This Place Hotel (a/k/a Heartbreak Hotel) (4:52)

Cover of Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection

From Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection and 13 other releases

Originally named “Heartbreak Hotel”, “This Place Hotel” was a hit recording by The Jacksons when it was released in 1980.

Written and composed by Michael, the song would precede Jackson’s own hit, “Billie Jean”, in its insecurity-plagued tale of confusion. While his brothers did not sing background vocals, they were credited with playing percussion on the album while brother Tito contributed a guitar solo.

The song reached number twenty-two on the Billboard pop singles chart and number two on the R&B singles chart when it was released and became the group’s second biggest single off their Triumph album, behind “Can You Feel It.” The song, in turn, became a popular concert performance for the group’s next two tours right into Michael’s own Bad tour.

The song, like the aforementioned “Can You Feel It.” has become one of the oft-sampled songs in hip-hop.

The song’s title was changed because of the 1956 Elvis Presley hit, “Heartbreak Hotel”. In his autobiography, Michael Jackson reveals that he was not a fan of Presley, and it did not enter his mind.

The song was performed on the Jacksons’ Triumph Tour (thus appears on the Jacksons’ subsequent live album) and was subsequently used on the Jacksons’ Victory Tour. When Michael Jackson first toured as a solo act, “This Place Hotel” was the only Jacksons song to be used in both legs of the Bad World Tour whereas the other songs by the group (with the exception of a medley of early Jackson 5 hits) were retired during the second leg.

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  • gdcman

    You know you like it.

    8 Mar 2012 Reply
  • MzJazzyBaby

    This is the jam!!!

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Priceles

    Damn Micheal.

    16 Oct 2011 Reply
  • sleeperholddrop

    no matter how you feel about micheal jackson he's on of the greatest

    7 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Ksimi

    10 years ago today.... Classy!

    25 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Knightsin2dream

    Very Impressive!!

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • corwood

    pure genius!

    26 Jun 2010 Reply
  • butch57

    The Jacksons as one, but Michaels influence is so heavy you knew it wouldn't be long before he would step out on his own...and the rest is history.

    29 Apr 2010 Reply
  • lastfmgs

    @Only 11 shouts!? Wow. A real masterpiece. I'm guessing some people have it tagged wrong.

    6 Apr 2010 Reply
  • lastfmgs

    Classic shit!!!!

    6 Apr 2010 Reply
  • kbomb001

    XDD

    29 Mar 2010 Reply
  • totalpkge

    Definitely underrated Jackson 5 track. Love this.

    1 Mar 2010 Reply
  • ozeyozey

    ONE DAY JUST FOR YOU Mj. ALL DAY ONLY YOU I PROMISE YOU,BECAUSE YOU GAVE ME LOVE AND YOU DIDN'T KNOW ME THE BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES WITH TEARS AND PAIN OF JOY AND LOVE.. I MISS YOU SO MUCH WILL NOT REST UNTIL I DO THAT FOR YOU MY BROTHER XXXXXXXXXXX/XXXXXXXX

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • ButtaFlysuite74

    I love this song & album!!!!

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
  • chellyboo

    By far one of the greatest Jackson songs.. so funky and before their time and MJ sounds great!

    14 Jan 2010 Reply
  • iheartmj

    I love the whole Triumph album, but this might be my favorite song. :)

    25 Dec 2009 Reply
  • CROCHET4EVER

    THIS SONG IS SO HOT............................U GO JACKSONS................WELCOME TO HEART BREAK HOTEL..........................................

    22 Dec 2009 Reply
  • PharaohSteve

    Only 11 shouts!? Wow. A real masterpiece.

    21 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Sosweet40

    Whew!! Go Jacksons! A nice CD "Triumph"!

    6 Nov 2009 Reply
  • EIRLYSS

    @Mia-P: It's "This Place Hotel", lol.

    1 Oct 2009 Reply
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