Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” Written For Someone Else?

Here is Michael Jackson’s “new” song called “This Is It” sung by Saifre? 17 years ago?

Well, this is interesting. It seems Michael Jackson’s “This Is It”, which was written in 1991, was given to the female singer Safire and was written with Michael and Paul Anka.

What gives? He names the tour that was to take place before his death “This Is It” so it seems there were plans(?) to go into his unreleased catalog and release it….or was it all some weird coincidence?

Safire had a HUGE HUGE hit in 1987 called “Let Me Be The One” and is a freestlye classic. “This Is It” was to be released on her “I Wasn’t Born Yesterday” CD but was never released.

Sony? AEG? Any explanation?

Michael Jackson fans, how do you feel?-Dr.FB



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    I’ll take a stab on a theory. I’m sure Michael recorded plenty of songs. Most I’m sure as demos and works in progress. The ones he “discards”, others pick up. Brandy did with “It’s Not Worth It”. On that song I believe she took Michael’s demo vocals and incorporated them with hers. I don’t think he specifically went into the studio to work with her. I don’t know if that’s the case, it’s only speculation.
    If you listen to “Fall Again” on “The Ultimate Collection”, it’s an obvious demo because he gives direction to what I’ll assume is the producer, engineer, or a musician. It’s a fantastic ballad that I wish were released as a single. I believe Robin Thicke wrote it.
    What is upsetting about the song “This Is It” is that Sony obviously had this sub par demo laying around and decided to put an orchestra around it and add his brothers vocals to it. Sony figured it was a great coincidence and pounced on the oppurtunity to capitalize on it. Just as I’m sure that plenty of soon to be released albums will only have one or two new songs. You’ll have to pay the price of a full cd in order to get that new track.

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