Who Sang Beat It? Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson Thriller cover art

Some other versions of "Beat It"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Michael Jackson
release date: 1982-12-1
genres: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul Non-Music Pop
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Pop Rock/Soul/Interview/Promotional
length: 4:19
producer: Quincy Jones
lead vocals: Michael Jackson
mixer: Bruce Swedien
electric guitar: Eddie Van Halen
recording engineer: Donn Landee and Bruce Swedien
arranger: Rod Temperton
guitar family: Paul Jackson, Jr.
keyboard: Bill Wolfer
co-producer: Michael Jackson
miscellaneous support: Greg Smith
synthesizer: Steve Porcaro
drums (drum set): Jeff Porcaro
synclavier: Tom Bahler
Rhodes piano & synthesizer: Greg Phillinganes
synthesizer programming: Steve Porcaro
percussion arranger: Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson
guitar family & electric bass guitar: Steve Lukather
They told him don't you ever come around here
Don't want to 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 want to see no blood, don't be a macho man
You want to be tough, better do what you can
So beat it, but you want to be bad

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and 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 want to be a boy, you want to be a man
You want to 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 want to be bad

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

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

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



Tracklist
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

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