Michael Jackson - The Essencial MJ or Number Ones?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by guklein, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008

    I want to buy one compilation...which is the best?
    The Essencial Michael Jackson or Number Ones?

  2. macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2009
    The Valley!!
    I've had number ones and i thought it was great/
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    Limewire is 'piracy', no?
  4. macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2009
    I'd say get Number Ones if you're a casual fan.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    Agreed. Number Ones has about half the songs of Essential, but Essential goes back to the days of the Jackson 5, which is cool.

    If I had to choose, I'd get Essential, but I'm more than a casual fan (I have Off the Wall through HIStory and some Jackson 5 stuff).
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    All musics in Numbers Ones are in Essential? Are they the same version or there are any difference (remastered, as example)?
  7. macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    My vote goes for The Essential, as it has most of his hits (certainly the biggest). Target was selling the "3.0" version which has a 3rd disc with 7 or 8 more tracks for $15.
  8. macrumors 68020


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    Pretty much the same versions, I believe. But if they're different, Essential will have the better version.


    I Want You Back Album Only
    ABC Album Only
    The Love You Save Album Only
    Got to Be There (Single Version) Album Only
    Rockin' Robin Album Only
    Ben (Single Version) Album Only
    Enjoy Yourself $0.99
    Blame It On the Boogie $0.99
    Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) $0.99
    Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Single Version) $1.29
    Rock With You (Single Version) $0.99
    Off the Wall (Single Version) $0.99
    She's Out of My Life (Single Version) $0.99
    Can You Feel It (Single Version) $0.99
    The Girl Is Mine $0.99
    Billie Jean (Single Version) $1.29
    Beat It (Single Version) $1.29
    Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Single Version) $0.99
    Human Nature $0.99
    P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) $1.29
    Thriller (Single Version) $1.29
    Bad $0.99
    I Just Can't Stop Loving You $0.99
    Leave Me Alone $0.99
    The Way You Make Me Feel (Single Version) $0.99
    Man In the Mirror $0.99
    Dirty Diana $0.99
    Another Part of Me (Single Version) $0.99
    Smooth Criminal $0.99
    Black or White (Single Version) $0.99
    Heal the World Album Only
    Remember the Time $0.99
    In the Closet (Single Version) $0.99
    Who Is It (7" Edit) $0.99
    Will You Be There (Single Version) $0.99
    Dangerous $0.99
    You Are Not Alone (Single Version) $0.99
    You Rock My World (With Intro) $0.99

    Number Ones:

    Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough $1.29
    Rock With You $0.99
    Billie Jean $1.29
    Beat It $1.29
    Thriller $1.29
    I Just Can't Stop Loving You (feat. Siedah Garrett) $0.99
    Bad $0.99
    Smooth Criminal $0.99
    The Way You Make Me Feel $0.99
    Man In the Mirror $0.99
    Dirty Diana $0.99
    Black or White $0.99
    You Are Not Alone $0.99
    Earth Song $0.99
    You Rock My World $0.99
    Break of Dawn $0.99
    One More Chance $0.99
    Ben $0.99
  9. macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    Get The Essential Collection. Personally I bought The Ultimate Collection, much better :p
  10. Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Sad, isn't it, and more than a bit predictable, but still, I'm very pleased to see this thread as it answers a timely question, and one I had asked myself.

    For yes, ever since I learned of the troubled creature'sdemise, I have played whatever works of his I had on my iPod - mostly Jackson and early MJ Motown hits, great stuff. Thanks for the timely thread MR members.

    Cheers and good luck
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    I brought The Essentials it's everything and then some.
  12. macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2008
    I bought "Essential" I love the Jackson 5 stuff on there. A lot of quintessential Jackson stuff on there.
  13. macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007
    Pay the $35 and get the Ultimate Collection. 4 music CD's and a DVD of videos captured Live at Budapest. Plus a 6o page booklet following his career.

    Disc one
    "I Want You Back" (3:00)
    "ABC" (2:58)
    "I'll Be There" (3:58)
    "Got to Be There" (3:23)
    "I Wanna Be Where You Are" (2:57)
    "Ben" (2:45)
    "Dancing Machine" (single version) (2:37)
    "Enjoy Yourself" (3:40)
    "Ease on Down the Road" (w/Diana Ross) (3:19)
    "You Can't Win" (from The Wiz) (7:18)
    "Shake a Body" [Early Demo] (2:09)*
    "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" (Single Edit) (3:44)
    "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" (6:04)
    "Rock with You" (3:39)
    "Off the Wall" (4:06)
    "She's out of My Life" (3:38)
    "Sunset Driver" [Demo] (4:03)*
    "Lovely One" (4:50)
    "This Place Hotel" [aka Heartbreak Hotel] (5:44)

    Disc two
    "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" (6:03)
    "The Girl Is Mine" (w/Paul McCartney) (3:42)
    "Thriller" (5:58)
    "Beat It" (4:18)
    "Billie Jean" (4:53)
    "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" [Demo] (3:46)*
    "Someone in the Dark" (4:54)
    "State of Shock" (w/Mick Jagger) (4:30)
    "Scared of the Moon" [Demo] (4:41)*
    "We Are the World" [Demo] (5:20)*
    "We Are Here to Change the World" (from Captain EO) (2:53)*

    Disc three
    "Bad" (4:07)
    "The Way You Make Me Feel" (4:58)
    "Man in the Mirror" (5:19)
    "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (Duet with Siedah Garrett) (4:13)
    "Dirty Diana" (4:41)
    "Smooth Criminal" (4:17)
    "Cheater" [Demo] (5:09)*
    "Dangerous" [Early Version] (6:40)*
    "Monkey Business" (5:45)*
    "Jam" (5:39)
    "Remember the Time" (4:00)
    "Black or White" (4:16)
    "Who Is It" (IHS Mix) (7:57)
    "Someone Put Your Hand Out" (5:26)

    Disc four
    "You Are Not Alone" (6:01)
    "Stranger in Moscow" (5:45)
    "Childhood (Theme from "Free Willy 2")" (4:28)
    "On the Line" (from Get on the Bus) (4:53)
    "Blood on the Dance Floor" (4:12)
    "Fall Again" [Demo] (4:22)*
    "In the Back" (4:31)*
    "Unbreakable" (6:26)
    "You Rock My World" (5:09)
    "Butterflies" (4:39)
    "Beautiful Girl" [Demo] (4:03)*
    "The Way You Love Me" (4:30)*
    "We've Had Enough" (5:45)*

    "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
    "Human Nature"
    "Smooth Criminal"
    "I Just Can't Stop Loving You"
    "She's out of My Life"
    "I Want You Back"/"The Love You Save"
    "I'll Be There"
    "Billie Jean"
    "Workin' Day and Night"
    "Beat It"
    "Will You Be There"
    "Black or White"
    "Heal the World"
    "Man in the Mirror"

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