History Music / Thriller

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".
15th Feb '16 4:17:35 PM eroock
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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''''' ''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.
20th Jun '15 6:23:20 AM mlsmithca
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* RecordProducer: Creator/QuincyJones.
11th Jun '15 3:48:38 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory[=/=]WritersCannotDoMath: "''The funk of forty-thousand years''" is a wonderful lyric, that 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, that but has a lot of fridge logic in that it pretty much exceeds human civilization - longer than any surviving tomb could stand.
11th Jun '15 3:48:11 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory[=/=]WritersCannotDoMath: "''The funk of forty-thousand years''" is a wonderful lyric, that has a lot of fridge logic in that it pretty much exceeds human history - longer than any surviving tomb could stand.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory[=/=]WritersCannotDoMath: "''The funk of forty-thousand years''" is a wonderful lyric, that has a lot of fridge logic in that it pretty much exceeds human history civilization - longer than any surviving tomb could stand.
11th Jun '15 3:46:59 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory[=/=]WritersCannotDoMath: "''The funk of forty-thousand years''" is a wonderful lyric, that has a lot of fridge logic in that it pretty much exceeds human history - longer than any surviving tomb could stand.
6th May '15 7:34:30 PM BenMitchell90
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* AlbumFiller: Michael set out to avoid this, wanting to make an album where ''every'' song could potentially be a single. It paid off.
28th Apr '15 9:59:38 AM Patachou
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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 Grammys and even met US President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan at the White House.

Magazine/TimeMagazine included the album in their [[TimeAllTime100Albums 2006 list of 100 timeless and essential albums.]] Since 2007 the album has been included in the Library of Congress' UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry of "historically, culturally and aesthetically significant recordings". In 2009, the iconic music video in which Jackson dances with zombies was included in the National Film Preservation Board's UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry for the same reasons.

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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 Grammys [[UsefulNotes/GrammyAward Grammys]] including the 1984 ''Album of the Year'' and even met US President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan at the White House.

Magazine/TimeMagazine included the album in their [[TimeAllTime100Albums 2006 list of 100 timeless and essential albums.]] and Magazine/RollingStone placed it at #20 in their [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]] list. Since 2007 the album "Thriller" has been included in the Library of Congress' UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry of "historically, culturally and aesthetically significant recordings". In 2009, the iconic music video in which Jackson dances with zombies was included in the National Film Preservation Board's UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry for the same reasons.


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* FollowTheLeader: "Thriller" changed the music industry in many ways. By becoming the best-selling record of all time all pop musicians, including Michael himself, tried in vain to surpass it. The use of innovative and amazing music videos to promote the singles also set a trend that is still felt in pop music today. If an artist wants his hit single to be commercially succesful he is forced to make a music video for it. Of course, this has lead many people to be far more interested in the visuals than the actual music, an evolution many musicians and music fans regret.
5th Mar '15 9:28:57 AM tropeminer
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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 Grammys and even met US President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan at the White House.

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'''Thriller''' '''''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 Grammys and even met US President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan at the White House.
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