Off the Wall Album

Artist(s): Michael Jackson

Cover Art

Michael Jackson Off the Wall Cover Art

Tracklist

Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough

length: 6:05
producer: Quincy Jones
trumpet: Gary Grant
mixer: Bruce Swedien
recording engineer: Bruce Swedien
violin: Gerald Vinci
guitar: David Williams and Marlo Henderson
additional background vocals: Paulette McWilliams, Zedric Williams, Mortonette Jenkins, Jim Gilstrap and Augie Johnson
percussion: Michael Jackson, Paulinho da Costa, Richard Heath and Randy Jackson
co-producer: Michael Jackson
trombone: Bill Reichenbach, Jr.
flugelhorn & trumpet: Jerry Hey
lead vocals & background vocals: Michael Jackson
strings arranger: Benjamin Wright
drums (drum set): John “JR” Robinson
bass guitar: Louis Johnson
electric piano: Greg Phillinganes
wind instruments arranger: Jerry Hey
percussion arranger: Michael Jackson
tenor saxophone & flute & alto saxophone: Larry Williams
flute & baritone saxophone & tenor saxophone: Kim Hutchcroft
lyricist: Michael Jackson
composer: Michael Jackson

Lovely is the feelin' now
Fever, temperatures risin' now
Power (ah power) is the force the vow
That makes it happen
It asks no questions why (ooh)
So get closer (closer now) to my body now
Just love me 'til you don't know how (ooh)

[Chorus]
Keep on with the force don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough
Keep on with the force don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough
Keep on with the force don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough
Keep on with the force don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough

Touch me and I feel on fire
Ain't nothin' like a love desire (ooh)
I'm melting (I'm melting) like hot candle wax
Sensation (ah sensation) lovely where we're at (ooh)
So let love take us through the hours
I won't be complainin'
'Cause this is love power (ooh)

[Chorus]

Heartbreak enemy despise
Eternal (ah eternal) love shines in my eyes (ooh)
So let love take us through the hours
I won't be complainin' (no no)
'Cause your love is alright, alright

[Chorus]

Keep on with the force don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough
Keep on with the force don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough
Keep on with the force don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough
Keep on with the force don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough

Lovely is the feeling now
I won't be complainin' (ooh ooh)
The force is love power

[Chorus]
Keep on with the force don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough
Keep on with the force don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough
Keep on with the force don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough
Keep on with the force don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough

Rock With You

length: 3:38
composer: Rod Temperton
lyricist: Rod Temperton
Girl, close your eyes
Let that rhythm get into you
Don't try to fight it
There ain't nothing that you can do
Relax your mind
Lay back and groove with mine
You gotta feel that heat
And we can ride the boogie
Share that beat of love

I want to rock with you (all night)
Dance you into day (sunlight)
I want to rock with you (all night)
Rock the night away

Out on the floor
There ain't nobody there but us
Girl when you dance
There's a magic that must be love
Just take it slow
Cause we got so far to go
You gotta feel that heat
And we can ride the boogie
Share that beat of love

I want to rock with you (all night)
Dance you into day (sunlight)
I want to rock with you (all night)
Rock the night away

And when the groove is dead and gone (yeah)
You know that love survives
So we can rock forever, on

I want to rock with you
I want to groove with you

I want to rock (all night) with you girl (sunlight)
Rock with you, rock with you girl (yeah) (all night)
Dance the night away

I want to rock with you (yeah) (all night)
Rock you into day (sunlight)
I want to rock with you (all night)
Rock the night away

Feel the heat feel the heat
Rock you into day (sunlight)
I want to rock-rock the night away.

Workin’ Day and Night

length: 5:14
producer: Quincy Jones
trumpet: Gary Grant
mixer: Bruce Swedien
recording engineer: Bruce Swedien
violin: Gerald Vinci
guitar: David Williams and Phil Upchurch
percussion: Michael Jackson and Paulinho da Costa
co-producer: Michael Jackson
trombone: Bill Reichenbach, Jr.
flugelhorn & trumpet: Jerry Hey
background vocals & lead vocals: Michael Jackson
bass guitar: Louis Johnson
electric piano: Greg Phillinganes
wind instruments arranger: Jerry Hey
percussion & drums (drum set): John “JR” Robinson
percussion arranger: Michael Jackson
tenor saxophone & alto saxophone & flute: Larry Williams
flute & tenor saxophone & baritone saxophone: Kim Hutchcroft
lyricist: Michael Jackson
composer: Michael Jackson
WORKING DAY AND NIGHT
Written and Composed by Michael Jackson, 1979.

1st Verse
Ooh My Honey
You Got Me Workin' Day And Night
Ooh My Sugar
You Got Me Workin' Day And Night

2nd Verse
Scratch My Shoulder
It's Aching, Make It Feel Alright
When This Is Over
Lovin' You Will Be So Right

3rd Verse
I Often Wonder If Lovin' You
Will Be Tonight
But What Is Love Girl
If I'm Always Out Of Sight (Ooh)

Refrain
(That's Why)
You Got Me Workin' Day And Night
And I'll Be Workin'
From Sun Up To Midnight

Chorus
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And Night
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And Night
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And Night
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And Night

4th Verse
You Say That Workin'
Is What A Man's Supposed To Do
But I Say It Ain't Right
If I Can't Give Sweet Love To You
(Ah)

5th Verse
I'm Tired Of Thinkin'
Of What My Life's Supposed To Be (Well)
Soon Enough Darlin'
This Love Will Be Reality (Ah Ah)

6th Verse
How Can You Live Girl
'Cause Love For Us Was Meant To Be (Well)
Then You Must Be Seein'
Some Other Guy Instead Of Me (Ooh)



Refrain
(That's Why)
You Got Me Workin' Day And Night
And I'll Be Workin'
From Sun Up To Midnight

Chorus
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And Night
(Hold On)
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And Night
(I'm So Tired Tired Now)
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And Night
(Hold On)
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And Night
(Hoo, Hoo, Hoo)

7th Verse
You Say That Workin' Is What A Man's Supposed To Do
But I Say It Ain't Right If I Can't Give Sweet Love To You (Well, Ah)

8th Verse
How Can You Live Girl
'Cause Love For Us Was Meant To Be (Well)
Then You Must Be Seein' (Woo)
Some Other Guy Instead Of Me (Ooh)

Refrain
(That's Why)
You Got Me Workin' Day And Night (I Don't Understand It)
And I'll Be Workin'
From Sun Up To Midnight

Chorus
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And Night
(Hold On)
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And Night
(I'm So Tired Tired Now)
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And Night
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And Night

You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And Night
(Girl)
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And Night
(I'm So Tired Tired Now)
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And Night
You Got Me Workin' Workin' Day And Night
(How Can I Get To You ...)

(Ad-Lib To Fade)

Get on the Floor

length: 4:44
composer: Louis Johnson, Michael Jackson
[Intro]
Ah get on the floor and dance
Ah, on the floor and dance

[Chorus]
So get on the floor
And dance with me
I love the way you shake your thing
Especially

[1st Verse]
There's a chance for dancin'
All night long
There's a chance for groovin'
And it will be soothing
With a song

[Bridge]
Then why don't you just
Dance across the floor
'Cause there's a chance for chances
And the chance is choosin'
And I sure would like just to groove with you

[Chorus]
So get on the floor
And dance with me
I love the way you shake your thing
Especially
So get on the floor
And dance with me
I love the way you shake that thing (girl)
Especially

[2nd Verse]
No need for rejection
Determined to be
Gonna groove gonna move ya
Gonna say things to ya
Just wait and see

[Bridge]
Then why don't you just
Dance across the floor
'Cause there's a chance for choices
And it's you I'm choosin'
And I sure would like just to groove with you

[Chorus]
So get on the floor
And dance with me
I love the way you shake your thing
Especially

So get on the floor
And dance with me
I love the way you shake that thing girl
Especially

[Chant]
Get up won't you g'on down
Shake your body won't you g'on get down
Get up won't you g'on down
Shake your body won't you g'on get down...

[Chorus]
So get on the floor
And dance with me
I love the way you shake that thing girl
Especially
So get on the floor
And dance with me
I love the way you shake your thing (girl)
Especially

[Chant]
Get up won't you g'on down
Shake your body won't you g'on get down
Get up won't you g'on down
Shake your body won't you g'on get down
Get up won't you g'on down
Shake your body won't you g'on get down
Get up won't you g'on down
Shake your body won't you g'on get down


(ad-lib to fade)

Off the Wall

length: 4:06
producer: Quincy Jones
trumpet: Gary Grant
mixer: Bruce Swedien
recording engineer: Bruce Swedien
guitar: David Williams and Marlo Henderson
percussion: Paulinho da Costa
trombone: Bill Reichenbach, Jr.
synthesizer: George Duke
flugelhorn & trumpet: Jerry Hey
lead vocals & background vocals: Michael Jackson
drums (drum set): John “JR” Robinson
bass guitar: Louis Johnson
wind instruments arranger: Jerry Hey
synthesizer programming: George Duke and Michael Boddicker
synthesizer & electric piano: Greg Phillinganes
tenor saxophone & flute & alto saxophone: Larry Williams
tenor saxophone & flute & baritone saxophone: Kim Hutchcroft
composer: Rod Temperton
lyricist: Rod Temperton
When the world is on your shoulder
Gotta straighten up your act and boogie down
If you can't hang with the feelin'
Then there ain't no room for you this part of town
'Cause we're the party people night and day
Livin' crazy that's the only way

[Chorus]
So tonight gotta leave that nine to five upon the shelf
And just enjoy yourself
Groove, let the madness in the music get to you
Life ain't so bad at all
If you live it off the wall
Life ain't so bad at all (live life off the wall)
Live your life off the wall (live it off the wall)

You can shout out all you want to
'Cause there ain't no sin in folks all getting loud
If you take the chance and do it
There there ain't no one who's gonna put you down
'Cause we're the party people night and day
Livin' crazy that's the only way

[Chorus]

Do what you want to do
There ain't no rules it's up to you (ain't no rules it's all up to you)
It's time to come alive
And party on right through the night (all right)

Gotta hide your inhibitions
Gotta let that fool loose deep inside your soul
Want to see an exhibition
Better do it now before you get too old
'Cause we're the party people night and day
Livin' crazy that's the only way

[Chorus]

So tonight gotta leave that nine to five upon the shelf
And just enjoy yourself
C'mon and groove (yeah) and let the madness in the music get to you
Life ain't so bad at all
If you live it off the wall

Girlfriend

length: 3:05
producer: Quincy Jones
trumpet: Gary Grant
mixer: Bruce Swedien
recording engineer: Bruce Swedien
guitar: Melvin “Wah Wah” Watson and Marlo Henderson
trombone: Bill Reichenbach, Jr.
synthesizer: George Duke and David Foster
trumpet & flugelhorn: Jerry Hey
background vocals & lead vocals: Michael Jackson
drums (drum set): John “JR” Robinson
bass guitar: Louis Johnson
electric piano: Greg Phillinganes
wind instruments arranger: Jerry Hey
synthesizer programming: Steve Porcaro and George Duke
tenor saxophone & flute & alto saxophone: Larry Williams
flute & baritone saxophone & tenor saxophone: Kim Hutchcroft
composer: Paul McCartney
lyricist: Paul McCartney
Girlfriend
I'm Gonna Tell Your Boyfriend (Yeah)
Tell Him (Woo Hoo)
Exactly What We're Doin' (Yeah)
Tell Him What You Do To Me
Late At Night When The Wind Is Free

Girlfriend
I'm Gonna Show Your Boyfriend (Yeah)
Show Him (Woo Hoo)
The Letters I've Been Savin' (Yeah)
Show Him How You Feel Inside
An' How Love Could Not Be Denied (Oh No)

We're Gonna Have To Tell Him
You'll Only Be A Girlfriend Of Mine
Do-Doot-Do, Etc.

We're Gonna Have To Tell Him
You'll Only Be A Girlfriend Of Mine

Girlfriend You Better Tell Your Boyfriend (Yeah)
Tell Him (Woo Hoo)
Exactly What We're Doin' (Yeah)
Tell Him What He Needs To Know
Or He May Never Let You Go

We're Gonna Have To Tell Him
You'll Only Be A Girlfriend Of Mine
Do-Doot-Do, Etc.

We're Gonna Have To Tell Him
You'll Only Be A Girlfriend Of Mine
Do-Doot-Do, Etc.

She’s Out of My Life

length: 3:38
producer: Quincy Jones
lead vocals: Michael Jackson
mixer: Bruce Swedien
recording engineer: Bruce Swedien
violin: Gerald Vinci
guitar: Larry Carlton
strings arranger: Johnny Mandel
bass guitar: Louis Johnson
electric piano: Greg Phillinganes
composer: Tom Bahler
lyricist: Tom Bahler
She's out of my life
She's out of my life
And I don't know whether to laugh or cry
I don't know whether to live or die
And it cuts like a knife
She's out of my life

It's out of my hands
It's out of my hands
To think for two years she was here
And I took her for granted I was so cavalier
Now the way that it stands
She's out of my hands

So I've learned that love's not possession
And I've learned that love won't wait
Now I've learned that love needs expression
But I learned too late

She's out of my life
She's out of my life
Damned indecision and cursed pride
Kept my love for her locked deep inside
And it cuts like a knife
She's out of my life

I Can’t Help It

length: 4:29
producer: Quincy Jones
lead vocals: Michael Jackson
trumpet: Gary Grant
mixer: Bruce Swedien
recording engineer: Bruce Swedien
violin: Gerald Vinci
percussion: Paulinho da Costa
trombone: Bill Reichenbach, Jr.
trumpet & flugelhorn: Jerry Hey
strings arranger: Johnny Mandel
drums (drum set): John “JR” Robinson
bass guitar: Louis Johnson
wind instruments arranger: Jerry Hey
synthesizer programming: Michael Boddicker
electric piano & synthesizer: Greg Phillinganes
alto saxophone & flute & tenor saxophone: Larry Williams
tenor saxophone & flute & baritone saxophone: Kim Hutchcroft
composer: Susaye Greene, Stevie Wonder
Looking in my mirror
Took me by surprise
I can't help but see you
Running often through my mind
Helpless like a baby
Sensual disguise
I can't help but love you
It is getting better all the time

[Chorus: x2]
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it even if I could
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, no

Love to run my fingers
Softly while you sigh
Love came and possessed you
Bringing sparkles to your eyes

Like a trip to heaven
Heaven is the prize
And I'm so glad I found you
You're an angel in disguise

[Chorus: Repeats]

It’s the Falling in Love

length: 3:48
producer: Quincy Jones
trumpet: Gary Grant
mixer: Bruce Swedien
recording engineer: Bruce Swedien
guitar: Melvin “Wah Wah” Watson and Marlo Henderson
trombone: Bill Reichenbach, Jr.
synthesizer: David Foster
trumpet & flugelhorn: Jerry Hey
lead vocals & background vocals: Patti Austin
background vocals & lead vocals: Michael Jackson
drums (drum set): John “JR” Robinson
bass guitar: Louis Johnson
electric piano: Greg Phillinganes
wind instruments arranger: Jerry Hey
synthesizer programming: Steve Porcaro
flute & tenor saxophone & alto saxophone: Larry Williams
baritone saxophone & flute & tenor saxophone: Kim Hutchcroft
writer: David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager
You're not like anybody I ever knew
But that don't mean that I don't know where we are
And though I find myself attracted to you
This time I'm trying not to go too far, cause

No matter how it starts it ends the same
Someone's always doing someone more
Trading in the passion for that taste of pain
It's only gonna happen again

[Chorus]
It's the fallin' in love that's makin' me high
It's the being in love that makes me cry cry cry
It's the fallin' in love that's makin' me high
It's the being in love that makes me cry cry cry
All night, all night

And though I'm trying not to look in your eyes
Each time I do they kind of burn right through me
Don't want to lay down in a bed full of lies
And yet my heart is saying come and do me

[Bridge]
Now we're just a web of mystery
A possibility of more to come
I'd rather leave the fantasy of what might be
But here I go falling again

It's the fallin' in love that's makin' me high
It's the being in love that makes me cry cry cry
It's the fallin' in love that's makin' me high
It's the being in love that makes me cry cry cry
It's the fallin' in love that's makin' me high
It's the being in love that makes me cry cry cry
It's the fallin' in love that's makin' me high
It's the being in love that makes me cry cry cry
Over you, over you (all night)

[Chorus]

Burn This Disco Out

length: 3:42
producer: Quincy Jones
trumpet: Gary Grant
mixer: Bruce Swedien
recording engineer: Bruce Swedien
guitar: Marlo Henderson and David Williams
percussion: Paulinho da Costa
trombone: Bill Reichenbach, Jr.
flugelhorn & trumpet: Jerry Hey
background vocals & lead vocals: Michael Jackson
drums (drum set): John “JR” Robinson
bass guitar: Louis Johnson
electric piano: Greg Phillinganes
wind instruments arranger: Jerry Hey
flute & alto saxophone & tenor saxophone: Larry Williams
tenor saxophone & flute & baritone saxophone: Kim Hutchcroft
composer: Rod Temperton
lyricist: Rod Temperton
There's a steam beat
And it's comin' after you
You can take it
If you only let your feelings through
Refrain
So D.J. spin the sounds
There ain't no way that your gonna
Let us down
Gonna dance gonna burn this disco out

[Chorus]
Groove all night
Keep the boogie alright
Get that sound
Everybody just get on down

Got a hot foot
Better freak across the floor
Join the party
And we'll keep you movin', that's for sure

So D.J. spin the sounds
There ain't no way that your gonna
Sit us down
Gonna dance 'til we burn this disco out

[Chorus]

Once you get the beat inside your feet
There ain't no way to stop you movin' good
Now the weekend's come it's time for fun
You got to groove just like you know you should

People now
Are you ready
Won't you rock across the room
Got a feelin'
That we're gonna raise the roof off soon

So D.J. spin the sounds
There ain't no way that your gonna
Sit us down
Gonna dance 'til we burn this disco out

[Chorus]

So D.J. spin the sounds
There ain't no way that your gonna
Sit us down
Gonna dance 'til we burn this disco out

[Chorus]

[Chant]
Gonna dance, gonna shout
Gonna burn this disco out
Gonna dance, gonna shout
Gonna burn this disco out
Gonna dance, gonna shout
Gonna burn this disco out