorded with The Jackson in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

She Say Want : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

She Say Want : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

She’s A Rhythm Child : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1974. Released on September 15, 1974 (Dancing Machine).

She’s Good : Recorded with The Jackson 5.in June 1970 – February 1971. Released on April 12, 1971 (Maybe Tomorrow).

Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Da : Recorded in November 1971 – February 1972. Released on August 4, 1972 (Ben).

Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours. Stevie Wonder’s cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

Silent Night : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1970 for the Christmas album. Remains unreleased.

Silver Bells : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1970 for the Christmas album. Remains unreleased.

Since I Lost My Baby : Recorded in May-1969 with The Jackson 5. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Since You’ve Been Gone : Four Tops’ cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

Sixteen Candles : Recorded with The Jackson 5.in June 1970 – February 1971. Released on April 12, 1971 (Maybe Tomorrow).

Skywriter : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972–1973. Released on March 29, 1973 (Skywriter).

So In Love : Jermaine Jackson’s song featuring The Jackson 5 recorded in 1973. Released on May 6, 1973 (Come Into My Life).

Someday at Christmas : Recorded in 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on October 15, 1970 (Jackson 5 Christmas Album).

Someone’s Standing In My Love Light : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Stand : Recorded in May 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released on December 12, 1969 (Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5).

Standing In The Shadows Of Love : Recorded on May 17th, 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released on December 12, 1969 (Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5).

Sugar Daddy : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in April – October 1971. Released as a single on November 23, 1971 and as album version on December 9, 1971 (Greatest Hits).

Take Me Back : Recorded in October–December 1974. Released on January 16, 1975 (Forever Michael).

Teenage Symphony : Recorded November 1972 – April 1973, during G.I.T.: Get It Together and Dancing Machine sessions. Released on February 11, 1986 (Looking Back to Yesterday).

That’s How Love Goes : Jermaine Jackson’s song featuring The Jackson 5 recorded on January 6th, 1972. Released on June 14, 1972 (Jermaine).

That’s How Love Is (Original Complete Version) : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

That’s What Christmas Means To Me : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1970 for the Christmas album. Remains unreleased.

That’s What Love Is Made Of : Recorded December 1969 & January 1970 – December 1971, during the Jackson 5’s Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 and ABC sessions. Released on February 11, 1986 (Looking Back to Yesterday).

The Boogie Man : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972–1973. Released on March 29, 1973 (Skywriter).

The Christmas Song : Recorded in 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on October 15, 1970 (Jackson 5 Christmas Album).

The Eternal Light : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972-1975. Released on October 26, 1976 (Joyful Jukebox Music).

The Little Drummer Boy : Recorded in 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on October 15, 1970 (Jackson 5 Christmas Album).

The Love I Saw In You Was Just a Mirage : Recorded in April–July 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on September 8, 1970 (Third Album).

The Love You Save : Recorded in March 1970. Released on May 8, 1970 (ABC).

The Life Of The Party : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1974. Released on September 15, 1974 (Dancing Machine).

The Mirrors Of My Mind : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1974. Released on September 15, 1974 (Dancing Machine).

The Wall : Recorded with The Jackson 5.in June 1970 – February 1971. Released on April 12, 1971 (Maybe Tomorrow).

The Young Folks : Recorded late 1969/early 1970 with the Jackson 5. Released on May 8, 1970 (ABC).

Through Sick And Thin : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972-1975. Released on October 26, 1976 (Joyful Jukebox Music).

Time Explosion : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1974-1975. Released on May 15, 1975 (Moving Violation).

To Know : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1971-1972. Released on May 23, 1972 (Lookin’ Through the Windows).

To Make My Father Proud : Recorded January – October 1973. Released on May 8, 1984 (Farewell My Summer Love).

To Sir, with Love : Recorded in May-August 1969 with the Jackson 5. Remains unreleased.

Too Young : Recorded in March 1972 – January 1973. Released on April 13, 1973 (Music And Me).

Touch : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972–1973. Released on March 29, 1973 (Skywriter).

Touch The One You Love : Recorded January – October 1973. Released on May 8, 1984 (Farewell My Summer Love).

True Love Can Be Beautiful : Recorded late 1969/early 1970. Released on May 8, 1970 (ABC).

Twenty-Five Miles : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in the early 1970’s. Released in October 1987 (The Original Soul of Michael Jackson). The original recording of the song was released posthumously on September 1, 20092 (Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection).

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Me : Song recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1970 for the Christmas album. Remains unreleased.

Up Again : Recorded in March 1972 – January 1973. Released on April 13, 1973 (Music And Me).

Up On The House Top : Recorded in 1970 with The Jackson 5. Released on October 15, 1970 (Jackson 5 Christmas Album).

Up On The Roof : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Uppermost : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972–1973. Released on March 29, 1973 (Skywriter).

Uptight (Everything’s Alright) : Stevie Wonder’s cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in the early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

We Can Have Fun : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1970. Released on June 20, 1995 (Soulsation!).

We’re Almost There : Recorded in October–December 1974. Released on January 16, 1975 (Forever Michael).

We’re Gonna Change Our Style : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972-1975. Released on October 26, 1976 (Joyful Jukebox Music).

We’re Here To Entertain You : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972-1975. Released on October 26, 1976 (Joyful Jukebox Music).

(We’re the) Music Makers : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

We’ve Got A Good Thing Going : Recorded in November 1971 – February 1972. Released on August 4, 1972 (Ben).

(We’ve Got) Blue Skies : Recorded with The Jackson 5.in June 1970 – February 1971. Released on April 12, 1971 (Maybe Tomorrow).

We’ve Got Forever : Recorded in October–December 1974. Released on January 16, 1975 (Forever Michael).

What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted : Jimmy Roffin’s cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

Whatever You Got, I Want : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1974. Released on September 15, 1974 (Dancing Machine).

What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) : Song recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

What Goes Around Comes Around : Recorded in November 1971 – February 1972. Released on August 4, 1972 (Ben).

What You Don’t Know : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1974. Released on September 15, 1974 (Dancing Machine).

When I Come of Age : Recorded March 1972 – 1973, during the Jackson 5’s G.I.T.: Get It Together sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio. Released on February 11, 1986 (Looking Back to Yesterday).

Where Did Our Love Go : Supremes’ cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

White Christmas : Song recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1970 for the Christmas album. Remains unreleased.

Who’s Looking For A Lover : Recorded December 1972 – 1973, during Music & Me sessions. Released on February 11, 1986 (Looking Back to Yesterday).

Who’s Loving You : Recorded in July 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released on December 12, 1969 (Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5).

Wings Of My Love : Recorded in July – November 1971. Released on January 24, 1972 (Got To Be There).

With a Child’s Heart : Recorded in March 1972 – January 1973. Released on April 13, 1973 (Music And Me).

World Of Sunshine : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972–1973. Released on March 29, 1973 (Skywriter).

Would Ya Would Ya Baby : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday : Stevie Wonder’s cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

You Ain’t Giving Me What I Want (So I’m Taking It All Back) : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1975. Released on June 20, 1995 (Soulsation!).

You Ain’t Gonna Change Nothin’ : Written by MJ in 1975. Remains unreleased.

You Are There : Recorded in October–December 1974. Released on January 16, 1975 (Forever Michael).

You’re Good For Me : Recorded December 1973, during G.I.T.: Get It Together sessions. Released on February 11, 1986 (Looking Back to Yesterday).

You’re In Good Hands : Jermaine Jackson’s sing featuring The Jackson 5 recorded in 1973. Released on May 6, 1973 (Come Into My Life).

You’re My Best Friend, My Love : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972-1975. Released on October 26, 1976 (Joyful Jukebox Music).

You’re My Everything : Temptations’s cover recorded with The Jackson 5 in early 70’s. Remains unreleased.

You’re Supposed to Keep Your Love For Me : Originally recorded in 1975 by Jermaine Jackson, with Stevie Wonder, Jackie Jackson and Michael on backing vocals. Re-cut solo version by Jermaine featured on his 1980 Let’s Get Serious album, replacing the original recording featuring brother Michael. Remains unreleased.

You Better Watch Out : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

You Can Cry On My Shoulder : Recorded in November 1971 – February 1972. Released on August 4, 1972 (Ben).

You Can’t Hurry Love : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1969-1974. Released posthumously on August 28, 2012 (Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls).

You’ve Changed (1969 version) : Recorded in July 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released on December 12, 1969 (Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5).

You’ve Got A Friend : Recorded in July – November 1971. Released on January 24, 1972 (Got To Be There).

You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me : Recorded in January – October 1973. Released on May 8, 1984 (Farewell My Summer Love).

You Haven’t Done Nothin’ : Stevie Wonder song featiring The Jackson 5 recorded in 1974. Released on July 22, 1974 (Fulfillingness’ First Finale).

You Made Me What I Am : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1972–1973. Released on March 29, 1973 (Skywriter).

You Need Love Like I Do (Don’t You) : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in November 1972 – July 1973. Released on September 12, 1973 (Get It Together).

(You Were Made) Especially for Me : Recorded with The Jackson 5 in 1974-1975. Released on May 15, 1975 (Moving Violation).

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah : Recorded in May 1969 with the Jackson 5. Released on December 12, 1969 (Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5).

1-2-3 : Demo version of ABC recorded in 1969. Alternate lyrics “1, 2, 3 esasy as ABC. Bootleg recording known to exist. Remains unreleased.

2-4-6-8 : Recorded late 1969/early 1970. Released on May 8, 1970 (ABC).

7 Rooms Of Gloom : Four Tops cover recorded by the Jackson 5 in 1969=1974. Remains unreleased.

1976-1977 : Gamble & Huff era

Blues Away : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Different Kind Of Lady : Recorded with The Jacksons from December 1976 to August 1977. Released on October 18, 1977 (Goin’ Places).

Disco Kids : Written by James Whitney. Recorded by MJ between 1976 and 1979. Remains unreleased.

Do What You Wanna : Recorded with The Jacksons from December 1976 to August 1977. Released on October 18, 1977 (Goin’ Places).

Dreamer : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Enjoy Yourself : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Even Though You’re Gone : Recorded with The Jacksons from December 1976 to August 1977. Released on October 18, 1977 (Goin’ Places).

Find Me A Girl : Recorded with The Jacksons from December 1976 to August 1977. Released on October 18, 1977 (Goin’ Places).

Goin’ Places : Recorded with The Jacksons from December 1976 to August 1977. Released on October 18, 1977 (Goin’ Places).

Goin’ To Rio : Written in 1976 by MJ and Carole Bayer Sager. Failed to make the Off the Wall album. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Good Times : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Holiday Inn : Written in 1976. Song registered with the United States Copyright Office in November 1984. Remains unreleased.

Iowa : Written by Michael Jackson circa 1977. Classical piece confirmed by sister Janet Jackson in a 1993 magazine interview. Song registered with the United States Copyright Office. Remains unreleased.

Jump For Joy : Recorded with The Jacksons from December 1976 to August 1977. Released on October 18, 1977 (Goin’ Places).

Keep On Dancing : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Kentucky : Written by MJ in the mid-1970s. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Living Together : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Man Of War : Recorded with The Jacksons from December 1976 to August 1977. Released on October 18, 1977 (Goin’ Places).

Ode to Sorrow : Written by Michael Jackson in 1977. Song registered with the United States Copyright Office in November 1984. Remains unreleased.

People Got To Be Free : Demo recorded with The Jacksons and Bobby Taylor at the Hayvenhurst home studio in 1975-1976. Remains unreleased.

Piece Of The Pie : Demo recorded with The Jacksons and Bobby Taylor at the Hayvenhurst home studio in 1975-1976. Remains unreleased.

Rock In A Hard Place : Demo recorded with The Jacksons and Bobby Taylor at the Hayvenhurst home studio in 1975-1976. Remains unreleased.

Show You The Way To Go : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Strenght Of One Man : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Style Of Life : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

Sweet Music : Written by James Whitney. Recorded in 1976-1979. Remains unreleased.

Thank You For Life : Written circa 1976. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Registered with the United States Copyright Office in November 1984. Remains unreleased.

Think Happy : Recorded with The Jacksons from June to October 1976. Released on November 27, 1976 (The Jacksons).

We’re All Alone : Demo recorded with The Jacksons & Bobby Taylor at the Hayvenhutst home studio in 1976. Remains unreleased.

1977-1978 : The Wiz era

A Brand New Day : Recorded with Diana Ross, Nipsey Russell and Ted Ross from November 1977 to January 1978. Released on September 18, 1978 (The Wiz soundtrack). Album version has Diana Ross singing the lines Michael sang in the film. Film version remains unreleased.

Be A Lion : Recorded with Diana Ross, Nipsey Russell and Ted Ross from November 1977 to January 1978. Released on September 18, 1978 (The Wiz soundtrack).

Can’t Get Outta the Rain : Recorded in 1978. Part 2″ of “You Can’t Win”, in which Michael Jackson repeatedly sings the line “Can’t get outta the game”, was vocally overdubbed, and the resulting track was titled “Can’t Get Outta the Rain”; it became the B-side of “The Girl Is Mine”, the first single from Jackson’s landmark album Thriller in 1982. Despite “Can’t Get Outta the Rain” being melodically identical to “You Can’t Win”, as well as lyrically identical except for the word “rain”, Jackson and Quincy Jones are credited as the song’s composers, not Charlie Smalls.

Ease On Down The Road : Duet with Diana Ross recorded from November 1977 to January 1978. Released on September 18, 1978 (The Wiz soundtrack).

Ease on Down the Road #2 : Recorded with Diana Ross, Nipsey Russell and from November 1977 to January 1978. Released on September 18, 1978 (The Wiz soundtrack).

Ease on Down the Road #3 : Recorded with Diana Ross, Nipsey Russell and Ted Ross from November 1977 to January 1978. Released on September 18, 1978 (The Wiz soundtrack).

You Can’t Win : Recorded from November 1977 to January 1978. Released on September 18, 1978 (The Wiz soundtrack).

You Can’t Win (extended version) : Recorded in 1978. After the original soundtrack version of “You Can’t Win” was recorded in 1977, Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones went back into the studio and re-recorded the track. It was the re-recording that was released in January 1979 as the second single from The Wiz. The 7-inch version split the song in half, with “Part 1” as the A-side and “Part 2” as the B-side; the full-length version was released as a 12-inch single and later was included on The Ultimate Collection in 2004.

1978 : Destiny era

All Night Dancin‘ : Recorded in 1978 and released on December 17, 1978 (Destiny).

Be A Pepper : In December 1978, The Jacksons signed a contract with Dr Pepper. They recorded “Be A Pepper”, a one minute version of “Blame It On The Boogie” with lyrics about the Dr Pepper drink. The song was used for radio and TV commercials in 1979 and eventually released on 1995 (25 Years of Dr Pepper Music).

Blame It on the Boogie : Recorded in 1978 and released on December 17, 1978 (Destiny).

Bless His Soul : Recorded in 1978 and released on December 17, 1978 (Destiny).

Destiny : Recorded in 1978 and released on December 17, 1978 (Destiny).

Shake A Body (demo version of Shake Your Body) : Recorded in 1978 at the Hayvenhurst home studio. Released on November 16, 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) : Recorded in 1978 and released on December 17, 1978 (Destiny).

That Girl : Recorded with The Jacksons in 1978-1980. Remains unreleased.

That’s What You Get (For Being Polite) : Recorded in 1978 and released on December 17, 1978 (Destiny).

Things I Do for You : Recorded in 1978 and released on December 17, 1978 (Destiny).

1978-1979 : Off The Wall era

A Baby Smiles aka Baby Smiles : Lyrics to the song were featured as a poem titled “When A Baby Smiles” in the 1992 book Dancing the Dream. Written and recorded in 1979 for the Off the Wall album. Reworked in 1990. Failed to make the Dangerous album. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Burn This Disco Out : Recorded from December 1978 to June 1979. Released on August 10, 1979 (Off The Wall).

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

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough : Recorded from December 1978 to June 1979. Released on August 10, 1979 (Off The Wall).

Get On The Floor (demo) : Recorded in 1978 and contains unreleased deleted verse from the album version. Full demo leaked in 2014 but remains unreleased.

Get On the Floor : Recorded from December 1978 to June 1979. Released on August 10, 1979 (Off The Wall). Re-arranged by MJ in early 1980, this newer version with a more prominent guitar sound, was included on new pressings of the album.

Girlfriend (demo) : Recorded on 1978. Full demo leaked in 2017 but remains unreleased.

Girlfriend : Recorded from December 1978 to June 1979. Released on August 10, 1979 (Off The Wall).

Good Night : Written by Rod Tempperton and recorded in 1979. Failed to make the Off The Wall album. Considered for Thriller album. Has a poem spoken by Michael at the end. Remains unreleased.

Goodness Knows : Written by James Whitney. Recorded between 1976 and 1979. Remains unreleased.

Got to Find a Way Somehow : Written by Michael Jackson in 1979 and registered with the United States Copyright Office in November 1984. Remains unreleased.

I Can’t Help It (demo) : Recorded in 1978 & played in 2013/2014 during fan conventions “In Studio With Michael”. Full demo leaked online in 2015. Remains unreleased.

I Can’t Help It : Recorded from December 1978 to June 1979. Released on August 10, 1979 (Off The Wall).

It’s The Falling In Love (demo) : Recorded in 1978/1979. Full demo leaked  in 2020 but remains unreleased.

It’s The Falling in Love : Recorded from December 1978 to June 1979. Released on August 10, 1979 (Off The Wall).

Off the Wall : Recorded from December 1978 to June 1979. Released on August 10, 1979 (Off The Wall).

Rock With You : Recorded from December 1978 to June 1979. Released on August 10, 1979 (Off The Wall).

She’s Out Of My Life (demo) : Recorded in 1978. Released posthumously on October 26, 2009 (This Is It).

She’s Out Of My Life (Alternate take 1) : Recorded in 1978. Full take leaked in 2020 but remains unreleased.

She’s Out Of My Life (Alternate take 2) : Recorded in 1978. Full take leaked in 2020 but remains unreleased.

She’s Out Of My Life (Alternate take 3) : Recorded in 1978. Full take leaked in 2020 but remains unreleased.

She’s Out of My Life : Recorded from December 1978 to June 1979. Released on August 10, 1979 (Off The Wall).

Susie : Written and recorded by Michael Jackson circa 1978. The song was re recorded in 1994-1995 as Little Susie during the “History” sessions. 1978 demo remains unreleased.

Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (demo) : demo recorded at Michael’s Hayvenhurst home recording studio in 1978. Leaked online & released posthumously on October 26, 2009 (This Is It).

We Are the Ones : Written by Michael Jackson in 1978. Song registered with the United States Copyright Office in November 1984. Remains unreleased.

What a Lovely Way to Go aka What A Lonely Way To Go : Demo recorded “before Off The Wall” according do Michael’s sworn deposition in 1993. Released posthumously on November 18, 2022 (Thriller).

Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong : Song recorded with Kenny Loggins in 1979. Released on September 28, 1979 (Keep The Fire).

Working Day & Night (demo) : Recorded in 1978 at the Hayvenhurst home studio with Randy & Janet & released on October 16, 2001 (Off The Wall Special Edition).

Working Day & Night (Uncut Session) : With unreleased ad-libs. Leaked in 2018 but remains unreleased.

Working Day and Night : Recorded from December 1978 to June 1979. Released on August 10, 1979 (Off The Wall).

You Told Me Your Lovin : Written by Michael Jackson in 1979. A second unreleased version exists, with words and music by Jackson’s brother Randy Song registered with the United States Copyright Office. Remains unreleased.

1980 : Triumph era

All I Do : Stevie Wonder track with Michael’s background vocals by Michael. Recorded in 1980. Released on September 29, 1980 (Hotter Than July).

Can You Feel It (Guide Vocal Demo) : Full demo leaked online in 2020 but remains unreleased.

Can You Feel It : Recorded in 1980. Released on October 18, 1980 (Triumph).

Can You Feel It (short film soundtrack version) : Mix done in 1980/1981 for the Triumph short film. Remains unreleased.

Don’t Matter To Me : Demo recorded in 1980 with Paul Anka. A snippet is used and released posthumously in 2018 on Drake’s song “Don’t Matter To Me”. Original demo remains unreleased.

Everybody (demo) : Leaked in 2020 (played by QuestLove) but remains unreleased.

Everybody : Recorded in 1980. Released on October 18, 1980 (Triumph).

Give It Up : Recorded with The Jacksons in 1980. Released on October 18, 1980 (Triumph).

Heartbreak Hotel (multi tracks) aka This Place Hotel : With unreleased adlibs sung by Michael. Full song leaked but remains unreleased.

Heartbreak Hotel aka This Place Hotel : Recorded in 1980 with The Jacksons and featuring LaToya Jackson. Released on October 18, 1980 (Triumph).

I’m In love Again : Recorded in 1980. All of Riperton’s vocals were stripped from earlier, original music tracks, and the backing tracks were completely redone. Completed with new musicians, vocalists and arrangements. Producer Quincy Jones described the project as “keeping the bridge, but moving the water”. MJ does background vocals on this song. Released on August 11, 1980 (Love Lives Forever).

I Never Heard aka This Is It : Demo recorded in 1980 with Paul Anka. New remix released posthumously on October 12, 2009 (This Is It). Snippet from the original demo leaked but full original demo remains unreleased.

Love Never Felt So Good  : Demo recorded in 1980 with Paul Anka & leaked in 2006. Original demo + 2 new remixes (including one by Timbaland featuring Justin Timberlake) released posthumously on May 9, 2014 (Xscape).

Lovely One (multi tracks) : Recorded with The Jackson in 1980. With unreleased adlibs sung by Michael. Full song leaked but remains unreleased.

Lovely One : Recorded in 1980. Released on October 18, 1980 (Triumph).

Lovely Way : Recorded with the Jacksons in 1980 for the Triumph album. A 10 second snipped leaked but the full song remains unreleased.

Night Time Lover : Song recorded in 1980 by LaToya Jackson. It was the second single from her eponymous debut (1980). The track was produced and co-written by her brother Michael, who provides co-lead vocals on the chorus. They originally wrote the song for Donna Summer under the title “Fire Is The Feeling”.

Save Me : Song by Dave Mason recorded in 1980. Released on June 15, 1980 (Old Crest on a New Wave). MJ sings background vocals.

Slipped Away : Song written by MJ & Marlon in 1980 for the Triumph album. Remains unreleased.

Somewhere in Time : Written by Michael Jackson in 1980. Song registered with the United States Copyright Office in November 1984. Remains unreleased.

The Dude : The song was recorded late 1980 and released in March 1981 on Quincy Jones’s album. James Ingram is the lead vocalist. MJ does background vocals.

This Had To Be : The song was recorded late 1980 and released in April 1981 on The Brothers Johnson’s album Light Up the Night. MJ co-wrote the song.

Time Waits For No One : Recorded in 1980 with The Jacksons. Released on October 18, 1980 (Triumph).

Walk Right Now (multi tracks) : With unreleased adlibs sung by Michael. Full song leaked but remains unreleased.

Walk Right Now : Recorded in 1980. Released on October 18, 1980 (Triumph).

We Love You (demo) : Recorded in 1980 with the Jacksons for the Triumph album. Leaked on June 17, 2020 but remains unreleased.

When You Wish Upon A Star : Recorded in 1980 for Disney’s 25th anniversary. Used in a Disney Channel Special TV Show in 1980 and at the end of “The Legend Continues” documentary in 1987. Remains unreleased.

Why Can’t I Be : Written by Michael Jackson in 1980 for the Triumph album. Song registered with the United States Copyright Office in November 1984. Remains unreleased.

Wondering Who (multi tracks) : With unreleased bridge sung by Michael. Full song leaked but remains unreleased.

Wondering Who : Recorded in 1980. Released on October 18, 1980 (Triumph).

Your Ways (multi tracks) : With unreleased adlibs sung by Michael. Full song leaked but remains unreleased.

Your Ways : Recorded in 1980. Released on October 18, 1980 (Triumph).

1981-1983 : Thriller era

Baby Be Mine (demo) : demo recorded in 1982. Leaked online in 2008. Remains unreleased.

Baby Be Mine : Recorded from April 14 – November 8, 1982. Released on November 30, 1982.

Beat It (demo) : Recorded in 1982 and released posthumously on October 26, 2009 (Michael Jackson’s This Is It album).

Beat It : Recorded from April 14 – November 8, 1982. Released on November 30, 1982 (Thriller).

Behind The Mask : Recorded in 1982. A remixed version was released posthumously on December 10, 2010 (Michael). Original demo was released posthumously on November 18, 2022 (Thriller 40).

Billie Jean (demo 1) : Recorded in 1981 at the Hayvenhurst home studio & released in 2001 (Thriller Special Edition).

Billie Jean (demo 2) : Recorded in 1982 & leaked online. Remains unreleased.

Billie Jean (demo 3) : Recorded in 1982 and used in the “This Is It’ movie in 2009. The full demo leaked in 2018 but remains unreleased.

Billie Jean : Recorded from April 14 – November 8, 1982. Released on November 30, 1982 (Thriller).

Carousel : Recorded in 1982, leaked in 2008. A shorter version was released in 2001 (Thriller Special Edition). The longer version was released on August 22, 2008 (Italian & French versions of King Of Pop).

Don’t Let A Woman Make A Fool Out Of You : Song recorded in 1982 by Joe “King” Carrusco with background vocals by MJ. Released in 1982 (Synapse Gap (Mundo Total).

Goin’ Back To Alabama : Song by Kenny Rogers recorded in 1981 with background vocals by MJ and Lionel Richie. Released on June 24, 1981 (Share Your Love).

Got The Hots : Recorded in 1982. Included in the first acetate of the expanded special edition of Thriller in 2001 but later withdrawn. Finally released on February 8, 2008 (bonus track on Thriller 25 Japanese edition).

Hot Street (demo) : Recorded in 1982 & leaked in 2008. Remains unreleased.

Human Nature (demo) : Recorded in 1982 & leaked in 2021. Remains unreleased.

Human Nature : Recorded from April 14 – November 8, 1982. Released on November 30, 1982 (Thriller).

Just Friends : Song recorded with Carole Bayer Sager and Burt Bachrach in 1981. Michael does background vocals. Released in 1981 (Sometimes Late At Night).

MJ Melody : Written by Michael Jackson in 1982. Song registered with the United States Copyright Office. Remains unreleased.

Muscles : The song was written and produced by Michael Jackson, and performed by American singer Diana Ross. It was released as the first single on September 17, 1982 by RCA from Ross’s Gold-certified album Silk Electric.

Nightline aka Nite-Line (demo) : Recorded in 1982 during the Thriller sessions. The song leaked in 2008 but remains unreleased.

Nymphette Lover : Written by Michael Jackson in 1981. Registered with the United States Copyright Office in November 1984. Remains unreleased.

Peter Pan : Song mentioned by Jackson on the 1993 CD The Michael Jackson Interview. Remains unreleased.

Pretty Young Thing/PYT (demo) : Recorded in 1982. Released on November 16, 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

Pretty Young Thing/PYT : Recorded from April 14 – November 8, 1982. Released on November 30, 1982 (Thriller).

Rolling the Dice aka Roll The Dice : Written by Rod Temperton. MJ worked on the song with Temperton and Quincy Jones during the Thriller recording sessions in 1982. Cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Remains unreleased.

Say Say Say : Recorded in May 1981 with Paul McCartney and released in October 1983 on Paul’s solo album “Pipes of Peace”.

Set It On Out : Written by Michael Jackson and recorded in 1982. Remains unreleased.

She’s Trouble aka Trouble (demo 1) : Recorded in 1982. It leaked in 2008. Released posthumously on November 18, 2022 (Thriller 40).

She’s Trouble aka Trouble (demo 2) : Recorded in 1982 & leaked in 2008. Remains unreleased.

Slapstick (early version of Hot Street) : Written by Rod Temperton. Recorded in 1982 & leaked in 2008. Remains unreleased.

So Shy : Bill Wolfer ‘s song featuring MJ & The Waters Sisters. Recorded in 1982. Released in 1982 (Wolf).

Someone In The Dark : Recorded in September 1982. MCA Records was not to release E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial until after Christmas 1982. (This was to avoid the audiobook competing with Jackson’s new album, Thriller.) The song “Someone in the Dark” was not to be released as a single. MCA Records breached both conditions, releasing the storybook in November 1982 and giving 7-inch promo copies of “Someone in the Dark” to radio stations. After Epic lodged a $2 million lawsuit, MCA Records was forced to withdraw the album and prohibited from releasing “Someone in the Dark” as a single. Epic executives had felt that MCA was misleading members of the public into believing that the then-recently released single “The Girl Is Mine” was featured on the storybook album. The plaintiffs further requested that MCA Records be banned from working with Jackson in the future and that any other media owned by MCA featuring the singer be prohibited from release. As a result of the legal restrictions that prohibited the public release of “Someone in the Dark” as a single, the promo copies which were made have since become one of the singer’s rarest and most sought-after records; some have been sold for over $1,600. The song’s opening version was later included as a bonus track on the 2001 special edition of Thriller, as well as the box set Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection in 2004.

Spice Of Life : Written by Rod Temperton and Derek Bramble in 1982. Was in the running for Thriller, but wasn’t included on the final album and went down the wayside. Later given to Manhattan Transfer. Remains unreleased.

Stand Tall : Written by Michael Jackson in 1982. Song registered with the United States Copyright Office in December 1985. Remains unreleased.

Starlight : Temperton’s first version of Thriller was titled “Starlight”, with the chorus lyric: “Give me some starlight / Starlight sun”. Recored in 1982 and released posthumously on Novemver 18, 2022 (Thriller 40).

State Of Independance : The song was recorded and released in spring of 1982. Donna Summer covered “State of Independence” on her 1982 album Donna Summer produced by Quincy Jones. Summer’s version is notable for its all-star choir which included Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Brenda Russell, Christopher Cross, Dyan Cannon, James Ingram, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, and Stevie Wonder.

Sunset Driver : Recorded in 1982. Released on November 16, 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

The Girl Is Mine (tape recorder) : In 1981, MJ recorded the baseline of The Girl Is Mine on his tape recorder. This recording was played in public in December 1984 during a court hearing where musician Fred Sanford accused MJ of plagiarism. It remains unreleased.

The Girl Is Mine (demo) : solo demo recorded in 1982. It was released on January 14, 2008 (maxi single “The Girl Is Mine 2008″).

The Girl Is Mine : Recorded from April 14 – November 8, 1982. Released on November 30, 1982.

The Lady In My Life (demo with unreleased lyrics) : Recorded in 1982 & leaked in 2008. Remains unreleased.

The Lady In My Life : Recorded from April 14 – November 8, 1982. Released on November 30, 1982.

The Man : recorded in May 1981 with Paul McCartney and released in October 1983 on Paul’s solo album “Pipes of Peace”.

There Must Be More To Life Than This (demo with Freddie Mercury) : Recorded in 1983 & leaked in 2002. A remixed version was released in 2014 (Queen Forever Deluxe Edition). Original demo remains unreleased.

The Toy (1981 demo) : Written by Michael Jackson and recorded in 1981 for a Richard Pryor movie. The song was re-recorded with new lyrics during the Dangerous sessions, then re-recorded again with fresh new vocals and new (unreleased) verse in late 2008 under the title “Best of Joy” (released in 2010 on the “Michael” compilation). Original demo from 1981 released posthumously on November 18, 2022 (Thriller 40).

Thriller : Recorded from April 14 – November 8, 1982. Released on November 30, 1982 (Thriller).

Thriller (short film soundtrack version) : mix done in 1983 for the short film. Remains unreleased.

Thriller’s Vincent Price Voice-Over Session” Temperton Jones 0:24. Recorded in 1982. Released on February 8, 2008 (Thriller 25).

Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ : Recorded from April 14 – November 8, 1982. Released on November 30, 1982 (Thriller).

Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (12 extended mix) 6:30 (12″ version) released in 1983 as maxi singles.

Warrior : Written by Steve Porcaro and recorded in 1982. Failed to make “Thriller” album. Remains unreleased.

Who Do You Know : Written by Michael Jackson in 1981. Song cited by MJ in his 1993 deposition. Released posthumously on November 18, 2022 (Thriller 40).

1983-1984 : Victory era

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. The song leaked on YouTube on November 13, 2022 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).

1985-1989 : Bad era

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. 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”. 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.

Deep In The Night (demo) : Recorded in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Song listed by MJ on a handwritten note during the Dangerous album sessions in 1989-1991. Snippet leaked online.The full demo 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 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 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 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 in 1985 during the Hayvenhurst sessions with John Barnes, Bill Bottrell & Matt Forger. Leaked in 2020 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.

1989-1993 : Dangerous era

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 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.

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 but full demo remain 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 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. 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).

1994-1997 : History/Blood On The Dancefloor era

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.

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

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 but it 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.

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.

1998-2004 : Invincible/The Ultimate Collection era

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. 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.

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2005-2009 : The last recordings

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. 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.”. 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.

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.

Unknown era

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.

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.

Janet Jackson Songs From A TO Z

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by Janet Jackson since she was a child. Songs and poems written but never recorded, live performances, covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

Sources : My personal research, Wikipedia, Janet Jackson, For The Record written by Chris Cadman & Craig Halstead.

A

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

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

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).

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).

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

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

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

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).

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

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

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

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

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).

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.

B

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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).

C

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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).

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

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

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

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).

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).

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

D

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

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

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).

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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).

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

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

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

E

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

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

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

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

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

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

F

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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).

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

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

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

G

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

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

H

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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).

J

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

K

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

L

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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).

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.

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

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

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

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Say You Do : Recorded in 1982. Released on September 21, 1982 (Janet Jackson).

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

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

S.E.X.L.I.N.E.S : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004 during the Damita Jo sessions. Leaked in September 2015 but remains unreleased.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Someone To Call My Lover : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Someone To Call My Lover (So So Def remix featuring Jermaine Dupri) : Recorded in 2001. Released in 2001 as a B side of the “Someone To Call My Lover’ single and used in an alternate version of the music video.

Son Of A Gun(I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)”(with Carly Simon): Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Son Of A Gun (Flyte Tyme Remix featuring Missy Elliott) : Recorded in 2001. Released in 2001 as a B side of the “Son Of A Gun’ single.

Son Of A Gun (P Diddy Remix featuring P Diddy Missy Elliott) : Recorded in 2001. Released in 2001 as a B side of the “Son Of A Gun’ single.

Speaker Phone : Interlude featuring Lisa Marie Presley recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

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

Speed It Up : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004 during the Damito Jo sessions. Remains unreleased.

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

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

Start Anew : Song recorded for “Dream Street’ in 1984 and released as an off-album single in Japan on October 11, 1985, with the B-sides “Hold Back the Tears”.

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

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

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

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

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

Take It Back : Recorded in 2005- 2006 with The Neptunes during the 20 Y.O sessions. Remains unreleased.

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

Tell Them Why : Recorded in 2005- 2006 with Jermaine Dupri, Nate Dogg & Houston during the 20 Y.O sessions. Remains unreleased.

That’s The Way Love Goes : Recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

That’s the Way Love Goes/If (1993 MTV Awards Medley) : Recorded in 1993. Released in 1993 (Janet Limited edition bonus disc).

The 1 : Recorded in July-December 2007 with Missy Elliott. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

The Beat Of Black Wings : Joni Mitchell’s cover recorded in 1997. It leaked in 2011 but remains unreleased.

The Body That Loves You : Recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

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

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

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

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

The Magic Is Working : Recorded in 1982. Released on September 21, 1982 (Janet Jackson).

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

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

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

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

The Skin Game : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released in 1990 (B side of “Come Back To Me” single).

Thinkin’ Bout My Ex : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

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

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

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

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

Together Again (Jimmy Jam Deep remix) : Recorded in 1997. Slower version with new vocals by Janet released in 1997 as a B side of the “Together Again” and used for an alternate version of the video.

Together Again (Jimmy Jam Deeper remix) : Recorded in 1997. Slower version with new vocals by Janet released in 1997 as a B side of the “Together Again” and used for an alternate version of the video.

Together Again (Jimmy Jam Deep remix) : Recorded in 1997. Slower version with new vocals by Janet released in 1997 as a B side of the “Together Again” and used for an alternate version of the video.

Tonight’s The Night : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

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

Truly In Love : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004 during the Damito Jo sessions. Remains unreleased.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two To The Power Of Love : Recorded in 1984. Released on October 23, 1984 (Dream Street).

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

V

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

Vuelve A Mi : Spanish version of “Come Back To Me” recorded in 1989. Released in 1990 (B side of “Come Back to Me” single)

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

We Are The World 25 : Recorded in 2010 for the victims of the earthquake that rocked Haïti on January 12, 2010. Released as a digital single in 2010.

Weekend : Recorded in 2006. Song Janet made available for free download from her official website on May 1st, 2006 for one day only. Remains unreleased.

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

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

What Can I Say : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004 during the Damito Jo sessions. Remains unreleased.

What Have You Done For Me Lately : Recorded in August-October 1985. Released on February 4, 1986 (Control).

What’ ll I Do : Recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

What’s It Gonna Be : Background vocals recorded in 1998 and released in 1998 on Busta Rhymes”s “E.L.E (Extinction Level Event) “album.

What’s Your Name : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

When I Think Of You : Recorded in August-October 1985. Released on February 4, 1986 (Control).

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

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

When We Were : Recorded in 2005- 2006 with Stevie Wonder during the 20 Y.O sessions. Remains unreleased.

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

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

Who : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (bonus track from the All For You Japanese edition).

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

Work : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Posted by Bryan Loren on his MySpace page in July 2009. Remains unreleased.

Working Day & Night (demo) : Recorded in 1978 at the Hayvenhurst home studio with Randy & Janet & released on October 16, 2001 (Off The Wall Special Edition).

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

Y

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

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

You Ain’t Right : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

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

You Crossed The Line : Recorded in 2005- 2006 with Johnta Austin during the 20 Y.O sessions. Remains unreleased.

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

You’ll Never Find (A Love Like Mine) : Recorded in 1982. Released on September 21, 1982 (Janet Jackson).

You Need Me : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released in 1989 (B side of “Miss You Much” single).

You Outta Be With Me : Song recorded by Janet in the late 90’s. Remains unreleased.

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

You’ve Been On My Mind : Recorded in 2000-2001 during the All For You sessions. Remains unreleased.

Young Love : Recorded in 1982. Released on September 21, 1982 (Janet Jackson).

NUMBERS

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

2wayforyou : Interlude recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

2Nite : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

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

20 Part 2 : Interlude recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

20 Part 3 : Interlude recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

20 Part 4 : Interlude recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

70’s Love Groove : Recorded in 1993. Released in 1993 (Janet Special Oz Tour Limited Edition (bonus disc).

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 but not LaToya.

Beat It

FROM : Original track listing of the Thriller album (1982)

RELEASE DATE : November 30, 1982 (album version)

Released as a single on February 14, 1983

LENGHT : 4:18 (album version)

LABEL : Epic CBS Records (now Sony Music)

RECORDING DATES : April 14, 1982 to November 8, 1982.

STUDIOS : Westlake Recording Studios (Los Angeles, California)

SONGWRITER(S) : Rod Temperton

PRODUCER(S) : Quincy Jones

RECORDING ENGINEER : Bruce Swedien

LEAD VOCALS : Michael Jackson

BACKING VOCALS : Michael Jackson

MUSICIANS :

Michael Jackson – lead and backing vocals, drum case beater
Paul Jackson Jr. – rhythm guitar
Steve Lukather – lead guitar, bass guitar
Eddie Van Halen – guitar solo
Steve Porcaro – synthesizer, synthesizer programming
Greg Phillinganes – Rhodes, synthesizer
Bill Wolfer – keyboards
Tom Bahler – Synclavier
Jeff Porcaro – drums
Greg Smith – Synergy synthesizer

ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS*

*Worked by MJ during his lifetime. Covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

-Beat It (demo) : release posthumously on October 26, 2009 (Michael Jackson’s This Is It album)

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY MICHAEL JACKSON :

-Victory Tour 1984

-Bad World Tour : 1987-1989

-Dangerous World Tour : 1992-1993

-MTV Video Music Awards 1995 (as part of a medley)

-Michael Jackson and Friends (as part of a medley)

-History World Tour : 1996-1997

-30th Anniversary Celebration in 2001 but not performed.

-The song was rehearsed for the planned This Is It concerts in June 2009 and some footage appear in the “This Is It” movie released in 2009.

SHORT FILM :

Short film directed by Bob Giraldi

Date of shooting : March 9, 1983

Date of premiere : March 31, 1983

Official release : Released on DVD in 1995 (History), in 2003 (Number Ones) and in 2010 (Vision) and on Michael’ You Tube official page.

PEAK ON HOT 100 BILLBOARD : 1

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

-Shortly after its release, “Beat It” was included in the National Highway Safety Commission’s anti-drunk driving campaign, “Drinking and Driving Can Kill a Friendship”. The song was also included on the accompanying album. Jackson collected an award from President Ronald Reagan at the White House, in recognition for his support of the campaign. Reagan stated that Jackson was “proof of what a person can accomplish through a lifestyle free of alcohol or drug abuse. People young and old respect that. And if Americans follow his example, then we can face up to the problem of drinking and driving, and we can, in Michael’s words, ‘Beat It’.”

-In 1984, American parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic released his parody song “Eat It”. Yankovic recorded the song with Jackson’s permission. The song’s music video mocked the “Beat It” short film scene-for-scene, with Yankovic mimicking Jackson’s dance moves in a clumsy fashion. Jackson received royalties as Jackson was listed as co-writer of “Eat It”.

-For Thriller 25, Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am remixed “Beat It”. The song, titled “Beat It 2008”, featured additional vocals by fellow Black Eyed Peas member Fergie. Upon its release in 2008, the song reached No. 26 in Switzerland, the top 50 in Sweden and No. 65 in Austria. This was the second remixed version of “Beat It” to get an official release, following “Moby’s Sub Mix” which was released on the “Jam” and “Who Is It” singles in 1992, as well as the “They Don’t Care About Us” single in 1996 (and re-released as part of the Visionary campaign.

Thriller

FROM : Original track listing of the Thriller album (1982)

RELEASE DATE : November 30, 1982 (album version)

Released November 5, 1983 (U.K.)
January 23, 1984 (U.S.)

LENGHT : 5:57 (album version)

LABEL : Epic CBS Records (now Sony Music)

RECORDING DATES : April 14, 1982 to November 8, 1982.

STUDIOS : Westlake Recording Studios (Los Angeles, California)

SONGWRITER(S) : Rod Temperton

PRODUCER(S) : Quincy Jones

RECORDING ENGINEER : Bruce Swedien

LEAD VOCALS : Michael Jackson

BACKING VOCALS : Michael Jackson

RAP : Vincent Price

MUSICIANS :
Michael Jackson: lead and background vocals, Linn LM-1 drum machine
Rod Temperton and Brian Banks: synthesizers
Greg Phillinganes: Roland Jupiter-8 synthesizer, Minimoog synth bass, Rhodes piano, pipe organ
Anthony Marinelli: synthesizer programming
David Williams: guitar
Jerry Hey, Gary Grant: trumpets, flugelhorns
Larry Williams: saxophone, flute
Bill Reichenbach: trombone
Vocal, rhythm and synthesizer arrangement by Rod Temperton
Horn arrangement by Jerry Hey
Effects by Bruce Cannon and Bruce Swedien

ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS*

*Worked by MJ during his lifetime. Covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

-Starlight : Temperton’s first version of Thriller was titled “Starlight”, with the chorus lyric: “Give me some starlight / Starlight sun”. Remains unreleased.

-Thriller (Video soundtrack version) : mix done for the short film. Remains unreleased.

-Vincent Price excerpt from Thriller Voice-Over Session” Temperton Jones 0:24 : released on Thriller 25 on February 8, 2008.

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY MICHAEL JACKSON :

-Bad World Tour : 1987-1989

-Dangerous World Tour : 1992-1993

-History World Tour : 1996-1997

-The song was rehearsed for Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration in 2001 but not performed.

-The song was rehearsed for the planned This Is It concerts in June 2009 and some footage appear in the “This Is It” movie released in 2009.

SHORT FILM :

Music video directed by John Landis

Date of shooting : October 11-20, 1983

Date of premiere : December 2, 1983

Official release : Released on VHS in 1983 (Making of Thriller), on DVD in 1995 (History), in 2003 (Number Ones) and in 2010 (Vision) and on Michael’ You Tube official page.

PEAK ON HOT 100 BILLBOARD : 4

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

“Thriller” was the final single released from the album. It was not initially planned for release, as Jackson’s record label, Epic, saw it as a novelty song; the Epic executive Walter Yetnikoff asked, “Who wants a single about monsters?”. By mid-1983, sales of Thriller began to decline. Jackson, who was “obsessive” about his sales figures, urged Yetnikoff and executive Larry Stessel to help conceive a plan to return the album to the top of the charts. Jackson’s manager Frank DiLeo suggested releasing “Thriller”, backed by a new music video.

Can You Remember

FROM : Original track listing of the “Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5” album

RELEASE DATE :  December 12, 1969 (album version)

LENGHT : 3:10 (album version)

LABEL : Motown Records

RECORDING DATES : July 10 & 15, 1969

STUDIOS : Hitsville U.S.A (Motown Recording Studio in Detroit, Michigan)

SONGWRITER(S) : Thom Bell, William Hart

PRODUCER(S) : Bobby Taylor

RECORDING ENGINEER :

LEAD VOCALS : Michael Jackson

BACKING VOCALS : Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Michael Jackson.

MUSICIANS :

David Blumberg, David Van DePitte, Paul Riser, The Corporation – arrangements

ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS*

*Worked by MJ during his lifetime. Covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY MICHAEL JACKSON :

-October 18, 1969 : Diana Ross & The Supremes introduce the Jackson 5 on ABC’s Hollywwod Palace Special where they perform Sing A Simple Song, Can You Remember, I want You Back and There Was A Time (with Diana Ross & Sammy Davis Jr)

SHORT FILM : No short film

PEAK ON HOT 100 BILLBOARD : Not eligible

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

Can You Remember is cover from The Delfonics’s debut album “La La Means I Love You” released via Philly Groove Records on May 14, 1968.

I Want You Back

FROM : Original track listing of the “Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5” album

RELEASE DATE :  December 12, 1969 (album version)

October 6, 1969 (single version)

LENGHT : 2:59 (album version)

LABEL : Motown Records

RECORDING DATES : July-September 1969

STUDIOS : The Sound Factory, West Hollywood.

SONGWRITER(S) : The Corporation – (Berry GordyFreddie PerrenAlphonso MizellDeke Richards)

PRODUCER(S) : Bobby Taylor

RECORDING ENGINEER :

LEAD VOCALS : Michael Jackson

BACKING VOCALS : Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Michael Jackson.

MUSICIANS :

Michael Jackson – lead vocals
Tito Jackson – vocals, backing vocals
Jackie Jackson – vocals, backing vocals
Jermaine Jackson – vocals, backing vocals
Marlon Jackson – vocals, backing vocals
Keith Washington – backing vocals
Ludie Washington – backing vocals
Fonce Mizell – piano
Freddie Perren – piano
Louis Shelton – guitar
David T. Walker – rhythm guitar
Wilton Felder – bass guitar
Don Peake – guitar
Gene Pello – drums
Clarence McDonald – keyboards
Joe Sample – piano
Sandra Crouch – tambourine
Unknown musician – bongos

Credits are adapted from Michael Jackson All The Songs and AllMusic.

ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS*

*Worked by MJ during his lifetime. Covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

-A different mix was used on the Hollywood Special on October 18, 1969.

-A different version with an introduction by Bill Cosby included in the Goin’ Back To Indiana album.

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY MICHAEL JACKSON :

-October 18, 1969 : Diana Ross & The Supremes introduce the Jackson 5 on ABC’s Hollywood Palace Special where they perform Sing A Simple Song, Can You Remember, I want You Back and There Was A Time (with Diana Ross & Sammy Davis Jr)

-December 14, 1969 : The Jackson 5 appear on The Ed Sullivan Show where they perform Stand, Who’s Loving You and I Want You Back. Diana Ross is in the audience and she takes credit for discovering them.

-Later, the group performs I Want You Back on the Joey Bishop Show.

-January 31, 1970 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back on the Andy Williams Show.

-February 21, 1970 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back, ABC and a medley of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/There Was A Time on American Bandstand hosted by Dick Clark.

-May 10, 1970 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save on the Ed Sullivan Show.

-November 14, 1971 : The Jackson 5 perform a medley of I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save, Never Can Say Goodbye + a skit on the Flip Wilson Show.

-November 4, 1972 : In the US, Soul Train Show airs a Jackson Five special where they perform I Want You Back, Lookin’ Through The Windows & Corner Of The Sky. Jermaine performs That’s How Love Goes & Daddy’s Home. Michael performs Ben.

-January 10, 1974 : One More Chance, a Jackson 5 TV Special is aired on CBS. The group performs Get It Together + a medley of I Want You Back/ABC/I’ll Be There/Ben/Daddy’s Home/Never Can Say Goodbye/The Love You Save and another medley Up a Lazy River/Opus One (with the Mills Brothers).

-April 10, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back/ABC at the Sandy in Disneyland TV special.

-March 16, 1975 : The Jackson 5 appear on the Cher TV show.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.

-The song was performed during all the Jackson 5 concerts from 1970 to 1976

-The song was performed in July 1976 on The Jackson TV series on CBS.

-The song was performed during all the Jacksons concerts from 1976 to 1984 (The Jacksons Tour 1977, Goin Places Tour 1978, Destiny Tour 1979, Triumph Tour 1981, Victory Tour 1984).

-April 9 , 1983 : All the Jackson brothers (including Jermaine & Randy) rehearse and tape a medley of songs including “I Want You Back” of the Motown 25th Special at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium (aired on May 16, 1983).

-The song was performed during all Michael Jackson solo concerts from 1987 to 1997 (Bad Tour 1987-1989, Dangerous Tour 1992-1993, History Tour 1996-1997).

-The song was last performed live during Michael Jackson’s 30th anniversary celebration concerts on September 7 + 10, 2001 in New York City.

-The song was rehearsed for the planned This Is It concerts in June 2009 and some footage appear in the “This Is It” movie released in 2009.

SHORT FILM : No short film

PEAK ON HOT 100 BILLBOARD : 1

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

-Originally considered for Gladys Knight & the Pips and later for Diana Ross, as “I Wanna Be Free”, “I Want You Back” explores the theme of a lover who decides that he was too hasty in dropping his partner.

-The song has sold six million copies worldwide. In 1999, “I Want You Back” was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

-English girl group Cleopatra recorded a cover version of “I Want You Back” for their 1998 debut studio album, Comin’ Atcha!. It was released as the album’s third single on August 10, 1998, and received mixed reviews from music critics. “I Want You Back” became the group’s third and final top-five hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number four and staying on the chart for 11 weeks, making it their longest-charting single along with “Cleopatra’s Theme”.

The Girl Is Mine

FROM : Original track listing of the Thriller album (1982)

RELEASE DATE : October 18, 1982 (album version)

LENGHT : 3:42 (album version)

LABEL : Epic CBS Records (now Sony Music)

RECORDING DATES : April 14-16, 1982, 1982.

STUDIOS : Westlake Recording Studios (Los Angeles, California)

SONGWRITER(S) : Michael Jackson

PRODUCER(S) : Quincy Jones

RECORDING ENGINEER : Bruce Swedien

LEAD VOCALS : Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney

BACKING VOCALS : Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney

MUSICIANS :

Greg Phillinganes: Rhodes, synthesizer
David Foster, synthesizers
David Williams: guitar
Jerry Hey, Gary Grant: trumpets, flugelhorns
Louis Johnson, bass guitar
Dean Parks and Steve Lukather, guitar
Vocal arrangement by Rod Temperton
Jeff Porcaro, percussion
David Paich, piano

Rhythm arrangement by Quincy Jones and David Paich

ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS*

*Worked by MJ during his lifetime. Covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

The Girl Is Mine (tape recorder) : In 1981, MJ recorded the baseline of The Girl Is Mine on his tape recorder. This recording was played in public in December 1984 during a court hearing where musician Fred Sanford accused MJ of plagiarism. It remains unreleased.

The Girl Is Mine (demo) : solo demo recorded in 1982. It was released in 2008 on the third track of the maxi single “The Girl Is Mine (2008)”.

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY MICHAEL JACKSON :

The song was never performed live in public by Michael Jackson

SHORT FILM : No short film

PEAK ON HOT 100 BILLBOARD : 2

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

-“The Girl Is Mine” has been the subject of two plagiarism lawsuits. Both instances required Jackson to testify in court, and each lawsuit was decided in favor of the singer and his record label. The first legal trial occurred in 1984, with Fred Sanford claiming that Jackson had cut a tape of his song, “Please Love Me Now”. Jackson, however, insisted that he composed “The Girl Is Mine”. The $5 million copyright suit was closed after the jury of five men and a woman reached a verdict in favor of Jackson. Their verdict was reached after a three-day deliberation. Jackson was not a defendant in the trial but testified to maintain his credibility. James Klenk, Jackson’s attorney, praised the singer upon the jury’s verdict. “The man is a genius. He doesn’t need anyone else’s songs. His own words were the key.” During the court proceedings, Jackson revealed how he composes his songs. “I put them in a tape recorder and I orally sing them into the tape, and that’s how it happens.” One juror stated, “His presentation indicated that he was well able to develop his own songs.”

The song’s second plagiarism trial was in 1993. Reynaud Jones and Robert Smith alleged that “The Girl Is Mine”, along with “Thriller”—written by Rod Temperton—and “We Are the World”, resembled their musical works. The pair added that they had been childhood neighbors of the Jackson family when they had resided in Gary, Indiana. Jackson, Lionel Richie—co-writer of “We Are the World”—and Quincy Jones were named as the defendants. The plaintiffs asserted that Joseph Jackson had received a demo tape from them. From the tapes, the defendants were alleged to have stolen the three hit songs. Reynaud Jones also claimed that he had considered suing Jackson over “Billie Jean”. Jackson appeared in court via a taped testimony. Following the testimony, the nine-member jury found Jackson to be the writer and composer of “The Girl Is Mine” in early 1994. They also ruled that the defendants had not plagiarized “Thriller” or “We Are the World”.

-For Thriller 25, an album celebrating Thriller’s 25th anniversary, Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am remixed “The Girl Is Mine”. Entitled “The Girl Is Mine 2008”, the remix features an original solo demo of the song by Jackson without McCartney. will.i.am added his own vocals and new verse. The song reached number 12 in New Zealand, 22 in France, in the top 50 of Denmark and Sweden, and number 51 in Switzerland.

Baby Be Mine

FROM : Original track listing of the Thriller album (1982)

RELEASE DATE : November 30, 1982 (album version)

LENGHT : 4:21 (album version)

LABEL : Epic CBS Records (now Sony Music)

RECORDING DATES : April 14, 1982 to November 8, 1982.

STUDIOS : Westlake Recording Studios (Los Angeles, California)

SONGWRITER(S) : Rod Temperton

PRODUCER(S) : Quincy Jones

RECORDING ENGINEER : Bruce Swedien

LEAD VOCALS : Michael Jackson

BACKING VOCALS : Michael Jackson

MUSICIANS :

Greg Phillinganes: Rhodes, synthesizer
Michael Boddicker and David Paich, synthesizers
David Williams: guitar
Jerry Hey, Gary Grant: trumpets, flugelhorns
Larry Williams: saxophone, flute
Bill Reichenbach: trombone
Vocal arrangement by Rod Temperton
Rhythm arrangement by Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones
Ndugu Chancler, drums

ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS*

*Worked by MJ during his lifetime. Covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

Baby Be Mine (demo) : demo recorded in 1982. Leaked online in 2008. Remains unreleased.

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY MICHAEL JACKSON :

The song was never performed live in public by Michael Jackson

SHORT FILM : No short film

PEAK ON HOT 100 BILLBOARD : Not eligible

DID YOU KNOW THAT?