The Girl Is Mine

Song information

Authors: Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney
Album title: Thriller
Year of release: 1982
Duration: 3:42
Lyrics:
[1st Verse]
(Michael)
Every night she walks right in my dreams
Since I met her from the start
I'm so proud I am the only one
Who is special in her heart

[Chorus]
The girl is mine
The doggone girl is mine
I know she's mine
Because the doggone girl is mine

[2nd Verse]
(Paul)
I don't understand the way you think
Saying that she's yours not mine
Sending roses and your silly dreams
Really just a waste of time

[Chorus]
Because she's mine
The doggone girl is mine
Don't waste your time
Because the doggone girl is mine

[Bridge]
(Paul)
I love you more than he
(Take you anywhere)
(Michael)
But I love you endlessly
(Loving we will share)
(Michael & Paul)
So come and go with me
Two on the town
(Michael)
But we both cannot have her
So it's one or the other
And one day you'll discover
That she's my girl forever and ever

[3rd Verse]
(Paul)
Don't build your hopes to be let down
'Cause I really feel it's time
(Michael)
I know she'll tell you I'm the one for her
'Cause she said I blow her mind

[Chorus]
(Michael)
The girl is mine
The doggone girl is mine
Don't waste your time
Because the doggone girl is mine
(Michael & Paul)
She's mine, she's mine
No, no, no, she's mine
The girl is mine, the girl is mine
The girl is mine, the girl is mine
(Paul)
The girl is mine, (yep) she's mine
The girl is mine, (yes) she's mine
(Michael)
Don't waste your time
Because the doggone girl is mine
The girl is mine, the girl is mine
(Paul)
Michael, we're not going to fight about this, okay
(Michael)
Paul, I think I told you, I'm a lover not a fighter
(Paul)
I've heard it all before, Michael, she told me that I'm her forever lover, you know, don't you remember
(Michael)
Well, after loving me, she said she couldn't love another
(Paul)
Is that what she said
(Michael)
Yes, she said it, you keep dreaming
(Paul sings)
I don't believe it
(Michael & Paul)
The girl is mine, (mine, mine, mine)
(Fade-Out/Repeat)
Song recording information:
  • Greg Phillinganes: Rhodes
  • David Paich: Piano
  • David Foster: Synthesizer
  • Steve Porcaro: Synthesizer Programming
  • Dean Parks: Guitar
  • Steve Lukather: Guitar
  • Louis Johnson: Bass
  • Jeff Porcaro: Drums
  • Vocal arrangement by Michael Jackson & Quincy Jones
  • Rhythm arrangement by Quincy Jones & David Paich
  • Synthesizer arrangement by David Foster
  • Strings arranged and conducted by Jerry Hey
  • Concertmaster: Jerry Vinci
Song released in albums:
Song type Album title, song's alt. title Duration Year of release
[D] Michael Jackson — Thriller Demos

Girl Is Mine (Solo)

3:16
[I] The Rockridge Synthesizer Orchestra Plays Michael Jackson Unknown
Michael Jackson — The Girl Is Mine [34-03288] S 3:41 1982
Michael Jackson — The Girl Is Mine [EPC A2729] S 3:41 1982
Michael Jackson — Thriller 3:42 1982
Michael Jackson — The Girl Is Mine [MJ 1/5] S 3:41 1983
[I] London Synphonic Orchestra Plays Michael Jackson 2:58 1995
Michael Jackson — HIStory - Past, Present and Future - Book I 3:42 1995
Michael Jackson — Thriller Special Edition 3:42 2001
Michael Jackson — Greatest Hits - HIStory - Volume I 3:41 2001
Michael Jackson — The Ultimate Collection 3:42 2004
Michael Jackson — The Essential Michael Jackson 3:42 2005
[I] The Sunset Lounge Orchestra — The Michael Jackson Cool Down Experience 2:43 2007
[D] Michael Jackson — The Girl Is Mine 2008 (With will.i.am) [88697226201] S 3:13 2008
[A] Michael Jackson — The Girl Is Mine 2008 (With will.i.am) [88697226201] S

The Girl Is Mine 2008 (With will.i.am)

3:10 2008
[R] Michael Jackson — The Girl Is Mine 2008 (With will.i.am) [88697226201] S

The Girl Is Mine 2008 Club Mix (With will.i.am)

3:25 2008
Michael Jackson — Thriller 25 3:42 2008
[A] Michael Jackson — Thriller 25

The Girl Is Mine 2008 (With will.i.am)

3:12 2008
Michael Jackson — King Of Pop (Deluxe UK Edition) 3:43 2008
[I] Lex Vandyke — This Is It & Other Great Michael Jackson Songs 2:35 2009
[I] Bob Baldwin — Never Can Say Goodbye

The Girl Is Mine (featuring Steve Oliver)

5:15 2010