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Beat It (Single Version)

Beat It (Single Version)

December 1, 1982
4.8 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews

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This takes me back to those 1st MTV days, when this was one of the 1st "videos" that debuted.
A time when my kids & their generation soon forgot that the single comes out 1st, not the video. But this song & millions after it changed that forever.
Definately one of Mike's best, a scenario about gangs, & he becomes the peacemaker with his genuine moves & choreography.
Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo, Quincy Jones' producing, Mike's vocals & dance moves, can't Beat It.... *rimshot* ;)
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If you listen to 80s music, this is one of the most iconic classics out there. In fact, this was the first album I ever owned that was mine and mine alone, not a hand me down. Love all the music on it and it made a famous young man into a superstar.
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song was great BUT Amazon does NOT let you download the MP3 more than once. So IF you happen to delete it or LOSE it like I did by aaccident. You are screwed. Will not buy MP3 from amazon again. IF YOUR gonna download this song do it but not from AMAZON.
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i stated listening to the jackson 5 when they first hit the radio stations coming out of chicago. when michael started is solo career i always stayed up with his music which as far as im concerned is the greatest entertainer ever
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This song is simply one of the best songs MJ ever did. A true musical classic.
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"Beat It" is Michael Jackson's statement that no music genre is beyond his reach. Pretty much a straight rock song, "Beat It" defied conventional thinking about Mr. Jackson's music. It had a rock beat, but you could definitely dance to it as well. Aided by a blistering guitar solo by Eddie Van Halen, the song rose to number one in mid 1983 and the video has become a classic in its own right. The song ended up snagging the Record of The Year Grammy as well as a best rock vocal Grammy.
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Michael Jackson has been a long time favorite for the past few decades. No matter what happens to him in court, no matter what went on recently (His death), Jackson will always prevail. Sure, we have the Black Eyed Peas, but before, Jackson stood by his name as the King of Pop.

Beat It is his signature song. It tells about an anonymous person ending up meeting a gang (Or so I assume), and the people in the gang seem like as if they want to injure the person. Now, that may not be the actual storyline in the song, but seriously, what do you think of after hearing this: "They're out to get you. Better leave while you can!"

As for the song itself, it's as catchy and fun to listen to as any other Michael Jackson song. There is almost no other way to put it.
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"Beat it" is the quintessential '80s pop song. If you remember that idyllic time, this song, with its Eddie Van Halen riff, comes immediately to mind. It's a glorious mix of Motown, Van Halen, and '80s synth-pop. It evokes a more innocent time. It's the sort of song that accompanies Rainbow Brite, He-Man, and everything that was cool in the '80s. The late Michael Jackson belts out the rough soul-meets-rock. The music video is equally great, blending West Side Story with '80s hipness. It's an anti-violence ballad that happens to be just plain,classic. All you have to do is hear the opening chords,and you're transported to the '80s...
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