Just Try To Sit Still While This 13-Year-Old Plays Michael Jackson's 'Bad' On A Piano

This is good ... really, really good.

The late Michael Jackson was a legendary performer who inspired generations of artists and continues to motivate those who were probably too young to catch him at his peak.

Such is the case of Yohan Kim. According to his YouTube channel, he's a 13-year-old jazz keyboardist who lives in Seoul, South Korea. He's also quite skilled at covering one of the biggest songs of MJ's career.

In a video that was posted in November — but was picking up lots of viral attention on Facebook on Wednesday — the boy sits down at his keyboard to take on Jackson's 1987 hit from the Bad album, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

What's more, the teen adds in a little something for the true MJ fans: a few recognizable notes from one of Bad's other massive songs, "Smooth Criminal."

Oh, and by the way, you'll notice there's no sheet music during this performance.  Kim wrote in a Facebook post that he instead has to "copy the music by ear only" when tickling the keys on this jam.

It's a lot of fun — and if you want to hear more, visit the teen's YouTube channel to hear some more of his contemporary covers.

Check out the video below and prepare to be wowed.

And for fun, here's MJ's original.

A Plus has reached out for comment and will update this story with his response.

Cover image: Yohan Kim and MichaelJacksonVevo via YouTube.

(H/T: Billboard)


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