I was six or seven years old and my babysitter had taken my sister, brother and I to her house. I loved going there because she had this neat little collections of animal figurines. There was a family of raccoons, a family of badgers, a family of rabbits, etc, and I LOOOVED playing with them. This time though, she suggested we play some music and dance.

We spent the longest time dancing around to this song. She tried to make us listen to other songs on the album, but we were obsessed with Beat It. We chased each other around the room, trying to “beat” each other on the butt. We thought it was hilarious, of course.

Despite some shady parts in his past, you have to admit that this guy was a genius. He will be sorely missed.


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