December 12, 2003

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Now, I'm not a DJ, but I think that Michael Jackson's Billie Jean must be the BMW M3 of songs, the consummate all-rounder.

Just look at the number of other songs it's been chosen to partner. Billie Jean is the cut-up track of choice on a thousand bootlegs... Billie Jean vs. Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, vs. I Know You Got Soul, vs. Don't Stop Moving, vs. Without Me, vs. Frozen...

The reason for this? Simple, it's a classic, from back when Michael Jackson was producing sublime music, so you just know it's going to be a floor-filler. A bit old-school for those who like something they can sing along to, but still funky enough to mix it with the modern dance tunes. It even comes with a built in trailer for the main song, that unmistakable bass line; the DJ can tease the crowd by dropping it into the previous track... you know what's coming, but when will it arrive? Time to abandon your drinks and make a break for the dancefloor, if you aren't there already. And once on that, now packed, dancefloor, the anticipation builds with every loop of that killer hook, first it's just the bass line, then we get the strings... is this it...? no, we're back to the bass line... building the tension... heightening the excitement... until it's all unleashed in an orgy of dancing when we hear that "She was more like a beauty queen..."

Posted by Adrian at December 12, 2003 11:34 AM | TrackBack

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i love this song apart from the way you make me feel

Posted by: matilda ward at February 16, 2004 03:18 AM

i love it so much

Posted by: matilda ward at February 16, 2004 03:41 AM

it is is a very good beatd song

Posted by: matilda ward at February 16, 2004 03:42 AM

Best song on earth. Im Mjs number 1 fan

Posted by: Wasiq Butt at May 19, 2004 02:26 PM
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