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Michael Jackson's new single, 'This Is It': Stream it here

This is it, MJ fans – the first posthumous single from the King of Pop, pegged to his upcoming two-disc CD and concert documentary of the 50-date London stand that he didn’t live to complete.

If you think the mid-tempo ballad, with its fingersnaps, soaring chorus and  big-build strings, sounds like classic Michael, you’d actually be right – the song supposedly comes from sessions for his 1991 album Dangerous.

Some listeners may pick up shades of  “Will You Be There” (also from Dangerous) in the melody, but the song still stands alone as a new release – and reminds us of the singular pop talent Jackson possessed. Listen below (after a 30-second ad for the film), and tell us what you think:

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Originally posted October 12 2009 — 11:07 AM EDT

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