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List of songs recorded by Michael Jackson

This is a list of songs recorded by Michael Jackson.

Songs

Song Year Album Writer(s) Notes
"2 Bad" 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson
Bruce Swedien
René Moore
Dallas Austin
"2000 Watts" 2001 Invincible Michael Jackson
Teddy Riley
Tyrese Gibson
Jaron Henson
  • Backing vocals by Teddy Riley
"2300 Jackson Street" 1989 2300 Jackson Street Jermaine Jackson
Jackie Jackson
Tito Jackson
Randy Jackson
Gene Griffin
Aaron Hall
"A Brand New Day" 1978 The Wiz Luther Vandross
"Ain't No Sunshine" 1972 Got to Be There Bill Withers
  • Bill Withers cover
"Al Capone" 2012 Bad 25 Michael Jackson
  • Failed to make the Bad album
  • A demo version is known to exist
  • Evolved into Smooth Criminal
"All in Your Name" 2011 Michael Jackson
Barry Gibb
"All the Things You Are" 1973 Music & Me Oscar Hammerstein II
Jerome Kern
"Another Part of Me" 1987 Bad Michael Jackson
"Baby Be Mine" 1982 Thriller Rod Temperton
"Bad" 1987 Bad Michael Jackson
  • Remix with Afrojack, DJ Buddha and Pitbull
"Beat It" 1982 Thriller Michael Jackson
"Beat It 2008" 2008 Thriller 25 Michael Jackson
"Beautiful Girl" 2004 The Ultimate Collection Michael Jackson
"Behind the Mask" 2010 Michael Michael Jackson
Chris Mosdell
Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Background vocals by Shanice
  • An agreement to share the royalties equally between Michael Jackson, Chris Mosdell and Ryuichi Sakamoto broke down when the management of Yellow Magic Orchestra disagreed and it prevented the song to be released on Jackson's sixth studio album, Thriller (1982), which made it unreleased for over 25 years
"Ben" 1972 Ben Walter Scharf
Don Black
  • Theme from Ben
"Best of Joy" 2010 Michael Michael Jackson
  • One of the last songs that Michael Jackson recorded during his lifetime, having written and recorded it in 2009, the year of his death
"Billie Jean" 1982 Thriller Michael Jackson
"Billie Jean 2008" 2008 Thriller 25 Michael Jackson
"Black or White" 1991 Dangerous Michael Jackson
Bill Bottrell
  • Rap by L.T.B.
"Blood on the Dance Floor" 1997 Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix Michael Jackson
Teddy Riley
"Break of Dawn" 2001 Invincible Michael Jackson
Dr. Freeze
"Breaking News" 2010 Michael Michael Jackson
Eddie Cascio
James Porte
"Burn This Disco Out" 1979 Off the Wall Rod Temperton
"Butterflies" 2001 Invincible Andre Harris
Marsha Ambrosius
  • Remix with Eve
"Call on Me" 1984 Farewell My Summer Love Fonce Mizell
Larry Mizell
"Can't Get Outta the Rain" 1982 Michael Jackson
Quincy Jones
"Can't Let Her Get Away" 1991 Dangerous Michael Jackson
Teddy Riley
"Carousel" 2001 Thriller (Special Edition) Michael Sembello
Don Freeman
"Centipede" 1984 Centipede Michael Jackson
"Cheater" 2004 The Ultimate Collection Michael Jackson
Greg Phillinganes
"Childhood" 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson
"Cinderella Stay Awhile" 1975 Forever, Michael Michael Burnett Sutton
"Come Together" 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I John Lennon
Paul McCartney
"Cry" 2001 Invincible R. Kelly
"D.S." 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson
"Dangerous" 1991 Dangerous Michael Jackson
Teddy Riley
Bill Bottrell
"Dapper Dan" 1975 Forever, Michael Don Fletcher
"Dear Michael" 1975 Forever, Michael Hal Davis
Elliot Willensky
"Dirty Diana" 1987 Bad Michael Jackson
"Doggin' Around" 1973 Music & Me Lena Agree
"Don't Be Messin' 'Round" 2012 Bad 25 Michael Jackson
  • Song features Jackson playing on piano
  • Bruce Sweiden stated that this song would have been a master piece
"Don't Let It Get You Down" 1984 Farewell My Summer Love Mel Larson
Jerry Marcellino
Deke Richards
"Don't Stand Another Chance" 1984 Dream Street Janet Jackson
Marlon Jackson
John Barnes
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" 1979 Off the Wall Michael Jackson
"Don't Walk Away" 2001 Invincible Michael Jackson
Teddy Riley
Richard Stites
Reed Vertelney
"Earth Song" 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson
"Ease on Down the Road" 1978 The Wiz Charlie Smalls
"Eaten Alive" 1985 Eaten Alive Michael Jackson
Barry Gibb
Maurice Gibb
  • Diana Ross with Michael Jackson
  • A solo version was recorded by Michael Jackson but remains unreleased
"Euphoria" 1973 Music & Me Leon Ware
Jacqueline Hilliard
"Everybody's Somebody's Fool" 1972 Ben Gladys Hampton
Regina Adams
Ace Adams
"Fall Again" 2004 The Ultimate Collection Walter Afanasieff
Robin Thicke
"Farewell My Summer Love" 1984 Farewell My Summer Love Keni St. Lewis
"Fly Away" 2001 Bad (Special Edition) Michael Jackson
"For All Time" 2008 Thriller 25 Michael Sherwood
Steve Porcaro
"Free" 2012 Bad 25 Michael Jackson
"Get It" 1987 Characters Stevie Wonder
  • Stevie Wonder with Michael Jackson
"Get on the Floor" 1979 Off the Wall Michael Jackson
Louis Johnson
"Ghosts" 1997 Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix Michael Jackson
Teddy Riley
"Girl Don't Take Your Love from Me" 1972 Got to Be There Willie Hutch
"Girl You're So Together" 1984 Farewell My Summer Love Keni St. Lewis
"Girlfriend" 1979 Off the Wall Paul McCartney
  • Paul McCartney & Wings cover
  • Originally written for Michael Jackson
"Give In to Me" 1991 Dangerous Michael Jackson
Bill Bottrell
"Give Me Half a Chance" 1986 Looking Back to Yesterday C. Davis
"Gone Too Soon" 1991 Dangerous Larry Grossman
Buz Kohan
  • Dedicated to the memory of Michael Jackson's friend Ryan White
"Got the Hots" 2008 Thriller 25 (Japan Edition) Michael Jackson
Quincy Jones
  • Later released on several editions of King of Pop (2008)
"Got to Be There" 1972 Got to Be There Elliot Willensky
"Greatest Show on Earth" 1972 Ben Mel Larson
Jerry Marcellino
"Happy" 1973 Music & Me Michel Legrand
Smokey Robinson
"Heal the World" 1991 Dangerous Michael Jackson
"Heartbreaker" 2001 Invincible Michael Jackson
Rodney Jerkins
Fred Jerkins III
LaShawn Daniels
Mischke Butler
Norman Gregg
  • Rap performed by Fats
"Heaven Can Wait" 2001 Invincible Michael Jackson
Teddy Riley
Andreao Heard
Nate Smith
Teron Beal
Eritza Laues
Kenny Quiller
"Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" 1984 Farewell My Summer Love Al Green
Mabon Hodges
"HIStory" 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson
James Harris III
Terry Lewis
"Hold My Hand" 2010 Michael Aliaune Thiam
Giorgio Tuinfort
Claude Kelly
  • With Akon
  • Unfinished version leaked in 2008.
  • Remix version, with more Michael's vocals, released in 2010.
"Hollywood Tonight" 2010 Michael Michael Jackson
Brad Buxer
Teddy Riley
"Human Nature" 1982 Thriller Steve Porcaro
John Bettis
"I Can't Help It" 1979 Off the Wall Stevie Wonder
Susaye Greene
"(I Can't Make It) Another Day" 2010 Michael Lenny Kravitz
"I Hear a Symphony" 1986 Looking Back to Yesterday Holland-Dozier-Holland
"I Just Can't Stop Loving You" 1987 Bad Michael Jackson
"(I Like) The Way You Love Me" 2010 Michael Michael Jackson
"I Like You the Way You Are (Don't Change Your Love on Me)" 1986 Looking Back to Yesterday W. Hutch
"I Need You" 1995 Brotherhood Eric Carmen
  • 3T with Michael Jackson on backing vocals
"I Wanna Be Where You Are" 1972 Got to Be There Arthur "T-Boy" Ross
Leon Ware
"I Was Made to Love Her" 1986 Looking Back to Yesterday Stevie Wonder
Henry Cosby
Lula Mae Hardaway
Sylvia Moy
  • Stevie Wonder cover
"I'll Come Home to You" 1975 Forever, Michael Freddie Perren
Christine Yarian
"I'm So Blue" 2012 Bad 25 Michael Jackson
"If'n I Was God" 1986 Looking Back to Yesterday Robert B. Sherman
Robert M. Sherman
"In Our Small Way" 1972 Got to Be There Beatrice Verdi
Christine Yarian
  • Later released on Ben (1972)
"In the Back" 2004 The Ultimate Collection Michael Jackson
Glen Ballard
"In the Closet" 1991 Dangerous Michael Jackson
Teddy Riley
"Invincible" 2001 Invincible Michael Jackson
Rodney Jerkins
Fred Jerkins III
LaShawn Daniels
Norman Gregg
  • Rap performed by Fats
"Is It Scary" 1997 Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix Michael Jackson
James Harris III
Terry Lewis
"It's the Falling in Love" 1979 Off the Wall Carole Bayer Sager
David Foster
"Jam" 1991 Dangerous Michael Jackson
Teddy Riley
Bruce Swedien
René Moore
"Je Ne Veux Pas La Fin De Nous" 2012 Bad 25 Michael Jackson
Christine Decroix
"Johnny Raven" 1973 Music & Me Billy Page
"Just a Little Bit of You" 1975 Forever, Michael Edward Holland, Jr.
Brian Holland
"Just Good Friends" 1987 Bad Terry Britten
Graham Lyle
"Keep the Faith" 1991 Dangerous Michael Jackson
Glen Ballard
Siedah Garrett
  • Jackson worked on an early demo for "Keep The Faith" Recorded in 1990
  • Early demo was leaked onto the internet
  • Choir arrangement by Andrae Crouch
"Keep Your Head Up" 2010 Michael Michael Jackson
Eddie Cascio
James Porte
"Leave Me Alone" 1987 Bad Michael Jackson
  • Released on later reissues and on the CD edition of Bad
"Liberian Girl" 1987 Bad Michael Jackson
  • Recorded in 1987
  • Jackson worked on early version called "Pryamid Girl"
  • Spoken part by Letta Mbulu
"Little Susie" 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson
"Lonely Teardrops" 1986 Looking Back to Yesterday Berry Gordy
Gwendolyn B. Gordy
Tyran Carlo
"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" 1972 Got to Be There Holland-Dozier-Holland
"Love's Gone Bad" 1986 Looking Back to Yesterday Holland-Dozier-Holland
"Man in the Mirror" 1987 Bad Glen Ballard
Siedah Garrett
"Maria (You Were the Only One)" 1972 Got to Be There Lawrence Brown
Linda Glover
George Gordy
Allen Story
"Melodie" 1984 Farewell My Summer Love Mel Larson
Jerry Marcellino
Deke Richards
"Mind Is the Magic" 1995 Dreams & Illusions Michael Jackson
Bryan Loren
  • Written by Michael Jackson and Bryan Loren in 1989 for Siegfried & Roy's Beyond Belief Show
  • Released on the German album Dreams & Illusions (1995)
"Money" 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson
"Monkey Business" 2004 The Ultimate Collection Michael Jackson
Bill Bottrell
"Monster" 2010 Michael Michael Jackson
Eddie Cascio
James Porte
Curtis Jackson
"Morning Glow" 1973 Music & Me Stephen Schwartz
"Morphine" 1997 Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix Michael Jackson
"Much Too Soon" 2010 Michael Michael Jackson
"Muscles" 1982 Silk Electric Michael Jackson
  • Diana Ross with Michael Jackson on backing vocals
"Music and Me" 1973 Music & Me Jerry Marcellino
Mel Larson
Don Fenceton
Mike Cannon
"My Girl" 1972 Ben Smokey Robinson
Ronald White
"Night Time Lover" 1980 La Toya Jackson La Toya Jackson
Michael Jackson
  • La Toya Jackson with Michael Jackson
"Off the Wall" 1979 Off the Wall Rod Temperton
"On the Line" 1997 Michael Jackson's Ghosts box set Michael Jackson
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
  • Was originally recorded by Michael Jackson for the Spike Lee film Get on the Bus in 1996
  • It was the lead track of a 3 track minimax CD single, which was released as part of the Deluxe Collector Box Set of Michael Jackson's Ghosts on December 11, 1997 in the United Kingdom
  • A shorter version with a fade out was on the minimax CD single and the full length version of the song was released on The Ultimate Collection (2004)
"One Day in Your Life" 1975 Forever, Michael Sam Brown III
Renée Armand
"One More Chance" 2003 Number Ones R. Kelly
"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" 1982 Thriller James Ingram
Quincy Jones
"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 2008" 2008 Thriller 25 Michael Jackson
William Adams
Keith Harris
"People Make the World Go 'Round" 1972 Ben Thom Bell
Linda Creed
"Planet Earth" 2009 This Is It Michael Jackson
  • Poem, published in the liner notes of Dangerous (1991)
"Price of Fame" 2012 Bad 25 Michael Jackson
  • Failed to make the Bad album
  • Had been scheduled as the theme for a Pepsi commercial starring Jackson, but was replaced by "Bad"
"Privacy" 2001 Invincible Michael Jackson
Rodney Jerkins
Fred Jerkins III
LaShawn Daniels
Bernard Belle
"Remember the Time" 1991 Dangerous Michael Jackson
Teddy Riley
Bernard Belle
"Rock with You" 1979 Off the Wall Rod Temperton
"Rockin' Robin" 1972 Got to Be There Leon Rene
"Save Me" 1980 Old Crest on a New Wave Jim Krueger
"Say Say Say" 1983 Pipes of Peace Paul McCartney
Michael Jackson
  • Paul McCartney with Michael Jackson
"Scared of the Moon" 2004 The Ultimate Collection Michael Jackson
Buz Kohan
"Scream" 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
James Harris III
Terry Lewis
  • Duet with Janet Jackson
"She Drives Me Wild" 1991 Dangerous Michael Jackson
Teddy Riley
Aqil Davidson
"She's Out of My Life" 1979 Off the Wall Tom Bahler
"Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day" 1972 Ben Stevie Wonder
Sylvia Moy
Henry Cosby
  • Stevie Wonder cover
"Shout" 2001 Michael Jackson
Teddy Riley
Claude Forbes
Roy Hamilton
Samuel Hoskins
Carmen Lampson
  • B-side of "Cry" (2001)
  • Later released on The Ultimate Fan Extras Collection
"Smile" 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Charlie Chaplin
John Turner
Geoffrey Parsons
  • Charlie Chaplin cover
"Smooth Criminal" 1987 Bad Michael Jackson
"Somebody's Watching Me" 1984 Somebody's Watching Me Kennedy Gordy
"Someone in the Dark" 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Alan Bergman
Marilyn Bergman
Rod Temperton
"Someone Put Your Hand Out" 1992 Michael Jackson
Teddy Riley
"Song Groove" 2012 Bad 25 Michael Jackson
  • Also known as "Abortion Papers"
"Speechless" 2001 Invincible Michael Jackson
"Speed Demon" 1987 Bad Michael Jackson
  • 2012 remix with Nero
"State of Independence" 1982 Donna Summer Jon Anderson
Vangelis
"Stranger in Moscow" 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson
"Streetwalker" 2001 Bad (Special Edition) Michael Jackson
"Sunset Driver" 2004 The Ultimate Collection Michael Jackson
  • Written by Michael, and originally scheduled to appear on the expanded, special edition reissue of Off The Wall in 2001, but withdrawn.
"Superfly Sister" 1997 Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix Michael Jackson
Bryan Loren
"Tabloid Junkie" 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson
James Harris III
Terry Lewis
"Take Me Back" 1975 Forever, Michael Edward Holland, Jr.
Brian Holland
"Teenage Symphony" 1986 Looking Back to Yesterday Hal Davis
G. Jones
M. McLeod
"Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good to Be True)" 1984 Dynamite Michael Omartian
Bruce Sudano
Jay Gruska
"That's What Love Is Made Of" 1986 Looking Back to Yesterday Smokey Robinson
Robert Rogers
Warren Moore
"The Girl Is Mine" 1982 Thriller Michael Jackson
"The Girl Is Mine 2008" 2008 Thriller 25 Michael Jackson
William Adams
Keith Harris
"The Lady in My Life" 1982 Thriller Rod Temperton
"The Lost Children" 2001 Invincible Michael Jackson
"The Man" 1983 Pipes of Peace Paul McCartney
Michael Jackson
  • Paul McCartney with Michael Jackson
"The Way You Make Me Feel" 1987 Bad Michael Jackson
"They Don't Care About Us" 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson
"This Is It" 2009 This Is It Michael Jackson
Paul Anka
"This Time Around" 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Michael Jackson
Dallas Austin
Bruce Swedien
René Moore
"Threatened" 2001 Invincible Michael Jackson
Rodney Jerkins
Fred Jerkins III
LaShawn Daniels
"Thriller" 1982 Thriller Rod Temperton
"To Make My Father Proud" 1984 Farewell My Summer Love Bob Crewe
Larry Weiss
"Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu" 2001 Bad (Special Edition) Michael Jackson
Rubén Blades
"Todo Para Ti" 2001 Michael Jackson
Rubén Blades
"Too Young" 1973 Music & Me Sidney Lippman
Sylvia Dee
"Touch the One You Love" 1984 Farewell My Summer Love Artie Wayne
George S. Clinton
"Twenty-Five Miles" 1987 The Original Soul of Michael Jackson Edwin Starr
Bert Berns
Jerry Ragovoy
Johnny Bristol
Harvey Fuqua
"Unbreakable" 2001 Invincible Michael Jackson
Rodney Jerkins
Fred Jerkins III
LaShawn Daniels
Nora Payne
Robert Smith
Christopher Wallace
"Up Again" 1973 Music & Me Freddie Perren
Christine Yarian
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" 1982 Thriller Michael Jackson
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008" 2008 Thriller 25 Michael Jackson
Aliaune Thiam
Giorgio Tuinfort
"We Are Here to Change the World" 1986 Michael Jackson
John Barnes
"We Are the World" 1985 We Are the World Michael Jackson
Lionel Richie
"We Are the World 25 for Haiti" 2010 Michael Jackson
Lionel Richie
"We're Almost There" 1975 Forever, Michael Edward Holland, Jr.
Brian Holland
"We've Got a Good Thing Going" 1972 Ben Berry Gordy
Freddie Perren
Alphonzo Mizell
Deke Richards
"We've Got Forever" 1975 Forever, Michael Elliot Willensky
"We've Had Enough" 2004 The Ultimate Collection Michael Jackson
Rodney Jerkins
LaShawn Daniels
Carole Bayer Sager
"What Goes Around Comes Around" 1972 Ben Allen Levinsky
Arthur Stokes
Dana Meyers
Floyd Weatherspoon
"What More Can I Give" 2001 Michael Jackson
"Whatever Happens" 2001 Invincible Michael Jackson
Teddy Riley
Gil Cang
Jasmine Quay
Geoffrey Williams
"Whatzupwitu" 1993 Love's Alright Eddie Murphy
Trenten Gumbs
  • Eddie Murphy with Michael Jackson
"When I Come of Age" 1986 Looking Back to Yesterday Hal Davis
Don Fletcher
Weldon Dean Parks
"Who Is It" 1991 Dangerous Michael Jackson
"Who's Lookin' for a Lover" 1986 Looking Back to Yesterday J.D. Hilliard
L. Ware
"Why" 1995 Brotherhood Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
  • 3T with Michael Jackson
  • A solo version was recorded by Michael Jackson but remains unreleased
"Why You Wanna Trip on Me" 1991 Dangerous Teddy Riley
Bernard Belle
"Will You Be There" 1991 Dangerous Michael Jackson
"Wings of My Love" 1972 Got to Be There Berry Gordy
Freddie Perren
Alphonzo Mizell
Deke Richards
"With a Child's Heart" 1973 Music & Me Sylvia Moy
Henry Cosby
Vicki Basemore
  • Cover
"Workin' Day and Night" 1979 Off the Wall Michael Jackson
"You Are My Life" 2001 Invincible Michael Jackson
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
Carole Bayer Sager
John McClain
  • Written for Michael Jackson's children
"You Are Not Alone" 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I R. Kelly
"You Are There" 1975 Forever, Michael Sam Brown III
Randy Meitzenheimer
Christine Yarian
"You Can Cry on My Shoulder" 1972 Ben Berry Gordy
"You Can't Win" 1978 The Wiz Charlie Smalls
"You Rock My World" 2001 Invincible Michael Jackson
Rodney Jerkins
Fred Jerkins III
LaShawn Daniels
Nora Payne
"You're Good for Me" 1986 Looking Back to Yesterday E. Horan
"You've Got a Friend" 1972 Got to Be There Carole King
  • Carole King cover
"You've Really Got a Hold on Me" 1984 Farewell My Summer Love Smokey Robinson
Ronald White
Robert Rogers

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