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    Default List of Michael's Unreleased Material

    General Notes on Formatting and Song Inclusion
    • Titles were produced solely by Michael Jackson unless noted otherwise.


    LAST UPDATE: 11 October 2017 — added content

    Off the Wall (1977-1979)

    • "Susie" (c. 1977) (Michael Jackson)
      Early demo recording of "Little Susie"

    • "Sunset Driver" (e. 1978) (Michael Jackson)
      Incorrectly attributed to the Thriller sessions in the liner notes of The Ultimate Collection
      • (4:05) Issued on The Ultimate Collection
        (Compilation/Box Set, 16 November 2004)


    Thriller (1980-1982)

    • "It Don't Matter to Me" (1980) (Michael Jackson, Paul Anka)
      Produced by Paul Anka & Michael Jackson

    • "Love Never Felt So Good" (1980) (Michael Jackson, Paul Anka)
      Produced by Paul Anka & Michael Jackson
      Allegedly remastered and submitted for inclusion on Michael at the behest of John McClain
      • (LQ original demo recording, 3:19) LEAKED in 2006
      • (2010 remastered demo recording, 3:19) LEAKED in November 2010
      • (2014 reworking by John McClain & Giorgio Tuinfort, 3:56) Issued on Xscape
        (LP, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)
      • (2014 reworking by Timbaland & Jerome Harmon, featuring Justin Timberlake, 4:07) Issued on Xscape (Deluxe Edition)
        (2-CD, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)
      • (Original demo recording, 3:21) Issued on Xscape (Deluxe Edition)
        (2-CD, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)

    • "Behind the Mask" (Fall 1981) (Ryuichi Sakamoto, Chris Mosdell, Michael Jackson)
      Withheld from Thriller due to a copyright dispute between Jackson and Sakamoto/Mosdell
      • (Original demo recording, _:__)
      • (2010 reworking by John McClain, 5:02) Issued on Michael
        (LP, Posthumous Release, 10 December 2010)

    • "Carousel" (Summer 1982) (Donald Freeman, Michael Sembello)
      Produced by Quincy Jones
      Originally set for inclusion on Thriller, but withdrawn in favor of "Human Nature"
      • (Original recording, 4:07) LEAKED in July 2009
      • (Shortened version, 1:49) Issued on Thriller: Special Edition
        (LP, Reissue, 16 October 2001)
      • (Edited full version, 3:40) Issued on King of Pop (French Deluxe Version)
        (Compilation, French Pressing, 12 December 2008)
      • (Edited full version, 3:40) Issued on The Ultimate Fan Extras Collection
        (iTunes Compilation, Posthumous Release, 27 June 2013)

    • "Got the Hots" (Summer 1982) (Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones)
      Produced by Quincy Jones
      • (4:28) Issued on Thriller 25 (Japanese Special Edition)
        (LP, Anniversary Reissue, Japanese Pressing, 8 February 2008)

    • "Niteline" (Summer 1982) (Glen Ballard, David Faragher, Brie Howard)
      Alternate Titles: "Nite Line," "Night Line," "Nightline"
      Produced by Quincy Jones
      • (Lower quality, _:__) LEAKED on 7 June 2002
      • (Higher quality, 4:49) LEAKED in July/August 2009

    • "A Chance to Dance" (1982) (Michael Jackson)

    • "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - Demo Version" (1982) (Michael Jackson, Greg Phillinganes)
      • (3:46) Issued on The Ultimate Collection
        (Compilation/Box Set, 16 November 2004)

    • "Set it On Out" (1982) (Michael Jackson)

    • "She's Trouble" (Summer 1982) (Terry Britten, Bill Livsey, Sue Shifrin)
      Produced by Quincy Jones
      Alternate Title: "Trouble"
      • (LQ finished recording, 3:54) LEAKED on 7 June 2002
      • (LQ scratch demo version, 3:46) LEAKED in July/August 2009
      • (Corrected tempo version, 4:04) LEAKED in 2011

    • "Stay" (1982) (Michael Jackson)

    • "The Toy" (1982) (Michael Jackson)
      Early version of "Best of Joy" (1990 / . Lyrically indistinguishable from later renditions, barring the opening lyric ("I am your toy, I am your boy...")
      See also: "Best of Joy" (1990) / "Best of Joy" (2008)


    Bad (1983-1987)

    • "Make a Wish" (Spring 1983) (Michael Jackson, Buz Kohan)
      Written for a proposed Peter Pan musical starring Jackson, to be directed by Stephen Spielberg

    • "Neverland Landing" (Spring 1983) (Michael Jackson, Buz Kohan)
      Written for a proposed Peter Pan musical starring Jackson, to be directed by Stephen Spielberg

    • "Scared of the Moon" (Early 1984) (Michael Jackson, Buz Kohan)
      • (4:41) Issued on The Ultimate Collection
        (Compilation/Box Set, 16 November 2004)

    • "Chicago 1945" (c. April 1984) (Michael Jackson, Steve Porcaro)
      In spite of hearsay, this track has no direct correlation with "Smooth Criminal" or "Al Capone." Steve Porcaro was contacted to license the track for use on 2014's Xscape, though he refused to do so due to the album's motus operandi (i.e., current producers tasked with "contemporizing" the material). As a result, online digital sheet music retailers mistakenly credit Porcaro as co-writer of Xscape's similarly-titled "Chicago" (originally "She Was Lovin' Me").

    • "Buffalo Bill" (1984) (Michael Jackson)

    • "We Are Here to Change the World" (c. March 1985) (Michael Jackson, John Barnes)
      • (2:53) Issued on The Ultimate Collection
        (Compilation/Box Set, 16 November 2004)

    • "Tomboy" (Spring 1985) (Michael Jackson, John Barnes)
      Features Zapp's Roger Troutman on guitar

    • "Al Capone" (1985) (Michael Jackson)
      • (Original demo recording, 3:33) Issued on Bad 25
        (Album Reissue, Posthumous Release, 18 September 2012)
      • (Alternate James Brown "duet" demo mix, _:__)

    • "Changes" (1985) (Michael Jackson)
      See also: "Changes" (1994)

    • "Loving You" (1985) (Michael Jackson)
      • (Original demo recording, 3:03) Issued on Xscape (Deluxe Edition)
        (2-CD, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)
      • (2014 reworking by Timbaland & Jerome Harmon, 3:16) Issued on Xscape
        (LP, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)

    • "Crack Kills" (Fall 1986) (Michael Jackson)

    • "Don't Be Messin' 'Round" (1981/1986) (Michael Jackson)
      • (4:20) Issued on "I Just Can't Stop Loving You"
        (B-Side, Physical Single, Reissue, 1 June 2012)

    • "Hot Fun in the Summertime" (1986) (Sly Stone)
      VOCALLY INCOMPLETE — only chorus recorded
      Cover of the 1969 song by Sly and the Family Stone

    • "Price of Fame" (1986) (Michael Jackson)
      • (4:32) Issued on Bad 25
        (Album Reissue, Posthumous Release, 18 September 2012)
      • (Pepsi commercialized version, 3:20) LEAKED in October 2015

    • "Someone Put Your Hand Down" (1986) (Michael Jackson)
      Early version of "Someone Put Your Hand Out" (1991)
      • (4:33) Included on Bad: Special Edition (first acetate)
        (Bernie Grundman Mastering, Acetate CD Test Pressing, 9 September 1999)
      See also: "Someone Put Your Hand Out" (1991)

    • "Cheater" (???) (Michael Jackson, Greg Phillinganes)
      • (5:09) Issued on The Ultimate Collection
        (Compilation/Box Set, 16 November 2004)

    • "Do You Know Where Your Children Are" (???) (Michael Jackson)
      • (Original demo recording, 4:40) Issued on Xscape (Deluxe Version)
        (2-CD, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)
      • (2010 reworking by John McClain, 4:28) LEAKED in mid-November 2010
      • (2014 reworking by Timbaland & Jerome Harmon, 3:16) Issued on Xscape
        (LP, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)

    • "Free" (???) (Michael Jackson)
      • (4:24) Issued on Bad 25
        (Album Reissue, Posthumous Release, 18 September 2012)

    • "I'm So Blue" (???) (Michael Jackson)
      • (4:06) Issued on Bad 25
        (Album Reissue, Posthumous Release, 18 September 2012)

    • "Make or Break" (???) (Michael Jackson, John Barnes)
      VOCALLY INCOMPLETE — exact completion uncertain

    • "Song Groove (a.k.a. Abortion Papers)" (???) (Michael Jackson)
      • (4:25) Issued on Bad 25
        (Album Reissue, Posthumous Release, 18 September 2012)


    Dangerous (1988-1991)

    • "Bubbles" (1989) (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
      Produced by Bryan Loren & Michael Jackson

    • "Deep in the Night" (1989) (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
      Produced by Bryan Loren & Michael Jackson

    • "Homeless Bound" (1989) (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
      Produced by Bryan Loren & Michael Jackson

    • "Jane is a Groupie" (1989) (Michael Jackson)

    • "Man in Black" (1989) (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
      Alternate Title: "Men in Black"
      Produced by Bryan Loren & Michael Jackson

    • "Monkey Business" (1989) (Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell)
      Produced by Bill Bottrell & Michael Jackson

    • "Throwing Your Life Away" (1989) (Michael Jackson)

    • "Faces" (c. Spring 1990) (Nelson Mandela, Michael Jackson)
      SPOKEN WORD PIECE
      Written in celebration of Nelson Mandela's release from prison in February 1990. Demo recording features Jackson reading Mandela's 1990 Cape Town address over an instrumental backing. Mandela and/or his legal team are believed to have withheld the track from being released.
      • (LQ snippet, 0:48) LEAKED on 1 August 2017

    • "Dangerous - Early Version" (Fall 1990) (Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell)
      Produced by Bill Bottrell & Michael Jackson
      Influenced by the bass line of "Streetwalker"
      • (6:40) Issued on The Ultimate Collection
        (Compilation/Box Set, 16 November 2004)

    • "Best of Joy" (1990) (Michael Jackson)
      Updated version of "The Toy" (1982).
      See also: "The Toy" (1982) / "Best of Joy" (2008)

    • "Mind is the Magic" (1990) (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
      Alternate Titles: "Magic Show," "Siegfried & Roy"
      Produced by Bryan Loren & Michael Jackson

    • "Serious Effect" (1990) (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren, LL Cool J)
      Produced by Bryan Loren & Michael Jackson
      Features a rap verse from LL Cool J
      • (Long version, 5:03) LEAKED on 7 July 2002
      • (Short version, 4:18) LEAKED on 5 December 2007

    • "She Got It" (1990) (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
      Produced by Bryan Loren & Michael Jackson
      • (3:28) LEAKED on 5 December 2007

    • "Work That Body" (1990) (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
      Produced by Bryan Loren & Michael Jackson
      • (3:29) LEAKED on 5 December 2007

    • "Slave to the Rhythm" (1991) (L.A. Reid, Babyface, Daryl Simmons, Kevin Roberson)
      Produced by L.A. Reid & Babyface
      • (Original demo recording, 4:36) Issued on Xscape (Deluxe Version)
        (2-CD, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)
      • (2010 reworking by Tricky Stewart, 4:28) LEAKED in November 2010
      • (2013 reworking by Max Methods featuring Justin Bieber, 4:18) LEAKED on 14 August 2013
      • (2014 reworking by Timbaland & Jerome Harmon, 4:17) Issued on Xscape
        (LP, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)

    • "Someone Put Your Hand Out" (1991, April 1992) (Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley)
      Produced by Teddy Riley & Michael Jackson
      Updated version of "Someone Put Your Hand Down" (1986), featuring a new melody line and alternate lyrics.
      • (5:25) Issued on "Someone Put Your Hand Out"
        (Limited-Edition Release, Cassette/CD Single, May 1992)
      See also: "Someone Put Your Hand Down" (1986)

    • "All the Truth" (???) (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
      Produced by Bryan Loren & Michael Jackson
      VOCALLY INCOMPLETE — only chorus recorded

    • "Don't Believe It" (???) (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
      Produced by Bryan Loren & Michael Jackson
      VOCALLY INCOMPLETE — only chorus recorded

    • "Family Thing" (???) (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
      Produced by Bryan Loren & Michael Jackson
      VOCALLY INCOMPLETE — only chorus recorded

    • "Ghost of Another Lover" (???) (Michael Jackson, ???)
      • (LQ audio recording, 5:29) LEAKED in April 2017

    • "If You Don't Love Me" (???) (Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell)
      Produced by Bill Bottrell & Michael Jackson
      • (Long version, 4:31) LEAKED on 7 July 2002
      • (Short version, 4:13) LEAKED on 5 December 2007

    • "Seven Digits" (???) (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
      Produced by Bryan Loren & Michael Jackson
      VOCALLY INCOMPLETE — scratch vocals throughout

    • "Truth on Youth" (???) (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren, LL Cool J)
      Produced by Bryan Loren & Michael Jackson
      Features a rap verse from LL Cool J


    HIStory (1992-1995)

    • "Much Too Soon" (Early 1994) (Michael Jackson)
      New recording of "Much Too Soon" (1982)
      • (Original demo recording, _:__)
      • (2010 reworking by John McClain, 2:49) Issued on Michael
        (LP, Posthumous Release, 10 December 2010)

    • "Innocent Man" (Spring 1994) (Michael Jackson)

    • "Changes" (1985/1994) (Michael Jackson)
      Updated version of "Changes" (1984), featuring a new gospel choir arrangement by the Andrae Crouch Singers and additional ad-libs
      See also: "Changes" (1985)

    • "In the Back" (1994) (Michael Jackson)
      • (4:31) Issued on The Ultimate Collection
        (Compilation/Box Set, 16 November 2004)

    • "Why" (1994) (Babyface)
      VOCALLY INCOMPLETE — only chorus recorded
      • (Cover version by 3T featuring Michael Jackson, 5:20) Issued on Brotherhood
        (LP, 7 November 1995)

    • "Willing & Waiting" (1994) (Michael Jackson, Babyface)
      Produced by Babyface & Michael Jackson


    Invincible (1996-2001)

    • "On the Line" (July 1996) (Michael Jackson, Babyface)
      Produced by Babyface & Michael Jackson
      Written for Spike Lee's 1996 film Get on the Bus
      • (4:53) Issued on Limited Edition Minimax II
        (A-Side, Physical Single, 11 January 1997)

    • "Elizabeth, I Love You" (Late 1996) (Michael Jackson, Buz Kohan)
      Tribute to longtime friend Elizabeth Taylor. Only performed live (with pre-recorded vocals) once, in February 1997 at Taylor's 65th birthday gala
      • (Studio recording, _:__)
        Snippet (1:39) LEAKED

    • "Seeing Voices" (e. November 1997) (Sidney Fine)
      • (4:46) LEAKED on 23 July 2015

    • "The Way You Love Me" (Late 1997) (Michael Jackson)
      Alternate Titles: "Hanson," "(I Like) The Way You Love Me"
      First optioned as a demo for Hanson, but ultimately retained for Jackson's own use
      • (Original "Hanson" demo recording, _:__)
      • (Finalized 1998 demo version, 4:30) Issued on The Ultimate Collection
        (Compilation/Box Set, 16 November 2004)
      • (2010 reworking by Neff-U, 4:34) Issued on Michael
        (LP, Posthumous Release, 10 December 2010)

    • "People of the World" (1997) (Michael Jackson)
      VOCALLY INCOMPLETE — verses incomplete
      • (Original demo recording, 4:41) LEAKED on 5 March 2014
      • (Cover version by J-Friends, 5:20) Issued on "People of the World"
        (CD Maxi-Single, Japanese Release, 15 June 1999)

    • "A Place With No Name" (August/September/October 1998) (Dewey Bunnell, Michael Jackson, Dr. Freeze)
      Produced by Dr. Freeze & Michael Jackson
      A quasi-cover of the 1972 single "A Horse With No Name" by America
      • (Original demo recording, 4:57) Issued on Xscape (Deluxe Edition)
        (2-CD, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)
      • (2008 updated mix by Neff-U, 5:15) LEAKED in December 2013
        Snippet (0:25) LEAKED on 16 July 2009
      • (2014 reworking by StarGate, 5:36) Issued on Xscape
        (LP, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)

    • "Blue Gangsta" (Late Summer 1998) (Michael Jackson, Dr. Freeze)
      Produced by Dr. Freeze & Michael Jackson
      • (Original demo recording, 4:18) Issued on Xscape (Deluxe Edition)
        (2-CD, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)
      • (1999 updated mix, 4:32) LEAKED on 1 December 2010
        Snippet (0:25) LEAKED on 16 July 2009
      • (2014 reworking by Timbaland & Jerome Harmon, 4:15) Issued on Xscape
        (LP, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)

    • "Jungle" (c. Summer/Fall 1998) (Michael Jackson, Dr. Freeze)
      Produced by Dr. Freeze & Michael Jackson

    • "Rise Above it All" (c. Summer/Fall 1998) (Michael Jackson, Dr. Freeze)
      Produced by Dr. Freeze & Michael Jackson

    • "Monster" (Late 1998) (Michael Jackson)
      VOCALLY INCOMPLETE — only chorus recorded
      Not to be mistaken with the Cascio track of the same name

    • "She Was Lovin' Me" (March 1999) (Cory Rooney)
      Alternate Title: "Chicago"
      Produced by Cory Rooney & Michael Jackson
      Originally reworked for inclusion on Michael, but withdrawn from candidacy due to Rooney's firm stance against the Ca
      • (Original demo recording, 4:44) Issued on Xscape (Deluxe Edition)
        (2-CD, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)
      • (2010 reworking by Cory Rooney & Taryll Jackson, 4:46) LEAKED on 29 September 2014
      • (2014 reworking by Timbaland & Jerome Harmon, 4:06) Issued on Xscape
        (LP, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)

    • "Another Day" (1999) (Lenny Kravitz)
      Alternate Titles: "(I Can't Make It) Another Day"
      Produced by Lenny Kravitz & Michael Jackson
      • (Original demo recording, _:__)
        Snippet (1:29) LEAKED on 2 January 2010
      • (2010 reworking by Lenny Kravitz, 3:55) Issued on Michael
        (LP, Posthumous Release, 10 December 2010)

    • "Escape" (1999) (Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels)
      Alternate Title: "Xscape"
      Produced by Rodney Jerkins & Michael Jackson
      • (Original demo recording, 5:45) Issued on Xscape (Deluxe Edition)
        (2-CD, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)
      • (1999 alternate demo mix, 5:43) LEAKED on 8 August 2002
      • (2014 reworking by Rodney Jerkins, 4:06) Issued on Xscape
        (LP, Posthumous Release, 13 May 2014)
      • (2014 reworking by Rodney Jerkins featuring Tupac, _:__)

    • "Fall Again" (1999) (Walter Afanasieff, Robin Thicke)
      • (4:22) Issued on The Ultimate Collection
        (Compilation/Box Set, 16 November 2004)

    • "Hollywood Tonight" (1999) (Michael Jackson, Brad Buxer)
      Co-Produced by Brad Buxer
      VOCALLY INCOMPLETE — missing bridge and third verse
      • (Original demo recording, _:__)
      • (Updated demo mix c. October 2008, 5:22) LEAKED in March 2014
      • (2010 reworking by Neff-U, 4:09) LEAKED in 2014
      • (2010 reworking by Teddy Riley, 4:31) Issued on Michael
        (LP, Posthumous Release, 10 December 2010)
      • (2011 "Throwback Mix", 3:46) Issued on "Hollywood Tonight"
        (A-Side, Physical/Digital Single, Posthumous Release, 11 February 2011)
        (LP, Posthumous Release, 10 December 2010)

    • "Shout" (1999) (O'Kelly Isley Jr., Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Claude Forbes, Roy Hamilton, Samuel Hoskins, Carmen Lampson)
      Produced by Teddy Riley & Michael Jackson
      • (4:18) Issued on "Cry"
        (CD Single, B-Side, 3 December 2001)

    • "We've Had Enough" (1999) (Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, LaShawn Daniels, Carole Bayer Sager)
      • (5:45) Issued on The Ultimate Collection
        (Compilation/Box Set, 16 November 2004)

    • "Beautiful Girl" (???) (Michael Jackson)
      • (4:03) Issued on The Ultimate Collection
        (Compilation/Box Set, 16 November 2004)

    • "Can't Get Your Weight Off of Me" (???) (Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels)
      Produced by Rodney Jerkins & Michael Jackson
      • (Original demo/studio recording, 5:18)
        Snippet (0:06) LEAKED on 26 March 2010

    • "Shut Up and Dance" (???) (Michael Jackson, ???)
      VOCALLY INCOMPLETE — exact completion uncertain


    Post-Sony (2002-2004)

    • "All in Your Name" (December 2002) (Michael Jackson, Barry Gibb)
      Produced by Barry Gibb & John Merchant
      • (5:35) Issued on "All in Your Name"
        (Digital Single, Posthumous Release, 24 June 2011)

    • "I Am a Loser" (January 2003) (Michael Jackson, Brad Buxer)
      Early version of "I Was the Loser" (2008)
      • (3:52) LEAKED on 8 September 2013
      See also: "I Was the Loser" (2008)

    • "World of Candy" (Summer 2003) (Michael Jackson)
      Vocal Duet with Michael Jackson & Nisha Kataria
      Withheld from release after the FBI raid on Jackson's Neverland Valley Ranch in November 2003. Joseph Jackson has lobbied for a commercial release of the track, calling it "beautiful".

    • "Days in Gloucestershire" (Early 2004) (Michael Jackson, Brad Buxer)
      • (4:36) LEAKED on 4 March 2014


    This Is It (2005-2009)

    • "The Future" (September/October 2006) (Michael Jackson, will.i.am)
      Produced by will.iam & Michael Jackson

    • "I'm Dreamin'" (September/October 2006) (Michael Jackson, will.i.am)
      Produced by will.iam & Michael Jackson
      Submitted by will.i.am for inclusion on his 2013 #willpower album; withheld by order of Jackson's estate

    • "Hold My Hand" (November 2007) (Akon, Giorgio Tuinfort, Claude Kelly)
      Produced by Akon & Giorgio Tuinfort
      Co-Produced by Michael Jackson
      • (Original Akon solo demo, 3:31) LEAKED on 14 October 2012
      • (Duet demo recording, 3:38) LEAKED on 30 June 2008
      • (2010 reworking by Akon & Giorgio Tuinfort) Issued on "Hold My Hand"
        (A-Side, Digital/Physical Single, Posthumous Release, 15 November 2010)

    • "Miss You" (2007) (Michael Jackson, will.i.am)
      Produced by will.iam & Michael Jackson
      Tribute to James Brown, written following his passing on Christmas Day 2006.

    • "Best of Joy" (October 2008) (Michael Jackson)
      Updated recording of "Best of Joy" (1990). Heavily revised for inclusion on Michael, including a restructured chorus and the removal of the third verse.
      • (Original demo recording, _:__)
      • (2010 reworking by Neff-U, 3:03) Issued on Michael
        (LP, Posthumous Release, 10 December 2010)
      See also: "The Toy" (1982) / "Best of Joy" (1990)

    • "I Was the Loser" (January 2003/October 2008) (Michael Jackson, Brad Buxer)
      Updated/finalized version of "I Am a Loser" (2003). Only segments containing the phrase "I am a loser" were re-recorded; otherwise indistinguishable from its 2003 predecessor.
      See also: "I Am a Loser" (2003)

    • "Dark Lady / H2O" (2008) (Michael Jackson, ???)
      Produced by Neff-U & Michael Jackson
      VOCALLY INCOMPLETE — scratch vocals throughout

    • "Water" (Spring 2009) (Michael Jackson, ???)
      Produced by Neff-U & Michael Jackson
      VOCALLY INCOMPLETE — only chorus recorded
      Not to be mistaken with the Cascio track of the same name

    • "Breathe" (2009) (Michael Jackson)
      INSTRUMENTAL PIECE — vocals never recorded
      Believed to be the final track Jackson worked on in his lifetime. An instrumental cassette demo was sent to Deepak Chopra on 23 June 2009, as Jackson intended to collaborate with the social activist on environmentally-conscious lyrics.


    Undetermined/Unconfirmed (1977-2009)


    • "Apocalypse Now" (???) (???)
      Brought to light by John Robinson in a 2010 interview with Rhythm magazine

    • "Days of the Broken Hearted" (???) (???)
      Said to be a duet with Whitney Houston. While almost unquestionably inaccurate, the existence of this track in another format cannot be disputed.

    • "Craze" (???) (???)

    • "Groove of Midnight" (c. 1986) (Rod Temperton)
      Sought after for inclusion on Bad 25, though Matt Forger has stated a version with vocals couldn't be located and likely doesn't exist.

    • "Lovely Way" (???) (???)
      Given to Mark Ronson to rework for Michael. Withheld from release and likely never completed due to Ronson's increased discomfort in completing a song without Jackson's guidance or approval.

    • "Saturday Woman" (???) (???)
      Noted in Frank Cascio's memoir My Friend Michael as a Dangerous outtake. Purportedly played during at least one of Brad Sundberg's In the Studio with MJ seminars.

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    Elizabeth, I Love You (recorded 1996) 1:26 studio recording leaked
    Is this true? I've never heard it and couldn't find on YouTube.

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    Very true indeed Morinen.

    http://youtu.be/WVg9wRmU9lQ

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    Got the time a bit wrong but yeah, it's true!

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    Love does not see with the eyes but with the heart. (Shakespeare)

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    Cool thank you.

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    You know what, we should make a section here on the board just for Michaels unreleased songs. Similiar to what prince fans did for prince over at princevault

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    ^ That would be phenomenal.

    I figure THIS could be the thread where we discuss Michael's unreleased material. I try to update the list as much as possible because I seem to learn something new nearly every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysThere View Post
    ^ That would be phenomenal.

    I figure THIS could be the thread where we discuss Michael's unreleased material. I try to update the list as much as possible because I seem to learn something new nearly every day.
    Yeah that would be great. I really appreciate all the effort youve put in. I have one question tho. Did MJ really record Force MD's Tender love? :0 This is the first time hearing about that.

    If any Mod see this, can you please consider doing something similar to what they did over at princevault and like create a whole new section just for Unreleased songs.
    Wikipedia-like. It can be neatly orginized, from year, to what producers and musician worked what song and even some info on how he created them etc etc. That would be really great.

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Themidwestcowboy View Post
    Yeah that would be great. I really appreciate all the effort youve put in. I have one question tho. Did MJ really record Force MD's Tender love? :0 This is the first time hearing about that.

    If any Mod see this, can you please consider doing something similar to what they did over at princevault and like create a whole new section just for Unreleased songs.
    Wikipedia-like. It can be neatly orginized, from year, to what producers and musician worked what song and even some info on how he created them etc etc. That would be really great.
    Well thank you(: glad you and others like it! I've been considering making a blog page where people can just click on each individual title and read all known information about it. Much easier than putting together the long PDF file I've been working on :p

    And from what I've been told from several people a demo tape DOES exist although I'm not sure just how complete it is. I'll try to find their exact quotes and post them if I can. But like I said, I'm only one person with a few contacts that have been correct and reliable in the past, so they're my best source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysThere View Post
    Well thank you(: glad you and others like it! I've been considering making a blog page where people can just click on each individual title and read all known information about it. Much easier than putting together the long PDF file I've been working on :p

    And from what I've been told from several people a demo tape DOES exist although I'm not sure just how complete it is. I'll try to find their exact quotes and post them if I can. But like I said, I'm only one person with a few contacts that have been correct and reliable in the past, so they're my best source.
    That sounds great. I imagine a blog will be alot easier to access aswell than a PDF, so i bet in the end it will all come togheter real nice

    One thing i noticed btw

    Come Together (produced by Bill Bottrell, recorded 1988) Released on June 15, 1995 on HIStory

    Come togheter was first released in 1992 as the B-sides to Remember The Time. Also Michael Mckellar from the dangerous era..
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    Nice thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Themidwestcowboy View Post
    Come Together (produced by Bill Bottrell, recorded 1988) Released on June 15, 1995 on HIStory

    Come togheter was first released in 1991 as the B-sides to Remember The Time.
    Yeah 1992. And On The Line first made it out on the Ghosts maxi single included in the Ghosts box set 1997.

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    ^^ Yeah i meant 92 :P

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