Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix

Release date
20 May 1997
Running length
13 tracks
Running time
72:56

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Michael Jackson - Blood on the Dance Floor 4:13 138,805
2 Michael Jackson - Morphine 6:28 41,115
3 Michael Jackson - Superfly Sister 6:27 29,589
4 Michael Jackson - Ghosts 2:28 46,432
5 Michael Jackson - Is It Scary 5:35 35,488
6 Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream Louder (Flyte Tyme Remix) 5:27 184
7 Michael Jackson - Money (Fire Island Radio Edit) 4:17 10,871
8 Michael Jackson - 2 Bad (Refugee Camp Mix) 3:32 10,517
9 Michael Jackson - Stranger in Moscow (Tee's In-House club mix) 6:53 9,420
10 Michael Jackson - This Time Around (D.M. Radio Mix) 4:04 7,925
11 Michael Jackson - Earth Song (Hani's Club Experience) 7:56 8,338
12 Michael Jackson - You Are Not Alone (Classic Club Mix) 7:36 9,683
13 Michael Jackson - History (Tony Moran's HIStory Lesson) 8:00 9,145

About this album

Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix is a remix album by Michael Jackson. The album is made up of eight remixes from Jackson’s previous studio album HIStory, and five new songs. Jackson was heavily involved with the production of the new material while the remixes were produced by other artists. The new material dealt with themes such as drug addiction, women, and paranoia.

The album received minimal promotion by Jackson’s standards, particularly in the US. Still, a film, two singles (“Blood on the Dance Floor” and “HIStory/Ghosts”) and three music videos were issued as promotion. Reviews at the time of release were largely mixed, some critics felt that Jackson had already explored these musical themes while others criticized what they perceived as weak vocals. Other critics were favorable, with praise issued for similarities to the music of Marilyn Manson and Trent Reznor.

Worldwide sales stand at six million copies as of 2009, making it the best selling remix album ever released. Several contemporary critics view the material in an increasingly favorable light and believe the album could have been more successful—commentators argue that certain sections of the world took interest in tabloid stories about the singer’s personal life over his musical career.

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  • TheSuperCrasher

    I slept on the remixes for way too long. I knew the 5 original songs were greatness, but the remixes are fire. Underrated as fuck. [2]

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Morphine's easily one of his best compositions though. It's a staggeringly impressive track and a middle finger to anyone who thinks Jackson's post '80s material has no worth. Ghosts and Superfly Sister are up there as well. Blood On The Dance Floor and Is It Scary are strong but they don't really shine like the other three do. There's nothing Blood On The Dance Floor gives you that you can't get on Dangerous and Is It Scary is a little overblown.

    8 Jun 2014 Reply
  • UnfortunatelyGr

    Don't really agree that this is massively underrated TBH. The remixes are mostly mediocre IMO, although the 2 Bad mix uses the Beat It riff really well. The original songs are undoubtedly very well-written and produced, but don't activate my inner 'fizz'. Too cold and industrial sounding. I know that was probably the whole idea, but still...

    9 Feb 2014 Reply
  • monsi_

    Best remix album of all time [2]

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • M-Mayakovski

    underrated as fuck

    24 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Jelboo

    This album features 5 of Michael's best songs of all time. An artistic direction that he should have pursued. Incredibly underrated.

    17 Jun 2011 Reply
  • schrikk

    Wow. I mean, the 5 original songs are worth the price alone. But the rest... I don't see the point. This should just be an EP.

    21 Feb 2011 Reply
  • JJMCSPooh

    One of my favorite remix albums of all time, maybe even my favorite. I especially love it for the funky "Scream" remix and the title track.

    3 Nov 2010 Reply
  • TheNarratorX

    Best remix album of all time in my opinion.

    8 Jul 2010 Reply
  • room_downstairs

    I LOVE this album. Basically I'm addicted to MJ remixes, because they're actually spectacular (compared to the vast majority of remixes generally). My favourite is probably Tony Moran's HIStory Lesson - what a song!!!!

    10 Nov 2009 Reply
  • FarmerAnita

    i actually like this more than a lot. :)

    7 Sep 2009 Reply
  • FridaLouise

    I actually like this alot.

    20 Feb 2009 Reply

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