Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

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Credits

  • Song Name: Billie Jean
  • Artist Name / Band Name: Michael Jackson
  • Featuring: N/A
  • Produced By: Michael Jackson & Quincy Jones
  • Album Name: Thriller
  • Release Date: January 2, 1983
  • Genre: 80s, Funk, Synthpop, Soul, Soul Pop, R&B, Pop
  • Record Label: Epic
  • Written By: Michael Jackson
  • Performance: Peaked at No.N/A
  • Sampled In: WordPlay by Logic, Don’t Touch Me by Charles Hamilton, Take Your Time by Pete Rock (Ft. Carl McIntosh & Jane Eugene), Got to Give It Up by Aaliyah (Ft. Slick Rick), Kaw-Liga by The Residents, Bills Like Jean Spirit by Neil Cicierega, Mental Stamina by Jeru the Damaja (Ft. Afu-Ra), É o Bi Mercedão by 98 FM
  • Cover By: Billie Jean by Folk’s Wagon, Billie Jean by Aloe Blacc, Billie Jean by Chris Cornell, Billie Jean by EDEN, Billie Jean by Coldplay, Billie Jean by The Sound Bluntz, Billie jean by Ian Brown, Billie Jean (American Idol Studio Version) by David Cook, Billie Jean by Tony Succar, Billie Jean by Richard Cheese, Billie Jean by Jess Greenberg, Billie Jean (Unplugged on VH1) by The Civil Wars, Billie Jean (Live at Amoeba) by The Civil Wars, Billie jean by Daniela Andrade, Billie Jean by Breathe Carolina
  • Remixed By: Billie Jean 2008 by Michael Jackson (Ft. Kanye West)



Michael Jackson – Billie Jean Review

As any ‘Billie Jean’ by Michael Jackson review would have it, no other single released by the King of Pop could have signaled his legacy as among the top pop artists other than this one. Since its launch in 1983 and up to now, it remains as a pop masterpiece and milestone at the same time.

As a second single released from the phenomenal hit album ‘Thriller,’ this song serves as a keystone in the superstar’s interesting and long career. No wonder, it spent many weeks at various music charts around the globe.

The song was composed by Jackson himself and co-produced by Quincy Jones. According to reports, Jones initially disliked the track, which caused it to almost lose that spot in the album. Fortunately, they agreed to terms and so it was not excluded from the album. The song talks about a real-life experience, wherein Jackson was wrongly accused of a female fan of fathering one of her twins.

Overall, the track has been best noted for Jackson’s vocal hiccups and the production’s distinctive bassline. According to insiders, it was mixed up to 91 times before the audio engineer produced the final version released in the album.

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