On this day – 29th January 1983
‘Billie Jean’ hits the Black singles chart peaking at number 1. It holds its position for nine weeks and remains on the charts for twenty-three weeks.
Michael becomes the first artist to reach the top of the Black singles chart in only three weeks since he and his brothers achieved the feat in 1970 with ‘ABC’, ‘The Love You Save’ and ‘I’ll Be There’.
‘Billie Jean’/'It’s The Falling In Love’, released this month in Britain. enters the Top 100 singles chart.
Watch Michael’s ‘Billie Jean’ here:
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