Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury were not merely two kings (err, the other for Freddie) of popular music for the entirety of the glittery, cocaine-addled ’80s. They were also good friends and, at times, worthy collaborators. Over the years, tracks have surfaced on the internets featuring rough cuts of the two powerhouse performers, some forged over three decades ago, including the rock-heavy duet “There Must Be More To Life Than This,” which Mercury released it without Michael’s accompaniment on 1985’s Mr. Bad Guy.
While this is far from a new joint, it does provide the smoothest taste of the two regal singers we’ve gotten in some time, having been remastered by The Jackson Estate for a run on the shelves in the near future. To be honest, it’s not exactly up our alley, but it is certainly something worth a listen if you’re a Jacko wacko like the rest of us. This isn’t the high-voltage MJ you’re probably used or have come to expect on posthumous appearances like this year’s contemporized concoction XSCAPE, but it is one of those time capsule moments that you’d probably want to share with your folks. Just saying. So with out further adieu, go ahead an peep some throwback flavors from the mighty Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury on “There Must Be More To Life Than This” below.