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Published:May 2nd, 2014 09:45 EST

Michael Jackson Song from 1983 Released as Single: Listen!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A song Michael Jackson recorded 31 years ago is out, the first single from the upcoming Xscape album.

Jackson wrote, recorded and produced `Love Never Felt So Good` with Paul Anka in 1983, but it has been  `contemporized` by Anka and Jackson estate co-executor John McClain, according to an Epic Records news release.


Eight previously unheard Michael Jackson songs, originally recorded between 1983 and 1999, will be released on the new album May 13, Epic Records announced in March."


A 31-year-old Michael Jackson song has been contemporized by a 72-year-old Paul Anka, and Epic Records thinks it will appeal to kids today?

A vintage Jackson tune contemporized by a tone deaf crackhead would sound better than most of the fluff on the billboard charts, but I think it`s time to stop scrounging through unreleased and rejected Jackson tracks.

The King of Pop left us a treasure trove of albums, there is no reason to tarnish his legacy by releasing rejected tracks that weren`t up to his lofty standards.

When I listened to " Love Never Felt So Good", I heard just enough of the Jackson magic to entice me to play his old records. I ain`t gonna buy the new album, but listen for yourself:

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