Thriller
Michael Jackson
Jackson Michael 1984 Thriller 45

It's close to midnight
Something evil's lurkin' from the dark
Under moonlight
You see a sight that almost stops your heart

1984
4
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1984
  • peaked at No. 10 on the UK Singles chart in 1983
  • from Michael Jackson's sixth studio album, Thriller (1982)
  • RIAA certified Platinum record and Digital Gold
  • the song was originally titled "Starlight"
  • on the record:
       Michael Jackson- vocals
       Vincent Price- narration
       Greg Phillinganes, Rod Temperton, Brian Banks- synthesizers

       David Williams- guitar
       Jerry Hey, Gary Grant- trumpet, flugelhorn
       Larry Williams- saxophone, flute
       Bill Reichenbach- trombone
  • written by Rod Temperton
  • produced by Quincy Jones
  • recorded at Westlake Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA
  • the music video, directed by John Landis, was filmed in various locations in New York and Los Angeles, and cost $500,000 to produce; the 14-minute “Thriller” video debuted on MTV on December 2, 1983
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