Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Beat It" - Rated 344/500!
Released November 30, 1982, Thriller would become the most significant event in pop music history since the Beatles going on to break all sales records while garnering a record 7 Top 10 singles and 12 Grammy nominations. It remains one of only three albums to remain in the Billboard 200 Top 10 for one full year.
Produced by Quincy Jones and featuring Eddie Van Halen and Paul McCartney making special guest appearances, Thriller can do no wrong!
"It is hard now to separate the wonder of Thriller from its commercial stature (Number One for thirty-seven weeks, seven Top Ten singles, eight Grammys) and Jackson's nightmare of tabloid celebrity and self-destructive egomania. But there was a time when he was truly the King of Pop. This is it." - www.rollingstone.com
"'I wanted to write the type of rock song that I would go out and buy,' said Jackson, 'but also something totally different from the rock music I was hearing on Top 40 radio.' The result was a throbbing dance single with a fingers-flying guitar solo provided by Eddie Van Halen. 'Im not gonna sit here and tell you what to play,' Jones instructed Van Halen. 'The reason youre here is because of what you do play.'" - Rolling Stone
Vinyl Picture Disc
1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
2. Baby Be Mine
3. The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney)
5. Beat It
6. Billie Jean
7. Human Nature
8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
9. The Lady In My Life