billie jean lyrics

"Billie Jean" is track #3 on the album Number Ones.
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Whatever the truth may have been – and Jackson was a very private person, despite his immense celebrity, so we may never know the whole truth – there is a certain irony to the subject matter of "Billie Jean": Michael Jackson was about as unlikely as any rock star ever to have fathered a child with a groupie.
In each case, forty days (and forty nights, to get poetic on you) marks a transition, sometimes marked by challenges, as with the flood, the temptation of Christ, and Billie Jean accusing MJ of fathering her child.
Taraborrelli explores the idea that Billie Jean was a young fan with mental problems who claimed that Jackson fathered one of her twins.
Randy Taraborrelli, Billie Jean could be based on an actual fan of Michael Jackson back in the 1980s.
In fact, Jackson himself offered a broader explanation of Billie Jean’s origins: "There is a girl named Billie Jean, but it’s not about that Billie Jean.
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Billie Jean is a composite of all the groupies that would come around and claim to be pregnant with some of the Jackson’s children, including one particular case of a woman in 1981 who wrote Michael saying that he was the father of [ONE of her twins]( ).
Billie Jean is a composite of all the groupies that would come around and claim to be pregnant with some of the Jackson’s children, including one particular case of a woman in 1981 who wrote Michael saying that he was the father of ONE of her twins.
The second single from his sixth solo album *Thriller*, Billie Jean tells the tale of a young girl who claims to be the mother of Michael’s alleged son.
The second single from his sixth solo album Thriller, Billie Jean tells the tale of a young girl who claims to be the mother of Michael’s alleged son.
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On December 1, 1982, Thriller was released to critical and commercial success.[22] A month later, on January 2, 1983, "Billie Jean" was released as the album’s second single; it followed Jackson’s successful duet with Paul McCartney on "The Girl Is Mine".[23][24] The song reached number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, where it remained for seven weeks.
"Billie Jean" aided Thriller in becoming the biggest selling album of all time and has been referenced by performers such as Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown and Usher.[91][92] The Guardian reflected that "more thought went into the production of this single than would go into the entire recording careers of Axl Rose, Coldplay, Shania Twain or Gwen Stefani."[91] Jackson’s live performances of the song overshadowed the track; many preferred to watch him dance to "Billie Jean" rather than to simply listen to it.
And when Michael Jackson tells you, ‘That’s what makes me want to dance’, well, the rest of us just have to shut up."[7][11] Jones also wanted to change the track’s title to "Not My Lover", as he believed that people would think the song referred to the tennis player Billie Jean King.[12][13] Jackson refused to change the title and asked Jones to give him co-producing credits for the track, as he felt that the demo tape sounded exactly like the finished product.
Overall, the magazine described the track as "a five-minute-long nervous breakdown, set to a beat".[7] Stylus said of the song, "It’s one of the best representations of film noir in pop music, ending with no resolution except a single mother and selfish, careless scumball."[26] In a review of Thriller 25, Allmusic observed that "Billie Jean" was "startling" in its "futuristic funk".[19] The track also won praise from Jackson biographers.
In 2013, WatchMojo.com ranked "Billie Jean" as the best Michael Jackson song.
Michael Jackson wrote "Billie Jean" with his female fans in mind, and later stated that when he wrote the song, he knew it would be a success: "A musician knows hit material.
"Billie Jean" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson.
The short film for Michael Jackson’s "Billie Jean" is considered the video that brought MTV, until then a fairly new and unknown music channel, into mainstream attention.
Michael Jackson’s original version of "Billie Jean" was remixed by Kanye West for Thriller 25, a 25th anniversary reissue of Jackson’s Thriller.
a b c d "Michael Jackson – Billie Jean – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
Along with "Thriller," "Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’," and "Beat It," "Billie Jean" was performed for all of Michael Jackson’s tour concerts.
"French single certifications – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean" (in French).
"Canadian single certifications – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean".
On March 25, 1983, Michael Jackson performed "Billie Jean" to critical and popular acclaim.
In return, Michael and his brothers were to star in two commercials for the company.[49] Jackson had reworked "Billie Jean" for the commercial and entitled it "Pepsi Generation".
"Billie Jean" topped the R&B chart within three weeks, and became Jackson’s fastest rising number one single since "ABC", "The You Save" and "I’ll Be There" in 1970.
"Ultratop.be – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean" (in Dutch).
a b "Nederlandse Top 40 – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
"500 Greatest Songs of All Time: Michael Jackson, ‘Billie Jean’".
"Nonpoint’s Cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ Offered as Free Download".
Jackson stated at the time that he was disappointed in his performance; he had wanted to remain on his toes longer than he had.[41] Jackson subsequently said that "Billie Jean" was one of his favorite songs to perform live, but only when he did not have to do it the way he had on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever.
a b c "Dutchcharts.nl – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean" (in Dutch).
a b "Charts.org.nz – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean".
Bass guitarist Louis Johnson was then brought in and he played his part on every guitar he owned, before Jackson finally settled for a Yamaha bass.[7] Greg Phillinganes was also drafted in and he played the keyboard.[citation needed] He later said of the song, "’Billie Jean’ is hot on every level.
"Billie Jean – MICHAEL JACKSON" (in Dutch).
a b c d "Lescharts.com – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean" (in French).
a b c "Michael Jackson – Billie Jean – Austriancharts.at" (in German).
"S Club 7’s Don’t Stop Movin’ sample of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean".
"LL Cool J’s Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf sample of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean".
Rolling Stone placed the song at #58 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2010).[96] Billie Jean was voted number 2 in the ‘The Nation’s Favourite Number 1 Single", a British TV programme airing on ITV on 21 July 2012.
"Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ Returns to Hot 100; Legend Lands 50th Hit".
"The Residents’s Kaw-Liga sample of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean".
a b c "Swedishcharts.com – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean".
"Australian-charts.com – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean".
"BILLIE JEAN – Michael Jackson publisher= LP3" (in Polish).
a b c "Spanishcharts.com – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean" Canciones Top 50.
a b c "Norwegiancharts.com – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean".
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a b "Italiancharts.com – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean".
"Michael Jackson – Billie Jean".
Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one.
Then heavy head turned to eyes of green, being the one.
Then heavy head turned into eyes of green, being the one.
Then every head turned to eyes of green, being the one.
Then every head turned, I dreamed of ice cream being the one.
Then heavy head turned to ice cream, being the one.
Then every head turned with ice cream being the one.
Then every head turned with iced dreams of being the one.
General CommentThe song’s lyrics refer to a real-life experience, in which a mentally ill female fan claimed that Jackson fathered one of her twins.
She pondered how Jackson could ignore his own flesh and blood(his "child")The letters disturbed the singer to the extent that he suffered nightmares.
a young woman wrote a letter to Jackson, informing the singer that he was the father of one of her twins.
He says Billie Jean is not one specific girl but just generally about all the girls who claimed their kid belonged to one of the Jackson boys.
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Jackson’s head was set on fire by special effects explosions while filming a Pepsi-Cola commercial soundtracked by ‘Billie Jean’.
Billie Jean is based on the groupies that used to hang around Jackson and his brothers when they were in The Jackson 5.
Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ turns 30 today.
Worried that people would confuse the name with tennis player Billie Jean King, Jones wanted to change the name to ‘Not My Lover’.
Quincy Jones did not want ‘Billie Jean’ to appear on ‘Thriller’.
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but billie jean is also mentioned in another song "wanna be startin something" talkin about billie jean "tellin lies and rubbing shoulders, so they call her mouth a motor" he also says "you got my baby crying" meaning she is letting his real girlfriend lies tryna to break them off.
A remix of this song entitled Billie Jean 2008 featuring Kanye West will be included in Michael Jackson’s Thriller 25 album due out Febuary 2008.
Not taking anything away from the song or video, but it seems to me that saying this broke the race barrier is ignorant when the lack of black artists on MTV was probably due to the fact that it wasn’t that popular yet and the few if any black artists had sent them videos.
To Brian in Philadlphia: Michael Jackson was plenty old enough to have fathered a child when Billie Jean was released.
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