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A little something about Michael Jackson
Yeah, MJ has gotten to be a bit weird, what with his plastic surgery and his monkey and his marriages and his questionable relationships with other people's children. But in 1982 we didn't see all that... we saw a guy who could sing and dance and make a great video. So what if he only wore one glove? Jackson, of course, grew up in the music industry. When Michael was just four, he and his brothers became the Jackson Five. In 1968 they were signed to Motown Records, and the careers of the Jackson family were forever established. The Jackson Five had hits well into the 70s, when Michael was tapped to release solo material, as well as try his hand at acting in The Wiz. In 1982 Michael Jackson put the child of his past behind him with the release of Thriller. Produced by Quincy Jones and featuring appearances by the likes of Eddie Van Halen and Paul McCartney, Thriller was to the recording industry what Star Wars was to Hollywood. Each track that was released as a single seemed grander than the previous one, and his music was played by 'black' and 'white' radio stations without hesitation. The first release, "The Girl Is Mine," made number one in the States and elsewhere - as did each of the following tracks, from "Billy Jean" to "Beat It" to "Thriller" to "Say Say Say." His complex videos told stories rather than just showcased the talents and/or good looks of the artist. Michael Jackson became the first black artist to go into MTV's rotation. And with Thriller he took the medium to new heights (depths?), with its longer format and naration by Vincent Price.


Lyrics featured below: "Billie Jean", "The girl is mine". (Featuring Paul McCartney), "Thriller", "Bad" , "P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)" , "Man in the mirror" , "The Way you Make me Feel", "Beat it"

Billie Jean,

She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene
I said don't mind, but what do you mean I am the one
Who will dance on the floor in the round
She said I am the one will dance on the floor in the round

She told me her name was Billie Jean, as she caused a scene
Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one
Who will dance on the floor in the round

People always told me be careful of what you do
And don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
And mother always told me be careful of who you love
And be careful of what you do 'cause the lie becomes the truth

Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son

For forty days and forty nights
The law was on her side
But who can stand when she's in demand
Her schemes and plans
'Cause we danced on the floor in the round
So take my strong advice, just remember to always think twice
(Do think twice)

She told my baby we'd danced till three, then she looked at me
Then showed a photo my baby cried his eyes were like mine (oh, no!)
'Cause we danced on the floor in the round, baby

People always told me be careful of what you do
And don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
She came and stood right by me
Then the smell of sweet perfume
This happened much too soon
She called me to her room

Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son

Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son

She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son
Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son

She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son
She says I am the one

Billie Jean is not my lover
Billie Jean is not my lover
Billie Jean is not my lover
Billie Jean is not my lover
Billie Jean is not my lover

The Girl is Mine - also featuring Paul McCartney.

(Michael)
Every night she walks right in my dreams
Since I met her from the start
I'm so proud I am the only one
Who is special in her heart

The girl is mine
The doggone girl is mine
I know she's mine
Because the doggone girl is mine

(Paul)
I don't understand the way you think
Saying that she's yours not mine
Sending roses and your sill dreams
Really just a waste of time
Because she's mine
The doggone girl is mine
Don't waste your time
Because the doggone girl is mine

I love you more than he
(Take you anywhere)

(Michael)
But I love you endlessly
(Loving we will share)

(Michael & Paul)
So come and go with me
Two on the town

(Michael)
But we both cannot have her
So it's one or the other
And one day you'll discover
That she's my girl forever and ever

(Paul)
Don't build your hopes to be let down
'Cause I really feel it's time

(Michael)
I know she'll tell you I'm the one for her
'Cause she said I blow her mind

The girl is mine
The doggone girl is mine
Don't waste your time
Because the doggone girl is mine

(Michael & Paul)
She's mine, she's mine
No, no, no, she's mine
The girl is mine, the girl is mine
The girl is mine, the girl is mine

(Paul)
The girl is mine, (yep) she's mine
The girl is mine, (yes) she's mine

(Michael)
Don't waste your time
Because the doggone girl is mine
The girl is mine, the girl is mine

(Paul)
Michael, we're not going to fight about this, okay

(Michael)
Paul, I think I told you, I'm a lover not a fighter

(Paul)
I've heard it all before, Michael, she told me that I'm her forever lover,
You know, don't you remember

(Michael)
Well, after loving me, she said she couldn't love another

(Paul)
Is that what she said

(Michael)
Yes, she said it, you keep dreaming

(Paul sings)
I don't believe it

(Michael & Paul)
The girl is mine, (mine, mine, mine)...





Thriller 1st Verse It's close to midnight and something evil's lurking in the dark Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes, You're paralyzed Chorus 'Cause this is thriller, thriller night And no one's gonna save you from the beast about strike You know it's thriller, thriller night You're fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight 2nd Verse You hear the door slam and realize there's nowhere left to run You feel the cold hand and wonder if you'll ever see the sun You close your eyes and hope that this is just imagination But all the while you hear the creature creepin' up behind You're out of time Chorus 'Cause this is thriller, thriller night There ain't no second chance against the thing with forty eyes You know it's thriller, thriller night You're fighting for your life inside of killer, thriller tonight Bridge Night creatures call And the dead start to walk in their masquerade There's no escapin' the jaws of the alien this time (They're open wide) This is the end of your life 3rd Verse They're out to get you, there's demons closing in on every side They will possess you unless you change the number on your dial Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together All thru the night I'll save you from the terror on the screen, I'll make you see Chorus That this is thriller, thriller night 'Cause I can thrill you more than any ghost would dare to try Girl, this is thriller, thriller night So let me hold you tight and share a killer, diller, chiller Thriller here tonight (Rap performed by Vincent Price) Darkness falls across the land The midnite hour is close at hand Creatures crawl in search of blood To terrorize y'awl's neighbourhood And whosoever shall be found Without the soul for getting down Must stand and face the hounds of hell And rot inside a corpse's shell The foulest stench is in the air The funk of forty thousand years And grizzy ghouls from every tomb Are closing in to seal your doom And though you fight to stay alive Your body starts to shiver For no mere mortal can resist The evil of the thriller (into maniacal laugh, in deep echo)
Bad Your butt is mine Gonna tell you right Just show your face In broad daylight Iím telling you On how I feel Gonna catch your mind Donít shoot to kill Come on Come on Lay it on me All right Iím giving you On count of three To show your stuff Or let it be Iím telling you Just watch your mouth I know your game What youíre about Whell they say the skyís the limit And to me thatís really true But my friend you have seen nothiní Just wait till I get through Because Iím bad, Iím bad Come on (Bad, bad, really, really bad) You know Iím bad, Iím bad (Bad, bad, really, really bad) You know it You know Iím bad, Iím bad Come on, you know (Bad, bad, really, really bad) And the whole world Has to answer right now Just to tell you once again Whoís bad The word is out Youíre doiní wrong Gonna lock you up Before too long Your lyiní eyes Gonna tell you right So listen up Donít make a fight Your talk is cheap Youíre not a man Your throwiní stones To hide your hands Well they say the skyís the limit And to me thatís really true But my friend you have seen nothiní Just wait till I get through... Because Iím bad, Iím bad Come on (Bad, bad, really, really bad) You know Iím bad, Iím bad You know it (Bad, bad, really, really bad) You know Iím bad, Iím bad You know it, you know (Bad, bad, really, really bad) And the whole world Has to answer right now Just to tell you once again Whoís bad We could change the world tomorrow This could be a better place If you donít like what Iím sayiní Then wonít you slap my face Because Iím bad
P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing) Where did you come from lady And ooh won't you take me there Right away won't you baby Tenderoni you've got to be Spark my nature Sugar fly with me Don't you know now Is the perfect time We can make it right Hit the city lights Then tonight ease the lovin' pain Let me take you to the max I wanna love you (P.Y.T.) Pretty young thing You need some lovin' (T.L.C.) And I'll take you there I wanna love you (P.Y.T.) Pretty young thing You need some lovin' (T.L.C.) Tender lovin' care I'll take you there Anywhere you wanna go Nothin' can stop this burnin' Desire to be with you Gotta get to you baby Won't you come, it's emergency Cool my fire yearnin' Honey, come set me free Don't you know now is the perfect time We can dim the lights Just to make it right In the night Hit the lovin' spot I'll give you all I've got I wanna love you (P.Y.T.) Pretty young thing You need some lovin' (T.L.C.) Tender lovin' care And I'll take you there I wanna love you (P.Y.T.) Pretty young thing You need some lovin' (T.L.C.) Tender lovin' care I'll take you there I wanna love you (P.Y.T.) Pretty young thing You need some lovin' (T.L.C.) Tender lovin' care I'll take you there Pretty young things, repeat after me (Michael) I said na na na (P.Y.T.'S) na na na (Michael) I said na na na na (P.Y.T.'s) na na na na (Michael) I said na na na (P.Y.T.'s) na na na (Michael) na na na na na (P.Y.T.'s) na na na na na (Michael) I wanna take you there
The Way you make me feel Hey pretty baby with the high heels on You give me fever Like I've never, ever known You're just a product of loveliness I like the groove of your walk, Your talk, your dress I feel your fever From miles around I'll pick you up in my car And we'll paint the town Just kiss me baby And tell me twice That you're the one for me The way you make me feel (The way you make me feel) You really turn me on (You really turn me on) You knock me off of my feet (You knock me off of my feet) My lonely days are gone (My lonely days are gone) I like the feelin' you're givin' me Just hold me baby and I'm in ecstasy Oh I'll be workin' from nine to five To buy you things to keep yo u by my side I never felt so in love before Just promise baby, you'll love me forevermore I swear I'm keepin' you satisfied 'Cause you're the one for me The way you make me feel (The way you make me feel) You really turn me on (You really turn me on) You knock me off of my feet now baby (You knock me off of my feet) My lonely days are gone (My lonely days are gone) Go on girl Go on... Hee.. Hee... Aaow... Go on girl I never felt so in love before Promise baby, you'll love me forevermore I sweart I'm keepin' you satisfied 'Cause you're the one for me... The way you make me feel (The way you make me feel) You really turn me on (You really turn me on) You knock me off of my feet now baby - hee! (You knock me off of my feet) My lonely days are gone (My lonely days are gone) The way you make me feel (The way you make me feel) You really turn me on (You really turn me on) You knock me off of my feet now baby - hee! (You knock me off of my feet) My lonely days are gone (My lonely days are gone) Ain't nobody's business, ain't nobody's business (The way you make me fell) Ain't nobody's business, Ain't nobody's business but mine and my baby (You really turn me on) Hee... hee... (You knock me off of my feet) Hee hee... Ooh... (My lonely days are gone) Give it to me - give me some time (The way you make me feel) Come on be my girl - I wanna be with mine (You really turn me on) Ain't nobody's business (You knock me off of my feet) Ain't nobody's business but mine and my baby's Go on girl! Aaow! (My lonely days are gone) Hee hee! Aaow! Chika - chika Chika - chika - chika Go on girl! - Hee hee! (The way you make me feel) Hee hee hee! (You really turn me on) (You knock me off of my feet) (My lonely days are gone) (The way you make me feel) (You really turn me on) (You knock me off of my feet) (My lonely days are gone)
Man in the Mirror I'm gonna make a change, for once im my life It's gonna feel real good, gonna make a diference Gonna make it right... As I, turn up the collar on my favorite winter coat This wind is blowing my mind I see the kids in the streets, with not enought to eat Who am I to be blind? Pretending not to see their needs A summer disregard, a broken bottle top And a one man soul They follow each other on the wind ya' know 'Cause they got nowhere to go That's why I want you to know I'm starting with the man in the mirror I'm asking him to change his ways And no message could have been any clearer If you wanna make the world a better place (If you wanna make the world a better place) Take a look at yourself, and then make a change (Take a look at yourself, and then make a change) (Na na na, na na na, na na, na nah) I've been a victim of a selfish kind of love It's time that I realize That there are some with no home, not a nickel to loan Could it be really me, pretending that they're not alone? A willow deeply scarred, somebody's broken heart And a washed-out dream (Washed-out dream) They follow the pattern of the wind ya' see 'Cause they got no place to be That's why I'm starting with me (Starting with me!) I'm starting with the man in the mirror (Ooh!) I'm asking him to change his ways (Ooh!) And no message could have been any clearer If you wanna make the world a better place (If you wanna make the world a better place) Take a look at yourself, and then make a change (Take a look at yourself, and then make a change) I 'm starting with the man in the mirror (Ooh!) I'm asking him to change his ways (Change his ways - ooh!) And no message could have been any clearer If you wanna make the world a better place Take a look at yourself and then make that.. (Take a look at yourself and then make that..) CHANGE! I'm starting with the man in the mirror (Man in the mirror - Oh yeah!) I'm asking him to change his ways (Better change!) No message could have been any clearer (If you wanna make the world a better place) (Take a look at yourself and then make the change) (You gotta get it right, while you got the time) ('Cause when you close your heart) You can't close your... your mind! (Then you close your... mind!) That man, that man, that man, that man With the man in the mirror (Man in the mirror, oh yeah!) That man, that man, that man, I'm asking him to change his ways (Better change!) You know... that man No message could have been any clearer If you wanna make the world a better place (If you wanna make the world a better place) Take a look at yourself and then make the change (Take a look at yourself and then make the change) Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Na na na, na na na, na na, na nah (Ooooh...) Oh no, no no... I'm gonna make a change It's gonna feel real good! Come on! (Change...) Just lift yourself You know You've got to stop it, Yourself! (Yeah! - Make that change!) I've got to make that change, today! Hoo! (Man in the mirror) You got to You got to not let yourself... brother Hoo! (Yeah! - Make that change!) You know - I've got to get that man, that man... (Man in the mirror) You've got to You've got to move! Come on! Come on! YOu got to... Stand up! Stand up! Stand up! (Yeah! - Make that change) Stand up and lift yourself, now! (Man in the mirror) Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Aaow! (Yeah! - Make that change!) Gonna make that change... come on! You know it! You know it! You know it! You know it... (Change...) Make that change.
Beat It They told him don't you ever come around here Don't wanna see your face, you better disappear The fire's in their eyes and their words are really clear So beat it, just beat it You better run, you better do what you can Don't wanna see no blood, don't be a macho man You wanna be tough, better do what you can So beat it, but you wanna be bad Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it No one wants to be defeated Showin' how funky and strong is your fight It doesn't matter who's wrong or right Just beat it, beat it Just beat it, beat it Just beat it, beat it Just beat it, beat it They're out to get you, better leave while you can Don't wanna be a boy, you wanna be a man You wanna stay alive, better do what you can So beat it, just beat it You have to show them that you're really not scared You're playin' with your life, this ain't no truth or dare They'll kick you, then they beat you, Then they'll tell you it's fair So beat it, but you wanna be bad Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it No one wants to be defeated Showin' how funky and strong is your fight It doesn't matter who's wrong or right Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it No one wants to be defeated Showin' how funky and strong is your fight It doesn't matter who's wrong or right Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it No one wants to be defeated Showin' how funky and strong is your fight It doesn't matter who's wrong or right Just beat it, beat it Beat it, beat it, beat it Beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it No one wants to be defeated Showin' how funky and strong is your fight It doesn't matter who's wrong or who's right Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it No one wants to be defeated Showin' how funky and strong is your fight It doesn't matter who's wrong or right Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it No one wants to be defeated Showin' how funky and strong is your fight It doesn't matter who's wrong or right Just beat it, beat it Beat it, beat it, beat it Beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it No one wants to be defeated Showin' how funky and strong is your fight It doesn't matter who's wrong or who's right Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it No one wants to be defeated Showin' how funky and strong is your fight It doesn't matter who's wrong or right Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it No one wants to be defeated Showin' how funky and strong is your fight It doesn't matter who's wrong or right Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it No one wants to be defeated Just beat it, beat it Beat it, beat it, beat it