“Billie Jean” is a song by the American pop icon Michael Jackson. It was released on January 2, 1983 with “Can’t Get Outta the Rain” on the B-side as the second single from his sixth studio album, “Thriller ” The song is one of Michael Jackson’s most iconic and successful hits and is considered a classic of pop music.
“Billie Jean” is characterized by its infectious and danceable sound, featuring Jackson’s signature vocals and a memorable bassline. The song combines elements of pop, funk, and R&B and is known for its distinctive beat and arrangement. The lyrics of “Billie Jean” tell the story of a woman named Billie Jean who claims that the song’s narrator is the father of her child. The song’s narrator vehemently denies the accusation, leading to a sense of mystery and intrigue.
The music video was directed by Irish-British filmmaker Steve Barron. It was inducted into the Music Video Producers Hall of Fame in 1992.
“Billie Jean” was a commercial and critical success. It reached the number one position in numerous countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. The song’s innovative music video, featuring Jackson’s signature moonwalk dance move, also contributed to its popularity and is considered a milestone in the history of music videos.