Michael Jackson short film for his song “Beat It” was the second of three short films produced for songs from Thriller, which continues to trend as the biggest selling album of all time with world largest sales in excess of 105 million as of June 1, 2016, and in December, 2015 grew to become the first-ever album to be awarded triple gemstone status by the RIAA for US sales alone.

Advertisement

The “Beat It” single became No. 1 in six countries in the early spring of 1983, which includes three consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100—becoming the fifth-highest selling single in America that same year.

Advertisement