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Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009, and fans continue to mourn his death. The King of Pop's music transcended generations and unified people worldwide; his legacy will live on forever. With too many hits to count, "Thriller" is obviously MJ's magnum opus of smashes. While "Billie Jean" became a mega hit (and broke the color barrier on MTV), it was "Beat It" that proved the King of Pop could crossover into any genre. Which "Thriller"-era song is MJ's greatest? 🎤

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MJ iconically introduced the moonwalk while performing "Billie Jean" at Motown 25, and the rest is history. Below are some significant lyrics to "Billie Jean," thanks to Genius.

🎤Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son🎤

The legendary music video broke the color barrier on MTV. Watch it below.

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"Beat It" replaced "Billie Jean" atop the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983, and MJ scored another iconic music video. And most importantly, MJ proved he could step into any genre and successfully give it the pop treatment. "Beat It" is a hard rock song, which won the Grammys for Record of the Year and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 1984.

Below are some notable lyrics to "Beat It," per Genius

🎶Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it (beat it)
Just beat it (beat it)
Just beat it (beat it)
Just beat it (beat it uuh)🎶

Check out the iconic music video below where MJ brings two rival gangs together with his music.

FINAL RESULTS
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Michael Jackson's best hit from 'Thriller': 'Billie Jean' or 'Beat It'?
#BillieJean
A festive crown for the winner
#BeatIt