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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Beat It

Fall Out Boy recently recorded a cover of Michael Jackson's Beat It, which was recorded with the help of guitarist John Mayer (ooh! three for one deal! three artists, one track! o.0 lol). The cover gained huge success both as a single and featured on Fall Out Boy's latest DVD/CD release, ****Live In Phoenix. Today the official music video for Fall Out Boy's cover was released on the Fall Out Boy website, and I have to admit, I was hugely impressed. To honor the release of this brand new Fall Out Boy music video, I thought I'd post about the song on music.is.life.
I'm going to get this out of the way; I've never heard Michael Jackson's recording of this song; the only version of Beat It that I've ever heard is Fall Out Boy's cover. But, I must say that this song is extremely catchy, with a fantastic beat and awesome instrumentals; the guitar solo John Mayer plays in the cover is jaw-dropping! Patrick's vocals in this new release are outstanding, and the lyrics are great. All in all, a really fun track to listen to.
This music video is awesome, and I am very impressed with Fall Out Boy and their abilities to make great videos; but, not only are their videos great, it seems that they have a lot of fun filming them as well. Apparently Beat It's video is full of Michael Jackson references ... I'm not a fan of Michael Jackson and wouldn't recognize the references, so those of you who are fans, pay attention!
Thanks to the glory of YouTube and the speed in which things travel the Internet these days, you can watch this brand new release, right here, on music.is.life. So whether you're a Michael Jackson fan or a Fall Out Boy fan ... enjoy an awesome song!

Fall Out Boy featuring John Mayer - Beat It Music Video



Beat It
Fall Out Boy featuring John Mayer
Originally recorded by Michael Jackson

They told him don't you ever come around here
Don't wanna see your face, you better disappear
The fire's in their eyes and their words are really clear
So beat it, just beat it

You better run, you better do what you can
Don't wanna see no blood, don't be a macho man
You wanna be tough, better do what you can
So beat it, but you wanna be bad

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky 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

They're out to get you, better leave while you can
Don't wanna be a boy, you wanna be a man
You wanna stay alive, better do what you can
So beat it, just beat it

You have to show them that you're really not scared
You're playin' with your life, this ain't no truth or dare
They'll kick you, then they beat you,
Then they'll tell you it's fair
So beat it, but you wanna be bad

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

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

Beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right

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

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

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

2 comments:

Amy said...

xD haha I remember watching this on MTV (2?) a month or so ago. . .really quite good! FOB picks their covers well. Have you heard their version of The Police's "Roxanne"?

Smithers said...

We could totally have the same iPod! I'm not even kidding. :)