Do It Again Medley with Billie Jean

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"Do It Again Medley with Billie Jean"
Club House - Do It Again Medley with Billie Jean.jpg
Single by Club House
Released 1983
Format
Recorded 1983
Genre Italo disco
Length 7:30
Label
Songwriter(s)
Club House singles chronology
"Do It Again Medley with Billie Jean"
(1983)
"Superstition Medley with Good Times"
(1983)
"Do It Again Medley with Billie Jean"
(1983)
"Superstition Medley with Good Times"
(1983)

"Do It Again Medley with Billie Jean" is a song by the Italian music project Club House, released in 1983. The song combines elements of two hits made famous by other artists: "Do It Again", a 1973 top-ten hit by Steely Dan and Michael Jackson's number-one song from earlier in the year, "Billie Jean".

Songwriting credit on the track is given to Jackson as well as the primary members of Steely Dan, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.

The song reached the Billboard Hot 100 at number 75, but was a much bigger hit in Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK, where it peaked at 6, 7, 10 and 11 on their local charts, respectively.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[1] 6
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)[2] 5
Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 41
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 7
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 10
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 33
Poland (Polish Singles Chart)[8] 28
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 11

Slingshot version[edit]

"Do It Again Medley with Billie Jean"
Single by Slingshot
Released 1983
Format 7"
Recorded 1983
Genre Disco, dance
Length 7:22
Label Quality
Songwriter(s)

"Do It Again Medley with Billie Jean" was covered the same year by Detroit-based band Slingshot. It was their only song to reach the Billboard charts in the US, where it spent one week at number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in August 1983.

Chart (1983) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[10] 1
US Billboard Hot Black Singles[10] 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultratop.be – Club House – Do It Again Medley With Billie Jean" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Do It Again... Billie Jean – CLUBHOUSE". VRT (in Dutch). Top30-2.radio2.be. Retrieved 18 January 2014. Hoogste notering in de top 30 : 5 
  3. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Club House – Do It Again Medley With Billie Jean". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  4. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". IRMA. Retrieved 16 July 2013. Search "Do it again / Billie Jean (medley)" 
  5. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Club House - Do It Again Medley With Billie Jean search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Club House – Do It Again Medley With Billie Jean" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Club House – Do It Again Medley With Billie Jean". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  8. ^ "DO IT AGAIN MEETS BILLIE JEAN – Club House". Nowe Media, Polskie Radio S.A. LP3.polskieradio.pl. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Archive Chart: 1983-07-30" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Slingshot – Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 

See also[edit]

Preceded by
"State Farm" / "Nobody's Diary" by Yazoo
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single (Slingshot version)
20 August 1983
Succeeded by
"Rockit" by Herbie Hancock