Thriller (album)

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Thriller
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Album cover (Regular)


Original release
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Album cover (Special Edition)


Special Edition release
Album by Michael Jackson
Released December 1, 1982
Recorded April - November 1982
Genre R&B /Pop
Length 42 mins 19 s
Label Epic
Producer Quincy Jones
Professional reviews
  • AMG (5/5) link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDSUB040403251443301584&sql=A9kqog44ttvjz)
  • Q (5/5) October 2000 (http://www.q4music.com/nav?page=q4music.review.redirect&fixture_review=135817&resource=135817&fixture_artist=141283)
  • Robert Christgau (A) link (http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?id=932&name=Michael+Jackson)
  • Rolling Stone (4/5) link (http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/_/id/303823)
Michael Jackson Chronology
Off The Wall
(1979)
Thriller
(1982)
Bad
(1987)

Thriller (1982) is an album by pop star Michael Jackson, and produced by Quincy Jones. The title track, "Thriller", track 4 on the album, features a spoken interlude by Vincent Price and was also made into a very popular music video directed by John Landis. Track 5, "Beat It", features a guitar solo by Eddie van Halen.

Thriller is currently the best selling album of all-original material of all time in the United States. The Eagles' Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) is currently the best-selling album overall in the United States, with Thriller in second place, although the albums have traded position a number of times over the past few years. In 2003, the TV network VH1 named it the 23rd greatest album of all time, and in 2005 a poll on British TV station Channel 4 found Thriller to be the 4th greatest album of all time.

Track listing

  1. "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" (Jackson)
  2. "Baby Be Mine" (Temperton)
  3. "The Girl is Mine" (with Paul McCartney) (Jackson)
  4. "Thriller" (Temperton)
  5. "Beat It" (Jackson)
  6. "Billie Jean" (Jackson)
  7. "Human Nature" (Porcaro/Bettis)
  8. "P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)" (Ingram/Jones)
  9. "The Lady In My Life" (Temperton)

Singles

  • "The Girl Is Mine" #2 Pop
  • "Billie Jean" #1 Pop
  • "Beat It" #1 Pop
  • "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" #5 Pop
  • "Human Nature" #7 Pop
  • "P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)" #10 Pop
  • "Thriller" #4 Pop


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