"Beat It" is a song written and performed by American recording artist Michael Jackson and produced by Quincy Jones. It is the third single from the singer's sixth solo album, Thriller. Eddie Van Halen played the song's distinctive overdriven guitar solo, but was prevented by his record label... MORE
"Beat It" is a song written and performed by American recording artist Michael Jackson and produced by Quincy Jones. It is the third single from the singer's sixth solo album, Thriller. Eddie Van Halen played the song's distinctive overdriven guitar solo, but was prevented by his record label from appearing in the music video. He did appear on stage with Jackson in Dallas during the Jackson brothers "Victory Tour." Following the successful chart performances of the Thriller singles "The Girl Is Mine" and "Billie Jean", "Beat It" was released on February 3, 1983 as the album's third single. The song was promoted with a short film that featured Jackson bringing two gangs together through the power of music and dance. It is one of the artist's most recognizable signature songs, and a favorite of many Jackson fans worldwide. "Beat It" received the Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, as well as two American Music Awards . It was inducted into the Music Video Producers Hall of Fame. "Beat It" propelled Thriller into becoming the best-selling album of all time. The single was certified platinum in the United States in 1989. LESS
Michael Jackson Tribute - Montreal Flash Mob to Beat It. The first flash mob style tribute to Michael Jackson in North America! More than 350 people danced to Beat It at four prominent public venues in Montreal on July 27, 2009. 12:10pm at Place-des Arts 12:50pm at Victoria Square 1:30pm at Place Jacques Cartier (a pedestrian street at the Old Port) CURRENT VIDEO 1:50pm at Champs de Mars (the green space in front of Hotel de Ville-City Hall) The first three performances of the day were organic, like the ones in Stockholm and Hong Kong. However, the media heard through the grape vine that the last site would be Champs de Mars, and they were there ready to film. Organizers of Facebook event: www.facebook.com Other videos of the performances: Official video - all performances: www.youtube.com Video from Place Jacques Cartier - Old Port: www.youtube.com CBC - Champs de Mars: www.youtube.com Musique Plus (Much Music) - Champs de Mars: www.musiqueplus.com . .
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