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On This Day: Michael Jackson At Number 1 With Beat It

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On This Day: Michael Jackson At Number 1 With Beat It

Published at 9:15am 30th April 2018.

On the 30th of April 1983 Beat It by Michael Jackson hit the number spot today and remained there for 3 weeks in the US Singles chart.

The song was from his from his sixth solo album, Thriller and was released as a single following the Success of The Girl Is Mine and Billie Jean.

You may remember it's iconic music video where Jackson brings two rival gangs together through the power of music and dance.

You can watch the video here:

 

In the years since its release, Beat It has been covered by numerous artists including Fall Out Boy, Fergie, and "Weird Al".

For more 80s music, why not listen to our 80s station Eagle 80s on DAB+, online, app and Alexa.