- Michael Jackson's Thriller is a 1983 music video made for the Michael Jackson song " Thriller ", directed by John Landis and written by Landis and Jackson. It references numerous horror films, and stars Jackson dancing with a horde of the undead. Ola Ray co-stars as Jackson's girlfriend.
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5 days ago · Released: September 19, 1983. " Thriller ". Released: November 2, 1983. Thriller is the sixth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on November 30, 1982 by Epic Records. Reunited with Off the Wall producer Quincy Jones, Jackson was inspired to create an album where "every song was a killer".
4 days ago · Michael Jackson's Thriller is a 1983 music video made for the Michael Jackson song " Thriller ", directed by John Landis and written by Landis and Jackson. It references numerous horror films, and stars Jackson dancing with a horde of the undead. Ola Ray co-stars as Jackson's girlfriend.
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"Thriller" is a single by American singer Michael Jackson. It was released as a single by Epic Records on January 23, 1984 as the seventh and final single from Jackson's sixth studio album of the same name. "Thriller" is a mix of disco and funk. The song was produced by Quincy Jones and was written by Rod Temperton who wanted to write a theatrical song to suit Jackson's love of film. The music and lyrics evoke horror films, with sound effects such as thunder, footsteps and wind. It ends with a s
"Thriller" was written by English songwriter Rod Temperton, who had previously written for Jackson's 1979 album Off The Wall. Temperton wanted to write something theatrical to suit Jackson's love of film. He improvised with bass and drum patterns until he developed the bassline that runs through the song, then wrote a chord progression that built to a climax. He recalled: "I wanted it to build and build – a bit like stretching an elastic band throughout the tune to heighten suspense ...
"Thriller" is a disco-funk song. Set in the key of C# minor, it has a moderate tempo of 120 beats per minute. The instrumentation consists of a Minimoog synthesizer, a Linn LM-1 drum machine, a Rhodes piano, a Roland Jupiter-8 synthesizer, an electric guitar, a pipe organ, and a horn section consisting of trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn, saxophone, and flute. The backing track, especially the bassline, has certain similarities to the 1981 number-one R&B hit "Give It to Me Baby" by Rick James. At t
"Thriller", along with the rest of the album, was recorded over eight weeks in 1982. It was recorded at Westlake Recording Studios on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Engineer Bruce Swedien had Jackson record his vocals in different approaches, doubling takes and recording at different distances from the microphone. Some background vocals were recorded in the Westlake shower stall. The bassline was recorded with two modified Minimoog synthesizers playing in unison. To record th
"Thriller" was the final single released from the album. It was not initially planned for release, as, according to Epic executive Walter Yetnikoff, "Who wants a single about monsters?" By mid-1983, sales of Thriller began to decline. Jackson, who was "obsessive" about his sales figures, urged record executives Walter Yetnikoff and Larry Stessel to help conceive a plan to return the album to the top of the charts. Jackson's manager Frank DiLeo suggested releasing "Thriller", backed by a new musi
"Thriller" was the seventh and final Billboard Hot 100 top-ten single from the Thriller album. In Billboard issue date February 11, 1984, the single entered the charts at number 20 on the Hot 100. It reached number seven the following week, number five the next, and peaked the next week at number four, where it stayed for two weeks. It finished as the #78 single on Billboard's Hot 100 for the year 1984. For the issue date February 25, 1984, "Thriller" charted at number 19 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop
Thriller is an album by Michael Jackson. It was released in 1982 and is the biggest selling album of all time. Seven singles were released from the album. It won eight Grammy Awards, the most anyone has won at once.
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2008 studio album by Michael Jackson Thriller 25th Studio album by Michael Jackson ReleasedFebruary 8, 2008 RecordedApril–November 1982, November 2007 Length67:11 28:32 Label Epic Legacy Sony BMG MJJ Producer Michael Jackson Quincy Jones will.i.am Akon Kanye West Bruce Swedien Giorgio Tuinfort Anthony Kilhoffer Dontae Matthews Michael Jackson chronology Visionary: The Video Singles Thriller 25th Thriller 25: Limited Japanese Single Collection Alternative cover Singles from Thriller 25...
Jackson released his sixth studio album, Thriller, on November 30, 1982. With sales estimated to be over 65 million copies worldwide, Thriller became the world's best-selling album of all time; the album was the first in history to yield seven top-ten singles. The success of Thriller put Jackson into the dominating position of pop music, becoming an international pop-cultural icon. Jackson was asked about a "second chapter" to Thriller on Access Hollywood in late 2006. He said he would discuss i
Thriller 25 was released on CD and vinyl and included seven bonus tracks: the previously unreleased ballad "For All Time", Vincent Price's voice-over and five remixes featuring contemporary artists Fergie and Akon. It also included a DVD featuring three award-winning music videos, the Emmy-nominated Motown 25 "Billie Jean" performance, and a booklet with a message from Jackson. "For All Time" supposedly dates from 1982, but leaks often credit it as being from Dangerous sessions. Despite this, a
To help promote the album, Jackson's website was recreated and accounts on both MySpace and Facebook were set up. On February 3, 2008 a Sobe advertisement was aired during Super Bowl XLII to over 95 million Americans, with Naomi Campbell and Sanam Nazar CGI lizards dancing to "Thriller". The ad aired again at the Grammys on February 10, 2008. In the United Kingdom, Odeon Cinemas ran free Thriller viewings on February 8 and 9, 2008 and television adverts announcing the release were aired througho
Thriller 25 was a commercial success. It peaked at number one in 11 countries and Europe. It peaked at number two in the United States, number three in the United Kingdom and reached the top ten in over 30 national charts. Thriller 25 spent three weeks at number one in France and two weeks at number one in Belgium. The album has been certified gold in 11 countries, including the UK. In Poland, the album was certified gold, reaching number six on the chart on its release day, and is Jackson's hig
1 day ago · Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. (commonly known as Prince) was born on February 13, 1997; his sister Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson was born a year later on April 3, 1998. Jackson and Rowe divorced in 1999, and Rowe conceded custody of the children, with an $8 million settlement (equivalent to $13,812,825 in 2019).
2009-2010: Michael Jackson's This Is It and Michael Jackson: The Experience. Jackson won Entertainer of the Year at the 2009 Soul Train Awards. That year he also won five American Music Awards. On October 26, 2009 a two-disc album called Michael Jackson's This Is It was released. The album's only single "This Is It" was nominated for the Grammy ...
Feb 17, 2021 · "Beat It" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson from his sixth studio album, Thriller (1982). It was written by Jackson and produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones.Jones encouraged Jackson to include a rock song on the album, though Jackson had never previously shown an interest in the genre.
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