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1981-1983 : Thriller era

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by MJ during the Thriller era (1981-1983). Songs and poems written but never recorded, live performances, covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

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

Baby 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 Included in the first acetate of the expanded special edition of Thriller in 2001 but later withdrawn.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).

1980 : Triumph era

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by MJ during the Triumph era (1980). Songs and poems written but never recorded, live performances, covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

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

All 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).

1978-1979 : Off The Wall era

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by MJ during the Off The Wall era (1978-1979). 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.

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.

1978 : Destiny era

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by MJ during the Destiny era (1978). Songs and poems written but never recorded, live performances, covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

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

All 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).

Push Me Away : 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).

1977-1978 : The Wiz era

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by MJ during The Wiz era (1977-1978). 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.

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.

1976-1977 : Gamble & Huff era

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by MJ during the Gamble & Huff era (1976-1977). 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.

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.

1969-1975 : Motown era

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by MJ during the Motown era (1969-1975). 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.

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.

1967-1968 : Steeltown era

All the studio recordings (songs, demos and alternate versions) recorded by MJ during the Steeltown era (1967-1968). 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.

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.

LaToya Jackson 2023

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”

Prince, Paris & Bigi 2023

January 30 : Prince Jackson on Instagram : “My cousin @jaafarjackson is going to be playing my father in the upcoming biopic produced by @gkfilms and directed by @antoinefuqua! Truthfully I couldn’t be happier and prouder for him, he’s been working his ass off and I know he’s going to do an amazing job. Just being himself, he embodies so much of my dad and I’m confident we are all going to do our best to show the world a part of my father they’ve never seen and that they deserve to see. To all of my family’s fans and supporters out there thank you for your continued support and love. We all know my father and Jaafar’s uncle was such an incredible human being and everyone at @gkfilms is dedicated and excited to bring my father’s story to the big screen. This project means so much to me for many reasons, I’m really happy that my family and I can go on this journey together. @jaafarjackson i know you’re going to be great bro and again I couldn’t be prouder and happier for you cuz. @jourdynnjackson with the to start us off”.

Paris attends Netflix’s ‘Pamela, a love story’ Los Angeles Premiere at Netflix Tudum Theater in Los Angeles.

February 2 : Paris attends the Adidas x Stella McCartney Launch Event held at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles.