In 1984 (or 83 ?), I was four and was going to nursery school (school for childern, in polish: “przedszkole”). I remember two artists being constantly played on the radio. One was Tina Turner (I really hated her as a child 😉 ) with the song I don’t remember and the other one was Michael Jackson with Billie Jean. You should know that Poland in 1984 was ruled by communist regime – I guess it wasn’t easy to have an access to all european / world hit records. So it usually ended up hearing same tracks over and over 🙂
Now I’m a little bit older ;), I’m interested more in music production and personally think that Billie Jean is an exceptional, well produced song. But do you know the real story of Billie Jean ? Do you know, how many mixes it took to create the song and which number was actually picked as “official” ? You can read this whole thing at gearslutz forum in post created (in 2006) by Bruce Swedien, who mixed Billie Jean.
Article: The real story on Billie Jean