"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.
|Single by Michael Jackson|
|from the album Thriller|
|Released||November 5, 1983 (U.K.)|
January 23, 1984 (U.S.)
|Length||5:57 (album version)|
4:37 (special edit)
4:05 (remixed short version)
|Michael Jackson singles chronology|
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 2013 entered the Billboard Hot 100 again.