"Eat It" is a hit single by parody artist "Weird Al" Yankovic. It is a parody of the song "Beat It" by pop artist Michael Jackson. The single reached #1 in Australia, and it was his highest-charting US single on the Hot 100 at #12 until the October 21, 2006 issue of Billboard Magazine, when "White & Nerdy" peaked at #9. "Eat It" earned Yankovic a 1984 Grammy Award in the Best Comedy Recording category.
According to Yankovic, when he presented his lyrics to Jackson for permission for the parody, he didn't know what kind of reaction he'd get. Jackson allegedly thought it was amusing, and agreed to allow the parody.
On October 19, 1989, the RIAA certified "Eat It" gold single.