Michael Jackson: Beat It

July 22nd, 2009

Okay, its kind of shameful to disclose this. But here goes.

Only after a day of MJ’s death did I come to know that the famous “Beat It” song was created by him. I have heard that song numerous times on various occasions. But all I felt was, “Damn this song man! Who can ever sing with such a stupid voice … I hate it!”. MJ’s death did little to clear that opinion cos’ I felt, “Common … MJ cannot have done this crap.”

But, I soon realized that I couldn’t really enjoy the song because I didn’t lend my ears to the lyrics and this link came to help. The second time I was pouring over the lyrics, I fell in love with it. Especially the line where he says, “Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight; It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right“. That was an awesome line. Then with the lyrics in front of me, I ran through the song again & this time, I could begin to like it. The bunch of gangsters in the youtube video were pretty helpful too.

So… all in all, I’m just kind of getting started on MJ. If you have recommendations, let me know of them in the comments and I shall be grateful :-)

P.S. While you are here, you might want to drool over his dance on the Dangerous live performance video. My favourites are the dance sequences at 0:22 – 0:38 (at this place, the guy on right side of the video does an awesome stunt) and 0:51 – 1:01. Then the most awesome sequence is at 1:30 – 1:40. In this sequence MJ throws the guy with the gun on the ground. Just see how perfectly he falls and remains flat for a second. Also see the way he creatively moves behind the dance crew at 1:40. Perfect. Just perfect. Then notice how the dance crew crawls into the scene at 1:51 😀 Man! So much perfection. And then the dance sequence from 3:21 – 3:37. Watch MJ in the center. MJ is a magician in many respects.

11 Responses to “Michael Jackson: Beat It”

  1. venkatk Says:

    Yep..wish we saw more of his talents..

    And I have heard so many songs of MJ for the beats – not for the lyrics – I was a kid then and never understood it. Now I am giving it a second hearing and coming to appreciate his songs more.

    venkat

  2. Subbu Says:

    Ha ha. You might want to check out the thriller video also.

  3. Aswin Anand Says:

    @venkatk: More than the singing as such, its some of his dance moves and lyrics that impress me.

    @subbu: I did 😀

  4. Jennifer Says:

    try “she’s out of my life”

  5. Narain Says:

    “They dont really care about us” is one of my favs

  6. Narain Says:

    Also Smooth Criminal

  7. Aswin Anand Says:

    @Jennifer, @Narain: Yeah surely… Thanks for the suggestion buds!

  8. Cory Dies - Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino Dead at 76 Says:

    Michael Jackson will be the greatest pop singer in the whole world. Everyone will miss him.

  9. Joellen Pelikan Says:

    I really miss Michael Jackson. He is truly the greatest pop singer of the century. Farewell king of pop..

  10. Terrence Onell Says:

    Omg.. i just love Michael Jackson.. I’m still sad he died..

  11. Tracy Zanghi Says:

    One year after Michael Jackson’s death and i still feel sad.. He was the greatest!