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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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46.

Mullins    

Want to hear the whole song- Michael Jackson will always be the best!!!!!

1736 days ago
47.

jbro    

The Jacksons love America.

Remember Janet Jackson also copied the opening of "Ventura Highway" on one of her songs "Someone to call my lover".

1736 days ago
48.

Corinne    

I like what I hear! It's so sad that he's not here.

1736 days ago
49.

michaelfan    

# 13 READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE< THEY GAVE HIM PERMISSION TO USE THE SONG!

1736 days ago
50.

screamin in dig    

Here we go now the songs start coming out This will cure all his past debt of 400 million and keep him rich. MJ faked his death .If anyone believes that he did die that day than this was his plan for everyone to belive he died. no photos no body no conclusion of autopsy they are just looking for the best senario to tell the public. this was his plan. Mj is not a stupid person he knows what he had to do to create money and get out of the limelight! There had to be something in the wings that no one knew about for him to fake his death something bigger than the molestation cases..

1736 days ago
51.

Tray    

Why are some of you saying he "ripped off" America's song. If he received permission to use the song it's not ripping it off.... happens all the time in music.

1736 days ago
52.

LillyandGish    

Wow, I'm glad Michael was working on new stuff, reworking older music and flexing his creative genius! I actually never cared for "The Horse with No Name" before. But Michael's version is definitely more interesting!

I Miss Him....

#13, Duh, dude. Did you read the article at all or just push on the big picture to make sound go boom?

1736 days ago
53.

Jazzy Wazzy    

Sounds like A Horse With No Name by America.

1736 days ago
54.

wondering    

he's gonna be like Tupac releasing songs and albums forever .lol

1736 days ago
55.

The Doc Is In    

I only got 24 seconds of absolutely lame trash. This is supposed to be good music?

1736 days ago
56.

kenzi    

SALUT !!!!

SUPERBE LA MUSIQUE !!! IL EST ET SERA TOUJOURS INEGALABLE DANS SON TALENT !!!!

MAIS OU EST IL ENTERRE ???

J' ESPERE QUE VOUS SEREZ LES PREMIERS A NOUS LE DIRENT!!!!!!

1736 days ago
57.

Krysy    

i like it....where's the rest
MJ fans join mj4ever.ning.com
MJ FANS ONLY!!!

1736 days ago
58.

wondering    

LoL I thought the tell all book writer Ian halpapig said Mj could barely speak let alone sing lol

1736 days ago
59.

WillOTheWisp    

Michael could sing whatever he wanted; double negatives, ebonics or whatever. I bet he was more famous and loved than all y'all broke ass haters.

1736 days ago
60.

Bo    

Didn't Janet sample this same song a few years back?

1736 days ago
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