History Music / Thriller

24th Aug '17 9:04:35 AM Scorpion451
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* GenreRoulette: Pop, soul and R&B. "Beat It!" has an electric guitar solo by [[Music/VanHalen Eddie Van Halen]], which brought in countless rock fans.

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* GenreRoulette: Pop, soul soul, funk, and R&B. "Beat It!" has an electric guitar solo by [[Music/VanHalen Eddie Van Halen]], which brought in countless rock fans. In retrospect, the album also has shades of [[ElectronicMusic EDM]] and HipHop (see UnbuiltTrope).


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* UnbuiltTrope: To several flavors of ElectronicMusic and HipHop, especially SynthPop. While not a pure example of the genres itself, ''Thriller'''s pioneering use of synthetic audio, vocal manipulation, and sampling heavily influenced their evolution.
8th Aug '17 6:48:37 PM MCanter89
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* AllJustADream: The music video of "Thriller", where Michael's girlfriend imagines being chased by zombies. Then it turns out it was just a nightmare. [[OrWasItADream or was it?]]

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* AllJustADream: The music video of "Thriller", where Michael's girlfriend imagines being chased by zombies. Then it turns out it was just a nightmare. [[OrWasItADream or Or was it?]]



* ArtisticLicenseHistory[=/=]WritersCannotDoMath: "''The funk of forty-thousand years''" is a wonderful lyric, but has a lot of fridge logic in that it pretty much exceeds human civilization - longer than any surviving tomb could stand.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory[=/=]WritersCannotDoMath: "''The funk of forty-thousand years''" is a wonderful lyric, but has a lot of fridge logic in that it pretty much exceeds human civilization - longer than any surviving tomb could stand.



* TwistEnding: The music video of "Thriller" has three of them. [[spoiler: The werewolf transformation in the beginning is actually a movie, Ola Ray being attacked by zombies was AllADream, but in the end Michael is still revealed to have demonic eyes.]]

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* TwistEnding: The music video of "Thriller" has three of them. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The werewolf transformation in the beginning is actually a movie, Ola Ray being attacked by zombies was AllADream, but in the end Michael is still revealed to have demonic eyes.]]



4th Aug '17 12:42:46 PM SuperBeatle83
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* CrossOver: Music/PaulMcCartney duets with Michael during "The Girl Is Mine".

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* CrossOver: Music/PaulMcCartney duets with Michael during "The Girl Is Mine". Both singers had belonged to groups that had their own animated series.
28th May '17 12:35:02 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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''Thriller'' is the sixth studio album by Music/MichaelJackson and his second to be produced by Quincy Jones, released in 1982. It went on to become the best-selling music album in history, selling over 65 domestically and 110 million copies world wide. Seven of the nine tracks on the album were released as singles, with each one reaching the Top 10 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. Three of the singles, "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and "Thriller" were accompanied by music videos that elevated the record to its iconic status. Although Jackson was already world famous since the 1970's and music videos already existed as a promotional tool both he and the medium became a dominating force in the music industry. "The King Of Pop" broke down racial barriers via his MTV appearances, won eight [[UsefulNotes/GrammyAward Grammys]] including the 1984 ''Album of the Year'' and even met US President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan at the White House.

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''Thriller'' is the sixth studio album by Music/MichaelJackson and his second to be produced by Quincy Jones, released in 1982. It went on to become the best-selling music album in history, selling over 65 domestically and 110 million copies world wide. Seven of the nine tracks on the album were released as singles, with each one reaching the Top 10 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. Three of the singles, "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and "Thriller" were accompanied by music videos that elevated the record to its iconic status. Although Jackson was already world famous since the 1970's and music videos already existed as a promotional tool both he and the medium became a dominating force in the music industry. "The King Of Pop" broke down racial barriers via his MTV Creator/{{MTV}} appearances, won eight [[UsefulNotes/GrammyAward Grammys]] including the 1984 ''Album of the Year'' and even met US then-US President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan at the White House.
25th Feb '17 6:28:20 PM NWolfman
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* SpiritualSuccessor: "Thriller" would receive one in "Threatened" from ''Music/{{Invincible}}'', also featuring Vincent Price.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: "Thriller" would receive one in "Threatened" from ''Music/{{Invincible}}'', also featuring this time with clips of Creator/RodSerling instead of Vincent Price.
29th Nov '16 7:31:12 AM darkchiefy
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* AlbumSingle: The Girl is Mine, Billie Jean, Beat It, Wanna Be Startling Somethin", "Human Nature","P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" and "Thriller"
20th Oct '16 8:26:43 PM PhysicalStamina
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* ThePowerOfLove: "Baby Me Mine", "The Girl Is Mine", "Human Nature", "P.Y.T.", "The Lady In My Life" are all love songs.


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* SillyLoveSongs: "Baby Me Mine", "The Girl Is Mine", "Human Nature", "P.Y.T.", and "The Lady In My Life".
5th Sep '16 7:56:15 PM NWolfman
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''Thriller'' is the sixth studio album by Music/MichaelJackson, released in 1982. It went on to become the best-selling music album in history, selling over 65 domestically and 110 million copies world wide. Seven of the nine tracks on the album were released as singles, with each one reaching the Top 10 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. Three of the singles, "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and "Thriller" were accompanied by music videos that elevated the record to its iconic status. Although Jackson was already world famous since the 1970's and music videos already existed as a promotional tool both he and the medium became a dominating force in the music industry. "The King Of Pop" broke down racial barriers via his MTV appearances, won eight [[UsefulNotes/GrammyAward Grammys]] including the 1984 ''Album of the Year'' and even met US President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan at the White House.

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''Thriller'' is the sixth studio album by Music/MichaelJackson, Music/MichaelJackson and his second to be produced by Quincy Jones, released in 1982. It went on to become the best-selling music album in history, selling over 65 domestically and 110 million copies world wide. Seven of the nine tracks on the album were released as singles, with each one reaching the Top 10 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. Three of the singles, "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and "Thriller" were accompanied by music videos that elevated the record to its iconic status. Although Jackson was already world famous since the 1970's and music videos already existed as a promotional tool both he and the medium became a dominating force in the music industry. "The King Of Pop" broke down racial barriers via his MTV appearances, won eight [[UsefulNotes/GrammyAward Grammys]] including the 1984 ''Album of the Year'' and even met US President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan at the White House.
3rd Apr '16 10:33:42 AM Luk
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** In 2001, to promote Jackson's last studio album ''Music/Invincible''. This "Special Edition" contained several audio interviews with Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton, the 1981 home demo of "Billie Jean", "Someone in the Dark" (taken from the ''Film/E.T.'' soundtrack) and an unreleased demo recorded during the album's sessions, "Carousel".
** In 2008 for its 25th anniversary. This version titled "Thriller 25" contained the original tracks plus an excerpt from the voice-over by ''Creator/VincentPrice'' from "Thriller", remixes with guest appearances by will.i.am, Fergie, Akon and Kanye West and an outtake from the album's sessions, "For All Time". (The Japanese edition also contained yet another outtake titled "Got the Hots").

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** In 2001, to promote Jackson's last studio album ''Music/Invincible''.''Music/{{Invincible}}''. This "Special Edition" contained several audio interviews with Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton, the 1981 home demo of "Billie Jean", "Someone in the Dark" (taken from the ''Film/E.T.'' soundtrack) and an unreleased demo recorded during the album's sessions, "Carousel".
** In 2008 for its 25th anniversary. This version titled "Thriller 25" contained the original tracks plus an excerpt from the voice-over by ''Creator/VincentPrice'' Creator/VincentPrice from "Thriller", remixes with guest appearances by will.i.am, Fergie, Akon and Kanye West and an outtake from the album's sessions, "For All Time". (The Japanese edition also contained yet another outtake titled "Got the Hots").
3rd Apr '16 10:32:16 AM Luk
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* UpdatedRerelease: As it happened to several of his other records, this album got several re-releases during Jackson's lifetime and after his passing:
** In 2001, to promote Jackson's last studio album ''Music/Invincible''. This "Special Edition" contained several audio interviews with Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton, the 1981 home demo of "Billie Jean", "Someone in the Dark" (taken from the ''Film/E.T.'' soundtrack) and an unreleased demo recorded during the album's sessions, "Carousel".
** In 2008 for its 25th anniversary. This version titled "Thriller 25" contained the original tracks plus an excerpt from the voice-over by ''Creator/VincentPrice'' from "Thriller", remixes with guest appearances by will.i.am, Fergie, Akon and Kanye West and an outtake from the album's sessions, "For All Time". (The Japanese edition also contained yet another outtake titled "Got the Hots").
** In 2009, for the box set titled "The Collection".
** In 2013, in the iTunes-exclusive collection "The Indispensable Collection".
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