As we approach August 29th, Michael Jackson‘s birthday, we thought it only fitting to create a SlamXSounds playlist which commemorated his many collaborative efforts. Many remember Michael for his humanitarian efforts, and it’s safe to say that trait trickled down to his art as well — he was always willing to lend his vision to his peers.

After doing some research, and scouring Michael Jackson’s extensive discography, we discovered some interesting gems. Some of these were expected, while some were off the wall (we love puns). For most of these collabs, Michael offered his voice. For others, he lent his writing, arrangement or production skills — or drew upon another musician to complement a track of his own.

If you’re feeling nostalgic, give this playlist a spin. We’ve included some oldies and a few contemporary takes.

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