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Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ Michael Jackson 4.1 6:03
2 Baby Be Mine Michael Jackson 3.7 4:21
3 The Girl Is Mine Michael Jackson with Paul McCartney 3.5 3:42
4 Thriller Michael Jackson 4.7 6:00
5 Beat It Michael Jackson 4.55 4:19
6 Billie Jean Michael Jackson 4.45 4:55
7 Human Nature Michael Jackson 3.7 4:06
8 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) Michael Jackson 3.95 3:59
9 The Lady in My Life Michael Jackson 3.1 4:59

Credits

CD 1

violin:
Gerald Vinci (track 3)
electric bass guitar:
Louis Johnson (bass, member of Brothers Johnson) (track 8)
electric bass guitar and guitar family:
Steve Lukather (track 5)
drums (drum set):
Leon Ndugu Chancler (tracks 2, 6, 8)
Jeff Porcaro (tracks 3, 5, 7, 9)
bass guitar:
Louis Johnson (bass, member of Brothers Johnson) (tracks 1, 3, 6, 9)
vocoder:
Michael Boddicker (track 8)
strings arranger:
Jerry Hey (tracks 3, 6)
synthesizer:
Brian Banks (American keyboardist) (track 4)
Michael Boddicker (tracks 1–2)
David Paich (tracks 2, 7, 9)
Greg Phillinganes (tracks 4, 8)
Steve Porcaro (tracks 5, 7, 9)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 3)
Rod Temperton (track 4)
Bill Wolfer (tracks 1, 6)
synthesizer arranger:
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 3)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 6)
Rod Temperton (tracks 2, 4)
synthesizer programming:
Brian Banks (American keyboardist) (track 2)
Greg Phillinganes (track 8)
Steve Porcaro (tracks 2–3, 5, 7)
Anthony Marinelli (Soundtrack composer) (tracks 2, 4)
Bill Wolfer (track 6)
flute and saxophone:
Larry Williams (keyboard,sax,flute) (tracks 1–2, 4)
guitar:
Paul Jackson, Jr. (track 8)
synclavier:
Tom Bahler (track 5)
wind instruments arranger:
Jerry Hey (tracks 1–2, 4)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 1)
electric guitar:
Eddie Van Halen (track 5)
percussion:
Paulinho da Costa (tracks 1, 7)
percussion and synthesizer arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 6)
Rod Temperton (track 4)
percussion arranger:
Quincy Jones (tracks 1, 5)
David Paich (track 3)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 5)
keyboard:
James Ingram (R&B singer) (track 8)
Bill Wolfer (track 5)
keyboard and synthesizer:
Greg Phillinganes (track 2)
Rhodes piano:
Greg Phillinganes (tracks 3, 9)
Rhodes piano and synthesizer:
Greg Phillinganes (tracks 1, 5–6)
piano:
David Paich (track 3)
handclaps:
James Ingram (R&B singer) (track 8)
Greg Phillinganes (track 8)
Steven Ray (80s US R&B producer/performer) (track 8)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 8)
handclaps and synthesizer:
Greg Phillinganes (track 8)
handclaps and keyboard:
James Ingram (R&B singer) (track 8)
horn and percussion arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 1)
horn arranger:
Jerry Hey (tracks 1–2, 4)
trombone:
Bill Reichenbach, Jr. (jazz trombonist) (tracks 1–2, 4)
guitar family:
Paul Jackson, Jr. (tracks 5, 8–9)
Steve Lukather (tracks 3, 7)
Dean Parks (track 3)
David Williams (session guitarist and songwriter) (tracks 1–2, 4, 6)
flugelhorn and trumpet:
Gary Grant (brass) (tracks 1–2, 4)
Jerry Hey (tracks 1–2, 4)
additional background vocals:
James Ingram (R&B singer) (track 8)
Howard Hewett (track 8)
arranger:
James Ingram (R&B singer) (track 8)
Quincy Jones (tracks 3, 8)
Steve Lukather (track 7)
David Paich (track 7)
Steve Porcaro (track 7)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 3)
Rod Temperton (tracks 5, 9)
background vocals:
James Ingram (R&B singer) (track 1)
Bunny Hull (tracks 1, 8)
Janet Jackson (track 8)
LaToya Jackson (track 8)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 1)
Becky Lopez (tracks 1, 8)
Julia Waters (track 1)
Maxine Waters (track 1)
Oren Waters (track 1)
co-producer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 1, 5–6)
composer:
Steve Porcaro (track 7)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 1, 3, 5–6)
Rod Temperton (tracks 2, 4, 9)
conductor:
Jerry Hey (track 3)
Jeremy Lubbock (track 6)
guest lead vocals:
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (track 3)
lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 3, 5–6, 8)
lyricist:
John Bettis (track 7)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 1, 3, 5–6)
Rod Temperton (tracks 2, 4, 9)
miscellaneous support:
Greg Smith (Producer/Keyboards) (track 5)
mixer:
Bruce Swedien (tracks 1–9)
performer:
Nelson Hayes (track 1)
Steven Ray (80s US R&B producer/performer) (track 1)
producer:
Quincy Jones (tracks 1–9)
recording engineer:
Donn Landee (track 5)
Bruce Swedien (tracks 1–9)
spoken vocals:
Vincent Price (US horror film actor) (track 4)
writer:
James Ingram (R&B singer) (track 8)
Quincy Jones (track 8)
phonographic copyright by:
MJJ Productions Inc. (rights holder, not an imprint) (1982) (tracks 1–9)
publisher:
Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher) (track 4)
Mijac Music (tracks 5–6)
Rodsongs (track 4)
Universal Music Publishing France (not for release label use!) (track 4)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 6)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (track 7)
edits:
Billie Jean (New Zealand 7" edit) by Michael Jackson (track 6)
has remixes:
mash-ups:
BEATiCURE by Robin Skouteris (track 5)
Beat Up by JV5 (track 5)
Comic Beat by ComaR (track 5)
Pop Culture by Madeon (track 6)
Revolution No.11 by Triple-Q (track 5)
sampled by:
Billie Jean (The Legendary Performance from Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever) (live dancing, 1983-03-25: Pasadena Civic Auditorium, CA, USA) by Michael Jackson (track 6)
Good Life by Kanye West feat. T‐Pain (track 8)
Got to Give It Up by Aaliyah (track 6)
Hey Lover by Boyz II Men feat. LL Cool J (track 9)
No Guest List by Def Squad (track 4)
samples:
Soul Makossa by Manu Dibango (track 1)
Untitled (side A) by Denny Jaeger (track 5)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 58) (track 6)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 337) (track 5)
is the basis for:
Nas Will Prevail (track 7)
Thriller (track 4)
later parody versions:
Eat It (track 5)
He-Man (track 5)
Schiller (track 4)
later translated versions:
BEAT IT (track 5)
Espeluznante (track 4)
夜的心 (track 7)
later versions:
I’m Billie Jean (track 6)
recording of:
Baby Be Mine (track 2)
Beat It (track 5)
Billie Jean (track 6)
Human Nature (track 7)
The Girl Is Mine (track 3)
Thriller (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Michael Jackson Medley (Ashaye) (tracks 1, 6)