Michael Jackson: Beat It
1983 released single from the album Thriller, written, performed and co-produced by Michael Jackson (with Quincy Jones), it features contributions by other greats like Jeff Porcaro (Toto) and Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen).
The song, and its video, received many awards and featured at the top of the charts worldwide. It was in the top 5 while another of Michael Jackson’s songs was there as well, Billie Jean.
It was not only one of the most iconic songs of the 1980s, but also in the history of pop music, and not surprisingly, one of the most sold singles of all time.
It was used in parodies, commercials, movies, TV shows and video games; it was also used in a anti-drunk driving campaign.