Thriller was the 7th and final single (and the title track) from the best-selling album of all time. Released on November 30th 1982, the Thriller album was Michael Jackson's sixth studio album.
The title song features the voice of horror actor Vincent Price and reached #4 in the Billboard Hot 100 and #10 in the UK, although by the time of it's release most fans had bought the album and had heard the song anyway. The real excitement came from the video which was could be best described as a fourteen minute horror musical epic. Featuring a choreographed dance routine with zombies (fronted by Michael himself, of course) the video received critical acclaim and won three MTV video awards.
With regards to the Thriller album, what more can I say that hasn't already been said? If you've never listened to the album then you really need to right now!
Also check out the Instrumental version of Thriller (the bass and funky guitar really shine through!) at my blog 80s Remix.
Released in October 1988, Smooth Criminal was the seventh single to be released from the 1987 Bad Album. It reached No.3 in the UK and made #1 in Spain, Holland, Denmark and Belgium. Well, I just hope Annie is okay!
Of course, Remember The Time wasn't an 80s tune and was released in early 1992 in the UK. But I thought it was appropriate for this page to remember the good times from when Michael Jackson was creating brilliant music. The song reached #3 in both the UK and U.S. and was lifted from the 1991 album, Dangerous.