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Michael Jackson's Unreleased Song

7/16/2009 2:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The song -- "A Place with No Name" -- sounds similar to the song "A Horse with No Name" released by the group America back in 1971. We're told several years ago America's manager gave his group's permission for Michael Jackson to record the song, "A Place with No Name" -- despite the similarity.

America's current manager, Jim Morey, who was also Michael's manager in the late 80's and early 90's, tells us, "The band was honored that Michael chose to do their song and they hope it becomes available for all Michael's fans to hear."

It's unclear when Michael recorded the song.

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16.

Applehead    

Wait, I thought white folks stole black folks music. So he wants to go to a place without no name, so that means he wants to go to a place with a name, right? Double negative? Mike was no Weird Al, using other people's melodies.....

1890 days ago
17.

I know that's right    

Sounds like he ripped off America's "Horse with no Name".

1890 days ago
18.

Unbelievable    

Don't mean to nitpick and I love MJ....but shouldn't it be "Without a name" or "With no name"?
Without no name is a double negative....
Just sayin....

1890 days ago
19.

That'sMyRefrain    

Great, just another way for the Wackson-Family to make a lot of bucks off of MJ.

1890 days ago
20.

Angie    

that song should be named-"So long.." lol..

1890 days ago
21.

exbff    

It sounds like he's singing "A Place Without No Name."

Not impressed. Leave this one in the vault.

1890 days ago
22.

Alibaba    

13. Sounds like he ripped off America's "Horse with no Name".

Posted at 2:03PM on Jul 16th 2009 by Yup

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It sure sounded like it!

1890 days ago
23.

aquanet    

have to be on drugs to steal from America.

1890 days ago
24.

slt    

I didn't get a song - only a 24 second piece of a song. Are we supposed to hear the whole song?

1890 days ago
25.

George, K    

I like,

1890 days ago
26.

don't trust 'em    

Does it mean that he went to Bahrain and back home? he had no place since he left Never land.
Sad indeed. but strange to hear a dead's singer songs.

1890 days ago
27.

Winsome Davis III    

The guy murdered a good song. Just sayin'.

1890 days ago
28.

Biggest_Hit_In_Years    

"ain't got no name"? Has Michael been taking ebonics classes?

Janet sampled another AMERICA song circa 2001.

1890 days ago
29.

viewer101    

meh. snoresville.
i'm guessing there's a pile more of mediocre crap that joe jackson is just wetting himself over releasing...

1890 days ago
30.

PeachyPeach09    

Wow...Great Song....hmmmmm "take me to a place with no name"....wow...well, that's for sure...we don't know where he is right now. How ironic..

Rest in Peace

1890 days ago
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