Beat It 1984 Vintage King of Pop T-Shirt

SKU 00222
$26.95
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This design was THE shirt to have if you were a fan back in 1984. It introduced the world to the 'Michael Jackson Jacket' and was available on his tour as well as in record stores and other outlets selling pop t-shirts at the time."Beat It" is a song written and performed by American recording artist Michael Jackson from his sixth studio album, Thriller (1982). It was produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. Following the successful Thriller singles "The Girl Is Mine" and "Billie Jean", "Beat It" was released on February 14, 1983 as the album's third single. The song is also notable for its music video, which features Jackson bringing two gangsters together through the power of music and dance, and for Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo. "Beat It" peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and received the 1984 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, as well as two American Music Awards. It was inducted into the Music Video Producers Hall of Fame. The single, along with its music video, helped propel Thriller into becoming the best-selling album of all time. The single was certified platinum in the United States in 1989. Rolling Stone placed "Beat It" on the 344th spot of its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". The song was also ranked number 81 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time". "Beat It" has been covered, parodied, and sampled by artists including Fall Out Boy, Fergie, and "Weird Al" Yankovic. The song was also featured in the National Highway Safety Commission's anti-drunk driving campaign.



Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature 'relic-ing' process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium BELLA+CANVAS 3001 Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tees, one of the softest, best-wearing t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can't be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, these shirts are everything you've dreamed of and more - it feels soft and lightweight with just the right amount of stretch making it comfortable and flattering for both men and women. Detailed features include 100% combed and ring-spun cotton,* 4.2 oz (142 g/m2) fabric weight, tear-away label, shoulder-to-shoulder taping, side-seamed construction and most importantly made entirely with super soft and smooth 30 single yarns (most cheap tees are made with 18 single). All BELLA+CANVAS tees are WRAP Certified, ensuring everything from human resources management, health and safety standards, environmental and eco-friendly practices, legal compliance including import/export and customs compliance, and security standards all exceed accepted industry standards to guarantee a sustainable, ethically source garment that you can feel good about.


Please refer to the size card below to help find the right size for you. Some people will say B+C shirts run a little small while others will say that they are 'true to size' so clearly, sizing is subjective at best as just like opinions, everyone's body is different. If you're on the fence about sizing, we always suggest going up a size as even high-quality pre-shrunk tees like these average about 1% shrinkage, all dependent on how you wash and dry them, of course.


*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.

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