Immortal Megamix

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"Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It/Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough/Billie Jean/Black or White (Immortal Version)"
Single by Michael Jackson
from the album Immortal
Released November 1, 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 1978–1991
Genre R&B, pop rock, funk, disco
Length 9:10 (album version)
4:53 (edit)
Label Epic
Writer(s) Michael Jackson
Jackie Jackson
Bill Bottrell (rap lyrics)
Producer(s) Michael Jackson
Kevin Antunes
Michael Jackson singles chronology
"(I Like) The Way You Love Me"
(2011)
"Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It/Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough/Billie Jean/Black or White (Immortal Version)"
(2011)
"I Just Can't Stop Loving You"
(2012)
Immortal track listing
"I'll Be There (Immortal Version)"
(18)
"Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It/Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough/Billie Jean/Black or White (Immortal Version)"
(19)
"Man in the Mirror (Immortal Version)"
(20)

"Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It/Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough/Billie Jean/Black or White (Immortal Version)", often shortened to just "Immortal Megamix", is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was released on November 1, 2011 as the first single from the posthumous soundtrack remix album Immortal.

Background and release[edit]

In October 2011, Sony Music Entertainment announced that the soundtrack to Cirque du Soleil's show Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour entitled Immortal.[1]

"Immortal Megamix" became the debut track from this album, which was composed of four of Michael's greatest hits - "Can You Feel It," "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," "Billie Jean," and "Black or White". An edited version had been unveiled on AolMusic on October 31, 2011.[2] Following the premiere on AOL, the track became available to stream at www.MichaelJackson.com[3] and on Jackson's Facebook page.[4] On November 1, 2011, the full track became available as a digital single on iTunes[2] and amazon.com in EU,[5] United States.,[6] New Zealand[7] and Australia.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received mixed reviews from music critics. Scott Shetler from Popcrash said, the original songs were "left intact on this remix with only slight musical embellishments, such as a "Michael! Michael!" chant that appears during 'Billie Jean'", and despite other mixes as "HIStory Megamix" that preceded his 1995 double-album were better, "with his (Michael Jackson's) legacy of musical gold, it would be nearly impossible to create a bad mix."[9] Bill Lamb from About.com said, "All four songs included on the megamix sound astonishingly current and contemporary."[10] Jillian Mapes from Billboard said, this single was "full of bombast and dance club glory," although "it starts off with scratching and drum rolls that feel like an odd fit for Jackson classics through the years", the song was "sure to get you moving."[11]

Track listing[edit]

Promotional Digital Single[12]
No. Title Length
1. "Immortal Megamix (Edit)"   4:53
Digital Single[5]
No. Title Length
1. "Immortal Megamix"   9:08

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA Singles Chart)[12] 41
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[13] 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IMMORTAL, the highly anticipated musical tapestry for Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour". Sony Music Entertainment. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Peter Fowler (2011-10-31). "Michael Jackson "Immortal Megamix" Released". Newsroom America. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Listen to the "Immortal Megamix" Now!". SonyMusic. The Official Michael Jackson Site. 2011-10-31. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Listen to "Immortal Megamix" – the debut track from the upcoming album IMMORTAL now and let us know what you think!". 2011-10-31. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  5. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It / Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough / Billie Jean / Black or White - Single by Michael Jackson". iTunes. 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  6. ^ "Amazon.com: Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It/Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough/Billie Jean/Black Or White (Immortal Version): The Jacksons;Michael Jackson: MP3 Downloads". amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It / Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough / Billie Jean / Black or White - Single by Michael Jackson". iTunes. 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It / Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough / Billie Jean / Black or White - Single by Michael Jackson". iTunes. 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  9. ^ Scott Shetler (2011-11-03). "Michael Jackson, ‘Immortal Megamix’ – Song Review". popcrash.com. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  10. ^ Bill Lamb (2011-11-02). "Michael Jackson's Immortal Megamix Reimagines Classic Hits". about.com. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  11. ^ Jillian Mapes, N.Y (2011-11-21). "Michael Jackson's 'Immortal' Soundtrack: 5 Best Remixes". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  12. ^ a b "australian-charts.com - Michael Jackson - Immortal Megamix". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  13. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2011-12-03/japan-hot-100?begin=31&order=position

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