Thriller is a hit song sung by Michael Jackson, released from his sixth album of the same name and written by Rod Temperton. The song has been featured on many of his greatest hits albums, and has been covered by multiple other musicians since being released in 1983. The music video was made by John Landis, George J. Folsey, Jr., and Jackson. It is 13 minutes long and was MTV's first world premiere video. In it Jackson turns into a werecat and a zombie.
The video was nominated for six MTV Video Music Awards in 1984. It won Viewers Choice, Best Overall Performance and Best Choreography —but lost Best Concept Video, Best Male Video and Video of the Year.
In 1985 it won the Grammy Award for Best Video, Long Form.
In 1999 MTV put Thriller #1 in their 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made list.
In 2013 entered the Billboard Hot 100 again.
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