Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us” is welcomed into YouTube’s Billion Views Club.
Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us” music video has been watched more than one billion times on YouTube. This shows how famous he was all over the world, even after he died.
The daring song, which everyone can relate to, came out for the first time as a single from the King of Pop’s ninth studio album, HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I, in 1996.
In the song, Michael Jackson shouts: “All I want to say is that they don’t really care about us, Don’t worry about what people say, we know the truth, All I want to say is that they don’t really care about us, Enough is enough of this garbage, All I want to say is that they don’t really care about us.”
The video for the protest song was shot in Brazil. It shows Jackson walking through the streets with a crowd of Brazilian kids and teens playing drums around him.
The late pop star’s big hit “Billie Jean” from the Thriller era was the first of his videos to reach 1 billion views on YouTube.
Michael Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller had music videos for songs like “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” and “Thriller.” These videos are often credited with breaking down racial barriers and making music videos into an art form and a marketing tool.
The pop icon’s most successful record ever was Thriller, and Bad was the first album to have five number-one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100.