Michael Jackson's London O2 setlist leaked?

More shows have probably been added in the time it's taken you to read this.
More shows have probably been added in the time it's taken you to read this.

A UK tabloid has published what it believes is a proposed setlist for Michael Jackson's ever-growing run of gigs at London's O2 Arena.

The Daily Mirror claims that Jackson sent the list to promoters in a bid to reassure them that he will indeed be playing the hits that fans want to hear.

The paper's source is also quoted as saying: "He's toying with the idea of doing a Jackson 5 medley as well, and he'll open with a four minute long intro to Billie Jean."

The list is certainly heavy on hits, though the likes of Bad, Black or White and Earth Song are all missing. In fact, there are no songs at all from either Invincible or HIStory Continues, Jackson's most recent two albums of original material.

That said, the authenticity of the set hasn't been verified.

The leaked Michael Jackson setlist in full

Billie Jean
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Rock With You
The Way You Make Me Feel
Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
Human Nature
Smooth Criminal
Man In The Mirror
Beat It
One Day In Your Life
Heal The World
Remember The Time
You Are Not Alone

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.