Each step lights up as he touches it and a burnt out "Hotel" sign illuminates as he passes. The paparazzo then arrives at the scene and watches as Jackson vanishes under the covers of Billie Jean's bed. Trailed by the police, the paparazzo is then arrested for spying on Billie Jean. Written by Peter-Patrick76 peter-patrick mail.
One of legendary videos defining, in less five minutes, entire art of Michael Jackson. A well crafted story, the best music, magnificent dance.
A game of symbols and apparences, preserving, in fine manner, the seduction of magic. And, sure, not the last, symbol of a fight and its victory moment.
Sign In. Qoret ThrowBack Songs July Michael Jackson Another Part of Me. Dropped C. Nick Drake. To download Michael Jackson - Billie Jean music video use third-party services. Be the first one to write a review. Folksoundomy: A Library of Sound. Something went wrong Is your network connection unstable or browser outdated? Michael Jackson - Earth Song. Michael Jackson - gone too soon. Michael Jackson - Heal The World. Michael Jackson - I'll be there. Canadian group the Sound Bluntz also recorded a cover which peaked at No.
Cornell said of his cover, "I didn't plan on it. It just sort of happened organically. I changed the music quite a bit, I didn't touch the lyrics.
I took a completely different approach to it, musically. MTV noted the "bluesier, more pained and impassioned feel" which stripped away "any pop elements of the original".
The newspaper concluded that "Jacko's mega hit [survived] the stunt translation". In , Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump covered the song as part of an a cappella medley of Michael Jackson songs, in which he sang all the parts.
American rock band Weezer included the song in their cover album Weezer. The song was a top ten hit in Belgium, Ireland and the Netherlands. This mashup peaked at number 34 in Sweden. Titled "Billie Jean ", the remix garnered a mixed reception; most critics felt that it was impossible to improve upon the original. Pitchfork Media ' s Tom Ewing stated that the remix would have benefited from a guest verse by West, which "might have added dynamics to the mix's clumsy claustrophobia".
Mike Joseph, in a review of Thriller 25 for PopMatters , described the track listing of the reissue as "pleasant" but that West's "lazy" remix was the only exception. He added, "You've been given the opportunity to remix the most iconic single from one of the most iconic albums of all time, and all you can do is stick a drum machine on top of the song's original arrangement?
He added, "it almost overplays the track's originally understated drama, his additions enhance the song and demonstrate that in a contemporary context. It was popularly believed that "Billie Jean" was an autobiographical song, referring to someone who claimed Jackson was the father of her child. Based on this theory, Lydia Murdock wrote the song "Superstar", which was a minor hit in , intending this song as a criticism of Jackson's purported denial of paternity.
Frequently listed in magazine polls of the best songs ever made, "Billie Jean" was named the greatest dance record of all time by BBC Radio 2 listeners. In a similar poll in the song was voted by the British public as the nation's second favorite s number one. In an interview, Pharrell Williams stated that "Billie Jean" was one of his favorite songs.
I think there will never be a song like this one again, with this bassline, with this kind of effect, this eternalness, this perfection. When re-released as part of the Visionary campaign in , "Billie Jean" charted at No.
It remained in the top for over 40 weeks and was the most successful reissue by some distance. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the tennis player, see Billie Jean King. For the film, see The Legend of Billie Jean. Post-disco rhythm and blues funk dance-pop. Quincy Jones Michael Jackson. There never was a real Billie Jean. The girl in the song is a composite of people my brothers have been plagued with over the years.