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    Default What does "BATOW!" mean?

    I've always wondered, what does Michael mean whilst he's performing 'Rock With You' live during the Bad Tour and he suddenly says, 'Batow!' out of the blue, which he says a few times throughout the song. (I don't know if I have spelt/said it right) I know that others have been confused by this too in the youtube comments based on spelling/what it means.

    he says it at 2:31:

    Does anyone actually know what it means?

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    Huh, whaaaa? Excuse me while I fangirl to the MAX over his electrifying hotness... :heat: :blush: :girl_dance:

    I don't know what it means, don't know what or why he said it and that's alright with me, LMAO! He could have been yelling "COW PIES" and I would have swooned...

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    Default Re: What does "BATOW!" mean?

    Maybe it was a feeling Michael was having and the word came out. Good question.


    So true Michael could have yelled anything and we would still have love it.:)


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    Default Re: What does "BATOW!" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheilaMJFan4Ever View Post
    Huh, whaaaa? Excuse me while I fangirl to the MAX over his electrifying hotness... :heat: :blush: :girl_dance:

    I don't know what it means, don't know what or why he said it and that's alright with me, LMAO! He could have been yelling "COW PIES"and I would have swooned...
    Hahaha :rofl:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheilaMJFan4Ever View Post
    Huh, whaaaa? Excuse me while I fangirl to the MAX over his electrifying hotness... :heat: :blush: :girl_dance:

    I don't know what it means, don't know what or why he said it and that's alright with me, LMAO! He could have been yelling "COW PIES" and I would have swooned...
    hahahaha :lol:

    Indeed, swoon or :wild: is the right way to look at that video. It could have been an 'adlib' or 'Michael slang' :D

    I love it really. Thx for sharing!
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    Default Re: What does "BATOW!" mean?

    You guys are definitely cracking me up-but is this the best perfomance of all time or what???????????? The best song of all time??????The most gorgeous singer of all time????????????? Jeez Louise. Love how that clip ended with "AMEN!" Beat me to it! LOL.

    Yeah-I've seen some hilarious debates on YouTube about "Batow". :rofl:

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    I can't help it (song title drop pun intended)! One can not blind me with Mike science and expect me to THINK, lol! Ok, you can't expect me to think rated PG... ;)
    Last edited by SheilaMJFan4Ever; 08-09-2015 at 08:39 PM. Reason: I can't help it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheilaMJFan4Ever View Post
    I can't help it (song title drop pun intended)! One can not blind me with Mike science and expect me to THINK, lol! Ok, you can't expect me to think rated PG... ;)
    I even had it tough :busted: to exactly concentrate and listen to hear him say 'BATOW'.
    Yep, you're right :agree:One can ONLY think Rated 18+ watching a video like that :unsure:

    It's BATOW indeed :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daryll748 View Post
    I even had it tough :busted: to exactly concentrate and listen to hear him say 'BATOW'.
    Yep, you're right :agree:One can ONLY think Rated 18+ watching a video like that :unsure:

    It's BATOW indeed
    :D
    :heat: :D Oooh, weee, AMEN on that!!

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    Default Re: What does "BATOW!" mean?

    Ah the infamous Batow thread that pops up every now and again. In my opinion, it's gibberish, Mike talk, his way of getting people to be like "duh fuq he say?" almost 30 years later ( ... it worked ;) )

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinnyandOdd View Post
    Ah the infamous Batow thread that pops up every now and again. In my opinion, it's gibberish, Mike talk, his way of getting people to be like "duh fuq he say?" almost 30 years later ( ... it worked ;) )
    :rofl:

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    Default Re: What does "BATOW!" mean?

    When I was young I always thought he was talking about a musician who was playing or something along those lines hahaha, he also says it looking at his right and not at the audience so maybe that's why I imagined that

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJInTheMirror View Post
    When I was young I always thought he was talking about a musician who was playing or something along those lines hahaha, he also says it looking at his right and not at the audience so maybe that's why I imagined that
    That's actually a good theory-I've looked at names on production staff and crew to see if I could find anything that sounds like that. LOL. Like when he yells "Peckie" and he's calling to the camera guy to get the audience response-or when he yells "Eddie" in this-I think Eddie is a sound guy or maybe a security guy since it's right before that girl goes jumping on the stage to get him. :)


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    Default Re: What does "BATOW!" mean?

    People hear him say all kinds of things, I remember someone saying they'd always thought he was just randomly yelling 'MY TOE!':rofl: All I hear is 'mantow' lol, to me it just sounds like another one of his made up words but then someone mentioned it might have been a cue for his band or crew.. I think I heard him yell for 'pecky' (his photographer) once too, so who knows! This is probably just gonna continue to be a mystery forever, I'm sure Michael will be pleased :')

    But.. this performance tho, LAWD!


    ETA: lol barbee, we were thinking the same thing! :lol:
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    Default Re: What does "BATOW!" mean?

    It may be a cue for his bass player. "Bartow" may actually be him saying "bottom" which means baseline.

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