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29 May 2014, 09:17
The King of Pop's 1983 smash hit 'Billie Jean' has returned thanks to a viral video.
The King of Pop's 1983 smash hit 'Billie Jean' has returned thanks to a viral video. Plus, his 'Slave to the Rhythm' debuts, marking Jackson's milestone 50th Hot 100 hit.
A week after becoming the first artist to reach the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 in five different decades (and six including his work with the Jackson 5), as "Love Never Felt So Good," with Justin Timberlake went to number 9, Michael Jackson’s 1983 No. 1 'Billie Jean' has re-entered at number 14 thanks to the popularity of a viral video featuring the track.
Brett Nichols, a junior at Pitman High School in California performed Jackson's iconic dance from 1983's "Motown 25" TV special for his school's talent show, with the clip featuring the song's original audio. Watch it now:
The performance has been seen by over 11 million people so far.
Jackson also earns his landmark 50th Hot 100 entry, as 'Slave To The Rhythm' went in at number 45. Jackson recently ‘performed’ the song at the Billboard Music Awards - well, a hologram of the star did – watch that performance now: