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Beat It

Michael Jackson

1983

jaar
Top 40

1

piekpositie
Top 40

11

weken
Top 40

363

punten
Top 40

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Het intro van Beat It - zeven indringende tonen - zijn oorspronkelijk gespeeld op een digitale synthesizer van het merk Synclavier door Tom Bahler.

Trivia

Wist je dat? Kort na de release werd "Beat It" opgenomen in de campagne van het Amerikaanse National Highway Safety Commission tegen rijden onder invloed. Het lied werd ook opgenomen op het begeleidende album. Jackson ontving in het Witte Huis van president Ronald Reagan een award als erkenning voor zijn steun aan de campagne. Reagan verklaarde dat Jackson het "bewijs is van wat een persoon kan bereiken met een levensstijl zonder alcohol- of drugsmisbruik. Zowel jongeren als ouderen respecteren dat en als Amerikanen zijn voorbeeld volgen, dan kunnen we het hoofd bieden aan het probleem van rijden onder invloed".

Het nummer is door veel artiesten gecoverd, onder andere door Weird Al Yankovic als parodie, (Eat it), en door Fall Out Boy met John Mayer.
A-kant Titel

Beat It

A-kant Lengte

4:11

A-kant Componist(en)

M. Jackson

A-kant Producer(s)

Quincy Jones

B-kant titel

Get On The Floor

B-kant lengte

4:44

B-kant componist(en)

M. Jackson, L. Johnson

B-kant producer(s)

Quincy Jones

Platenlabel

Epic

Catalogusnr

A-3184

Hoogste positie UK

3

Hoogste positie US

1

Album

Thriller

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Songtekst

They told him don't you ever come around here
Don't wanna see your face, you better disappear
The fire's in their eyes and their words are really clear
So beat it, just beat it

You better run, you better do what you can
Don't wanna see no blood, don't be a macho man
You wanna be tough, better do what you can
So beat it, but you wanna be bad

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it

They're out to get you, better leave while you can
Don't wanna be a boy, you wanna be a man
You wanna stay alive, better do what you can
So beat it, just beat it
You have to show them that you're really not scared
You're playin' with your life, this ain't no truth or dare
They'll kick you, then they beat you
Then they'll tell you it's fair

So beat it, but you wanna be bad
Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it
Beat it, beat it, beat it

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it
Beat it, beat it, beat it

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Just beat it, beat it
Beat it, beat it, beat it

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