Michael Jackson
Billie Jean





Release Year: 1982

Rankings:
All-Time
#17 / 1980s #2 / 1982 #1


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Tracks of the 1980s (2011) 1
Blender (USA) - Standout Tracks from the 500 CDs You Must Own (2003) No Order
Blender (USA) - Top 500 Songs of the 80s-00s (2005) 1
Boom 99.7 (USA) - The Top 499 Songs of All Time (2016) 40
Brad Carl (USA) - 50 Songs from the '70s and '80s That Still Hold Up (2015) No Order
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2012) 42
Dave Marsh (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) 85
Michaelangelo Matos (USA) - Top 100 Singles of the 1980s (2001) 58
NPR (USA) - The 300 Most Important American Records of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Nathan Brackett (USA) - Legendary Rock Songs (2011) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - 10 Songs of the 80's (2003) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - The 200 Best Songs of the 1980s (2015) 13
Pitchfork (USA) - The Pitchfork 500 (2008) No Order
PopMatters (USA) - The 100 Best Songs Since Johnny Rotten Roared (2003) 5
Popdose (USA) - 100 (+21) Favorite Singles of the Last 50 Years (2008) 24
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA) - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (1995) No Order
Rolling Stone & MTV (USA) - The 100 Greatest Pop Songs Since the Beatles (2000) 5
Rolling Stone (USA) - 40 Songs That Changed the World (2007) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the Last 25 Years (1988) 22
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 50 Best Michael Jackson Songs (2014) 1
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 58
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 58
San Antonio Express-News (USA) - Rock 'n' roll timeline (2004) No Order
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the 1980s (2012) 1
SoulBounce (USA) - Top 50 Michael Jackson Songs (2010) 4
Spectrum Culture (USA) - 100 Best Songs of the '80s (2017) 2
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 101-200
Swellsville, Chuck Eddy (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the 80s (1990) 31
TIME (USA) - The All-Time 100 Songs (2011) No Order
The Boombox (USA) - The 25 Best '80s Songs (2014) 17
TimeOut (USA) - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008) No Order
TimeOut New York (USA) - The Best Songs Ever (2016) 7
Treble (USA) - The Top 200 Songs of the 80s (2011) 2
VH1 (USA) - Michael Jackson's 40 Greatest Songs (2013) 1
VH1 (USA) - Nominations for the 100 Greatest 80s Songs (2006) No Order
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs from the Past 25 Years (2003) 2
inStash (USA) - Top 100: Greatest Songs (Of All Time) (2010) 5
2FM (Ireland) - Top 100 Singles of All Time (2003) 15
Elspeth Beidas (UK) - 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists [100 Songs] (2016) No Order
Freaky Trigger (UK) - Top 100 Songs of All Time (2005) 19
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
Guardian (UK) - A history of modern music (2011) No Order
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
Mojo (UK) - 80 from the 80s: Our Fave 45s for Each Year, 1980-1989 (2007) 1
NME (UK) - Classic Singles (magazine feature 2006-2007) No Order
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of NME's Lifetime (2012) 13
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1980s (2012) 18
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 57
NME (UK) - The Top 150 Singles of All Time (1987) 24
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 1010 Songs You Must Own (2004) No Order
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006) 1
Uncut (UK) - The 100 Greatest Singles from the Post-Punk Era (2001) 22
Wanadoo (UK) - The 20 Best Songs of the 80s No Order
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Singles of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 22
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Theater van het Sentiment, Radio 2 (NL) - Top 40 Songs by Year 1969-2000 (2013) 5
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 700 Best Songs of All Time (2014) 50
Philippe Holstein, RP Online (Germany) - Top 100 Songs of All Time (2015) 9
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs of the 1980s (2010) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 53
Zounds (Germany) - The Top 30 Songs of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1992) 38
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010 - French Edition) 1002
Fréderic Platzer (France) - Le top 100 du pop [Top 100 Pop Songs] (2013) No Order
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussé (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - Le Petit Livre Rock: The Juke Box Singles 1950-2012 No Order
Jocelyn Manchek (France) - Pop Rock Playlist: 2000 titres pour votre lecteur mp3 [2,000 Songs for Your MP3 Player] (2008) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Necessary Songs (2015) 88
Rolling Stone (France) - The 100 Best Singles of the Last 25 Years (1988) 18
Zicabloc (France) - Top 10 Musique Annees 80 [Top 10 Songs of the 1980s] (2013) 1
El Pais (Spain) - 100 Musicians Choose 100 Songs That Changed Their Lives (2009) 92
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The Top 150 Songs from the 20th Century (1998) 50
Cameron Adams (Australia) -The Best Songs from the 100 Must Have Albums (2013) No Order
Max (Australia) - The Top 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time (2013) 3
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005) No Order
Toby Creswell (Australia) - Rockwiz Decades: The Greatest Songs of Our Time (2015) No Order
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Luca Sofri (Italy) - Playlist: 2978 canzoni di cui non potete fare a meno [2,978 Songs You Can't Live Without] (2008) No Order
Massimo Cotto (Italy) - We Will Rock You: 709 Canzoni [709 Songs] (2009) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
Boom (Hong Kong/Mongolia) - 20 Greatest Songs from the '80s (2016) No Order
End of Year Lists
Rolling Stone (USA) - Singles of the Year No Order
Village Voice (USA) - Singles of the Year 1
Face (UK) - Singles of the Year No Order
NME (UK) - Singles of the Year 1