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Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo on Beat It 'was perfect'
Gibson.com has named the track as containing one of its top 50 guitar solos of all time and website contributor Bryan Wawzenek said it is often forgotten Van Halen performed it.
"Van Halen's solo cuts through the song like a chainsaw, before his fast fingers erupt into a frenzy not normally heard on a number one pop single," said the writer.
He added that the guitarist, who played on Beat It for free as a favour to Jackson and producer Quincy Jones, managed to find the perfect combination between "slick pop and overdriven rock".
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