original song written, composed, and performed by Michael Jackson
"Beat It" is a popular song written and performed by singer Michael Jackson. It appears on his sixth album Thriller. It was released as the album's third single. There is also a video that goes with the song. The song features a guitar solo by Eddie Van Halen. He chose to do the solo without getting paid. It got the Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 1984.
"Weird Al" Yankovic made a parody of it called "Eat It". Fall Out Boy covered the song with John Mayer on their 2008 album Folie à Deux.