Michael Jackson’s 1982 hit “Billie Jean” is held by many to be the greatest dance song ever recorded. Between its funky beat and dance-pop rhythm, it’s impossible to stop yourself from grooving along to this favorite of Michael himself.
Before the song was released, Michael Jackson was confident that it would be a success. He couldn’t have been more right, with “Billie Jean” earning him no less than two Grammy Awards and an American Music Award.
Jackson’s album “Thriller” became the fastest-selling album of all time, while “Billie Jean” ended up Michael’s best selling solo single overall.
This song “Billie Jean” was actually inspired by groupies who used to follow the Jackson 5 from concert to concert – fans who would often claim to be related to the Jacksons, particularly one woman who falsely claimed to be a mother.