List of unreleased songs recorded by Michael Jackson

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An African American man in his mid-twenties wearing a sequined military jacket and dark sunglasses. He walks and waves his right hand, which is adorned with a white glove. His left hand is bare.
Michael Jackson in 1984

Michael Jackson was an American musician and entertainer. He is known to have written, recorded and filmed material that has never been officially released. Many of the pop singer's unreleased songs have been registered—usually by his company Mijac Music—with professional bodies such as the United States Copyright Office, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) and EMI Music Publishing.[1] This list, however, only documents the songs explicitly cited as being unreleased and, therefore, does not contain every unreleased Jackson song registered with such bodies.

Jackson—along with Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Rod Temperton and Joseph Jackson—faced a copyright infringement suit in 1993. The lawsuit came after three songwriters alleged that the pop star and his fellow defendants had plagiarized the hits "The Girl Is Mine", "Thriller" and "We Are the World".[2][3] During a seven-hour deposition, Jackson named numerous unreleased songs that he had written or co-written.[1][4] Following the testimony, a nine-member jury found the defendants not guilty of plagiarism.[5]

Many officially unreleased Jackson songs had been scheduled, at one point, for release on records by the singer, including his six solo studio albums with music label Epic Records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (1995) and Invincible (2001). For varying reasons, the tracks were ultimately rejected and, as of 2016, remain unreleased. The pop singer's unreleased material includes songs recorded by Jackson as a solo artist (including covers of songs released by other artists and The Jackson 5 songs) and demo versions, some featuring established artists such as Freddie Mercury and Barry Gibb.

In 2009, after Jackson's sudden death, La Toya Jackson said that she had discovered two hard disks at her brother's home which contain more than 1,000 songs that were never released and that are even not registered by any bodies (excluding some). It has been said that Jackson, in his lifetime, recorded more than 50,000 songs but many of the songs were not released.

Several of Jackson's songs have been leaked onto the Internet without gaining an official release. One example involved the song "A Place with No Name", a 24-second snippet of which was leaked by website TMZ.com following Jackson's death in 2009.[6] At the time of the leak, it was claimed that there were "hundreds" of unreleased songs by the musician, and that they could be issued for several years to come. Commenting on the subject, the curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jim Henke, noted that any future releases would garner significant attention. "I think we are going to see amazing interest in any released Michael Jackson material that will come out in the future or a year from now on."[7][8][9] On March 16, 2010, Sony Music Entertainment signed a record-breaking $250 million deal with Jackson's estate to retain distribution rights to his recordings until 2017 and release ten posthumous albums—some of which will feature unreleased material—over the next decade.[10]

Key[edit]

Denotes songs registered with Broadcast Music Incorporated
Denotes songs registered with EMI Music Publishing
*
Denotes songs cited by the singer in his 1993 deposition
(Year) Denotes songs registered with the United States Copyright Office and the year of registration
*(Year)
Denotes Jackson-written songs cited by the singer in his 1993 deposition and the year they were registered with the United States Copyright Office

Songs[edit]

Song Writer(s) Notes Ref(s).
"A Baby Smiles"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in the year 1979.
  • Lyrics to the song were featured as a poem titled "When Babies Smile" in the 1992 book Dancing the Dream
[11]
"A Deeper Love" Jerkins, RodneyRodney Jerkins
Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written c. 1999
  • First a song collaboration between Jerkins and Michael Jackson
[12]
"A Pretty Face Is" Wonder, StevieStevie Wonder
  • Written c. 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
[12]
"Adore You" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
, Bradley BuxerBradley Buxer
  • Title listed on a note in Jackson's bedroom
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehearsals.
[13]
"Alright Now" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson [14]
"Angel" Edmonds, Kenneth "Babyface"Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
  • Recorded by Jackson around 1998
  • Had been scheduled to feature on a shelved greatest hits compilation
[15]
"Attitude" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Wakefield, KathyKathy Wakefield
Pierre, MichelMichel Pierre
[16]
"Bad Company" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1985 during the Bad sessions.
"Bang Your Head" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Feemster, TheronTheron Feemster
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsals.
"Bassouille" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Swedien, BruceBruce Swedien
  • Written in 1994 but failed to make Michael’s HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I album
  • Also known as "Basszouille"
  • Failed to make the HIStory album
[17]
"Be Me 4 a Day" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Days, Gray CalixGray Calix Days
  • Written in 1987
  • 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"
[18]
"Beatboy 2010" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Kirkland, ErikErik Kirkland
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsals.
"Beautiful Girl" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Title listed on a note in Jackson's bedroom
[13]
"Belong 2" , Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
Riley, TeddyTeddy Riley
  • Written in 1999 for Michael’s album Invincible
[19]
"Bottle of Smoke" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and possibly recorded by Jackson in 1991
  • Failed to make the Dangerous album.
[20]
"Bottom of My Heart" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsals.
"Boy No" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsals.
"Brad Loop 3.37" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsals.
  • Evolved into "Brad Loop 100" and "Brad Loop 3700."
"Breaking" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 2004.
"Breathe" ChopraMichael Jackson
Chopra, DeepakDeepak Chopra
  • Written in 2009
  • Vocals have never been recorded.
  • One of the last tracks he was working prior to his death in June 2009.
  • Instrumental version of the track exists.
  • Demo is known to exist under the name "River Ripple" and was planned to be performed with an African choir on his 2009 concert series, This Is It.
[14]
"Broken Chair" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Feemster, TheronTheron Feemster
  • Written during the Bad sessions.
  • Re-worked version recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsals.
"Bubbles" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Possibly written in 1991 for Dangerous.
"Buffalo Bill"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson [21]
"Butter Funk" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsal.
[22]
"Can't Get Your Weight Off of Me" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Swedien, BruceBruce Swedien
  • Written in 2000
  • Failed to make the Invincible album
  • Also known as "Get Your Weight Off of Me"
  • Short snippets are online
[22]
"Can't Stop Me Now" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1988.
"Can You" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
, will.i.amwill.i.am
  • Written in 2007.
  • The song could be unfinished, but Michael's vocals were recorded.
"Casino Night" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 2008 in Las Vegas.
"California Grass"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded during the Dangerous studio sessions.
  • Failed to make the Dangerous album.
  • Finally completed by Jackson in 1993, remains unreleased.
[23]
"Changes" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Prince, MichaelMichael Prince
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsals.
"Cheater" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1987 for the Bad album
  • Reworked the song in 2001 for Invincible, but this version remains unreleased.
  • Features Fats.
  • Failed to make the Invincible album.
"Color of My Soul" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Michael's brother, Randy Jackson, recorded a demo titled "Color of Love"
  • Written in 2000.
  • Possibly recorded in 2006 with Whitney Houston background vocals.
[24]
"Crack Kills"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Recorded in 1986
  • Planned to have been recorded with rappers Run–D.M.C. for Jackson's Bad album, but was shelved.
  • Lyrics consisting of two verses put up for auction in November 2005, and again on the Internet auction site eBay a year later.
  • Run–D.M.C.'s verse was released on the remastered version of Tougher Than Leather.
  • DMC claims the song wasn't finished due to an incident where Bubbles accidentally bit Jam Master Jay according to an interview he gave to HipHopStan.com, which is available to watch on YouTube and he also noted the experience they had with Michael Jackson was positive rather than negative as rumored.
  • Run–D.M.C. was thanked on the Bad album regardless.
[25]
"Creepin' In" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 2000.
"Crush" Unknown
  • Intended to be recorded in 2004 featuring Drake Bell
  • Written in 2003
[26]
"Cry" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Not to be confused with "Cry", a song written by R. Kelly and featured on the Invincible album.
  • Possibly written in 1991.
  • Failed to make the Dangerous album.
"Coco Butter" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Title listed on a note in Jackson's bedroom
[13]
"Destruction" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Planned as a sequel to "Scream"
  • Vocals have been recorded in 2005, both by Michael and Janet
  • Jimmy Jam mentioned, it was for Janet's comeback album, Unbreakable, but they weren't allowed to use it in the end
  • Also known as "Self-Destruction"
[27]
"D.I.E." Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Found on a list taped to the wall in Jackson's bedroom on June 25.
  • Written in 2006.
[28]
"Days of the Brokenhearted" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
"Days in Gloucestershire" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Durham, MichaelMichael Durham
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Also known as "Gloucestershire"
  • Written and recorded in 2004
  • Was supposed to be completed during his This Is It shows in London 2009–2010.
  • Demo version leaked onto the internet in March 2014
[29]
"Dead or Alive" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 2004.
[29]
"Deep in the Night" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1987
[29]
"Do You Love Me" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Edmonds, Kenneth "Babyface"Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
  • Completed in 1998
  • Recorded 1999 for a greatest hits compilation album that was shelved
[30]
"Do You Want Me" Sisqó
Hill, DruDru Hill
  • Written c. 1999
  • Failed to make the Invincible album
[30]
"Doing Dirty" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Jackson, MarlonMarlon Jackson
  • Written around 1993
[31]
"Don't Be Messin'" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Durham, MichaelMichael Durham
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsals.
  • May be a finished version of "Don't Be Messin' 'Round" from the Bad album sessions.
"Don't Make Me Stay" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Durham, MichaelMichael Durham
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It concerts in London.
"Dreams" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Recorded in 1993
[32]
"Easy" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1999 for an album that was shelved due to contract difficulties.
[33]
"Eaten Alive" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Gibb, MauriceMaurice Gibb
Gibb, BarryBarry Gibb
  • 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
  • Later recorded by Diana Ross and released on the Eaten Alive album in 1985
[34]
"Ekam Satyam (The One Truth)" Rahman, A.R.A.R. Rahman
Parthasarathi, A.R.A.R. Parthasarathi
Bharat, Kanika MyerKanika Myer Bharat
  • Recorded as a duet c. September 1999 with Jackson (singing in English) and Rahman (singing in Sanskrit)
  • Intended to be on the upcoming album in 2003 but cancelled
  • A bootleg version of this song was supposedly discovered in 2008, yet to be leaked.
[35]
"Elizabeth, I Love You" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and performed by Jackson as a tribute to his friend Elizabeth Taylor in 1997
  • No official release, though bootleg recordings taken from the 1997 performance exist
[35]
"Entertainment Tonight" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 2000.
"Face" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1993.
  • Failed to make the HIStory album.
"Fanfare Transition"(1992) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1992
  • Also known as "Fanfare 1992"
[36]
"Fantasy"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Jackson, JermaineJermaine Jackson
  • Recorded in 1983
[37]
"Far, Far Away"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Recorded in 1983
[37]
"Fear" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written c. 1993
  • Failed to make HIStory album
[38]
"Fever" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Loren, BryanBryan Loren
  • Written and recorded in 1991 during Dangerous sessions
  • One of around 20–25 songs Jackson been working with Bryan Loren
[38]
"For The World" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Feemster, TheronTheron Feemster
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsals.
"Force" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 2003 for an album called Resurrection, but the album was never released.
"From the Bottom of My Heart" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 2005
  • Intended as a charity recording for the victims of Hurricane Katrina
[39]
"Game Over" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
"Get Around" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Daniels, LaShawnLaShawn Daniels
Fred Jerkins III
Jerkins, RodneyRodney Jerkins
  • Written and recorded in 2001.
  • Considered for the Invincible album, but failed to make the final track list.
"Get Back on Me" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written during the Bad sessions.
  • Possibly a demo of "Cheater."
"Girl of Another" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Also known as "Girl of Another Love"
  • Written in 1998
[23]
"Goin' to Rio"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Bayer Sager, CaroleCarole Bayer Sager
  • Written in 1976.
  • Failed to make the Off the Wall album.
  • Demo version by Jackson known to exist.
[40]
"Got to Find a Way Somehow"(1984) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1979
  • Failed to make the Off the Wall album
[41]
"Green Hornet Groove" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Durham, MichaelMichael Durham
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It concerts in London.
"Groove of Midnight" Temperton, RodRod Temperton
  • Written around the Bad era
  • A demo by Jackson surfaced on the Internet in 2003 in low quality
[42]
"H2O" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written around 2008–2009
  • This song is cited, among others, on a list found taped to the wall in Jackson's bedroom on June 25
  • Was supposed to be completed during his "This Is It" shows in London 2009–2010
[43]
"Halloween Night" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson [44]
"Happy Birthday, Lisa" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Also known as "Lisa, It's Your Birthday."
  • Outtake from the Dangerous sessions.
  • The song appeared on the Simpsons episode, "Stark Raving Dad" on September 19, 1991.
  • Michael couldn't record his version due to contract issues.
  • Later recorded by a California group, "Venice" singer Christopher Kipp Lennon, who imitated Michael's voice.
  • Michael's version leaked online in 2007.
"Healing My Feelings" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 2004.
"Heaven Is Here" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1991
[23]
"He Who Makes the Sky Grey" Jackson, JermaineJermaine Jackson
Sheik Abdullah of Bahrain
  • Featured vocals by Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 2005
[45]
"Higher Ground" Wonder, StevieStevie Wonder
  • A Stevie Wonder song that musician Donny Osmond confirmed he had been working with Jackson on in a 2003 television interview
  • Recorded in 2003
[44]
"Holiday Inn"(1984) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1976
  • Recorded in 1984
[46]
"Hollywood" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Not to be confused with "Hollywood Tonight"
  • Written and recorded in 2000
  • Reworked in 2006, 2008 and 2009
[14]
"House of Style" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written c. 2003.
  • Supposed to be on the unreleased 2003 album, "Resurrection."
"Humanity" Jacksons, TheThe Jacksons
  • Written in 1995.
  • The song was recorded for a new Jacksons album that was shelved.
"Hot Fever"(1985) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson [46]
"Hot Fun In The Summertime" Stone, SlySly Stone
  • Recorded in 1993?
  • Cover song of Sly Stone
  • With Mary J Blige and D Angelo
[47]
"Hot Street" Temperton, RodRod Temperton
  • Recorded in 1982
  • Early demo version called "Slapstick"
  • Failed to make the Thriller album because Rod Temperton thought it would be too weak of a song for inclusion.
  • In the 1993 deposition Michael is quoted as saying "Yes I like 'Hot Street', but Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton said it wasn't good enough."
  • Full version leaked in 2008
[46]
"I Am Forever" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 2000.
  • Demo version of "Best of Joy."
"I Am a Loser" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Buxer, BradBrad Buxer
  • Written and recorded in January 2003
  • Evolved into "I Was the Loser"
  • The full version leaked on the Internet in September 2013
  • This song is cited, among others, on a list found taped to the wall in Jackson's bedroom on June 25.
[48]
"I Can See A Brighter Day" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
RedOne
  • Written and recorded in 2008.
"I Can't Get You Off My Mind" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Jackson worked on the song in the early 1970s
  • A demo version/mono acetate is known to exist
[49]
"I Don't Live Here Anymore" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written c. 2001
  • Also known by the title "I Don't Live Anymore"
  • Was supposed to be a promo for a shelved 2002 album.
[50]
"If You Don't Get It" Legend, JohnJohn Legend
  • Recorded in 2006.
"I Forgive You"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 2007 possibly with will.i.am.
[51]
"I Have This Dream" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Bayer Sager, CaroleCarole Bayer Sager
Foster, DavidDavid Foster
  • Re-written as "From the Bottom of My Heart" (see above).
  • Also known as "I Have a Dream"
  • An instrumental version leaked online in 2006.
[52]
"I Love You" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 2004
  • According to Jackson, it's the best song about Love
[52]
"I Love You More" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 2005
  • Recorded by Jackson featuring Britney Spears
  • According to Jackson, it's a continuation of the song "I Love You" (see above)
  • Also known as "I Love You Too"
[52]
"I Was The Loser" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Buxer, BradBrad Buxer
Prince, MichaelMichael Prince
  • Written and recorded in 2008
  • Final version of "I Am a Loser"
  • “He [Michael] was happy with the original ‘I Am A Loser’ demo,” says Prince. “But before we played it for anybody else we had a long talk and Michael said, ‘I don’t want be a loser. I don’t mind if I was the loser but I don’t want to say I’m still a loser.’ So we changed that.”
  • A bootleg version of this song was supposedly discovered
  • This song is cited, among others, on a list found taped to the wall in Jackson's bedroom on June 25
[48]
"I Have This Love of Me"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • May have written in the 2000s
[53]
"If You Don't Love Me" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1991
  • Failed to make the Dangerous album
  • Had been scheduled for release on a shelved special edition of the Dangerous album.
  • Leaked online in 2006 in low quality
[54]
"I'm Still the King" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
, will.i.amwill.i.am
  • One of the songs Jackson worked on with will.i.am in 2006
  • 2 instrumental snippets leaked online, one in 2012 and the other in 2015
  • Also known as "Still the King"
  • Failed to make the Michael album
[14]
"In the Valley"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • May have written in the 1990s
[55]
"Iowa" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • "I have seen him write things which I don't think the public will ever hear," said Janet Jackson. "He has a song called 'Iowa' that he wrote. People will never hear that song. Just before he left to film The Wiz, he put all the songs he had written on to tape in the studio in our parents' house. Not one of them has been heard and those were songs to cry for. There are things that he's written for orchestras that are classical music, I swear to you. Like something by Bach or Beethoven."
  • Recorded in 1977
[56]
"Innocent Man" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Durham, MichaelMichael Durham
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsals.
"It Don't Matter To Me" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Anka, PaulPaul Anka
  • Written in 1984.
"It's All About You" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 2007.
"Joy" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Riley, TeddyTeddy Riley
  • Written in 1992
  • Failed to make the Dangerous album
  • Riley mentioned "Joy" in a radio interview that Jackson had recorded a solo version of this track and that he would endeavour to hand the tapes over to the Estate.
  • Later released as a single for Blackstreet's 1994 debut album.
[57]
"Jungle" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Prince, MichaelMichael Prince
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsals.
"Just Remember" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Prince, MichaelMichael Prince
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsals.
"Kick It" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Daniels, LaShawnLaShawn Daniels
Jerkins, RodneyRodney Jerkins
Jerkins III, FredFred Jerkins III
  • Written and recorded during the Invincible sessions.
[58]
"King Tutankhamen" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 2004.
"Kentucky"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in the mid-1970s
  • Recorded around 1975
[58]
"Kreeton Overture"(1984) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Winding, JaiJai Winding
Paich, MartyMarty Paich
Leonard, PatrickPatrick Leonard
  • Written in 1984 for the opening of The Jacksons' Victory Tour
[59]
"Lady of Summer" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Prince, MichaelMichael Prince
Feemster, TheronTheron Feemster
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsals.
"Learned My Lesson"(1985) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1981
  • Two versions of the song were registered with the United States Copyright Office.
  • Alternate recording of "Much Too Soon" featuring either alternate lyrics or music.
[46]
"Legacy" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
will.i.am
  • Written in 1998.
  • Reworked in 2000, 2005 and 2006.
"Let Him Burn" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
, will.i.amwill.i.am
  • One of the songs Jackson worked on with will.i.am in 2006
  • A instrumental snippet leaked online in July 2015
  • Failed to make the Michael album
[14]
"Light Man" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Intro for Michael's This Is It Tour.
"Light The Way" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Abdullah of Bahrain, SheikSheik Abdullah of Bahrain
  • Written and recorded in 2005 in Bahrain.
"Little Girls"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Possibly recorded for Dangerous album
[60]
"Llama Lola"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Possibly recorded for Dangerous album
[60]
"Lonely Bird"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Possibly recorded for Dangerous album
[61]
"Lonely Man"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Possibly recorded for Dangerous album
[61]
"Lucy Is in Love with Linus"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Possibly recorded for Dangerous album
[62]
"Maybe Tomorrow" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 2003.
  • Supposed to be on the unreleased Resurrection album, but the album was shelved.
"Maybe We Can Do It" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Jerkins, RodneyRodney Jerkins
Combs, SeanSean Combs
  • Written and recorded in 2000/2001
  • Features Sean Combs
  • Failed to make the Invincible album
[63]
"Men in Black" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1990 for Dangerous album
  • One of around 20–25 songs that Michael and Bryan Loren worked on
  • Alternatively titled "Man in Black"
[64]
"Michael's Affirmation" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Prince, MichaelMichael Prince
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsals.
"Michael McKellar"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1991
  • Failed to make the Dangerous album
[65]
"MJ/BB Orchestral" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Prince, MichaelMichael Prince
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsals.
  • There are three versions of the song.
"Miss You" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
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  • One of the songs Michael worked on with will.i.am in 2006.
  • This song is written in memory of the "Godfather of Soul", James Brown.
  • Also known as "I'm Gonna Miss You", "Miss You So Much" and "I Will Miss You".
"MJ Melody"(1984) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1982
  • Recorded in 1992
[66]
"Monster" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1998.
  • Reworked the song in 2009 during his This Is It rehearsals.
  • Not to be confused with "Monster", a song featured on the Michael album.
"My Life"(2009) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehearsal
[66]
"Neverland Landing"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written around the 1980s
  • Reworked the song in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehearsal
[67]
"Nite Line" Ballard, GlenGlen Ballard
  • Written c. 1982
  • Also known as "Nightline"
  • Failed to make the Thriller album
  • Full song leaked on the internet
[68]
"Not Guilty" Harrison, GeorgeGeorge Harrison
  • Recorded in 1994 after winning the trials.
  • Failed to make the History album
  • Featured The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Unknown whether this is a cover of George Harrison's Not Guilty
[69]
"Nymphette Lover"(1984) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1981
  • Failed to make the Thriller album
[70]
"Ode to Sorrow"(1984) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1977
  • Recorded in 1984
[71]
"On My Anger" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Riley, TeddyTeddy Riley
  • Written and recorded in 1999
  • Failed to make the Invincible album
[72]
"Pajamas" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Prince, MichaelMichael Prince
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael's This Is It rehearsals.
"Pictures" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Recorded in 2009 with Lady Gaga.
  • Was slated to open This Is It.
"People Have to Make Some Sort of Joke"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 2000
[73]
"People of the World" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Friends, JJ Friends
  • Written and produced in 1998
  • The song was first released by the Japanese band J-FRIENDS
  • Demo version leaked onto the internet in March 2014 in low quality
[73]
"Peter Pan" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Song mentioned by Jackson on the 1993 CD The Michael Jackson Interview
  • Failed to make Dangerous album.
[74]
"Pressure" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Jerkins, RodneyRodney Jerkins
Jerkins, FredFred Jerkins
Mason, HarveyHarvey Mason
Daniels, LaShawnLaShawn Daniels
  • Failed to make the Invincible album.
  • Reworked the song in 2003 for an upcoming album.
"Pressure" (2) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Loren, BryanBryan Loren
  • Not to be confused with "Pressure" (see above) that was written for the Invincible album.
  • Written in 1990 for the Dangerous album.
  • One of around 20-25 songs that Michael and Bryan Loren worked on.
"Pyramid Girl" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1983
  • Failed to make Bad album
  • Evolved into "Liberian Girl"
[75]
"Red Eye" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1991.
"Resurrection" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 2003
  • Had been intended for an album Jackson had been working on in 2003, but the album was never released but cancelled due to child sex abuse allegations
"Revolution" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 2001.
"Rise Above It All" Freeze, Dr.Dr. Freeze
  • Composed and produced by Dr. Freeze during the Invincible sessions.
  • Has not been finalized, vocal parts may not have been recorded.
"Rocker" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Prince, MichaelMichael Prince
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Written and recorded in 2009.
"Rock Tonight" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Title listed on a note in Jackson's bedroom
[13]
"Rolling the Dice"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Jackson worked on the song with Temperton and Quincy Jones during the Thriller recording sessions
  • Failed to make the Thriller album
  • In the 1993 deposition Michael is quoted as saying "Yes, 'Rolling the Dice' [...] we did a demo that day we rehearsed but we never released it. We never thought it was strong enough."
  • Recorded in 1981
[76]
"Satisfy" Lewis, TerryTerry Lewis
Harris III, JamesJames Harris III
[77]
"Saturday Woman" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1990/1991 for Dangerous
  • Cited in the book My Friend Michael.
[78]
"Saved By the Bell"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Jackson, JermaineJermaine Jackson
[79]
"Secret Passage" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1998-1999.
  • May have failed to make the Invincible album.
"Seduction" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Myrick III, Shelby LeeShelby Lee Myrick III
  • Written and recorded in 2001
  • Failed to make the Invincible album
[80]
"Seeing Voices" Fine, SidneySidney Fine
Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1999
  • from Invincible era
  • Short snippets leaked onto the internet in 2014 and May 2015
  • Full lyrics leaked in early 2015
  • Full song leaked onto the internet in May 2015
  • Song features The Ray Charles Choir
[81]
"Serious Effect" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Riley, TeddyTeddy Riley
  • Recorded in 1991
  • Features rap by LL Cool J
  • Had been scheduled for release on a shelved special edition of the Dangerous album
  • Failed to make the Dangerous album
  • Leaked onto the Internet in 2002 in low quality
[81]
"Seven Bright New Stars" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Loren, BryanBryan Loren
  • Written and recorded in 1991.
"Seven Digits" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Loren, BryanBryan Loren
  • Also known as "7 Digits"
  • One of the 20 songs the pair worked on together
  • Vocals have never been recorded
  • Instrumental version known to exist
[82]
"She Got It" Unknown
  • Recorded in 1991
  • Failed to make the Dangerous album
  • Had been scheduled for release on a shelved special edition of the Dangerous album
  • Snippets leaked onto the internet in 2005, with the full version leaking in 2008 in high quality
[83]
"She's My Girl" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 2001.
  • Also known as "She's Mine."
  • Recorded with will.i.am.
"She's Not a Girl"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Citied by Jackson at Mexican Depostion in 1993
  • A demo he did at his home studio at Hayvenhurst Encino.
[84]
"She's Trouble" Shifrin, SueSue Shifrin
Livsey, BillBill Livsey
Britten, TerryTerry Britten
  • Possibly written in 1981
  • Also known as "Trouble"
  • Failed to make the Thriller album
  • Recorded in 1987.
  • Reworked and finished in 1996.
  • Demo version leaked onto the internet in 2008 in low quality
[85]
"Shut Up and Dance" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Durham, MichaelMichael Durham
  • Written in 1999, may have not recorded vocals
  • This song is extremely incomplete
  • Found on a list taped to the wall in Jackson's bedroom on June 25
[84]
"Siegfried & Roy"(1990) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1989 for illusionists Siegfried & Roy
  • Two versions—vocal and instrumental—registered with the United States Copyright Office
  • Thought to be an early version of "Mind Is the Magic"
[86]
"Silent Spring" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Title listed on a note in Jackson's bedroom
[13]
"Sister Sue"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson [87]
"Slapstick" Temperton, RodRod Temperton
  • Worked on by Jackson during the Thriller recording sessions
  • The song is an early demo version of "Hot Street"
  • Recorded in 1982
  • Full version leaked onto the internet in 2008 in low quality
[88]
"Soldier's Entrance" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Worked on by Jackson in 1999 with a view to have it featured on the Invincible album
[89]
"Somewhere in Time"(1984) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1980
[90]
"Spice of Life"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Recorded in 1981
  • Failed to make Thriller album
[81]
"Stand Tall"(1985) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1982
[91]
"Starlight"* Temperton, RodRod Temperton
  • Recorded in 1981
  • Jackson worked on the song during the Thriller recording sessions.
  • Referred to by Jackson as "Starlight Sun" during his 1993 deposition; he sang, "Starlight ... Starlight Sun ... Gimme some starlight, for a new day has begun"
  • Evolved into "Thriller"
  • Full song leaked on July 7, 2002
[92]
"Sympathy"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Jackson, RandyRandy Jackson
  • Recorded in 2003 with his brother Randy.
  • Was supposed to be on an album in 2003 but was later cancelled due to trial.
  • Demo version recorded December 2, 2002 but complete version is unknown when recorded.
[92]
"State of Shock" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Hansen, RandyRandy Hansen
  • One of three songs Jackson worked on with Queen's Freddie Mercury
  • Demo version by Mercury and Jackson was leaked onto the Internet on July 7, 2002 in high quality
  • Different version later released on Victory with Mick Jagger
[93]
"Stay" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Loren, BryanBryan Loren
  • Written c. 1988
[94]
"Still Got It" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 2003 for an album but it was never released.
"Stop the War" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Sager, Carole BayerCarole Bayer Sager
  • Written and recorded in 1999
  • Failed to make the Invincible album
[95]
"Strawberry Fields Forever" Lennon, JohnJohn Lennon
  • Cover of The Beatles song.
  • It was scheduled to appear on a shelved 1990 greatest hits album.
"Susie"(1984) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1978
  • Could have evolved into "Little Susie", a song featured on Jacksons 1995 album HIStory; or "Blood On The Dance Floor", a song featured on Jacksons 1997 album Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix
[96]
"Tender" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written c. 1986.
"Thank Heaven"(1998) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1998
[94]
"Thank You for Life"*(1984) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1976
[95]
"That" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in November 1998
  • Recorded in 1998
[95]
"That Kind of Lover" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Ruffin, RayRay Ruffin
  • Written c. 2001
[95]
"The Children's Hour"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson [97]
"The Future" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
{{{last}}}, will.i.am[[will.i.am {{{last}}}|will.i.am {{{last}}}]]
  • One of the songs Jackson worked on with will.i.am in 2006
  • Also known as "In The Future"
  • Failed to make the "Michael" album
[98]
"The Gloved One" Sisqó
  • Written c. 2001
  • Also known as "Gloved One"
[99]
"The Nightmare of Edgar Allan Poe" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Afanasieff, WalterWalter Afanasieff
  • Written c. 2000
  • Also known as "Edgar Allan Poe"
  • Recorded in 2000 for a canceled indie film of the same name starring Jackson
[78]
"The Pain" Stockman, ShawnShawn Stockman
Mason, Jay HarveyJay Harvey Mason
Jerkins, RodneyRodney Jerkins
  • Written During the "Invincible" Album Sessions.
[100]
"The Sky Is the Limit"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Recorded in 1983
[101]
"The Toy"(1984) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson [102]
"The Truth on Youth"(1990) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson [103]
"The World Is No Church" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1999
  • Had been scheduled to released as an album/compilation in 1999
  • One of the unreleased songs from the Invincible sessions
[104]
"This Is Our Time" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Hill, LaurynLauryn Hill
Foster, DavidDavid Foster
  • Written and recorded in 1999
  • Despite rumours to the contrary, the song was not recorded as a duet with Hill.
[105]
"Throwin' Your Life Away"(1988) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1988
  • Jackson worked continuously on the track from the late '80s until his death.
  • This song is cited, among others, on a list found taped to the wall in Jackson's bedroom on June 25.
  • The track has complete vocals.
[106]
"To Satisfy You" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Loren, BryanBryan Loren
  • Written and recorded in 1990 during the Dangerous recording sessions, but Jackson did not like it and gave it to Bryan Loren for his 1992 album Music from the New World
  • Solo recording by Jackson known to exist
[107]
"Tomboy"*(1985) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1985
  • Failed to make the Bad album
  • Also known as "Townboy"
  • Mistakenly believed by some fans to have been written by Quincy Jones
[108]
"Tragedy of a Cheer-leader"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1991 during Dangerous sessions
[109]
"Tubeway" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written c. 1999
[104]
"Turning Me Off"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1987 during Bad sessions
[110]
"Under Your Skin"(1984) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1979
  • Also known as "Under My Skin"
[111]
"Unknown" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • It is unclear whether the song is titled "Unknown" or the song title is unknown.
  • Possibly written in 1999 or 1996
[111]
"Verdicts" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Loren, BryanBryan Loren
  • Written and recorded in 1990 for Dangerous album
  • One of around 20–25 songs that Michael Jackson and Bryan Loren worked on
[108]
"On the Rain" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1998
[112]
"Vibrationist" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Riley, TeddyTeddy Riley
  • Written c. 1999
  • Failed to make the "Invincible" album
  • Alternatively titled "The Vibrationist"
[113]
"Vile and Miserable" Michael Jackson

Will.i.am

  • One of the songs Jackson worked on with will.i.am in 2006
  • Alternatively titled "Miserable Soul"
  • Snippet leaked online in early November 2015
"Victory" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Mercury, FreddieFreddie Mercury
  • One of three songs Jackson worked on with Queen's Freddie Mercury in 1983
  • Demo version known to exist
[113]
"Walk Away" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Durham, MichaelMichael Durham
Buxer, BradleyBradley Buxer
  • Written and recorded in 2009
"We Are the Ones"(1984) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1978
[114]
"We Be Ballin'" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson [115]
"What a Lonely Way to Go"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in 1975
[116]
"What About Us" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written originally for the Dangerous album
  • Had been scheduled for release on the special edition of the Dangerous album in 2001.
  • Demos leaked onto the Internet in 2003
  • Early version of "Earth Song"
  • Recorded in 1989
[117]
"What You Do to Me"(1985, 1998) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1985
  • First registered with the United States Copyright Office in 1985
  • Re-registered with the United States Copyright Office in 1998
[118]
"What's a Guy Gotta Do" Williams, PharrellPharrell Williams
  • Written in 2000
[119]
"What's It Gonna Be" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson [118]
"What's Your Life"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
Jackson, JermaineJermaine Jackson
[120]
"Who Do You Love"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written and recorded in the 1980s
  • Alternative title of "Behind the Mask"
[121]
"Who Is the Girl with Her Hair Down"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson [122]
"Why Can't I Be"(1984) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1980
[123]
"Why Shy"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson [123]
"You Ain't Gonna Change Nothin'"*(1984) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1975
[124]
"You Are a Liar"* Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Failed to make the Invincible album
  • Also known as "You're a Liar" and "You're a Liar, Brother"
[124]
"You Are So Beautiful" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Song Jackson began writing in 2005 as a thank you to his fans for their ongoing support
[125]
"You Told Me Your Lovin'"(1984) Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Written in 1979
  • A second version exists, with words and music by Jackson's brother Randy
[126]
"You Were There" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
  • Title listed on a note in Jackson's bedroom
[13]
"You're Supposed to Keep Your Love for Me" Wonder, StevieStevie Wonder
  • Originally recorded in 1975 by Jermaine Jackson, with 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
[127]

Posthumous albums[edit]

Following the surge in sales of Jackson's catalogue following his death, Sony Music Entertainment, led by its Columbia/Epic Label Group division, signed a new deal with the Jackson estate to extend distribution rights to his back catalogue until 2015, which was later extended to 2017, as well as permission to release ten new albums with previously unreleased material and new collections of released work. The deal is the most expensive music contract to a single artist in history, with Sony Music reportedly paying $250 million for the deal, and the Jackson estate getting the full sum, as well as a share of royalties for all works released.[128] Here are the albums that have been released as part of the deal:

Unreleased albums[edit]

  • Resurrection - an album that was planned to be released in 2003. The album was cancelled due to trials, some songs that possibly may have featured on the album are
  1. House of Style
  2. Maybe Tomorrow
  3. Pressure
  4. Resurrection
  5. Sympathy
  6. I Am A Loser

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Footnotes
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