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Michael Jackson with Akon Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ 2008 | Thriller 25

Michael Jackson with Akon Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ 2008 | Thriller 25

This first single is a new track produced by Akon and Michael Jackson, featuring Akon vocals and new Michael Jackson vocals. Not a remix, but a new version of this classic jam.

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Epic/Legacy Recordings proudly celebrates the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, the world’s biggest-selling album of all time, with a newly expanded deluxe edition of the phenomenal record-breaking pop culture touchstone, available on Tuesday, February 12. The Thriller – 25th Anniversary Edition will include the original album in its entirety as well as six tracks previously unreleased in any form: a new Kanye West remix of “Billie Jean”; remixes of “The Girl is Mine” and “P.Y.T.”; Fergie’s version of “Beat It”; “For All Time,” a rare unreleased cut from the original Thriller recording sessions, newly mixed and mastered by Michael Jackson: and the first single, a new 2008 version of “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” with Akon and Also included is a DVD featuring Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking short films from Thriller (“Thriller,” “Beat It,” and “Billie Jean”) and the artist’s Emmy-nominated breakout performance of “Billie Jean” from the legendary “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever” television special.


1. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
2. Baby Be Mine
3. The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney)
4. Thriller
5. Beat It
6. Billie Jean
7. Human Nature
8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
9. The Lady In My Life
10. Vincent Price Excerpt (From “Thriller” Voice-Over Session)
11. The Girl Is Mine 2008 with
12. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 2008 with
13. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ 2008 with Akon
14. Beat It 2008 with Fergie
15. Billie Jean 2008 Kayne West mix
16. For All Time (previously unreleased track from Thriller sessions)

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