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Swedien at gearslutz.com[edit]

In the archives, an unanswered post states why it would be reasonable to use Bruce Swedien's post at www.gearslutz.com. I agree with the points made, and I note that Swedien provides some interesting details to the story. His posts in the discussion thread should be available to this article. One interesting bit from Swedien is that N'dugu Chancler's drum track is one take; not samples, not several takes spliced together. Another is that Swedien's version of the song's storyline involves the crazy fan climbing over the back fence of Jackson's residence, to be found sunning herself by the pool. Binksternet (talk) 15:52, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

References[edit]

Many songs and programmes(in differnet countries) have references to the tap-floorlight action of MJ in the video. If there are any Indians here, you might as well have noticed the stupid "BASE Inverters" advertisement... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nikhil121 (talkcontribs) 04:03, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

I vote for a No.2 best song ever was: Billie Jean[edit]

I've voted for a No.2 best song after I voted for a No.1 best song Smooth Criminal. TopCashBack2 (talk) 04 December 2012, — Preceding undated comment added 11:10, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Long intro... not longest.[edit]

"Jones wanted to cut Jackson's 29 second introduction, which was the longest one ever created at the time." Not the longest ever created. The longest Jackson created? Maybe. "Longest one" does not bear out with a simple search of ones mp3 collection. Eg. the Wings "Band on the Run", which predates Billy Jean, has a 42 second intro. And let us not discount the works of Yes and the Moody Blues which go for minutes before they reach the first verse.--71.245.86.200 (talk) 16:17, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

I was thinking the same. Pink Floyd's Money has a 40 second intro, and 10 cc's I'm Not in Love gets to 35 seconds. Both were big hit singles and enduring classics. And how about some Donna Summer tracks? 83.254.154.164 (talk) 13:18, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Introduction[edit]

I noticed this in the intro

One suggests that they are derived from a real-life experience, in which a female fan claimed that Jackson had fathered one of her twins.

Noting that its sort of absurd for someone to father just one twin, I'm curious what the source is? 76.167.152.201 (talk) 21:49, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

It is recommended to read the article before you start to complain things. It is sourced at Billie_Jean#Background. © Tbhotch (en-2.5). 21:54, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Useless link. Dance3600#*-* (talk) 05:16, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

For the record, it's not strictly impossible for a woman to become pregnant with two-egg twins by different fathers, though it's very rare. If two eggs are released and the woman has intercourse with two men very up-close in time (not sure about the time limit but probably within 24 hours, at most) she could bear the sons of both guys. ;) 83.254.154.164 (talk) 19:11, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

"one" of her twins?[edit]

The line "had fathered one of her twins" is nonsensical. You can father both twins but not one of them. Not entirely sure what is meant but it certainly needs clarifying. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.208.199.124 (talk) 11:19, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

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Tom Scott not listed in personnel[edit]

The article says Tom Scott played lyricon, yet he's not listed in the Personnel section. Why? --Meve Stills (talk) 19:27, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

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Same chords as in Telex 1979´s Moskow Diskow?[edit]

Listening Moskow Diskow from 1979, that is before Billie Jean, from Telex, I think I found the same chords than in Billie Jean. In fact I remember that the first time I listened Billie Jean, sounds for me like something known. And it seems I´m not the only one that thinks that, see this phrase: "... One funny thing about that song: we tend to think it inspired Michael Jackson for Billie Jean, using the same chords. In an interview he said he got his idea when hearing a European electronic group on the radio. We like to believe it was Telex, ;-D ..." in this website: http://elektrodiskow.blogspot.com.ar/2011/11/michel-moers-from-telex-exclusive.html

Here a link to Moskow Diskow (see from second 51): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc1PpRQ-ccM

Do you think this deservs a comment in the main Billie Jean Wikipedia´s website? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Luis Babboni (talkcontribs) 04:42, 29 November 2017 (UTC)