Michael Jackson Acoustic Guitar Covers

Here on this Michael Jackson acoustic guitar covers page you'll find a collection of demo covers, free chord sheets, rhythm tips and more on how to play a few Michael Jackson songs on the acoustic.

Being a pop artists with many various rhythms, I've included six numbers below to start. If you need to purchase the full video lesson, you can for a few bucks each or less with a bulk purchase. I'm using

Michael Jackson album covers below to indicatae the source of the original song.

Michael Jackson Acoustic Guitar Covers

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Billie Jean | Black Or White
Blood On The Dance Floor
The Way You Make Me Feel
We Are The World | Who's Loving You

Michael Jackson Acoustic Guitar Covers
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1. Billie Jean

This song was released as a single back in 1983 from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album. Quincy Jones and Jackson co-wrote  and produced the song. Jackson had his fastest rising #1 hit with this song since being a member of "The Jacksons".

The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and with over 10 million in sales, it was one of the biggest selling songs of all time. Ut was a #1 in several countries and a top 10 in others.

Black artists never saw much video action on MTV until this song and video came onto the music scene. The song also captured two Grammy Awards.

Download the Michael Jackson Billie Jean lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: mostly downstrokes and later with a down down up down down up strum
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Em, Am, C, B7
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2. Black Or White

In 1991 Michael Jackson released his "Dangerous" album and this song was the first single from that record. Jackson co-wrote the song with Bill Bottrell. The song shot to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and stayed there for seven weeks.

Jackson, with this song, was the first artist to have a #1 at the top of this chart for the 1970, 80s and 90s. It was a #1 in 20 countries worldwide. When the video premiered it captured 500 million people in 27 countries, which needless to say was a record in itself.

The song was released to DJ's two days before the video event. The video was edited later on to fix the last 4 minutes which showed Jackson being violent and destructive according to critics.

Download the Black or White Michael Jackson chords below.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: a steady shuffle works with a few riffs
  • Picking: No just a few riffs
  • Chords: Dsus, Dsus2, D, G, A
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3. Blood On The Dance Floor

This song was supposed to be on the 1991 "Dangerous" album but Jackson and company decided to work on the song further and instead released it in 1997 on the re-mix album "Blood On The Dance Floor: History In The Mix".

The song peaked at #42 in the US but was a #1 in several other countries and a top 10 in several more.

He was once asked if the song was about AIDS, but he denied that to be true. The music video won a Brazilian Video Award.

The song was performed live only during the 2nd leg of his History World Tour of 1997.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up up down down in a quick shuffle
  • Picking: not just some bass riffs
  • Chords: Em, G, A7, C, A/Db, A7, B7
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4. The Way You Make Me Feel

This song hails from Jackson's 1987 album "Bad" and was written by Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones. The song reached #1 in the US and was a top 20 charter in several other countries. Jackson performed this number at the 30th Grammy Awards in 1988.

Apparently Jackson had 60 songs ready to go for the Bad album that was going to be a multiple disc offering, but Quincy Jones convinced him to just use 11 tracks for the record.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes a little
  • Chords: D, C, G6, F, A
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5. We Are The World

The proceeds from this song were for charity and was written my Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson and produced by Quincy Jones. The song can be found on the album of the same name.

The song sold over 20 million copies, making it the 8th highest selling single. In case you were wondering, "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby from 1942 tops the list. But Jackson's song here

was the fastest selling pop single and picked up 3 Grammys and several other major awards. The song was completed the night before the first recording session.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down down and repeat as you move thru the chords
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: E, A, B, Db, Abm, Bsus, B7, Gbm, Dbm, A#, C, F, Dm, Am, Gm
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6. Who's Loving You

Smokey Robinson wrote this old Motown number back in 1960 and many have recorded the song including Michael Buble, The Supremes, The Temptations and others. And of course Smokey's group "The Miracles" recorded the song.

The Jackson 5 recorded the song as a B-side to "I Want You Back", recorded back in 1969. The song appeared on Michael Jacksons 2002 album "Love Songs".


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up will work for this one
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, D7, D/Gb, Em, C, C7, Cm, B7, A7, D 
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Thanks for stropping by my Michael Jackson acoustic guitar covers page and I hope the info here helps you learn some of the best Michael Jackson songs for the acoustic player.

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