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".
Thriller (Michael Jackson album) From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Thriller is an album by Michael Jackson. It was released in 1982 and is the biggest selling album of all time.
Michael Jackson's album Thriller was released in 1982 and spent more than a year at the top of the Billboard 200. It was backed by successful music videos for the singles " Billie Jean " and " Beat It ", which are credited for demonstrating the promotional power of videos and raising creative standards.
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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
In 1982, Jackson issued his best-selling album to date, Thriller, which topped several international charts and became the best-selling album of all time. Jackson's follow-ups, Bad , Dangerous , and HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I , also became international successes.
Michael Jackson dichiarò che il decimo album in studio dei Queen, Hot Space, che all'uscita venne criticato per le sue sonorità disco-funk, lo ispirò fortemente per la creazione dell'album Thriller, quando a loro volta i Queen, per il loro album, vennero influenzati dalle atmosfere dell'era Motown, di cui lo stesso Jackson aveva fatto parte.
Thriller, Number Ones and The Essential Michael Jackson became the first catalog albums to outsell any new album. Jackson also became the first artist to have four of the top 20 best-selling albums in a single year in the US.
Billie Jean (Home Demo from 1981)2 interviews with Rod Temperton"The Girl Is Mine" (January 3, 1983)"Billie Jean" (January 4, 1983)"Beat It" (February 14, 1983)"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" (May 8, 1983)Eddie Van Halen (guitar soloist for Beat It)
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