Thriller : singles and videos (1982-1984)

Thriller

1st single : “The Girl Is Mine” (released on October 18, 1982)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 2

No music video

2nd single : “Billie Jean” (released on January 2, 1983)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 1

Music video directed by Steve Barron

Date of shooting : January 1983

Date of premiere : March 10, 1983

Official release : Released on DVD in 1995 (History), in 2003 (Number Ones) and in 2010 (Vision) and on Michael’ You Tube official page.

3rd single : “Beat It” (released on February 14, 1983)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 1

Music video directed by Bob Giraldi

Date of shooting : March 9, 1983

Date of premiere : March 31, 1983

Official release : Released on DVD in 1995 (History), in 2003 (Number Ones) and in 2010 (Vision) and on Michael’ You Tube official page.

4th single : “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” (released on May 8, 1983)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 5

No music video

5th single : “Human Nature” (released on July 3, 1983)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 7

No music video

6th single : “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” (released on September 19, 1983)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 10

No music video

7th single : “Thriller”(released on January 23, 1984)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 4

Music video directed by John Landis

Date of shooting : October 11-20, 1983

Date of premiere : December 2, 1983

Official release : Released on VHS in 1983 (Making of Thriller), on DVD in 1995 (History), in 2003 (Number Ones) and in 2010 (Vision) and on Michael’ You Tube official page.

Other singles

“Say Say Say” (released on October 3, 1983) from the “Pipes Of Peace” album.

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 1

Music video directed by Bob Girladi

Date of shooting : September 1983

Date of premiere : October 29, 1983

Official release : On DVD in 2010 (Vision, long version) but NOT on Paul Mac Cartney’s You Tube official page.

“We Are The World” (released on March 7, 1985) from the “We Are The World” album.

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 1

Music video directed by Tom Trbovich

Date of shooting : January 22, 1985

Date of premiere : March 1985

Official release : On VHS in 1985 and on DVD in 2010 (We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song) and on USA For Africa’s  You Tube official page.

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