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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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31.

sam    

Wonder how many more 'new songs' there are.

1743 days ago
32.

WillOTheWisp    

For all the dummies that said it sounds like America's song, you might want to go back and read the article beneath the song, that is if you can read.

1743 days ago
33.

Maria    

Beautiful.

1743 days ago
34.

why?    

I just don't give a F@$#!

1743 days ago
35.

csn    

Not impressed.

1743 days ago
36.

Tray    

For the person that said it was another way for the Jackson family to make money off Michael..... particularly for the benefit of his children, I'm sure Michael would want his estate to be making money.

1743 days ago
37.

Lilie    

Love you Michael

1743 days ago
38.

LakersFan    

I like it.

1743 days ago
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thank you michael jackson    

awesome - still missing you so much, MJ - King of Pop. and to all the idiots that keep coming on this site to post negative garbage about him, what's up. you freaks claim you don't like him or the music but you just can't stay off the site. is it some sort of obsession you are experiencing or what? i mean if you don't like something on tv, you turn the channel. if you don't like reading about MJ - King of Pop go the hell on to another site. do realize the internet has other sites besides TMZ? you will never be able to defame MJ - King of Pop with your juvenile remarks. go get a box of crayons and color.

1743 days ago
40.

LakersFan    

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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You must have skipped reading the story? It clearly says it's basically a remake

1743 days ago
41.

Phil    

Don't you people read anything? MJ asked permission from America to use the music....try reading the article before making a dumbass post. It sounds great btw.

1743 days ago
42.

Truthteller    

Sounds really beautiful! Too bad Joe and Katherine and the J family - not MJ's kids - will likely make $$$$ off it.

Just one question, why do the lyrics feature a double negative? "Take me to a place without no name". "Without no" is a double negative. Why does this matter? It means that the lyric is in fact written in the affirmative. What he's singing means, take me to a place WITH a name. Why did MJ add the "out"?

Just an interesting detail for your journalists to explore TMZ.

RIP MJ. Gone too soon......

1743 days ago
43.

LakersFan    

32. Wonder how many more 'new songs' there are.

Posted at 2:14PM on Jul 16th 2009 by computer consulting

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People who have worked with Michael have said there are hundreds of unreleased songs.

1743 days ago
44.

lisa    

it sounds like America: I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain

Does anyone else think it sounds like that???

1743 days ago
45.

Yolanda Nixon    

Meh...

1743 days ago
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