How many RELEASED songs does Michael Jackson have in his ADULT SOLO CAREER as of 2021?

lubyss

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102...
OTW: 10 + 2 demos from 2001
Thriller: 9 + 3 demos from 2001
Bad: 11 + 3 from 2001
Dangerous: 14
HIStory: 15
BOTDF: 5
Invincible: 16
Number Ones: 1
UC: 13
 

Peter_Pan

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Are we counting songs featuring Mike ?!

Watzupwithu
Mind is the Magic
Why
We be Ballin
This is It
All in your Name (Released by Barry Gibb)
There must be more to life than this (William Orbit mix) Released on Queen's compilation Album
Say Say Say and The Man - Released on Paul's Albums
Somebody watching me - On Rockwell's Album
Dont Matter to me - Drake's album
 

Themidwestcowboy

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Are we counting songs featuring Mike ?!

Watzupwithu
Mind is the Magic
Why
We be Ballin
This is It
All in your Name (Released by Barry Gibb)
There must be more to life than this (William Orbit mix) Released on Queen's compilation Album
Say Say Say and The Man - Released on Paul's Albums
Somebody watching me - On Rockwell's Album
Dont Matter to me - Drake's album

Eddie Murphy - Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Dave Mason - Save me
Kenny Loggins - Right Or wrong
Joe King Carassco - Don't let a woman make a fool out of you
We Are The World
 

Fuzball

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^
Carole Bayer Sager - Just Friends
Diana Ross - Eaten Alive

Thriller b-side: CGOTR
The Wiz OST: Ease on Down The Road & YCW
 

Zakk

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You Rock My World B-Side, Shout. Also, Mind Is The Magic isn't a song featuring Michael.. it's a Michael Jackson song released in conjunction with the Siegfried & Roy live show.
 

Maxym

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For people counting:
- Should you count songs MJ just wrote and did not sing ? ("You're the one", "Alright with me"? And yet "Do the Bartman"?
- Should you count Ben as it was used a b-side on at least on single that I think was related to Number Ones ? (and possibly other Jacksons and Motown songs on compilations such as UC?)
- Didn't you forget the unreleased tracks all the King of Pop editions? (The Essentials, was there anything new in there?) and the "The ultimate fans extras collection"?
 

Maxym

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Got curious and made this table (sorry, won't format it as a table for the forum).
Reached 164, some things are ambiguous, if there' a 1 near the title, I counted it, if there's 0, I listed it but I didn't count it.
I'm quite sure that I forgot stuff here and there, can you spot some?

(Also I'm disappointed that initial post didn't ask for everything from Steeltown to 2021 ! )



Album tracks 98
Off the wall 10
Thriller 9
Bad (including “Leave me alone”) 11
Dangerous 14
HIStory (CD2) 15
Blood on the Dance Floor 5
Invincible 16
Michael (should I remove 3?) 10
Xscape 8

Singles 2
Someone put your hand out 1
This is it 1

Single B-Sides 2
Can’t get outta the rain 1
On the line 1
Shout 1

Soundtracks 4
You can’t win 1
Ease on down the road (#1, #2 and #3) 1
Be a lion (vocal brackground???) 1
Band new day (vocal brackground???) 1

Album re-releases 13
Carousel 1
Streetwalker 1
Fly away 1
For all time 1
Got the hots 1
Don’t be messin’ ‘round 1
I’m so blue 1
Song groove (Abortion papers) 1
Free 1
Price of fame 1
Al Capone 1
Todo mi amor eres tu 0
Je ne veux pas la fin de nous 0
This place hotel (live) 1
Jackson 5 medley (live) 1


USA 4 Africa 1
We are the world 1

Compilation tracks 14
The Pepsi Generation (Billie Jean Pepsi) 1
Mind is the magic 1
Elizabeth I love you (1:30 sample, promo) 0
One more chance 1
Sunset driver (demo) 1
Someone in the dark (opening version) 1
Scared of the moon (demo) 1
We are the world (demo) 0
We are here to change the world 1
Cheater (demo) 1
Monkey business 1
In the back (demo) 1
Fall again (demo) 1
Beautiful girl (demo) 1
We’ve had enough 1
Planet Earth (poem) 1

Video only 1
I’ll be there (Pepsi version) 1


Duets (in other artists discographies) 9
I’m in love again (with Minnie Ripperton) 1
Say say say (with Paul McCartney) 1
The man (with Paul McCartney) 1
Tell me I’m not dreaming (too good to be true) (with Jermaine Jackson) 1
Get it (with Stevie Wonder) 1
Whatzupitu (with Eddie Murphy) 1
Why (with 3T) 1
All in you name (with Bary Gibbs) (digital release only) 1
There must be more to life thant this (with Freddi Mercury) (William Orbit mix) 1

Vocals (in other artists discographies) 19
Who’s right, who’s wrong (Kenny Loggins) 1
All I do (Steviie Wonder) 1
Save me (Dave Mason) 1
Night time lover (Latoya Jackson) 1
This had to be (the Brothers Johnson) 1
Goin’ back to Alabama 1
Just friends (Carole Bayer Sager) 1
The dude (Quincy Jones) 1
State of independence (Donna Summer) 1
Don’t let a women (make a fool out of you) (Joe “King” Carrasco and the Crowns) 1
Papa was a rollin’ stone (Bill Wolfer) 1
So shy (Bill Wolfer) 1
Centipede (Rebbie Jackson) 1
Don’t stand another chance (Janet Jackson) 1
Somebody’s watching me (Rockwell) 1
Eaten alive (Diana Ross) 1
To satisfy you (Bryan Loren) 1
Yeah (Eddie Murphy) 1
I need you (3T) 1
Phone messages (Part 1) (So Plush/Rod Jerkins, So Plush Advanced) 0?

Wrote 6
Muscles (Diana Ross) 1
Behind the mask (wrote parts?, Greg Philinganes) 0
You’re the one (Jennifer Holliday) 1
We are here to change the world (Deniece Williams) 0
Alright now (Ralph Tresvant) 1
I never heard (Safire) (= This is it) 0
Joy (Blackstreet) 1
Children Holiday (J-Friends) 1
People of the world (J-Friends) 1

Reportedly wrote 1
Do the Bartman (the Simpsons) 1

With brothers or Motown but appear in solo discography 0
I want you back 0
ABC 0
The love you save 0
I’ll be there 0
Got to be there 0
I wanna be were you are 0
Ben + Ben (live, Jacksons) 0
Rockin’ Robin 0
Dancing machine 0
Enjoy yourself 0
Blame it on the boogie 0
Shake you body 0
Lovely one 0
This place hotel (already counted live) 0
Can you feel it 0

Sampled (only those that people sometimes consider as songs) 0
It’s not worth it (Brandy) 0
Don’t matter to me (Drake) 0


TV only 0
Medley: When you wish upon a star / Follow the yellow brick rock / Ease on down the road 0
You were there
Happy Birth Lisa (in the Simpsons) 0
If you’d only believe (Jacksons Family Awards) 0
Elizabeth I love you (full) 0


Total 170
 
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Maxym

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- Added
"Phone messages (Part 1) (So Plush/Rod Jerkins, So Plush Advanced)" in contributions in other peoples discographies, but I'm not sure if it should be counted as it is not really a song.

MJ's message is the last one:
[video=youtube;CnVf9cvBcmg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnVf9cvBcmg[/video]


- Added "Planet Earth (poem)" counted it in considering it's a fully worked MJ track.
 

Maxym

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Thanks. Right, BOTDF was missing.
No, no remixes. I only count live titles that don't already appear in studio recordings since they are "released songs" (as in post title).
Regard Michael I prefer leaving things as they are, easier to consider it an album and give priority to album released than compilations.
 
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