Beat It

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Beat It
Composer Michael Jackson
Released 1983-02-14
Title Origin Official

Beat It is a heavy rock song performed by the Jackson 5 band. It is the Thriller album's third single, following The Girl is Mine and Billie Jean.

The song is also known for its guitar solo played by (an uncredited) Eddie Van Halen.

The song was further popularized when "Weird Al" Yankovic made a parody (with Jackson's blessing, of course) titled Eat It.

Games

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (GEN)

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Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (GEN)
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Arranger Hiroshi Kubota
Released 1990-08-24
Length 1:58, 0:08
Format VGM
Loops Yes

Beat It is played in the street stages and as three of the dance attack themes.

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (SMS)

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Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (SMS)
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Arranger Takayuki Nakamura
Released 1990-??-??
Format VGM
Loops Yes

Beat It is played on street stages (exchanged by Car Parks) and as one of the dance attack songs.

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (ARC)

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Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (ARC)
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Arranger Tohru Nakabayashi
Released 1990-??-??
Format VGZ
Loops Yes

Beat It is played on street round.

Michael Jackson: The Experience (NDS)

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Michael Jackson: The Experience (NDS)
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Arranger Jérémy Blechet
Released 2010-??-??
Length 4:13
Format 2SF
Loops No

Beat It is played in Beat It video stage with its own choreography.

Michael Jackson: The Experience (WII)

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Michael Jackson: The Experience (WII)
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Arranger Roland Ferrier
Released 2010-??-??
Length 4:16
Format BRSAR
Loops No

Beat It is played in Beat It video stage with its own choreography.

Albums

Beat It (Single)

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1983-02-14

Thriller

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1982-11-30

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
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 (Ooh!)
You better run, you better do what you can
Don't wanna see no blood, don't be a macho man (Ooh!)
You wanna be tough, better do what you can
So beat it, but you wanna be bad
[Chorus]
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, uh)
[Verse 2]
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 (Ooh!)
You have to show them that you're really not scared (Ooh!)
You're playin' with your life, this ain't no truth or dare (Ooh!)
They'll kick you, then they'll beat you, then they'll tell you it's fair
So beat it, but you wanna be bad
[Chorus]
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, ha, ha, ha, ha)
Beat it (Beat it, beat it)
Beat it (Beat it, beat it)
Beat it (Beat it, beat it)
[Guitar Solo]
[Chorus]
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 (Who's right)
Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it (Hoo-hoo!)
No one wants to be defeated (Oh, lord)
Showin' how funky (Hee-hee!) and strong is your fight (Hee-hee-hee!)
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated (Oh-no!)
Showin' how funky (Hoo-hoo!) and strong is your fight (Hee-hee!)
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 (Who's right)
Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it (Hoo-hoo!)
No one wants to be...

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