Beat It (4:17)

Cover of Thriller

From Thriller and 101 other releases

Beat It is a hit single from Michael Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller. Beat It won Jackson two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. It was also nominated for Song of the Year along with Jackson’s Billie Jean. The song was ranked #337 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Beat It is also notable for its guitar solo, a guest performance by Eddie Van Halen. In a reader’s poll made by Guitar World magazine the solo was voted as the 67th greatest guitar solo of all time. The lyrics are about life on the streets and gang fighting and killings.


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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

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics


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