35 Years Ago Michael Jackson started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Beat It’

Per ThisDayInMusic.com

April 30th 1983, Michael Jackson started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Beat It’, his fifth solo US No.1. The third single from the singer’s Thriller album featured Eddie Van Halen on the song’s distinctive overdriven guitar solo, but Halen was prevented by his record label from appearing in the music video.

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