Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection

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Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection
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ReleasedSeptember 1, 2009
LabelHip-O Select, Motown
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Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection is a 71-track triple disc box set commemorating Michael Jackson's early years with Motown Records. The album features Jackson's four solo LPs from Motown (dating from 1971 to 1975), plus songs that were released after he left the label.[2]

Release dates[edit]

On June 12, 2009, Universal Music Group reissue label Hip-O Select announced on its Twitter page that the 3-CD set was available for pre-ordering, with an announced shipping date of July 3, the same date the set would be released to retail stores.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

1."Ain't No Sunshine"Bill Withers4:09
2."I Wanna Be Where You Are"Leon Ware, Arthur "T-Bone" Ross3:01
3."Girl Don't Take Your Love from Me"Willie Hutch3:46
4."In Our Small Way"Beatrice Verdi, Christine Yarian3:34
5."Got to Be There"Elliot Willensky3:23
6."Rockin' Robin"Thomas2:31
7."Wings of My Love"Corporation3:32
8."Maria (You Were the Only One)"Lawrence Brown, Linda Glover, George Gordy, Allen Story3:41
9."Love Is Here and Now You're Gone"Holland-Dozier-Holland2:51
10."You've Got a Friend"Carole King4:53
11."Ben"Don Black, Walter Scharf2:44
12."The Greatest Show on Earth"Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino2:48
13."People Make the World Go Round"Thom Bell, Linda Creed3:15
14."We've Got a Good Thing Going"The Corporation2:59
15."Everybody's Somebody's Fool"Ace Adams, Lionel Hampton2:59
16."My Girl"Smokey Robinson, Ronald White3:08
17."What Goes Around Comes Around"Levinsky, Stokes, Meyers, Weatherspoon3:33
18."In Our Small Way"Beatrice Verdi, Christine Yarian3:39
19."Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day"Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder3:21
20."You Can Cry on My Shoulder"Berry Gordy2:39
21."Don't Let It Get You Down" (Original Mix)Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino, Deke Richards2:50
22."You've Really Got a Hold on Me" (Original Mix)Smokey Robinson, White, Rogers3:24
23."Melodie" (Original Mix)Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino, Deke Richards3:08
24."Touch the One You Love" (Original Mix)Wayne, Clinton2:50

Disc 2[edit]

1."With a Child's Heart"Vicky Basemore, Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy3:29
2."Up Again"Freddie Perren, Yarian2:50
3."All the Things You Are"Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern2:59
4."Happy" (Love Theme from Lady Sings the Blues)Michel Legrand, Smokey Robinson3:25
5."Too Young"Sidney Lippman, Sylvia Dee3:38
6."Doggin' Around"Lena Agree2:52
7."Johnny Raven"Billy Page3:33
8."Euphoria"Leon Ware, Hilliard2:50
9."Morning Glow"Stephen Schwartz3:37
10."Music and Me"Mike Cannon, Don Fenceton, Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino2:38
11."We're Almost There"Holland/Holland3:42
12."Take Me Back"Holland/Holland3:24
13."One Day in Your Life"Armand/Brown4:15
14."Cinderella Stay Awhile"Sutton3:08
15."We've Got Forever"Willensky3:10
16."Just a Little Bit of You"Holland/Holland3:10
17."You Are There"Brown/Meitzenheimer/Yarian3:21
18."Dapper Dan"D. Fletcher3:11
19."Dear Michael"Davis/Willensky2:35
20."I'll Come Home to You"Perren/Yarian3:02
21."Girl You're So Together" (Original Mix)Keni St. Lewis2:59
22."Farewell My Summer Love" (Original Mix)Keni St. Lewis3:37
23."Call on Me" (Original Mix)Fonce Mizell, Larry Mizell3:21

Disc 3[edit]

1."When I Come of Age"W. D. Parks/D. Fletcher/H. Davis2:37
2."Teenage Symphony"G. Jones/H. Davis/M. McLeod2:45
3."I Hear a Symphony"Holland-Dozier-Holland3:01
4."Give Me Half a Chance"C. Davis3:26
5."Love's Gone Bad"Holland-Dozier-Holland3:08
6."Lonely Teardrops"B. Gordy/G. Gordy/T. Carlo2:40
7."You're Good for Me"E. Horan3:15
8."That's What Love Is Made Of"R. Rogers/W. Robinson/W. Moore3:24
9."I Like You the Way You Are (Don't Change Your Love on Me)"W. Hutch2:57
10."Who's Lookin' for a Lover"J. D. Hilliard/L. Ware2:50
11."I Was Made to Love Her"H. Cosby/L. Hardaway/S. Moy/S. Wonder3:20
12."If'n I Was God"R. Sherman/R. Sherman3:02
13."To Make My Father Proud" (Original Mix)Bob Crewe, Larry Weiss4:11
14."Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" (Original Mix)Al Green, Teenie Hodges2:45
15."Twenty-Five Miles" (Original Mix)Green, Hodges3:18
16."Don't Let It Get You Down"Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino, Deke Richards3:02
17."You've Really Got a Hold on Me"Smokey Robinson, White, Rogers3:30
18."Melodie"Larson, Marcellino, Richards3:24
19."Touch the One You Love"Wayne, Clinton2:48
20."Girl You're So Together"Keni St. Lewis3:12
21."Farewell My Summer Love"Keni St. Lewis4:24
22."Call on Me"Fonce Mizell, Larry Mizell3:39
23."Here I Am (Come and Take Me)"Green, Hodges2:56
24."To Make My Father Proud"Bob Crewe, Larry Weiss4:04


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection - Michael Jackson | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  3. ^ Hip-O Select on Twitter

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