Michael Jackson - Thriller
"Thriller" is a song composed by Rod Temperton, recorded by the 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson and produced by Quincy Jones.
Michael was the eighth kid of the Jackson Family and the most successful musican,of all the 8 kids (which includes Janet Jackson).
He was born on 29th August 1958 and passed away on June 25, 2009, his untimely death was a shock to the whole world and still a mystery.
Twitter, Wikipedia and AOL's Instant Messenger all crashed at the same time, on June 25, 2009, when the news of Michael's death broke out.
He was not just a famous artist but also one of the best entertainers in the world. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion made him a very popular global figure for more than four decades.
His stage performances were epic and lively, and he made sure to engage the crowd anytime he stepped on that stage. At the time of his untimely death, he was the best-selling music artist of all time.
The song “Thriller” is the final single released for his 1982 studio album Thriller. The fantastic thing about this song is that the video was first shown even before the release of the song.
The song itself was released on January 23, 1984. The song has sound effects such as thunder, acreaking door, feet walking on wooden planks, howling dogs and wind can also be heard, and the lyrics of the song has frightening elements and themes.
The song received numerous positive reviews from music critics and it became Michael Jackson’s seventh top ten single on the Billboard Hot 100 from this album. It also reached the top of the charts in Belgium and France and top ten in so many other countries.
The music video which was adapted by director John Landis is a 14-minute video that is longer than the song. It shows Michael in a horror-themed performance, and it premiered on 14 November 1983 and was first shown on MTV on 2nd December 1983. The video has more than 459 million views on YouTube.
1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin
2. Baby Be Mine
3. Girl Is Mine (With Paul Mccartney)
5. Beat It
6. Billie Jean
7. Human Nature
8. P.Y.I. (Pretty Young Thing)
9. Lady In My Life
10. Someone In The Dark (Bonus Track)
11. Billie Jean (Home Demo From 1981) (Bonus Track)
12. Voice Over Session From "Thriler"
13. Carousel (Bonus Track)