Beat It

Michael Jackson

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Michael Jackson
album: Track 5 in album Thriller
release date: 1982-12-1
popularity : 3662 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul Non-Music Pop
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Pop Rock/Soul/Interview/Promotional
length: 4:19
producer: Quincy Jones
drums: Jeff Porcaro
guest electric guitar: Eddie Van Halen
mixer: Bruce Swedien
recorded by: Donn Landee and Bruce Swedien
arranger: Rod Temperton
guitars: Paul Jackson, Jr.
guitar: Eddie Van Halen
keyboard: Bill Wolfer
co-producer: Michael Jackson
miscellaneous support: Greg Smith
synthesizer: Steve Porcaro
synclavier: Tom Bahler
Rhodes piano & synthesizer: Greg Phillinganes
synthesizer programming: Steve Porcaro
percussion arranger: Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones
guitars & electric bass guitar: Steve Lukather
lyricist: Michael Jackson
composer: Michael Jackson

Album Information

label: Epic
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
barcode: 074643811217
script: Latin

Cover Art

Michael Jackson Thriller cover art

Lyrics

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They told him don't you ever come around here
The fire's in their eyes and their words are really clear

Don't want to see no blood, don't be a macho man
So beat it, but you want to be bad
Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it

Don't want to be a boy, you want to be a man
So beat it, just beat it
You have to show them that you're really not scared
They'll kick you, then they beat you,
So beat it, but you want to be bad
Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight

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

Showin' how funky and strong is your fight

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

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
  • 2 Baby Be Mine
  • 3 The Girl Is Mine
  • 4 Thriller
  • 5 Beat It
  • 6 Billie Jean
  • 7 Human Nature
  • 8 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  • 9 The Lady in My Life