Michael Jackson ‎– Beat It

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3rd single from Thriller was released in the UK on 28 March 1983 on 7" & 12".

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EPCA 3184, A-3184 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single) Epic, Epic EPCA 3184, A-3184 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
EPC A-3184 Michael Jackson Beat It (7", Single) Epic EPC A-3184 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
34-03759 Michael Jackson Beat It (7", Single, Styrene, Pit) Epic 34-03759 US 1983 Sell This Version
QY・3P-90059 Michael Jackson Beat It / Baby Be Mine (Japan DJ Copy)(12", Maxi, Promo, Smplr) Epic QY・3P-90059 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
34 03759 Michael Jackson Beat It / Get On The Floor(7", Single) Epic 34 03759 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
7195, 03759 Michael Jackson Beat It = Márchate(7", Single) Epic, Epic 7195, 03759 Peru 1983 Sell This Version
7195, 03759 Michael Jackson Beat It = Márchate(7", Single) Epic, Epic 7195, 03759 Peru 1983 Sell This Version
7195, 03759 Michael Jackson Beat It = Márchate(7", Single) Epic, Epic 7195, 03759 Peru 1983 Sell This Version
07・5P-221 Michael Jackson = マイケル・ジャクソン* Michael Jackson = マイケル・ジャクソン* - Beat It = 今夜はビート・イット(7", Promo) Epic 07・5P-221 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
07・5P-221 Michael Jackson = マイケル・ジャクソン* Michael Jackson = マイケル・ジャクソン* - Beat It = 今夜はビート・イット(7", Single) Epic, Epic/Sony 07・5P-221 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
TA 3258 Michael Jackson Beat It(12") Epic TA 3258 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ES 12061 Michael Jackson Beat It(12") Epic ES 12061 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
EPC A 12.3184 Michael Jackson Beat It(12", Maxi) Epic EPC A 12.3184 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
EPCA 12-3184, EPC A-12.3184, A-12.3184 Michael Jackson Beat It(12", Maxi) Epic, Epic, Epic EPCA 12-3184, EPC A-12.3184, A-12.3184 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
AS 1624 Michael Jackson Beat It(12", Promo) Epic AS 1624 US 1983 Sell This Version
ES 12061 Michael Jackson Beat It(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Epic ES 12061 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
ES 12061 Michael Jackson Beat It(12", Single) Epic ES 12061 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
EPC A 3184 Michael Jackson Beat It(7") Epic EPC A 3184 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
ITS - 948 Michael Jackson Beat It(7") Epic ITS - 948 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
EPC A3258 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Promo) Epic EPC A3258 UK 1983 Sell This Version
EPC A 3184 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", S/Sided, Promo) Epic EPC A 3184 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
CS-10003, ZSS169232 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single) CBS, CBS CS-10003, ZSS169232 Philippines 1983 Sell This Version
EPC A 3184, A-3184 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single) Epic, Epic EPC A 3184, A-3184 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
ES 849 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single) Epic ES 849 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
EPC A 3184, A-3184 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single) Epic, Epic EPC A 3184, A-3184 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
ES 849 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single) Epic ES 849 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
EPC A3184 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single) Epic EPC A3184 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
EPC A 3184, A-3184 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single) Epic, Epic EPC A 3184, A-3184 France 1983 Sell This Version
7045410 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single) Epic 7045410 Costa Rica 1983 Sell This Version
CS-10003, ZSS169232 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single) CBS, CBS CS-10003, ZSS169232 Philippines 1983 Sell This Version
EN 5452 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single) Epic EN 5452 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
EPC A 3258 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single) Epic EPC A 3258 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
EPCA 3184, A-3184 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single, Blu) Epic, Epic EPCA 3184, A-3184 France 1983 Sell This Version
EPC A3258, A3258 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single, Inj) Epic, Epic EPC A3258, A3258 UK 1983 Sell This Version
EPCA 3184 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single, M/Print) Epic EPCA 3184 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
EPC A 3184, A-3184 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single, M/Print, Blu) Epic, Epic EPC A 3184, A-3184 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
EPC A 3184, A-3184 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single, M/Print, Blu) Epic, Epic EPC A 3184, A-3184 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
EPC A3258, A3258 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single, Pap) Epic, Epic EPC A3258, A3258 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ES 849 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single, Promo) Epic ES 849 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
34-03759 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single, Promo, Styrene) Epic 34-03759 US 1983 Sell This Version
55-03759 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single, RE, Styrene, Pit) Epic 55-03759 US 1983 Sell This Version
A-3184, EPC A 3184 Michael Jackson Beat It(7", Single, Sil) Epic, Epic A-3184, EPC A 3184 France 1983 Sell This Version
7190 Michael Jackson Billie Jean(7", Single) Epic 7190 Peru 1983 Sell This Version
10・8P-3046 Michael Jackson Beat It / Billie Jean(CD, Mini, Single) Epic 10・8P-3046 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
49H 69171 Michael Jackson Beat It / Working Day & Night(12") Epic 49H 69171 US 1989 Sell This Version
XPR 1827 Michael Jackson Beat It / Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'(12", Promo) Epic XPR 1827 UK 1992 Sell This Version
49 78581 Michael Jackson Beat It / Working Day & Night(12", Single) Epic, Mixed Masters 49 78581 US 1997 Sell This Version
6741182 Michael Jackson Beat It(CD, Maxi) Epic 6741182 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
82876725182 Michael Jackson Beat It(Hybrid, DualDisc, Single, Ltd, Num, PAL) Epic 82876725182 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
EDCI 80332 Michael Jackson Beat It 2008(CD, Promo) Epic EDCI 80332 Japan 2008 Sell This Version

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7PSlover

7PSlover

March 31, 2018
referencing Beat It, 7", Single, Blu, EPCA 3184, A-3184
I have a version of this single with an alternate label (slightly different graphics, but always on blue injection labels). Shall I add them here or create a whole new page?
Karu_selli

Karu_selli

February 17, 2018
referencing Beat It, 12", Maxi, EPCA 12-3184, EPC A-12.3184, A-12.3184
How is the quality of get on the floor comparing to a US pressing ? some UK MJ pressings have terrible audio quality
rollfil

rollfil

September 19, 2016
referencing Beat It, 7", ITS - 948
Wrong catalogue number,correct is 46.570. Need vote to change from the correct number.
tonymasud

tonymasud

March 21, 2011
referencing Beat It / Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', 12", Promo, XPR 1827
In 1992 alot of new remixes was commissioned by Sony of older Jacko tracks and on this one you two of the best ones in the pack along with Frankie Knuckles' timeless remix of 'Rock With You'.

Moby reforms "Beat It" into a hardcore / dub workout and Brothers In Rhythm make a cracking piano houser out of 'Wanna Be Startin Something'. Moby's remix of 'Beat It' starts with Eddie van Halen's guitar solo and then the intro stabs from the original rearranged along with a jacko chant. Then it kicks off proper with a chunky subby bass and some heavy drums. Halfway in track changes into some dub atmospherics and Moby strips the track down to the original bassline which is emphasised heavily and along with some delayed drums you hear jackos verse then it kicks back into hardcore with the van Halen guitar solo used as an interlude. Quite an original revamp this classic.

Brothers In Rhythm go for a traditionalist approach and just update and beef up 'Wanna Be Starting Something'. Track kicks along proper with a chunky beat and some vocal stabs and the funky guitar from the original and a piano is added and the original horns are worked right proper. A stunning and lovely rework of this
DJJunior

DJJunior

December 13, 2003
referencing Beat It, 12", Maxi, EPCA 12-3184, EPC A-12.3184, A-12.3184
One of my fave tracks off Thriller and is the track that broke the mould of rock being a white orientated style of music. Get on the floor was on Off the wall and still sounds great alongside the newer material. Beat it has the power with the drums and guitars, where as 'the floor' has lots of funk. In my book that is a deadly combination !!