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    Default Detailed list of unreleased songs that could be released

    Here we want to collect everything we know about unreleased songs. We want to find out which of them could possibly be released in the future and which of them not.

    I made a list in 2016 in another thread and to bring new life to this topic I decided to open up a new one.



    Lovley Way
    According to Mark Ronson he produced the song for the "Michael" album but it didn't make the final cut. He also said that Lovely Way is in the Vein of “Good Bye Yellow Brick Road” (Elton John) and “Imagine” (John Lennon). A few seconds of a song called Lovely Way leaked. It is unknown if this is the song that Mark Ronson talked about.

    Chicago 1945
    Writer/Producer didn't want it to be remixed for Xscape.

    I'm Dreamin’
    One of the songs he worked on with will.i.am. In an interview in september of 2013 Will said that he wanted to put it on his album #willpower but the estate didn't allow that. Maybe they want to save it for a future Michael album?
    Watch the interview: http://www.mjjcommunity.com/forum/sh....php?p=4046216
    Information about the other will.i.am songs: http://www.mjjcommunity.com/forum/sh....php?p=4032573

    Throwing Your Life Away
    Another song that was considered for "Michael" (produced for Xscape by Neff-U). The track has complete vocals and Michael worked several times on it from 1988 to his death.

    Can't Get Your Weight Off Of Me
    Rodney Jerkins who produced the song was also part of the Xscape project. Several parts of the song have leaked.

    Man In Black/Men In Black
    A part of the song leaked and it is unknown if there is a more finished version with additional vocals. I guess that Michael has never finished the song and there is no way it will ever be officially released. What do you think?
    Another interesting information: http://www.mjjcommunity.com/forum/sh....php?p=4039160

    Hot Fun In The Summertime
    The song failed to make the Xscape album as a posthumous duet with D'Angelo, Mary J Blige and Questlove.

    Shut Up And Dance
    A great dance track Jackson and Buxer worked on with Michael Prince and Eric Kirkland with echoes of Stevie Wonder and MJ circa Bad.
    Joe Vogel: “I don’t think we’ll get “Shut Up and Dance” as an official release. The music is perfect, but sadly, it was one of those tracks Michael and others just figured they could lay down vocals for once the new album was closer to completion. The vocals aren’t even as complete as “Hollywood.” Too bad…it’s a killer dance track. Would have likely been the lead single on Invincible.”
    http://www.joevogel.net/exclusive-in...wood#comment-7
    Are the vocals at least as complete at the ones on “In The Back”?
    Joe Vogel: “Unfortunately, no, it’s not as complete. “In the Back” had at least scatting through every part of the song.”
    http://www.joevogel.net/exclusive-in...ood#comment-12

    Joy
    Teddy Riley went through 700 tapes to find the song so that we all can hear it. Here's his post: http://instagram.com/p/wFWydXGHg9/?modal=true . Sadly that was a long time ago and we've never heard something about the song again.

    Other unreleased finished leaked songs
    Seeing Voices, If You Don't Love Me, Serious Effect, I Am A Loser

    Other unreleased unfinished leaked songs
    People Of The World, Jane Is A Groupie, Rampage



    Please help me to expand the list. Sources would be awesome.

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    Default Re: Detailed list of unreleased songs that could be released

    Off the top of my head!

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    "Buffalo Bill" (1983-84) (Jackson)
    State of Completion: Vocally Finished
    Based on the death of American soldier William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846-1917). Originally written and recorded for Victory, but withheld for consideration for Bad. One of the first songs John Barnes completed with/for Michael (though he has emphasized that the track is not formally complete, likely requiring finishing touches). Later worked on with Bill Bottrell. Said to be an uptempo track featuring a "big symphonic opening" and extensive vocal contributions from the Jackson brothers. Chorus lyrics include: "Who shot Buffalo Bill?/They say he shot a lot/Did he ever get killed?"

    "Make a Wish" (1983-84) (Jackson/Kohan)
    State of Completion: Likely Finished
    One of at least four songs written for an unfulfilled Peter Pan feature film. Stephen Spielberg (the project's intended director) is said to have regularly put his son to bed with a cassette of the song.

    "Neverland Landing" (1983-84) (Jackson/Kohan)
    State of Completion: Finished
    One of at least four songs written for an unfulfilled Peter Pan feature film. Said to be nearly complete.

    "Chicago 1945" (c. spring 1984) (Jackson/Porcaro)
    State of Completion: Finished
    Narrates the disappearance of three women ("Three girls disappeared on a cold, windy night/Never to be found again, never to be found again") and features numerous citations and references to Chicago landmarks (e.g., the World's Fair, Al Capone, The Chicago Tribune). Written and recorded shortly before the Victory tour, based on an instrumental groove submitted by Steve Porcaro. Chorus lyrics include: "Who solved the mystery late Chicago night/You can't hide the truth, so won't you turn on the light?" Frequently revisited over the years, including during the Invincible sessions and during the selection process for The Ultimate Collection. Considered for inclusion on Xscape, but withheld due to Porcaro's aversion to remixes/contemporizations.

    "Changes" (1985; July 1995) (Jackson)
    State of Completion: Incomplete
    Originally demoed for Bad. Reworked shortly after the release of HIStory with vocals from the Andrae Crouch Choir. Said to feature a rough guide vocal with occasional ad-libs.

    "Throwin' Your Life Away" (September 1988) (Jackson)
    State of Completion: Finished
    Recorded at Westlake Studios during a brief three-week sabbatical during the Bad tour. Frequently revisited over the years, including in mid-2008 with Neff-U. Addresses an unnamed protagonist who leads a questionable lifestyle.

    "Joy" (1991) (Jackson/Riley/Lucas)
    State of Completion: Finished
    Covered by Riley's vocal group Blackstreet in 1994. Michael's solo demo confirmed to exist by both Riley and recording engineer Jean-Marie Horvat. Said to have been considered for inclusion on Xscape.

    "Get Your Weight Off of Me" (1999-2001) (Jackson/Jerkins)
    State of Completion: Finished
    Produced by Rodney Jerkins. Said to feature melodic, production, and lyrical similarities to "Privacy." Considered for inclusion on Xscape.

    "I Am a Loser/I Was the Loser" (c. January 2003; late October 2008) (Jackson/Buxer)
    State of Completion: Finished
    Inspired by the dissolution of co-writer Brad Buxer's relationship. Originally written and recorded as "I Am a Loser," before being adjusted due to Michael's discomfort with referring to himself as a "loser." Considered for inclusion on Xscape.

    "World of Candy" (summer 2003) (Jackson)
    State of Completion: Finished
    Duet with Canadian vocalist Nisha Kataria. Recorded at Neverland Ranch in the summer of 2003. Cited by Joseph Jackson as a "beautiful" duet that he hoped to see released.

    "I Have This Dream" (c. summer/fall/winter 2005) (Jackson)
    State of Completion: Finished
    Planned as an all-star charity anthem meant to benefit victims of 2005's Hurricane Katrina. Solo version believed to exist. Status of the all-star recording is ambiguous, as only two recording sessions are known to have taken place: (1) on November 1, 2005 in Los Angeles, with James Ingram, Shirley Caesar, the O'Jays, and Ciara in attendance; and (2) at an unknown time and place, for Snoop Dogg. As recently as early 2006, vocals from several noteworthy vocalists (e.g., James Brown, R. Kelly) were missing. Said to feature a heavy gospel influence. Features extensive contributions from John Barnes, who would later cite the track as the one he would most like to see released from Michael's vault.

    "Bottom of My Heart" (2006-09) (Jackson)
    State of Completion: Incomplete
    Updated/reworked version of "I Have This Dream." Said to feature, at best, an unusable guide vocal.

    "Lovely Way" (?) (?)
    State of Completion: Finished
    Origins unknown. Re-produced by Mark Ronson in 2010 as a contender for Michael, but ultimately withheld when Ronson backed out of the project over personal discomfort. Said to bear sonic similarities to Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and John Lennon's "Imagine." Runs 4:35, with three verses.

    "Shut Up and Dance" (?) (?)
    State of Completion: Never Recorded
    Debuted by Michael Prince at a French fan event in 2016, where he allegedly confirmed that Michael never recorded vocals.
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    Default Re: Detailed list of unreleased songs that could be released

    I'd love to hear the original version of "Throwing Your Life Away". Can't believe it didn't make the 'Michael' record.

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    "Toy"
    Recorded in 1982 for a Richard Pryor movie. Early version of Best Of Joy.

    "Alright Now"
    Recorded in 1985 with John Barnes and later given to Ralph Tresvant for his debut album in 1990.

    " Victory"
    Duet with Freddie Mercury.

    " Groove Of Midnight"
    Recorded for the Bad album and failed to make the final tracklist.

    "Michael Mckeller"
    It is unknown when the song was recorded. Somewhere between 78 - 93. Mentioned in 1993 deposition and described by Frank Cascio as a "pretty song"

    "Turning Me Off"
    Failed to make the Dangerous album, could have first been recorded for Bad.
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    I always check this Wikipedia page but it's not so detailed... If you can add your infos there

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...ichael_Jackson

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    ''𝗧𝗼𝗺𝗯𝗼𝘆''
    Recorded: 1985/86
    Failed to make the 'Bad' album. Worked on with John Barnes.


    ''𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗗𝗼 𝗧𝗼 𝗠𝗲''
    Recorded: 1985/86
    Failed to make the 'Bad' album.
    Reworked in 1998 for 'Invincible'


    ''𝗖𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗞𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀 (𝗙𝘁. 𝗥𝘂𝗻 𝗗.𝗠.&#120278 ''
    Recorded: 1986
    Lead vocals recorded according to Joseph Vogel. Vogel was apparently shocked that it didn't come out on 'Bad 25'.


    ''𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗢𝗿 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸''
    Recorded: 1985/86
    Worked on with John Barnes.
    John has stated that Michael really liked this song and felt it should have been on 'Bad'.


    ''𝟳 𝗗𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝘀''
    Recorded: 1989/90
    Worked on during the early 'Dangerous' sessions with Bryan Loren.
    Lead vocals recorded


    ''𝗗𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗕𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝗜𝘁''
    Recorded: 1989/90
    Worked on during the early 'Dangerous' sessions with Bryan Loren.
    Lead vocals recorded


    This is all that comes to mind at the moment. I might add some more later on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dethorro View Post
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    Recorded: 1985/86
    Failed to make the 'Bad' album. Worked on with John Barnes.


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    Recorded: 1986
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    This is all that comes to mind at the moment. I might add some more later on.
    Don't forget Truth About Youth, second song recorded with rapper LL Cool J
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    Thank you for everyone sharing knowledge and information on this. Hopefully this year will end our nearly 6 year wait for some form of new material from Mike

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    I remember reading on this Forum a while ago that a song called „Jungle“ is vocally complete and was considered for Xscape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Themidwestcowboy View Post
    Don't forget Truth For Youth, second song recorded with rapper LL Cool J

    Now that sounds interesting!

    I am a child of the Moon , Being raised by the Sun, In an earth filled with Pain , With a sky full of Hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysThere View Post
    Off the top of my head!

    ===============
    "Lovely Way" (?) (?)
    State of Completion: Finished
    Origins unknown. Re-produced by Mark Ronson in 2010 as a contender for Michael, but ultimately withheld when Ronson backed out of the project over personal discomfort. Said to bear sonic similarities to Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and John Lennon's "Imagine."
    Not sure if you want to add that it's 4:35 in length and has 3 verses.

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    I wanna know wth is Michael mckellar! He mentioned to the guy in the court..."how do you know about Michael mckellar" i bet it sounds glorious

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderouzmj View Post
    I wanna know wth is Michael mckellar! He mentioned to the guy in the court..."how do you know about Michael mckellar" i bet it sounds glorious
    Judging by the handwritten lyrics sheets that we have, ‘Michael McKellar’ is a song about child neglect.......in the same vein as ‘Little Susie’.
    To me, it seems like the song was partially inspired by The Beatles song ‘Eleanor Rigby’.
    What do you guys think?

    Michael McKellar:

    Michael McKellar,
    Lives in a different world,
    Oh what a different,
    Nobody seems to care,
    Waits at the window,
    Look how he’s lying there,
    Pretends he’s dying there,
    Nobody seems to care.


    Eleanor Rigby:

    Eleanor Rigby,
    Picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been,
    Lives in a dream,
    Waits at the window,
    Wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door,
    Who is it for?

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    ‘MJ Melody’ is also a finished, unreleased song that Michael Jackson wrote in 1982.

    ‘The Nightmare Of Edgar Allan Poe’ is another finished song that Michael Jackson co-wrote with Walter Afanasieff in early 2000 for the ill-fated film with the same title.

    ‘Nymphette Lover’ is another unreleased song that Michael Jackson wrote (in 1981), but the exact stage of its completion remains unknown.

    ‘Ode To Sorrow’ is another finished, unreleased song that Michael Jackson wrote (in 1977).

    ‘Neverland Landing’ is another finished, unreleased song written by Michael Jackson.

    About the ‘Can't Get Your Weight Off Of Me’ outtake, people who heard it they have described it as musically very similar to the first three songs of the ‘Invincible’ album (this seems to explain why that song did not make that album eventually).

    About ‘Michael McKellar’, Michael Jackson recorded a finished version of it during the ‘HIStory’ album sessions with a view to including it on the ‘HIStory’ album, but ‘Michael McKellar’ was eventually replaced by Little Suzie’ on the 'HIStory' album.

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    I'm so pissed off because all this music & they gave us fake tracks & previous leaked music. Can they not find the music or what's the issue?

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