It was written and composed by Jackson and produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. The lyrics describe a woman, Billie Jean, who claims that the narrator is the father of her newborn son, which he denies. Jackson said the lyrics were based on groupies ' claims about his older brothers when he toured with them as the Jackson 5. It remained at number one for nine weeks on the chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. The song has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. It was also a number one hit in the UK, France, Switzerland and Belgium for example, and reached the top ten in many other countries. It introduced a number of Jackson's signatures, including the moonwalk and white sequined glove, and was widely imitated.
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There was really something about Michael Jackson. He was so likable. You rooted for him, were happy for him. Jackson was the most sensational performer — the full package — of his era. From his voice to his image to his dancing, it was so easy to get swept up in his High Pop Art. Off the Wall , his first adult solo album, showed off an extraordinary young man with astonishing moves, and Thriller , well, Thriller was about something more than marketing; it was the work of a pop auteur of unparalleled gifts, as both a composer and importantly a celebrity as well. Then things got weird.
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