Michael Jackson to release new album

Gotcha. It’s not a new album per se, but a greatest hits package that the British public will decide the track listing for. A bit of overzealous sensationalism in a headline never hurt anybody though eh? I’m looking at you NME.com

Feature by Johnny Langlands | 05 Aug 2008
  • Michael Jackson - King of Pop

In a common show of unity amongst a triumvirate of corporate titans, Sony BMG have teamed up with the geniuses behind GMTV and The Sun to present an opportunity for Michael Jackson fans to nominate the hits for an album due out at the end of August.

Although it’s being touted as “the first fan-driven selection of its kind,” we must first remind any goldfish at Sony that the Beastie Boys did exactly the same thing with their fan determined anthology release a few years ago.

But I digress; monkeys, bairns and carnival rides may have distracted us from the fact that Michael Jackson is the King Of Pop (unless of course you’re a Prince fan), but behold an album loaded with 18 hits to remind us - whittled down from a list of 50 to celebrate MJ’s forthcoming half century of moonwalking.

Cherry picking the tunes will no doubt prove a bastard for hardcore fans (see a list of the candidates you can select from below), but let The Skinny make it easier for you by disqualifying those dire tunes he recorded with Macca for a kick off. There are a few glaring ommissions too - no Liberian Girl - the shower would be a boring place without it. Cast your vote here

Billie Jean
Smooth Criminal
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
In The Closet
Black Or White
Will You Be There
Earth Song
You Are Not Alone
Who Is It
Blood On The Dance Floor
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Leave Me Alone
Liberian Girl
Heal The World
Give In To Me
Another Part Of Me
You Rock My World
Man In The Mirror
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
She's Out Of My Life
Gone Too Soon
Beat It
Workin' Day And Night
Human Nature
The Way You Make Me Feel
The Lady In My Life
For All Time
Dirty Diana
Remember The Time
They Don't Care About Us
Childhood (Free Willy 2)
Stranger In Moscow
Is It Scary
One More Chance
Break Of Dawn
Rock With You
Off The Wall
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
We Are Here To Change The World
The Girl Is Mine
Say Say Say

King of Pop by Michael Jackson will be released on the 25th August 2008 via Sony BMG.