Hey, quick post, and great opportunity to stop and take a moment to remember something great: Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. With all the scandal and weirdness that became the Jackson carnival of schadenfreude, it can be easy to forget that Thriller is just a jaw-dropping, rock-solid brilliant pop album with, basically, no weak spots (well, the Paul McCartney duet is kind of awful, but other than that…!)
“Beat It”? “Pretty Young Thing”? “Human Nature”? “Billie Jean”? All classics, all brilliant, incredibly enjoyable songs, I don’t care who you are.
And, of course, still the single greatest music video ever created. Take ten minutes to remember this:
Okay, fine, you don’t have 10 minutes to revisit a great song and a great short film. Can you spare 4 minutes to remember “Billie Jean”? (Well, 4 minutes and 17 seconds… sorry about the ad)