2000

  • Can't Get Your Weight Off Of Me (2000) (???)
    Michael Jackson
    Outtake of the album INVINCIBLE (2001)
    (0:07) SNIPPET leaked posthumously on March 26th, 2010


  • Cheater - Reworked Version (2000)
    Original 1987 songwriter/composer:
    Michael Jackson

    Note: Greg Phillinganes' original work on the song was likely dismissed
    2000 reworking songwriters/composers:
    Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III

    Michael Jackson featuring rap by Fats
    Reworked version of the original song
    Outtake of the album INVINCIBLE (2001)

    Source: Darkchild record index
    See also: --> Cheater (1987)


  • Chicago 1945 - Reworked Version (2000)
    Original 1987 songwriters/composers:
    Michael Jackson, Steve Porcaro

    2000 reworking songwriters/composers:
    Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, Norman Gregg

    Michael Jackson
    Reworked version of the original song
    Outtake of the album INVINCIBLE (2001)

    Source: Darkchild record index
    See also: --> Chicago 1945 (1987)


  • Get Around - Reworked Version (2000)
    Original 1987 songwriter/composer:
    Michael Jackson

    2000 reworking songwriters/composers:
    Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Ameen Daniels

    Michael Jackson
    Reworked version of the original song
    Outtake of the album INVINCIBLE (2001)

    Source: Darkchild record index
    See also: --> Get Around (1987)


  • Kick It (2000) (Michael Jackson, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins,
    Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Ameen Daniels, Norman Gregg)
    Michael Jackson
    Outtake of the album INVINCIBLE (2001)
    Source: Darkchild record index


  • Maybe We Can Do It (2000) (Michael Jackson, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs)
    Michael Jackson featuring rap by P. Diddy
    Outtake of the album INVINCIBLE (2001)

    Source: P. Diddy in an interview in 2001


  • Pressure (2000)
    (Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III,
    LaShawn Ameen Daniels, Harvey Jay Mason)
    Michael Jackson
    Outtake of the album INVINCIBLE (2001), but could be reworked in early
    2003 for a forthcoming album in 2004 which was ultimately canceled
    due to rising child molestation accussations and arrest in November 2003.

    Sources:
    • ASCAP (Title code: 460485172)
    • BMI registration database entry in 2003
    • Darkchild record index
  • Seduction (2000) (Michael Jackson, Shelby Lee II Myrick)
    Michael Jackson
    Outtake of the album INVINCIBLE (2001), but could be reworked in early
    2003 for a forthcoming album in 2004 which was ultimately canceled
    due to rising child molestation accussations and arrest in November 2003.

    Sources:
    • ASCAP (Title code: 491848294)
    • BMI registration database entry in 2003
  • Seeing Voices (2000) (Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Sidney Fine)
    Lead Vocals by Michael Jackson & Ray Charles
    Background Vocals by the Ray Charles Choir
    Outtake of the album INVINCIBLE (2001)
    Note: An instrumental that is circulating on the web is a FAKE!


  • She Was Lovin' Me (2000) (Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Mark C. Rooney)
    Michael Jackson
    Outtake of the album INVINCIBLE (2001)


  • The Gloved One (2000) (Mark "Sisqó" Andrews)
    Michael Jackson
    Supposed to be intended for the album INVINCIBLE (2001)

  • The Nightmare Of Edgar Allan Poe (2000) (Michael Jackson, Walter Afanasieff)
    Alternative title: Edgar Allan Poe
    Michael Jackson
    Supposed to be the theme song of an epynomous canceled movie

  • The Pain (2000) (Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Harvey Jay Mason, Shawn Stockman)
    Michael Jackson
    Outtake of the album INVINCIBLE (2001), but could be reworked in early
    2003 for a forthcoming album in 2004 which was ultimately canceled
    due to rising child molestation accussations and arrest in November 2003.

    Sources:
    • ASCAP (Title code: 460485154)
    • BMI registration database entry in 2003
    • Darkchild record index
  • The Way You Love Me (2000) (Michael Jackson)
    Michael Jackson
    Recorded for the album INVINCIBLE (2001)
    • (4:30) "The Ultimate Collection"
      (Compilation, CD, 2004)
  • We've Had Enough (1999)
    (Michael Jackson, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III,
    LaShawn Ameen Daniels, Carole Bayer Sager)
    Michael Jackson
    Written in 1999, produced in 2000
    Outtake of the album INVINCIBLE (2001)
    This is the first song Rodney Jerkins has written with Michael Jackson and
    it's also the first song that Carole Bayer Sager contributed to the new album.
    • (5:45) "The Ultimate Collection"
      (Compilation, CD, 2004)


2001

  • Another Day (2001) (Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz)
    Collaboration with Lenny Kravitz
    Lead vocals by Michael Jackson, all instruments played by Lenny who is also acting as producer
    Outtake of the album INVINCIBLE (2001)
    First ever snippet (ca. 1:30) leaked on 2nd February 2010

    Source: Lenny Kravitz in an interview with US magazine Blender, October/November 2001 issue


  • I Don't Live Here Anymore (2001) (Michael Jackson)
    Alternative title: I Don't Live Anymore
    Michael Jackson
    Outtake of the album INVINCIBLE (2001)


  • It's Not Worth It (2001) (Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Ameen Daniels)
    Brandy
    A very few seconds of Michael Jackson's vocals (he was given the
    song but dismissed it soon) are used as an additional background loop.
    • (4:29) Brandy: "Full Moon"
      (Album, CD, 2002)
  • One More Chance (2001) (R. Kelly)
    Michael Jackson
    Note: Do not confuse it with the eponymous Jackson 5 song (1970), the same-named
    Jacksons song (1984) and sister Janet Jackson's adaption of the preceding one (1993)!
    Outtake of the album INVINCIBLE (2001).
    The accompanying music video was never finished and released due
    to rising child molestation accusations and arrest in that year.
    • (3:49) "Number Ones"
      (Compilation, CD, November 17th, 2003 / 2007 repackaged)
    • (3:49) "One More Chance"
      (Single, CD, December 1st, 2003)
    (3:49) previously LEAKED (in August 2003)

  • Satisfy (2001) (James Harris III, Terry Lewis)
    Mariah Carey
    Michael Jackson sings Background Vocals
    Outtake of Mariah's album CHARMBRACELET (2002)


  • Shout (2001)
    (Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Claude Forbes,
    Roy Hamilton, Samuel Hoskins, Carmen Lampson)
    Michael Jackson
    Outtake of the album INVINCIBLE (2001)
    Replaced by You Are My Life (2001)
    Also recorded by Nick Carter for his debut solo album NOW OR
    NEVER (2002)
    but the track ultimately did not make the album.
    Performed live by The Backstreet Boys on some concerts in 2002.
    • (4:18) "Cry"
      (Single, CD, December 2001 Europe)
  • That Kind Of Lover (2001) (Michael Jackson, Ray Ruffin)
    Michael Jackson
    Considered for the album INVINCIBLE (2001)


  • What More Can I Give (1997-2001) (Michael Jackson)
    Michael Jackson with the following artists (in alphabetical order):
    3LW, Aaron Carter, Anastacia, Beyoncé Knowles, Billy Gilman, Brian
    McKnight, Bryton, Carlos Santana, Céline Dion, Gloria Estefan, Hanson,
    Jon Secada, Luther Vandross, Mariah Carey, Michael McCary, Mýa,
    'N Sync, Nick Carter, Reba McEntire, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Shawn
    Stockman, Thalía, Usher, Tom Petty, Ziggy Marley

The song shares its name with two all star charity concerts "Michael
Jackson & Friends - What More Can I Give" which both took place in
June 1999 in Seoul, South Korea, and in Munich, Germany. The song
was scheduled to premiere at those concerts (possibly as a duet
with Luciano Pavarotti), but shelved. The song was then intended
to be released on the album INVINCIBLE (2001), but shelved once
again. Due to the terrorists attack on September 9, 2001, Michael
originated an all star charity campaign to support the victims and
their families by donating all revenues of his planned single. The
recording was completed on October 19, 2001. At Michael Jackson's
concert "United We Stand - What More Can I Give" at Washington,
D.C.'s RFK Stadium on 21th October 2001 the song was ultimately
performed by most of the involved artists. This performance in front
of 46,000 people was aired (in an edited version) on ABC on November
1, 2001. Sony Music canceled a possible single release in late 2001
without giving any reason for this decision but hampering Michael
Jackson's and some of the involved artists' attempt to distribute the
song. Footage of the recording sessions was first shown on German
TV channel ARD as Michael Jackson was presented with the Bambi
Award as Pop Artist Of The Millennium in November 2002 in Berlin,
Germany. It was once again shown at the Radio Music Awards in
October 2003. On October 27th, 2003, an edited version (3:36) was
finally released via the following two (now defunct) websites:

It could be bought as a pay download (2,- $) for a very short time, starting
on October 27th, 2003, whose revenues were used to support several charity
organisations. A Spanish version titled Todo Para Ti was also recorded
and finished in April 2002.

  • (2003 Edit - 3:36) "What More Can I Give"
    (Single, digital MP3 file, October 27th, 2003 INTERNET)

(2001 all-star studio version - 5:03) LEAKED (in October 2001)
See also: --> Todo Para Ti (2002)

2002

  • All In Your Name (2002) (Barry Gibb, Michael Jackson)
    Mistakenly referred to as: Prayer For Peace
    Michael Jackson
    Scheduled for an upcoming album in 2004
    Source: Barry Gibb in an interview in October 2005


  • Todo Para Ti (2001/2002) (Michael Jackson; Spanish translation: Rubén Blades)
    Michael Jackson with the following artists (in alphabetical order):
    Alejandro Sanz, Anastacia, Brian McKnight, Carlos Santana, Céline Dion,
    Cristian Castro, Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Joy Enriquez, Juan Gabriel,
    Julio Iglesias, Laura Pausini, Luis Miguel, Luther Vandross, Mariah Carey,
    Mýa, 'N Sync, Olga Tañón, Ricky Martin, Rubén Blades, Shakira, Thalía

    Spanish version of What More Can I Give (2001)
    (Edit - 4:39) LEAKED (? in April 2002 ?)
    See also: --> What More Can I Give (2001)


2003

  • UNKNOWN TITLE (2003) (Michael Jackson, Jae-R, Omer Bhatti)
    Michael Jackson featuring Jae-R & Omer Bhatti
    Possibly unfinished (demo tape)
    Sources:
  • Wonderful World Of Candy (2003) (Michael Jackson)
    Michael Jackson & Nisha Kataria
    Produced by Michael Jackson
    Originally intended for a children charity project, but due to
    the late 2003 child molestation accusations and the resulting arrest
    on the 18th November of that year, the track has been dropped.
    Michael Jackson has been working throughout 2003 on a brand-new
    studio album (initially intended for release sometime in 2004).
    At that time (2003), Dieter Wiesner was Michael Jackson's manager
    and he introduced young music artist Nisha Kataria, his newest protégé,
    to Michael. Michael Jackson invited Nisha onto his Neverland Valley
    Ranch to record with her some tracks in his private recording studio
    (contrary to claims by some individuals, Michael Jackson had such a
    place at his home). She stayed there for about six weeks and Michael
    wrote this song and they both recorded it as a duet. After Michael's
    dramatic moral conduct in November 2003, all plans have been put
    on hiatus since.
    At the present moment (April 2010) it is still unknown if and when
    the track will be used.

    Source: Dieter Wiesner (manager of Michael Jackson, 1996-2003)


2004


*no trustworthy track info available*


2005

  • UNKNOWN TITLE (2004 Indian Ocean tsunami charity song) (2005)
    (Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson, ???)
    Michael Jackson
    Canceled charity anthem in aid of the victims of the
    2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake (December 26, 2004).
    Michael Jackson talked about this song in two different interviews - one with Geraldo Rivera,
    another with Jesse Jackson - and both of them were broadcasted on American TV channels.
    He could also be seen with long-time percussionist Brad Buxer and his brother Randy in a
    recording studio while working on the song.


  • Ferry Cross the Mersey (1964) (Gerry Marsden)
    Michael Jackson
    Cover Version of the famous hit by British Rock'n-Roll band Gerry & the Pacemakers.
    The song was prominently covered as a charity record by Liverpool artists The Christians,
    Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden and SAW in May 1989 in aid of those affected
    by the Hillsborough disaster.

    Source: court deposition in London, 2008 (a DVD was played showing
    Michael Jackson in the Metropolis Studio singing this song)


  • From The Bottom Of My Heart (2005) (Michael Jackson)
    Michael Jackson and a host of supporting artists (see below)
    Charity anthem in aid of the victims of Hurricane Katrina (August 23 - 31, 2005)
    Its failed (but several times announced) release remains a big mystery.
    According to an official press release that was issued on September 12th, 2005,
    the following artists (among others) have recorded vocals for this project:
    • Yolanda Adams
    • Babyface
    • Mary J. Blige
    • James Brown
    • Mariah Carey
    • Ciara
    • Snoop Dogg
    • Missy Elliot
    • Lauryn Hill
    • Jay-Z
    • Wyclef Jean
    • R. Kelly
    • Lenny Kravitz
    • The O'Jays
    More confirmed artists are listed here:
    • Carole Bayer Sager
    • Beyoncé
    • Shirley Ann Caesar
    • Keyisha Cole
    • Pandit Dinesh
    • David Foster
    • James Ingram
    • Jermaine Jackson
    • Patti LaBelle
    • Liza Minnelli
    • Little Richard
    • Lionel Richie
    • Shanice
    • Tyrese
    • Kanye West
    • Stevie Wonder
  • He Who Makes The Sky Go Grey (2005)
    (Jermaine Jackson, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa (Prince of Bahrain))
    Michael Jackson featuring Kim Chandler (BG vocals)
    Source: Kim Chandler's official website (Link)


  • I Have This Dream (2005)
    (Michael Jackson, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa (Prince of Bahrain))
    Michael Jackson
    Not to be confused with the eponymous song from 1999!
    The history of this song is not really clear as according to Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa
    (Prince of Bahrain), this song was first intended to help the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake
    (December 26, 2004), but later aimed at the victims of Hurricane Katrina (August 23 - 31, 2005).

    Source: court deposition in London, 2008 (where the song was played)


  • I'm Into Something Good (1964) (Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
    Michael Jackson
    Source: court deposition in London, 2008 (a DVD was played showing
    Michael Jackson in the Metropolis Studio singing this song)


  • Light The Way (2005)
    (Michael Jackson, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa (Prince of Bahrain))
    Michael Jackson
    Source: court deposition in London, 2008 (where the song was mentioned)


  • You Are So Beautiful (2005) (Michael Jackson)
    Michael Jackson
    Intended as a thank you to the fans for their ongoing support throughout the years!
    The lyrics to this song have been published in the book MY WORLD - THE OFFICIAL PHOTOBOOK VOL. I,
    issued on May 22nd, 2006 (ISBN-13: 978-0976889113) and now out of print.

    Sources:
    • mjdatabank
    • President of www.mjni.com (Michael Jackson News International),
      the former official fanclub of Michael Jackson


2006

  • UNKNOWN TITLE or title is "Unknown" (2006) (Michael Jackson)
    Michael Jackson
    Recorded for a brand-new studio album that should have served as a comeback.
    Source: BMI (Link) (BMI Work #8001610)


  • What's It Gonna Be (2006) (Michael Jackson)
    Michael Jackson
    Note: Do not confuse it with the 1999 Busta Rhymes
    song that featured Janet Jackson on the chorus!
    Recorded for a brand-new studio album that should have served as a comeback.

    Source: BMI (Link) (BMI Work #8151032)


2007

  • UNKNOWN TITLE (2006) (John Legend)
    Michael Jackson
    Unknown if recorded!
    Written by John Legend as a contender for Michael's brand-new
    studio album that should have served as a comeback.

    Source: US magazine ROLLING STONE (#1019 from February 8th, 2007)

  • Can You... (2007) (Michael Jackson, will.i.am)
    Michael Jackson
    Recorded for a brand-new studio album that should have served
    as a comeback. Michael Jackson and will.i.am worked on 6 tracks
    together of which at least 4 have been completed.

    Source: will.i.am being interviewed by German radio host Ingmään from KissFM Berlin
    on September 18th, 2007, at a recording studio in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany
    (names of the tracks with MJ could be seen on a monitor)


  • I Will Miss You (2007) (Michael Jackson, will.i.am)
    Michael Jackson
    Unfinished tribute recording for the Godfather of Soul, James Brown
    Source: will.i.am (in an interview with CNN in July 2009)


  • If We Still Love (2007) (Michael Jackson, will.i.am)
    Recorded for a brand-new studio album that should have served
    as a comeback. Michael Jackson and will.i.am worked on 6 tracks
    together of which at least 4 have been completed.

    Source: will.i.am being interviewed by German radio host Ingmään from KissFM Berlin
    on September 18th, 2007, at a recording studio in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany
    (names of the tracks with MJ could be seen on a monitor)


  • I'm Dreamin' (2006/2007) (Michael Jackson, will.i.am)
    Michael Jackson
    Recorded for a brand-new studio album that should have served
    as a comeback. Michael Jackson and will.i.am worked on 6 tracks
    together of which at least 4 have been completed.

    Sources:
    • US magazine ROLLING STONE (#1019 from February 8th, 2007)
    • will.i.am (in at least one interview in mid-late 2007)
  • Still The King (2007) (Michael Jackson, will.i.am)
    Michael Jackson
    Unfinished track that was recorded for a brand-new studio album that
    should have served as a comeback. Michael Jackson and will.i.am
    worked on 6 tracks together of which at least 4 have been completed.

    Source: will.i.am (in an interview in mid-late 2007)


  • The Future (2006/2007) (Michael Jackson, will.i.am)
    Michael Jackson
    Recorded for a brand-new studio album that should have served
    as a comeback. Michael Jackson and will.i.am worked on 6 tracks
    together of which at least 4 have been completed.

    Source: will.i.am (in a Japanese interview in mid-late 2007)


2008

  • Baby's On Fire (2008) (Michael Jackson, Ryan D. Grove)
    At the present moment (April 2010) it is still unknown if this song
    only samples one of Michael's recordings or if it is a collaboration.

    Source: BMI (Link) (BMI Work #10125529)


  • Hold My Hand (2008) (Claude Kelly)
    Akon featuring Michael Jackson
    This 2nd collaboration between Michael Jackson and Akon - the first one being
    Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008, a remake of the classic - was intended to be released
    as the first single of Akon's album FREEDOM, surprising the public with a vocal return from
    the King of Pop. Unfortunately due to an early leak the song was dropped.

    Sources:
    • Akon (in several TV interviews in 2008)
    • Claude Kelly (songwriter)


2009


*no trustworthy track info available*