Michael Jackson “Smooth Criminal” was the seventh single from the 1987 “Bad” album.
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.
“Annie, are you OK?”
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..
“Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, Sounding heartbeats, intimidations”
It all makes so much sense now!!! Here’s another one…The Beastie Boys aren’t actually rapping about a monkey made of brass. Click photo or link below to find out what it’s all about…