Thriller (song)

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"Thriller"
Single by Michael Jackson
from the album Thriller
ReleasedNovember 5, 1983 (U.K.)
January 23, 1984 (U.S.)
RecordedApril–November 1982
GenreDisco, funk
Length5:57 (album version)
4:37 (special edit)
4:05 (remixed short version)
LabelEpic, CBS
Songwriter(s)Rod Temperton
Producer(s)Quincy Jones
Michael Jackson singles chronology
"Thriller"
(1983)
"Farewell My Summer Love"
(1984)

"Thriller" is a 1983 song by Michael Jackson. It was on this album Thriller. It was written by Rod Temperton. The song has been featured on many of his greatest hits albums. It has been covered by other musicians. It was narrated by Vincent Price.

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. It did not win Best Concept Video, Best Male Video, or 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 2009 the video for "Thriller" was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. It was the first music video ever to be added to it.[1]

In 2013 entered the Billboard Hot 100 again.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kaufman, Gil. "Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Added To National Film Registry". MTV News.
  2. http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-juice/5785551/eminem-debuts-at-no-1-on-hot-rbhip-hop-songs-chart-michael