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Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

Music by Michael Jackson

Originally Performed by Michael Jackson

"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson recorded for his sixth studio album Thriller (1982). It is the opening track of the album and was released as its fourth single on May 8, 1983 by Epic Records. The song was written, composed by Jackson and produced by Quincy Jones (with Jackson as co-producer).

    Release Date: 1983


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Michael Jackson : Michael Jackson - Thriller : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088697365 : 0739042572 : 00700738

Michael Jackson : Michael Jackson - Thriller

Matching songbook to the landmark album that established Michael Jackson as an international superstar. Contents: Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - Baby Be Mine - The Girl is Mine - Thriller - Beat It - Billie Jean - Human Nature - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - The Lady In My Life.

Songlist: Human Nature, Baby Be Mine, Beat It, Billie Jean, P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing), The Girl Is Mine, The Lady In My Life, Thriller, Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Michael Jackson | 20327b | Songbook | $17.95 | PVG


Michael Jackson : The Essential Michael Jackson : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088697785 : 0739065157 : 00701517

Michael Jackson : The Essential Michael Jackson

P/V/G arrangements for 38 of Michael Jackson's best-loved songs. Titles: I Want You Back - ABC - The Love You Save - Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Rock with You - The Girl Is Mine - Billie Jean - Beat It - Thriller - Bad - Smooth Criminal - many more.

Songlist: ABC, Human Nature, She's Out Of My Life, The Love You Save, You Are Not Alone, I Want You Back, Another Part Of Me, You Rock My World, Bad, Beat It, Rockin' Robin, Ben, Billie Jean, Blame It On The Boogie, Off The Wall, Dangerous, Dirty Diana, Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Can You Feel It, Will You Be There, Shake Your Body Down To The Ground, Enjoy Yourself, Black Or White (Rap Version), The Girl Is Mine, Got To Be There, Heal The World, I Just Can't Stop Loving You, In The Closet, Leave Me Alone (M Jackson), Man In The Mirror, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Michael Jackson | 40118b | Songbook | $22.95 | PVG


Vocalosity : Vocalosity : 00  1 CD : 602547667984 : DCAUB002440702.2

Vocalosity : Vocalosity

So new we have not reviewed it yet.

Songlist: Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', Tightrope, Locked Out of Heaven, Thinking Out Loud, Hallelujah, Whole Lotta Love, Beatbox Break, Sing Sing Sing, True Colors, Shut Up and Dance, See You Again, Fever, Fix You

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22285c | 1 CD | $12.95 | A Cappella


Vybration : Vybration : 00  1 CD

Vybration : Vybration

Southern California's hottest contemporary a cappella sextet, formed in 2001 to perform at Disney's California Adventure under the name "Groove 66," led by musical director and vocal arranger Deke Sharon. The band became the park's most popular atmosphere group, and performed every day at Disneyland for almost three years; now they exist primarily outside of Disney, making appearances on TV and radio, headlining on cruise ships, corporate events and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. We had the pleasure of watching and hearing Los Angeles-based Vybration's wonderful set at the Harmony Sweeps Finals, which won them 2nd place against a very strong field of Regional winners, and Best Original Arrangement for Sharon's arrangement of "Route 66." That finger-poppingly jazzy song is one of our favorites among the 12 songs here, other ones are the Eagles' "Fly Like an Eagle," a jazzy "Blue Skies," "Fly" medley, Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'," Otis Redding's Bay Area anthem segueing into the Doo-Wop hit, "Dock of the Boardwalk" the Mamas and the Papa's iconic hit "California Dreamin', Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People," and "Disco Medley." Vybration's stage act was completely fun-these three men and three women obviously love what they do, and it adds up to great entertainment!

Songlist: Fly Like An Eagle, Blue Skies, Fly, Lean On Me, Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', Route 66, Dock Of The Boardwalk, California Dreamin', Everyday People, Seasons Of Love, Disco Medley, America, The Beautiful,

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5997c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' : SATB : Mark Brymer : Michael Jackson : Michael Jackson :  1 CD : 00111956 : 884088865597

Mark Brymer : Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

Opening Michael Jackson's groundbreaking Thriller album in 1983 and covered by the Glee cast in 2012, this invigorating rhythm-infused song will inject a mega-dose of emotion to every concert! Layered percussion and funk-fueled brass licks keep the energy level high! Available separately: SATB, 3-Part Mixed, SSA, 2-Part. Combo parts available digitally (tpt 1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, bsx, g, b, dm). Duration: ca. 2:45.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Michael Jackson Performed By: Michael Jackson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00111956 | Showtrax CD Available


Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' : 3-Part : Mark Brymer : Michael Jackson : Michael Jackson : Sheet Music : 00111957 : 884088865603

Mark Brymer : Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

Opening Michael Jackson's groundbreaking Thriller album in 1983 and covered by the Glee cast in 2012, this invigorating rhythm-infused song will inject a mega-dose of emotion to every concert! Layered percussion and funk-fueled brass licks keep the energy level high!

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Michael Jackson Performed By: Michael Jackson

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00111957 | Showtrax CD Available


Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' : SSA : Mark Brymer : Michael Jackson : Michael Jackson : Sheet Music : 00111958 : 884088865610

Mark Brymer : Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

Opening Michael Jackson's groundbreaking Thriller album in 1983 and covered by the Glee cast in 2012, this invigorating rhythm-infused song will inject a mega-dose of emotion to every concert! Layered percussion and funk-fueled brass licks keep the energy level high!

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Michael Jackson Performed By: Michael Jackson

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00111958 | Showtrax CD Available


Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' : 2-Part : Mark Brymer : Michael Jackson : Michael Jackson : Sheet Music : 00111959 : 884088865627

Mark Brymer : Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

Opening Michael Jackson's groundbreaking Thriller album in 1983 and covered by the Glee cast in 2012, this invigorating rhythm-infused song will inject a mega-dose of emotion to every concert! Layered percussion and funk-fueled brass licks keep the energy level high!

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Michael Jackson Performed By: Michael Jackson

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00111959 | Showtrax CD Available

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