Michael Jackson singles discography

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Michael Jackson discography
Michael Jackson at the White House in 1984.
Michael Jackson at the White House in 1984.
Releases
Singles 59
Other singles 60

This page lists singles released by Michael Jackson. It is a partial list only. It includes singles released physically (those that could be bought at a record shop) and other singles released on radio. It does not include re-issues.

The list shows how successful each single was on national record charts by listing the highest position each single reached on each chart. The national charts included are for the United States, Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Listed at the bottom are the record sales certifications for each single, which marks how many copies of each single were sold. The certifications are by RIAA, ARIA, Music Canada, IFPI Denmark, SNEP, BVMI, IFPI Norway, Recorded Music NZ, PROMUSICAE, IFPI Switzerland, and BPI.

Singles[change | change source]

European peaks[change | change source]

Year Single Peak chart positions
AUT
[1]
BEL
[2]
DEN
[3]
FIN
[4]
FRA
[5]
GER
[6]
IRE
[7]
ITA
[8]
NED
[9]
NOR
[10]
SPA
[11]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[13]
UK
[14]
1971 "Got To Be There" 5
1972 "Rockin' Robin" 16 3
"I Wanna Be Where You Are"
"Ain't No Sunshine" 17 99 8
"Ben" 7 81 15 2 7
1973 "With a Child's Heart"
"Morning Glow"
"Music And Me" 29
"Happy" 52
1975 "We're Almost There" 9 46
"Just A Little Bit Of You"
"One Day In Your Life" 1 2 1
1979 "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" 11 2 52 13 10 6 2 1 2 18 4 3
"Rock With You" 59 58 11 9 22 1 68 7
"Off the Wall" 20 18 4 9 81 7
1980 "She's Out of My Life" 4 13 97 3
"Girlfriend" 41
1982 "The Girl Is Mine" (with Paul McCartney) 8 53 4 16 2 8
1983 "Billie Jean" 2 1 8 11 45 2 1 3 3 5 1 2 1 1
"Beat It" 6 1 16 12 47 2 2 12 1 8 1 19 2 3
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" 3 22 5 14 3 30 8
"Human Nature" 12 39 165 64 11 38 46
"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" 6 51 4 14 92 11
1984 "Thriller" 5 1 25 11 35 9 4 2 4 7 1 10 3 10
"Farewell My Summer Love" 7 51 4 7
"Touch The One You Love"
"Girl You're So Together" 29 33

Singles released physically[change | change source]

Year Single Chart positions Album
US
[15]
AUS
[16]
CAN
[17]
FRA
[18]
GER
[19]
NL
[20]
NZ
[21]
SPN
[22]
SWZ
[23]
UK
[24]
1971 "Got to Be There" 4 83 3 5 Got to Be There
1972 "Rockin' Robin" 2 16 13 16 19 3
"I Wanna Be Where You Are" 16 57
"Ain't No Sunshine" 16 99 8
"Ben" 1 1 6 81 2 12 19 7 Ben
1973 "With a Child's Heart" 50 60 Music & Me
"Morning Glow" 98
"Music and Me" 34
"Happy" 31 21 52
1975 "We're Almost There" 54 79 61 21 46 Forever, Michael
"Just a Little Bit of You" 23 43
"One Day in Your Life" 55 9 1 48 1
1979 "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" 1 1 3 15 13 2 1 2 4 3 Off the Wall
"Rock with You" 1 4 3 59 58 3 1 68 7
"Off the Wall" 10 94 11 23 14 81 7
1980 "She's Out of My Life" 10 17 15 19 6 97 3
"Girlfriend" 49 41
1982 "The Girl Is Mine" (with Paul McCartney) 2 4 8 53 12 3 1 8 Thriller
1983 "Billie Jean" 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
"Beat It" 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 3
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" 5 25 1 14 16 1 35 30 8
"Human Nature" 7 63 11 64 14 33 46 622
"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" 10 40 17 15 51 13 92 11
1984 "Thriller" 4 3 3 1 9 3 6 1 3 10
"Farewell My Summer Love" 38 68 46 51 35 7 Farewell My Summer Love
"Touch the One You Love"
"Girl You're So Together" 33
1987 "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (with Siedah Garrett) 1 10 2 12 2 1 3 5 2 1 Bad
"Bad" 1 4 5 4 4 1 2 1 3 3
"Twenty-Five Miles" The Original Soul of Michael Jackson
"The Way You Make Me Feel" 1 5 7 29 12 6 2 1 8 3 Bad
1988 "Man in the Mirror" 1 8 3 23 16 4 11 22 2
"Dirty Diana" 1 26 5 9 3 2 5 1 3 4
"Another Part of Me" 11 44 28 32 10 10 14 31 5 15
"Smooth Criminal" 7 16 4 9 1 29 1 5 8
1989 "Leave Me Alone" 37 17 16 6 9 1 10 2
"Liberian Girl" 50 15 23 15 31 12 13
1991 "Black or White" 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 Dangerous
1992 "Remember the Time" 3 6 2 5 8 3 1 2 4 3
"In the Closet" 6 5 16 9 15 9 5 2 25 8
"Jam" 26 11 29 8 18 9 2 1 22 13
"Who Is It" 14 34 6 8 9 15 16 19 14 10
"Heal the World" 27 20 21 2 3 6 3 1 5 2
1993 "Give In to Me" 4 7 10 3 1 6 7 2
"Will You Be There" 7 42 6 29 12 3 2 3 9
"Gone Too Soon" 76 32 45 31 6 33 33
1995 "Scream" (with Janet Jackson) 5 2 12 4 8 3 1 1 3 3 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I
"Childhood" 731
"You Are Not Alone" 1 7 11 1 4 9 1 1 1 1
"Earth Song" 15 40 2 1 4 4 1 1 1
1996 "They Don't Care About Us" 30 16 4 1 4 9 2 3 4
"Stranger in Moscow" 91 14 18 21 9 6 1 5 4
1997 "Blood on the Dance Floor" 42 5 4 10 5 4 1 1 5 1 Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix
"HIStory/Ghosts" 43 26 14 16 29 4 16 5
2001 "You Rock My World" 10 4 2 1 6 3 13 1 5 2 Invincible
"Cry" 43 30 76 6 42 25
2003 "One More Chance" 83 44 29 23 7 24 5 Number Ones
2008 "The Girl Is Mine 2008" (with will.i.am) 60 76 22 21 17 47 32 Thriller – 25th Anniversary Edition
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008" (with Akon) 81 8 32 10 63 48 4 69
2010 "Hold My Hand" (with Akon) 39 37 16 27 7 28 6 7 9 10 Michael
2011 "Hollywood Tonight" 55 54 152
"Behind the Mask"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[change | change source]

This list includes:

  • Singles released by other musicians that feature Michael Jackson.
  • Singles released only on radio, or digital download.
Year Single Chart positions Album
US
[15]
AUS
[16]
AUT
[25]
CAN
[17]
FRA
[18]
GER
[19]
ITA
[26]
NL
[20]
NOR
[27]
NZ
[21]
SPN
[22]
SWE
[28]
SWZ
[23]
UK
[24]
1978 "Ease on Down the Road" (with Diana Ross) 41 35 47 45 The Wiz
1979 "You Can't Win" 81
"A Brand New Day" (with Diana Ross & The Wiz Stars) 1
1980 "Night Time Lover" (with La Toya Jackson) 1 3 La Toya Jackson
"Save Me" (with Dave Mason) 71 Old Crest on a New Wave
1982 "Muscles" (with Diana Ross) 3 10 18 69 10 18 12 6 15 Silk Electric
"State of Independence" (with Donna Summer & Friends) 3 41 1 14 Donna Summer
"Someone in the Dark" 1 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
1983 "Say Say Say" (with Paul McCartney) 1 4 10 1 2 12 1 4 1 10 1 1 2 2 Pipes of Peace
1984 "Somebody's Watching Me" (with Rockwell and Jermaine Jackson) 3 2 12 14 2 5 2 14 2 7 5 1 4 3 6 Somebody's Watching Me
"Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good to Be True)" (with Jermaine Jackson) 1 Jermaine Jackson
"Don't Stand Another Chance" (with Janet Jackson) 3 Dream Street
"Centipede" (with Rebbie Jackson & Weather Girls) 3 24 97 4 Centipede
"The Man" (with Paul McCartney) 1 Pipes of Peace
1985 "We Are the World" (as a member of the USA for Africa) 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 We Are the World
"Eaten Alive" (with Diana Ross) 3 77 81 79 38 10 26 26 14 17 71 Eaten Alive
1986 "Love's Gone Bad" (with The Jackson 5) 1 Looking Back to Yesterday
1987 "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (with The Jackson 5) 91 Non-album single
"Get It" (with Stevie Wonder) 80 49 14 19 37 Characters
1988 "I Want You Back '88" (with The Jackson 5) 14 8 Non-album single
1989 "Speed Demon" 1 Bad
"2300 Jackson Street" (with The Jackson 5, Janet Jackson, Rebbie Jackson and Marlon Jackson) 3 48 76 2300 Jackson Street
1990 "Do the Bartman" (with The Simpsons) 3 1 17 14 5 2 1 1 2 3 12 1 The Simpsons Sing the Blues
1992 "Black or White (The Clivillés & Coles Remixes)" 18 14 Black or White (The Clivillés & Coles Remixes) CDS
1993 "Whatzupwitu" (with Eddie Murphy) 121 36 Love's Alright
1995 "Scream (David Morales Remix)" (with Janet Jackson) 43 Scream (David Morales Remix)
"This Time Around" (with The Notorious B.I.G.) 1 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I
1996 "Why" (with 3T) 112 46 21 9 29 10 9 14 11 2 Brotherhood
"I Need You" (with 3T) 3 17 5 22 5 30 42 9 3
"State of Independence (Remix)" (with Donna Summer & Friends) 3 13 State of Independence (Remix)
1997 "Is It Scary" 1 Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix
1998 "On the Line" 1 Ghosts – Deluxe Collector Box Set
2001 "Butterflies" 1 14 Invincible
"Speechless" 1
2002 "Heaven Can Wait" 1
2003 "What More Can I Give" (with the All Stars) 2 Non-album single
"Todo Para Ti" (with the All Stars) 2
2004 "Cheater" 1 The Ultimate Collection
2008 "Beat It 2008" (with Fergie) 2 14 77 8 26 177 Thriller – 25th Anniversary Edition
"Billie Jean 2008" (with Kanye West) 2 183
"Thriller Megamix" 2 80 96 King of Pop
2009 "Maria (You Were the Only One)" 2 62 Got to Be There
"Dangerous" 2 99 78 Dangerous
"Smile" 2 56 71 70 74 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I
"This Is It" (with The Jacksons) 2 118 56 22 18 Michael Jackson's This Is It
2010 "Mind Is the Magic" (for Siegfried & Roy) 80 Mind Is the Magic: Anthem for the Las Vegas Show
"Breaking News" 1 Michael
"Much Too Soon" 1
"(I Can't Make It) Another Day" (with Lenny Kravitz) 1
"Monster" (with 50 Cent) 2 197
2011 "(I Like) The Way You Love Me" 1
"All in Your Name" (with Barry Gibb) 2 Non-album single
"Immortal Megamix" 2 41 Immortal
"You Are Not Alone/I Just Can't Stop Loving You (Immortal Version)" 1
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Immortal Version)" 1
"I'll Be There (Immortal Version)" 1
"Dancing Machine/Blame It on the Boogie (Immortal Version)" 1
"This Place Hotel/Smooth Criminal/Dangerous (Immortal Version)" 1
"Is It Scary/Threatened/Thriller (Immortal Version)" 1
2012 "Bad (Afrojack Remix) (DJ Buddha Edit)" 2 (with Pitbull) Bad – 25th Anniversary Edition
"I'm So Blue"[29][30]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Certifications[change | change source]

Year Single US[31] AUS[32] CAN[33] DEN[34] FRA[35] GER[36] NOR[37] NZ[21][38] SPA[39] SWI[40] UK[41]
1979 "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" Platinum
(1,000,000)
Gold[42]
(35,000)
Platinum
(20,000)
Silver
(250,000)
1980 "Rock with You" Platinum
(1,000,000)
Gold
(10,000)
"Off the Wall" Gold
(500,000)
"She's Out of My Life" Gold
(500,000)
1981 "One Day in Your Life" Gold
(500,000)
1982 "The Girl Is Mine" Gold
(1,000,000)
Gold
(10,000)
1983 "Billie Jean" Platinum
(1,000,000)
Platinum[42]
(70,000)
2× Platinum
(200,000)
Gold[43]
(15,000)
Platinum
(1,000,000)
Gold
(10,000)
Gold[44]
(20,000)
Gold
(500,000)
"Beat It" Platinum
(1,000,000)
Platinum[42]
(70,000)
Platinum
(100,000)
Gold[45]
(15,000)
Platinum
(1,000,000)
Gold
(10,000)
Silver
(250,000)
"Say Say Say" Platinum
(1,000,000)
Gold
(500,000)
Silver
(250,000)
1984 "Thriller" Platinum
(1,000,000)
Platinum[42]
(70,000)
Platinum
(1,000,000)
2× Platinum[46]
(80,000)
Silver
(250,000)
1987 "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" Gold
(1,000,000)
Silver
(5,000)
"Bad" Platinum[42]
(70,000)
Silver
(200,000)
"The Way You Make Me Feel" Gold[42]
(35,000)
1988 "Man in the Mirror" Gold[47]
(15,000)
"The 12" Mixes" Platinum[48]
(70,000)
1989 "Smooth Criminal" Silver
(200,000)
1991 "Black or White" Platinum
(1,000,000)
2× Platinum[49]
(140,000)
Gold
(50,000)
Silver
(125,000)
Gold
(250,000)
Platinum
(10,000)
Silver
(200,000)
1992 "Remember the Time" Gold
(500,000)
Gold[49]
(35,000)
"In the Closet" Gold
(500,000)
Gold
(35,000)
"Heal the World" Gold[42]
(35,000)
Silver
(125,000)
Gold
(250,000)
Gold
(5,000)
Gold
(400,000)
1993 "Give In to Me" Gold[49]
(35,000)
Gold
(5,000)
"Will You Be There" Gold
(500,000)
Gold
(5,000)
1995 "Scream/Childhood" Platinum
(1,000,000)
Gold[49]
(35,000)
Gold
(5,000)
"You Are Not Alone" Platinum
(1,000,000)
Platinum[49]
(70,000)
Gold
(250,000)
Gold
(250,000)
Gold
(5,000)
Gold
(400,000)
"Earth Song" Gold
(250,000)
2× Platinum
(1,000,000)
Gold
(25,000)
Platinum
(50,000)
Platinum
(600,000)
1996 "They Don't Care About Us" Gold[49]
(35,000)
Silver
(125,000)
3× Gold
(750,000)
Gold
(25,000)
Silver
(200,000)
1997 "Blood on the Dance Floor" Gold[50]
(35,000)
Gold
(250,000)
Gold
(5,000)
2001 "You Rock My World" Gold[49]
(35,000)
Gold
(250,000)
Gold
(25,000)
2008 "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008" Gold[51]
(35,000)
2010 "Hold My Hand" Gold
(7,500)
  • In the United States, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" and "Thriller" won also a Gold Award (500,000) in the Digital category. "Billie Jean" won a 2× Platinum award (2,000,000).
  • In the United States, "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and "Thriller" won also a Gold Award (500,000) in the Mastertone category.
  • Awards from Denmark awarded in the (digital) "Track" category.
  • Awards from Spain awarded in the digital category.

Footnotes[change | change source]

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  15. 15.0 15.1 Peak chart positions for singles charting on the United States chart:
  16. 16.0 16.1 Peak chart positions for singles charting on the Australian chart:
  17. 17.0 17.1 Peak chart positions for singles charting on the Canadian chart:
  18. 18.0 18.1 Peak chart positions for singles charting on the French chart:
  19. 19.0 19.1 Peak chart positions for singles charting on the German chart:
  20. 20.0 20.1 Peak chart positions for singles charting on the Netherlands chart:
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Peak chart positions for singles charting on the New Zealand chart:
  22. 22.0 22.1 Peak chart positions for singles charting on the Spanish chart:
  23. 23.0 23.1 Peak chart positions for singles charting on the Swiss chart:
  24. 24.0 24.1 Peak chart positions for singles charting on the United Kingdom chart:
  25. Peak chart positions for singles charting on the Austrian chart:
  26. Peak chart positions for singles charting on the Italian chart:
  27. Peak chart positions for singles charting on the Norwegian chart:
  28. Peak chart positions for singles charting on the Swedish chart:
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  44. "TOP 50 CANCIONES – SEMANA 26: del 28.06.2010 al 04.07.2010" (PDF) (in Spanish). July 2010. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
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