Micheal Jackson's Thriller turned 25 on December 1st.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ranked Thriller third on their "Definitive 200" list, which is a compilation of what they believe to be the greatest albums ever. At age 25, The New York Times called Jackson a "musical phenomenon," further commenting that "in the world of pop music, there is Michael Jackson and there is everybody else."
Obviously, perceptions have changed since then. I'm not saying "we" or the "media" are wrong to shift our view on MJ , but simply noting that at one time he was on top of the world and now there will always be a negative conotation associated with him.
I dont think you have to like him to love this album. Some may be a little surprised for me to say that this very well might fall somewhere within my top favorite albums of all time. Just look at this track listing. What are yours?
- Wanna Be Startin' Somethin
- Baby Be Mine
- The Girl Is Mine (featuring Paul McCartney)
- Billie Jean
- Thriller (featuring Vincent Price)
- Beat It (featuring Eddie Van Halen)
- Human Nature
- P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
- The Lady in My Life
I included a couple of my favorite songs from this album below.
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