Billie Jean by Michael Jackson (1983)Was this MJ's best ever song? Many people seem to think so, and here in the UK it reached No.1 way back in 1983.
The track was written by Jackson and produced by Quincy Jones for the sixth solo album, Thriller, which was released in 1982. Amazingly, Billie Jean was Originally disliked by Jones, and the track was very nearly removed from
the album after he and Jackson had numerous disagreements about it.
Billie Jean was released on 2nd January, 1983, and was the album's second single. It was a huge, worldwide commercial success, and also critically acclaimed. It became one of the best-selling singles of 1983 and topped both the US and UK charts simultaneously.