MJ accepts your offer for a private concert. What's your setlist??


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Jun 4, 2013
If you had the money and MJ would accept offers for private gigs and for you to make the setlist, what would you chose??

Keep in mind, he will have a band, but only 2 backup singers and 2 dancers. He would perform for about 1 hour (which is around 10 to 12 songs max).
I dunno why I made these restrictions, but I think it will make things more interesting!

When I say private concert, I mean the size of a small nightclub or bar. He can move around the stage, but it's still extremely intimate. Medleys are allowed, but only 3 songs per medley (if you want a lot of medleys).


1.Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
2.Another Part Of Me
3.Remember The Time
4.Human Nature
5.Heartbreak Hotel
6.You Are Not Alone
7.Rock With You
8.Who Is It
9.Dirty Diana
10.Billie Jean
11.Shake Your Body
12.Man In The Mirror

Keeping the 10 to 12 song limit is extremely frustrating! So many choices.
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Wow, hmm....well, my choices would not make for probably a strong nor popular concert set, but you did say a private concert that da man has agreed to...so, maybe he'd go for it (I can dream, lol). You're selection, AtlasAir, is very strong, by the way, nice job).

Slave to the Rhythm
Behind the Mask
Working Day and Night
Lovely One
Medley One: P.Y.T., Baby Be Mine, Another Part of Me
Remember the Time
Whatever Happens
Can't Let Her Get Away
Who Is It
Medley Two: One Day in Your Life, Smile
Be Not Always
What More Can I Give

I like the intimate setting you've described. Fun evening it twould be. Would it be the price of just the two drink minimum? I wonder how it would work...*ponders* :)
Whoa, you digged deep into his catalog!
There are so many songs I would want him to do live, but imposing imaginary restrictions kinda helped in consolidating stuff.
This is going to be difficult. There are so many great songs to pick. :)

1.Wanna Be Startin Somethin
2.Heartbreak Hotel
3.Another Part Of Me
5.Human Nature
4.Smooth Criminal
5.Jackson 5 Medley
6.Rock With You
7.Dirty Diana
8.Beat It
9.Billie Jean
11.The Way You Make Me Feel
12. Man in the Mirror
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Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Human Nature
Smooth Criminal
Dirty Diana
Off The Wall
Blood on the dance floor
Billie Jean
Man in the Mirror

I went for a realistic set-list. Maybe Bad over BOTDF.
1. Jam
2. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
3. Music And Me
4. Remember The Time
5. Smooth Criminal
6. Ben
7. Scream
8. Billie Jean
9. Thriller
10. The Way You Make Me Feel
11. Another Part Of Me
12. Man In The Mirror

:) :)
Hmm I guess Id have to go with:

1. Unbreakable
2. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
3. Baby Be Mine
4. Who Is It
5. One Day In Your Life/Almost There/Music & Me
6. Rock With You
7. Smooth Criminal
8. Tabloid Junkie
9. Thriller
10. Billie Jean
11. Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
12. Man In The Mirror
so its the same as if you ask for our top 10 songs of MJ right? :D
That's a tough one, but I'd have to say:

1. Someone Put Your Hand Out
2. P.Y.T.
3. She Got It and Work That Body
4. Hot Street
5. Burn This Disco Out
6. Slave To The Rhythm
7. Who Is It
8. Remember The Time
9. Childhood/Stranger In Moscow
10. This Time Around
11. Speechless
12. A beautiful ending with him singing The Lost Children :heart:
Wanna Be Startin Somethin
Unbreakable/Heartbreaker/Invincible (Medley)
Another Part Of Me
Human Nature
Smooth Criminal
Liberian Girl
Can You Feel It/Blame It On The Boogie/Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) (Medley)
Dirty Diana
Is It Scary
They Don't Care About Us
Beat It
Blood On The Dance Floor
The Way You Make Me Feel
Billie Jean
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
Who Is It
Give Into Me
Man In The Mirror
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
I Want You Back/The Love You Save/I'll Be There
Rock With You
Human Nature
Stranger In Moscow
Smooth Criminal
Dirty Diana
Beat It
Billie Jean
Man In The Mirror
Flippancy ahead!! :shifty:


Just one number: The horizontal mambo :D

difficult choices as there are so many classics but i'd love;

1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
2. Scream
3. Heartbreak Hotel
4. Human Nature
5. Smooth Criminal
6. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
7. Off the wall Medley
8. Dirty Diana
9. Tabloid Junkie
10. Beat It
11. Billie Jean
12. Man in the Mirror

Oooh this is haaaard but I think this would be my setlist...

1) They don't care about us
2) Blood on the dancefloor
3) 2bad
4) She drives me wild
5) Human Nature
6) Wannabe starting something
7) Xscape
8) You are not alone
9) Man in the mirror
10) HIStory
11) Smile
12) You rock my world...

remember this was a hard question if it was any possibilities for extra numbers I'll add even more songs but these are my favorites so yeah!
7.The Way You make Me Feel
8.Smooth Criminal
10.Billie Jean
11.Earth Song
12.Man in the mirror

1. Breaking News
2. Monster
3. Keep Your Head Up
4. Fall In Love
5. Stay
6. Ready 2 Win
7. Burn Tonight
8. Black Widow
9. All I Need
10. Black Widow
11. Soldier Boy
12. Water

I like the ballads so here's what I'd like to hear:

Liberian Girl
Break of Dawn
Whatever Happens
For All Time
Heaven Can Wait
Way You Love Me
One More Chance

and then Billie Jean
Earth Song
State of Shock
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Wanna Be Startin' Something
Stranger In Moscow
Smooth Criminal
Rock With You (With adlibs in the beginning)
Human Nature
Another Part Of Me
Dirty Diana
Billie Jean
Will You Be There
Man In The Mirror

This is hard cuz I would love to see MJ perform songs he's never done (STTR, PYT, Privacy, Baby Be Mine, Remember The Time (not in a chair), Is It Scary, Whatever Happens.... I can keep going)
He could sing whatever he chose to sing, because I'd leave it all up to him. If I wanted a jukebox performance, I'd just play his CDs, lol!
1.) Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
2.) Jam
3.) The Drill/TDCAU
4.) Human Nature
5.) Smooth Criminal
6.) You Are Not Alone
7.) Thriller
8.) Billie Jean
9.) Will You Be There?
10.) Childhood/Smile(Medley)
11.) Whatever Happens
12.) Man In The Mirror
1. Breaking News
2. Monster
3. Keep Your Head Up
4. Fall In Love
5. Stay
6. Ready 2 Win
7. Burn Tonight
8. Black Widow
9. All I Need
10. Black Widow
11. Soldier Boy
12. Water

So basically all songs NOT by Michael?xD
I like the songs the brothers chose on their recent concerts as some of them aren't the same old thing over and over, like Looking Through The Windows. I picked a couple of songs I'd like to hear him cover.

You Can't Win
The Lady In My Life
Blues Away
I Am Singing (Stevie Wonder)
Who's Right, Who's Wrong (Kenny Loggins)
Whatever Happens
Dirty Diana
Freddie Freeloader (vocalese version of Miles Davis song)
To Know (Jackson 5)
I Can't Help It
The Man (Paul McCartney)

Man this is a hard choice. So many songs...

1. Human Nature
2. Free
3. Remember the Time
4. Keep the Faith
5. Unbreakable
6. Man In the Mirror
7. Slave to the Rhythm
8. Cheater
9. In the Back
10. The Way You Make Me Feel
11. Black or White
12. The Drill/They Don't Care About Us

Not necessarily in that order, but yeah, those songs XD
1. Scream
2. In The Closet
3. You Rock My World
4. Black Or White
5. She Drives Me Wild
6. Bad
7. Dangerous
8. Blood On The Dancefloor
9. They Don't Care About Us
10. Remember The Time
11. Unbreakable
INTRO + 12. Who Is It
2. Another Part of Me
3. Sunset Driver
4. The Way You Make Me Feel
5. Butterflies
6. Remember The Time
7. Billie Jean
8. Stranger In Moscow
9. Blood On The Dance Floor
10. Human Nature
11. Who Is It
12. Man in the Mirror
1. Who Is It
2. Whatever Happens
3. Give In To Me
4. Dirty Diana
5. The Way You Make Me Feel/Black Or White/Remember the Time (Medley)
6. I Want You Back/Never Can Say Goodbye/I'll Be There (Medley)
7. Lady In My Life
8. Butterflies
9. Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)/Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
10. Beat It/Bad/Smooth Criminal (Medley)
11. Stranger in Moscow
12. Billie Jean
My Setlist:

1.Wanna Be Starting Something
2. Human Nature
3.Stranger In Moscow
4. Billie Jean
5. Working Day and Night
6. Rock my World
7.Dangerous(1993 AMA version)
8.Smooth Criminal
9.Earth Song
10. Black or White
11. Gone to Soon
12. Man in the Mirror
1. Jam
3. Remember the Time
4. Break of Dawn
5. Human Nature
6. Liberian Girl
7. For All Time
8. Smooth Criminal
9. Dirty Diana
10. Billie Jean
11. Smile
12. MITM

I would like to hear some love songs or ballads or something new and unreleased or would leave him make his own choice of songs that would fit the small audience. Anyway This is it, speechless, gone too soon would be wellcomed. If the songs were too rocky and loud I would get deaf in a small concert room and wouldn't want all the songs be like that. Not to mention that he would end up dancing on a table if there was not enough space on the stage there or there was no real stage there.
1. Hollywood Tonight
2. You Rock My World
3. Smooth Criminal
4. Another Part of Me
5. Billy Jean
6. Beat It
7. Bad
8. Shake Your Body
9. Who is it?
10. Jam
11. Stranger in Moskow