Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Billie Jean
Michael Jackson 4.45 4:54
2 I Feel for You
Chaka Khan 5:44
3 I Can't Wait
Nu Shooz 3:39
4 Southern Freeez
Freeez 5 5:40
5 Let the Beat Hit 'Em
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam 4:38
6 Change of Heart
Change 5 4:15
7 Just a Touch of Love
Slave 6:28
8 Walking on Sunshine
Rocker’s Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin 5 4:44
9 Come Into My Life
Joyce Sims 3:46
10 Body Work
Hot Streak 4:13
11 Encore
Cheryl Lynn 3:27
12 Jump (For My Love)
The Pointer Sisters 4:26
13 Weekend
Class Action 4:33
14 Best of My Love
The Emotions 3:38
15 The Groove
Rodney Franklin 4:57
16 Give Me the Night
George Benson 5:00
17 I Really Don't Mean It
Luther Vandross 4:28
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)
The Jacksons 3:46
2 Boogie Wonderland
Earth, Wind & Fire 4 4:49
3 Boogie Nights
Heatwave 5 3:36
4 Going Back to My Roots
Odyssey 5 3:24
5 Let's Go Round Again
Average White Band 5:26
6 Check Out the Groove
Bobby Thurston 3:49
7 Shame
Evelyn “Champagne” King 2:58
8 Bourgie', Bourgie'
Gladys Knight & The Pips 5 3:32
9 The Beat Is Mine
Vicky D 5:50
10 If You Feel It
Thelma Houston 5:50
11 Gonna Get Along Without You Now
Viola Wills 5:20
12 Jump to It
Aretha Franklin 4:15
13 I Specialize in Love
Sharon Brown 3:40
14 Turn the Beat Around
Vicki Sue Robinson 3:23
15 Put Our Heads Together
The O’Jays 5:41
16 Play That Funky Music
Wild Cherry 5 3:10
17 Tribute (Right On)
The Pasadenas 4:26
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Smooth Operator
Sade 4:17
2 Sign Your Name
Terence Trent D’Arby 3.5 4:35
3 Heartbreaker
Dionne Warwick 4:15
4 After the Love Has Gone
Earth, Wind & Fire 5 3:56
5 Body Talk
Imagination 3:32
6 History
Mai Tai 3:49
7 Zoom
Fat Larry's Band 4:14
8 Turn On Some Music
Marvin Gaye 5:05
9 Love T.K.O.
Teddy Pendergrass 4:58
10 How 'Bout Us
Champaign 3:21
11 Dreaming
Glen Goldsmith 4:09
12 Hold Me Tighter in the Rain
Billy Griffin 3:39
13 Georgy Porgy
Charme 7:21
14 Always and Forever
Heatwave 3:35
15 Suddenly
Billy Ocean 5 3:51
16 Stop the Love
Luther Vandross 4:21
17 Summer Breeze
The Isley Brothers 3:07

Credits

CD 1

bass guitar:
Louis Johnson (member of Brothers Johnson) (track 1)
strings arranger:
Jerry Hey (track 1)
drums:
synthesizer:
Bill Wolfer (track 1)
synthesizer arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 1)
synthesizer programming:
Bill Wolfer (track 1)
percussion and synthesizer arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 1)
Rhodes piano and synthesizer:
Greg Phillinganes (track 1)
guitar family:
David Williams (Guitarist) (track 1)
co-producer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 1)
composer:
Eddy Grant (tracks 8, 8)
Joyce Sims (track 9)
John Smith (Nu Shooz) (track 3)
Rod Temperton (track 16)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 1)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 2)
conductor:
Jeremy Lubbock (track 1)
guest performer:
Donnie Calvin (track 8)
lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 1)
lyricist:
Eddy Grant (tracks 8, 8)
Joyce Sims (track 9)
John Smith (Nu Shooz) (track 3)
Rod Temperton (track 16)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 1)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 2)
mixer:
Bruce Swedien (track 1)
producer:
Jimmy Douglass (track 7)
Quincy Jones (track 1)
recording engineer:
Bruce Swedien (track 1)
writer:
Mark Adams (Slave bassist) (track 7)
Steve Arrington (track 7)
James Harris III (US producer aka Jimmy Jam) (tracks 6, 11)
Mark Hicks (track 7)
Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) (tracks 6, 11)
Peter Maas (track 4)
Al McKay (track 14)
Stephen Mitchell (track 12)
John Rocca (track 4)
Marti Sharron (track 12)
Gary Skardina (track 12)
Andy Stennett (track 4)
Ray Turner (track 7)
Daniel Webster (track 7)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 14)
Starleana Young (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
Cotillion (track 7)
MJJ Productions Inc. (rights holder, not an imprint) (1982) (track 1)
publisher:
Beach House Music (track 9)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 14)
Flyte Tyme Tunes (track 6)
Mijac Music (track 1)
Smokin' Amigos (track 9)
edit of:
Change of Heart by Change (track 6)
Encore by Cheryl Lynn (track 11)
mash-ups:
Pop Culture by Madeon (track 1)
sampled by:
Billie Jean (The Legendary Performance from Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever) (live dancing, 1983-03-25: Pasadena Civic Auditorium, CA, USA) by Michael Jackson (track 1)
Got to Give It Up by Aaliyah (track 1)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 58) (track 1)
cover recording of:
I Feel for You (track 2)
is the basis for:
Buzzin' (track 3)
later translated versions:
Best of My Love (Japanese Version) (track 14)
later versions:
recording of:
Best of My Love (track 14)
Billie Jean (track 1)
Change of Heart (track 6)
Come Into My Life (track 9)
Encore (track 11)
Give Me the Night (track 16)
I Can't Wait (track 3)
Jump (for My Love) (track 12)
Southern Freeez (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Hits Medley (Girls Aloud) (track 12)

CD 2

composer:
Lamont Dozier (track 4)
Jon Lind (track 2)
Robert Parissi (track 16)
Rod Temperton (track 3)
lyricist:
Lamont Dozier (track 4)
Robert Parissi (track 16)
Rod Temperton (track 3)
Allee Willis (track 2)
producer:
Barry Blue (singer, producer, and songwriter) (track 3)
vocals:
The Emotions (Chicago soul, disco and R&B female vocal group) (track 2)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (tracks 8, 8)
Keni Burke (track 15)
Reuben Cross (track 7)
John H. Fitch, Jr. (track 7)
Kenneth Gamble (track 15)
Gerald Jackson (track 14)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 1)
Pete Jackson (US disco producer) (track 14)
Randy Jackson (brother of Michael and Janet) (track 1)
The Pasadenas (track 17)
Valerie Simpson (tracks 8, 8)
Pete Wingfield (track 17)
phonographic copyright by:
GTO Records (1976) (track 3)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1976) (track 16)
publisher:
Dunbar Music, Inc. (track 7)
Mijac Music (track 1)
Ranjack Music (track 1)
Rodsongs (track 3)
Tincabell Music (track 3)
Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 16)
edits:
Put Our Heads Together (7″ single) by The O’Jays (track 15)
remixes:
Put Our Heads Together (12″ version) by The O’Jays (track 15)
sampled by:
cover recording of:
Bourgie, Bourgie (track 8)
is the basis for:
I’m Alive (track 2)
Play That Funky Music (Vanilla Ice version) (track 16)
later parody versions:
Play Funky (track 16)
recording of:
Boogie Nights (track 3)
Boogie Wonderland (track 2)
Bourgie, Bourgie (track 8)
Jump to It (track 12)
Shame (track 7)
Tribute (Right On) (track 17)
referred to in medleys:
Bellas Regionals (track 14)
Medley (Stars on 45) (track 3)
Stars on 45 (12" single) (track 3)

CD 3

strings arranger:
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 2)
arranger:
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 2)
composer:
Nat Adderley, Jr. (track 16)
Chris Cameron (track 2)
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 2)
Barry Gibb (track 3)
Eddie Gip Noble (track 9)
D. Paich (track 13)
Rod Temperton (track 14)
Cecil Womack (track 9)
Linda Womack (track 9)
Sade Adu (track 1)
Billy Ocean (track 15)
Raymond St. John (track 1)
Luther Vandross (track 16)
Dana Walden (track 10)
lead vocals:
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 2)
lyricist:
Nat Adderley, Jr. (track 16)
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 2)
D. Paich (track 13)
Sade Adu (track 1)
Billy Ocean (track 15)
Raymond St. John (track 1)
Luther Vandross (track 16)
Dana Walden (track 10)
mixer:
Phil Legg (track 2)
producer:
Barry Blue (singer, producer, and songwriter) (track 14)
Terence Trent D’Arby (now known as Sananda Maitreya) (track 2)
Martyn Ware (track 2)
recording engineer:
Phil Legg (track 2)
writer:
John Barnes (US soul songwriter, keyboardist, synthesizer & pianist aka LA Jay) (track 12)
Bill Champlin (track 4)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 4)
Barry Gibb (track 3)
Maurice Gibb (track 3)
Robin Gibb (track 3)
Jay Graydon (track 4)
Billy Griffin (track 12)
Donald Griffin (track 12)
Ashley Ingram (track 5)
Leee John (track 5)
Steve Jolley (track 5)
Tony Swain (track 5)
phonographic copyright by:
GTO Records (1976) (track 14)
publisher:
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 16)
Rondor Music (London) Ltd. (tracks 10, 14)
Universal (plain logo: "Universal") (track 5)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 5)
sampled by:
[untitled] by Chuck Person (track 9)
cover recording of:
Georgy Porgy (track 13)
How ’bout Us (track 10)
Love TKO (track 9)
later versions:
Heartbreaker (Jill Dreski version) (track 3)
recording of:
Always and Forever (track 14)
Body Talk (track 5)
Sign Your Name (track 2)
Smooth Operator (track 1)
Stop to Love (track 16)
Suddenly (track 15)
Heartbreaker (Dionne Warwick song) (1982) (track 3)