Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal FACTS

Annie are you OK? Are you OK, Annie?




Billions of people have probably sung the Michael Jackson “Smooth Criminal” chorus of “Annie, are you OK? So, Annie, are you OK? Are you OK, Annie?” without having a clue what it means.  Well here it is the actual meaning…






Annie Are You OK, is a phrase used in CPR training courses. Rescue Anne (Resusci Anne), otherwise known as “Annie” in English-speaking countries, is the name of a mannequin commonly used in CPR training.  As part of the training, trainees are taught to say “Annie, are you OK?” to the dummy in order to check that the patient is conscious and responsive.




It was rumored that Michael Jackson took a CPR course around the time he wrote the song and decided to use the phrase in his song.  Another clue in the song that definitely confirms that “Rescue Annie” and CPR were indeed part of MJ’s inspiration for the “Smooth Criminal” hook is this obviously lyric..








 FACTS ABOUT SMOOTH CRIMINAL
  • Written and composed by Michael Jackson
  • Solo and background vocals and clap: Michael Jackson
  • Drums: Bill Bottrell, John Robinson and Bruce Swedien
  • Guitar: David Williams
  • Saxophones: Kim Hutchcroft and Larry Williams
  • Trumpets: Gary Grant and Jerry Hey
  • Muted Steinway: Kevin Maloney
  • Synclavier: Christopher Currell
  • Certain Synclavier effects by Denny Jaeger and Michael Rubini
  • Synthesizers: John Barnes and Michael Boddicker
  • Chief of Police announcement by Bruce Swedien
  • Michael Jackson's heartbeat recording by Dr. Eric Chevlan digitally processed in the synclavier
  • Rhythm arrangement by Michael Jackson and John Barnes
  • Horn arrangement by Jerry Hey
  • Vocal arrangement by Michael Jackson




LYRICS
  • As He Came Into The Window
  • It Was The Sound Of A
  • Crescendo
  • He Came Into Her Apartment
  • He Left The Bloodstains On
  • The Carpet
  • She Ran Underneath The Table
  • He Could See She Was Unable
  • So She Ran Into The Bedroom
  • She Was Struck Down, It Was
  • Her Doom


  • Annie Are You Ok
  • So, Annie Are You Ok
  • Are You Ok, Annie
  • Annie Are You Ok
  • So, Annie Are You Ok
  • Are You Ok, Annie
  • Annie Are You Ok
  • So, Annie Are You Ok
  • Are You Ok, Annie
  • Annie Are You Ok
  • So, Annie Are You Ok, Are You Ok, Annie


  • (Annie Are You Ok)
  • (Will You Tell Us That You're
  • Ok)
  • (There's A Sign In The
  • Window)
  • (That He Struck You-A
  • Crescendo Annie)
  • (He Came Into Your
  • Apartment)
  • (He Left The Bloodstains On
  • The Carpet)
  • (Then You Ran Into The
  • Bedroom)
  • (You Were Struck Down)
  • (It Was Your Doom)


  • Annie Are You Ok
  • So, Annie Are You Ok
  • Are You Ok Annie
  • Annie Are You Ok
  • So, Annie Are You Ok
  • Are You Ok Annie
  • Annie Are You Ok
  • So, Annie Are You Ok
  • Are You Ok Annie
  • You've Been Hit By
  • You've Been Hit By-
  • A Smooth Criminal


  • So They Came Into The
  • Outway
  • It Was Sunday-What A Black
  • Day
  • Mouth To Mouth Resus-
  • Citation
  • Sounding Heartbeats-
  • Intimidations


  • Annie Are You Ok
  • So, Annie Are You Ok
  • Are You Ok Annie
  • Annie Are You Ok
  • So, Annie Are You Ok
  • Are You Ok Annie
  • Annie Are You Ok
  • So, Annie Are You Ok
  • Are You Ok Annie
  • Annie Are You Ok
  • So, Annie Are You Ok
  • Are You Ok Annie


  • (Annie Are You Ok)
  • (Will You Tell Us That You're
  • Ok)
  • (There's A Sign In The
  • Window)
  • (That He Struck You-A
  • Crescendo Annie)
  • (He Came Into Your
  • Apartment)
  • (He Left The Bloodstains On The Carpet)
  • (Then You Ran Into The
  • Bedroom)
  • (You Were Struck Down)
  • (It Was Your Doom)


  • (Annie Are You Ok)
  • (So, Annie Are You Ok)
  • (Are You Ok Annie)
  • (You've Been Hit By)
  • (You've Been Struck By-
  • A Smooth Criminal)


  • Okay, I Want Everybody To
  • Clear The Area Right Now!


  • Aaow!
  • (Annie Are You Ok)
  • I Don't Know!
  • (Will You Tell Us, That
  • You're Ok)
  • I Don't Know!
  • (There's A Sign In The
  • Window)
  • I Don't Know!
  • (That He Struck You-A
  • Crescendo Annie)
  • I Don't Know!
  • (He Came Into Your
  • Apartment)
  • I Don't Know!
  • (Left Bloodstains On The
  • Carpet)
  • I Don't Know Why Baby!
  • (Then You Ran Into The
  • Bedroom)
  • I Don't Know!
  • (You Were Struck Down)
  • (It Was Your Doom-Annie!)
  • (Annie Are You Ok)
  • Dad Gone It-Baby!
  • (Will You Tell Us, That
  • You're Ok)
  • Dad Gone It-Baby!
  • (There's A Sign In The
  • Window)
  • Dad Gone It-Baby!
  • (That He Struck You-A
  • Crescendo Annie)
  • Hoo! Hoo!
  • (He Came Into Your
  • Apartment)
  • Dad Gone It!
  • (Left Bloodstains On The
  • Carpet)
  • Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!
  • (Then You Ran Into The
  • Bedroom)
  • Doggone It!
  • (You Were Struck Down)
  • (It Was Your Doom Annie!)
  • Aaow!!!




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