Putting into perspective the incalculable impact and pioneering significance of the best-selling album of all time has never been easy. Though Michael Jackson’s Thriller lays claim to mindboggling statistics – for starters, it netted a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards and sold upwards of 70 million copies globally – that serve as reminders of how pervasive and indispensable it remains to music snobs and casual listeners alike, its essence always traces back to the greatness, power, and scope of the songs. Now, as it celebrates its 40th anniversary, the blockbuster that reconceptualized music via a genre- and color-blind blend of fleet pop, funk, disco, soul, and rock sent up with cinematic panache and dynamic energy; united audiences; made strides towards achieving racial equality; and taught the world how to dance sounds even more invigorating than it did during the advent of the Walkman.
- 1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
- 2. Babye Be Mine
- 3. The Girl is Mine (With Paul McCartney)
- 4. Thriller
- 5. Beat It
- 6. Billie Jean
- 7. Human Nature
- 8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
- 9. The Lady In My Life
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