Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’/Beat It Japan 12″ single with obi


A rare Japanese 12″ single of Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ /Beat It by Michael Jackson, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese 12″ single of “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’/Beat It” by Michael Jackson, including the original obi.  The B-side includes an instrumental version as well as the album version of “Beat It.”

About this copy: This copy of “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” is an original 1984 Japanese pressing on the Epic label.

The cover is M- and still has the original shrink wrap.  The obi is M-.  This single was issued without an insert.

The A side plays “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Long Version)”  Running time is not specified.

The B side plays “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Instrumental)” and “Beat It” (album version)

A great-sounding Michael Jackson single.

Background: Released in May, 1983, “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” was the fourth single from Michael Jackson’s Thriller LP.  In 1984, the single was released in Japan as a 12″ single.

The single reached #5 on the U.S. charts and #8 in the UK.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1984
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in