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's This Is It
This Is It
Epic 2009
's I Never Heard
I Wasn't Born Yesterday
Mercury 1991


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Contributed by Spinks (409 submissions)

  • Robert Wilson
    Robert Wilson said 8 months ago:

    I feel like this should be the other way around.

  • Bboom Bap
    Bboom Bap said 9 months ago:

    Let's say the demo version is released this year. Would we list that as a cover of this version from the This Is It album because that would just be silly.

  • Franckyfresh
    Franckyfresh said 2 years ago:

    Actually the song was written by MJ and Paul Anka.
    MJ recorded a demo version which has been used in the album called 'Michael' released after MJ's death. The producers of the album used that old demo and remixed it for the purpose of the album (MJ has nothing to do with this "remix" nor the album).
    ("Funny" story, the producers didn't even know that the song was co-written by Paul Anka so Paul has to claim his rights after the release of the song. This was settled by both parties without any trial.)

    Since MJ didn't used that song in his albums, he gave the song to Safire who recorded it and released the song in her own album.
    By the way, the real title of the original song (ie. MJ's song) is 'I've Never Heard'.

  • Alex Ac
    Alex Ac said 4 years ago:

    and they wont release the actual version (demo) of the song until the release of MJ's new cd's in the next 10 years but if you want to hear a clip of the actual demo here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfRznr_32HQ

  • Alex Ac
    Alex Ac said 4 years ago:

    okay well, i complained about this submittion and the moderator told me the only reason it's mj that covered safire is cuz the song was released in 2009 and safire's was released in 1991 but i still think that demos should still count as released because on MJtunes.com you see the dates that the song demos have been made and it should still count for sumthing.

  • MrBlondNYC
    MrBlondNYC said 4 years ago:

    Normally, I say in these cases that how time and space actually work should take precedent over which song was released first. If this was the demo that Jackson recorded in 1982 than he couldn't have covered Safire because it would be physically impossible. BUT in this case, they took Jackson's demo and added vocals and instruments so actually, this isn't the demo from 1982 and it would be physically impossible for Sa-Fire to have covered this version. So I guess we can just leave it as is until we have an "alternate version" entry type which would be more accurate.

  • JAY Gumb$
    JAY Gumb$ said 4 years ago:

    A demo is not a release. So since Safire got to release it first then Jackson covered a song that he has song writing credits for. That's how I see it.

  • Bboom Bap
    Bboom Bap said 4 years ago:

    I agree with Alex, this should be changed.

  • Alex Ac
    Alex Ac said 5 years ago:

    you are wrong cuz This Is It By MJ Is From 1982 (DEMO)

    Safire is the cover song not mj

    MJ Co-Wrote The song with safire so in other words mj lended her his song to sing