Hear Michael Jackson's new song with Justin Timberlake

Hear Michael Jackson's new song with Justin Timberlake

Hear Michael Jackson's new song with Justin Timberlake

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by Brian Mansfield, Special for USA TODAY

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Posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:45 AM

The duet with Justin Timberlake that appears on Michael Jackson's posthumous Xscape album is online now.

Called Love Never Had It So Good, the song made its debut at Thursday's iHeartRadio Music Awards, with Usher onstage instead of Timberlake.

Timberlake tweeted a link to a YouTube video with the song late Thursday night.

The 1983 song, written with Paul Anka and Kathy Wakefield, gets new production from John McClain and Giorgio Tuinfort. In her "first listen" article, USA TODAY music critic Elysa Gardner said the single "has an old-school snap and tingle, with warm, leaping strings that recall the melodic and rhythmic punch of Jackson's work with Quincy Jones."

Love Never Had It So Good is one of eight tracks on Xscape, out May 13.

Watch/listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wnuTGGuAVs

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