It was not initially planned for release, as, according to Epic executive Walter Yetnikoff, "Who wants a single about monsters? ", that were "the hits that made Thriller a world-beater; along with Mr. Jackson's stage and video presence, listeners must have identified with his willingness to admit terror. Recording Industry Association of America, List of best-selling singles in the United States, "Michael Jackson's "Thriller": For The Record", "Michael Jackson Music Sales Surge Could Last For Months", "On This Day In 1983, Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Premiered On MTV", "Rock On The Net: MTV: 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made", "Revealed: the story behind Jacko's Thriller - M Magazine", "Thriller – Michael Jackson Digital Sheet Music (Digital Download)", The 14 synthesizers that shaped modern music, "The making of Michael Jackson's Thriller", "Michael Jackson – Thriller – Music Charts", "Eminem Debuts at No. To be honest I love your question. It is one of the best-selling singles of all time, having sold over 9 million copies worldwide. [44] [45], The music video for "Thriller" references numerous horror films,[18] and stars Jackson performing a dance routine with a horde of the undead. $1.8m The amount Texan gold trader Milton Verrett paid for Jackson's red jacket from the video at auction in June 2011. Instead, they wanted something "mysterious to match Michael's evolving persona". Die Basslinie wurde nach Vorbild des Rick James-Klassikers Give It to Me Baby gespielt. "Thriller" is a single by American singer Michael Jackson. [46], Many elements have had a lasting impact on popular culture, such as the zombie dance and Jackson's red jacket, designed by Landis' wife Deborah Nadoolman. With John Halas, Alana Jackler, Lynnette Gaza, Linda Kennedy. bahareh78. Bruce Swedien at the Harrison console in Westlake Studios, in a photo taken during the mixing of Michael Jackson's Thriller. [18] It is credited for transforming music videos into a serious art form, breaking down racial barriers in popular entertainment, and popularizing the making-of documentary format. Anonymous. [8] Temperton wanted to write something theatrical to suit Jackson's love of film. [5] It appears on several of Jackson's greatest hits albums and has been covered by numerous artists. It’s the all-time best-selling album worldwide. Thriller, thriller night So let me hold you tight and share a killer, thriller, chiller Thriller here tonight 'Cause this is thriller, thriller night Girl, I can thrill you more than any ghoul could ever dare try Thriller, thriller night So let me hold you tight and share a killer, thriller I'm gonna thrill you tonight [Vincent Price:] "Thriller" is a single by American singer Michael Jackson. [17] For the creaking doors, Swedien rented doors specially designed for sound effects from the Universal Studios Lot and recorded the hinges. The Thriller Effect. The pair conceived a 13-minute short film with a budget much larger than previous music videos. Michael Jackson's 1982 album Thriller needs no introduction, but here we are. It was released as a single by Epic Records on January 23, 1984 as the seventh and final single from Jackson's sixth studio album of the same name. [10], Engineer Bruce Swedien had Jackson record his vocals in different approaches, doubling takes and recording at different distances from the microphone. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart; Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Returns", "Top 100 Songs | Billboard Hot 100 Chart", "American single certifications – Michael Jackson – Thriller", "Michael Jackson's Catalogue Garners Major New Gold & Platinum Awards", "Revisionist History, Part 3: Michael Jackson Gets Revenge on Prince! Quincy Jones and recording engineer Bruce Swedien used an SM7 for most of Michael's vocals and, according to legend, all of Vincent Price's. "[8], With the title settled, Temperton wrote lyrics within "a couple of hours". 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