This Is it
If "This Is It" was the first release of a new Michael Jackson album, it wouldn't get much airplay. Publicity, yes. But the song, which was co-written in 1983 for a Paul Anka album, and then renamed "I Never Heard" in 1991 by a female singer isn't anything great, but I will admit that the creamy sound and the backing vocals do remind me of his early 80's work. And that's a good thing. Anyway, all the publicity in the world wouldn't have won many skeptics over on this song. But collectors and completists will eat it up. That's what happens when you die young.