Michael horror classic ‘Thriller’ single has returned to the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA at No. 19, marking its highest placement since its original chart run in 1984!!
It originally peaked at No. 4, but it re-entered the chart in 2021 with nearly 13 million streams, 8.2 million radio airplay audience impressions and 6,300 downloads sold in the Oct. 29-Nov. 4 tracking week.
The title track of Michael’s 1982 album was produced by Quincy Jones and written by Rod Temperton. It helped propel the album to become the biggest selling album of all time, while cranking out the scary song year after year to be a Halloween staple. The famous John Landis directed short film was inducted into the National Film Preservation Board’s National Film Registry.
This also means that Michael has had a presence in the Billboard top 20 in the 1970s, ’80s, ’90s, 2000s, ’10s and ’20s. If you include his lead in Jackson 5 then he also hit the top 20 in the ’60s thanks to their debut hit ‘I Want You Back.’ Michael is the only artist with top 10 Billboard hits in five distinct decades as a soloist (’70s-’10s).