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Michael Jackson

Beat It

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“Beat It” is a 1983 hit single from Michael Jackson’s album Thriller. It was the third song from the album that was released as a single, following “The Girl Is Mine” (a duet with Paul McCartney) and “Billie Jean”. “Beat It” won Jackson two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. It was also nominated for Song of the Year along with Jackson’s “Billie Jean”. Rolling Stone ranked it #337 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. “Beat It” is also notable for its guitar solo, a guest performance by Eddie Van Halen. The lyrics are about life on the streets and gang activity, something Jackson was very detached from. He was schooled by tutors his whole life and became a star at a young age. The song has recently been... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ No one wants to be defeated ... Showin how funky strong is your fighter ... Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it

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This song is listed #337 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by Michael Jackson (See Charts): Love Never Felt So Good, What Goes Around Comes Around, Johnny Raven, Workin' Day And Night, Greatest Show On Earth, Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day, People Make The World Go Round, Rockin Robin, Someone Put Your Hand Out, and Dapper Dan.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing'S Changed, Hotel California, Imagine, Nothing Else Matters, and They Don'T Care About Us.


Anonymous wrote on October, 16th 2010 at 5:23pm:
Definitely one of MJ's best and one of the best songs of the 80's!

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