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Beat It

Beat It
(4'17/4'11)

1982, Album Thriller
Auteur-Compositeur : Michael Jackson
Sortie en 1983
Producteur : Quincy Jones
Co-Producteur : Michael Jackson
Enregistré et mixé par : Bruce Swedien

Musiciens :
Featuring : Guitar solo by Eddie Van Halen
Greg Phillinganes : Rhodes, Synthesizer
Bill Wolfer : Keyboards
Tom Bahler : Synclavier
Steve Porcaro : Synthesizer, Synthesizer programming
Greg Smith : Synergy
Steve Lukather : Guitars, Electric Bass
Paul Jackson : Guitar
Jeff Porcaro : Drums
Michael Jackson : Drum case beater
Vocal arrangement : Michael Jackson
Rhythm arrangement : Michael Jackson & Quincy Jones

Récompenses :
1983: Billboard Awards Dance/Disco 12" LP.
1984: Grammy Awards Record Of The Year, "Beat It".
1984: Grammy Awards Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, "Beat It".

Vente : USA: Disque de Platine et Disque d'Or France: Disque d'Or Canada, Belgique, Australie, Nouvelle Zélande et Royaume-Uni: Disque d'Or

Classement Hit-parade :
Canada : n°1
France: n°1
Hollande: n°1
USA: n°1
Allemagne: n°2
Australie: n°3
Grande-Bretagne: n°3

Dans le double album HIStory, Beat It est la dixième chanson du Disc I HIStory Begins.
Cette chanson fut un véritable succés pour Michael Jackson au même titre que Billie Jean.
Beat It étant une chanson Rock proche du hard rock, c'est donc un nouveau public qui découvre Michael et qui souvent alors achètent son album uniquement pour cette chanson.

45 tours vinyl Français de Beat It

Epic EPC A3184

Face 1: Beat It 4:11

Face 2: Get On The Floor (from the album "Off The Wall") 4:44
Maxi 45 tours vinyl

Epic A12-3184

Face A : Beat It 4:12

Face B : Get On The Floor 4:44

Maxi 45 tours vinyl Anglais
1982

TA 3258 EPIC

Face A
-Beat it : (4.11)
Face B
-Burn this disco out : (3.38)
-Don’t stop ‘Till you get enough : (Live Version) (4.22)

45 tours vinyl Bresilien de Beat It

Epic 46570

Face 1: Beat It 4:11

Face 2: Get On The Floor (from the album "Off The Wall") 4:44
45 tours vinyl promo espagnol de Beat It

Epic EPC A-3184

Face 1: Beat It 4:11

Face 2: Get On The Floor 4:45
45 tours vinyl Japonais de Beat It

Epic 07.5P.221

Face 1: Beat It 4:11

Face 2: Get On The Floor (from the album "Off The Wall") 4:44
45 tours Beat it Vinyl Rouge Tiré du 9 singles pack

Epic MJ1-7

Face A: Beat it 4:11

Face B: Burn this disco out 3:38
La galette
Maxi 45 tours vinyl Japonais Special versions

Epic Sony 13.3P-491

Face A: Wanna Be Startin' Somethin" (long Version) 6:30

Face B: Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Instrumental) 6:30 / Beat It 4:11

Michael Jackson 3" CD Japonais

Epic/Sony Records 10-8P-3046

1. Beat It

2. Billie Jean

Michael Jackson 3" CD Américain

Epic 34K-06453

1. Beat It 4'17

2. Billie Jean 4'57

Cassette Audio de JAM

Epic 658360 4

1. JAM (7" Edit) 4:05

2. Beat It (Moby's Sub Mix) 6:11
Maxi CD Single (USA) "Who Is It".

Epic 49K 74420

Who Is It

1. The Oprah Winfrey Special Intro (4:00)
2. Patience Edit (4:01)
3. House 7" (3:55)
4. Brothers In Rhythm House Mix (7:13)

Beat It
5. Moby's Sub Mix (6:11)
Picture CD Promo Bresilien "The Mega Remixes" Réf : 899.035

1. Rock with you (masters at work remix) 5.29
2. Remember the time (silky soul 7) 4.21
3. Wanna be startin' somethin' (brothers in rhythm house mix) 7.40
4. Black or white (house with guitar radio mix) 3.50
5. In the closet (club edit) 4.07
6. Who is it (house7) 3.55
7. Don't stop 'til you get enough (roger underground club solution) 6.22
8. Jam (silky7) 4.17
9. Beat it (moby's sub mix)
10. Bad (dance exented mix) 6.00
CD Extra They Don't Care About Us.

Epic EPC 663148 6

1. They don't care about us (single version) 4:43
2. They don't care about us (track masters remix) 4:07
3. They don't care about us (charles full joint remix) 4:56
4. Beat it (moby's sub mix) 6:11
Michael Jackson 12' Mixes

Epic 450127 2

1. Billie Jean 6:23
2. Beat It 4:17
3. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 6:30
4. Thriller 5:56 5. PYT 4:01

Beat It Gold Plated Record Limited Souvenir Edition

45t Américain plaqué or

Sony Signatures

2500 exemplaires

Album This Is It Disc2.
Version démo de Beat It

1. She's Out Of My Life (Demo)
2. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Demo)
3. Beat It (Demo)
4. Planet Earth (Poem)

 

 

Les Paroles :

Beat It
Michael Jackson

 

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 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 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 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

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

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
No one wants to be defeated
Just beat it, beat it
Beat it, beat it, beat it