Thriller 25 (2008)

Recording sessions : 2007

Studios : Las Vegas, New Jersey, New York

Label : Sony

Release date : February 8, 2008

Peak on Billboard 200 : not eligible

Tracklisting

  1. “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” Michael Jackson
    Quincy JonesMichael Jackson[a]
    6:02
  2. “Baby Be Mine” Rod Temperton Jones 4:20
  3. “The Girl Is Mine” (with Paul McCartney) Jackson
    JonesJackson[a]
    3:42
  4. “Thriller” Rod Temperton Jones 5:57
  5. “Beat It” Jackson
    JonesJackson[a]
    4:18
  6. “Billie Jean” Jackson
    JonesJackson[a]
    4:54
  7. “Human Nature”
    Steve PorcaroJohn Bettis
    Quincy Jones 4:06
  8. “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”
    James IngramJones
    Jones 3:59
  9. “The Lady In My Life” Temperton Jones 4:59
  10. “Vincent Price excerpt from Thriller Voice-Over Session” Temperton Jones 0:24
  11. “The Girl Is Mine 2008” (with will.i.am)
    JacksonWilliam AdamsKeith Harris
    Jacksonwill.i.am
    3:10
  12. “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 2008” (with will.i.am)
    JacksonAdamsHarris
    Jacksonwill.i.am
    4:21
  13. “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ 2008” (with Akon)
    JacksonAliaune ThiamGiorgio Tuinfort
    JacksonAkonTuinfort
    4:14
  14. “Beat It 2008” (with Fergie) Jackson
    Jacksonwill.i.am
    4:11
  15. “Billie Jean 2008” (Kanye West Mix) Jackson
    JacksonKanye WestAnthony Kilhoffer
    4:36
  16. “For All Time” (previously unreleased; recorded in 1990 during “Dangerous” and finished in late 2007)
    JacksonSteve PorcaroMichael Sherwood
    Jackson 4:04

Japanese bonus track

  1. “Got the Hots” (previously unreleased) (recorded 1981–1982, during “Thriller” sessions)
    JacksonJones
    JacksonJones
    4:27

Singles and short films

1st single “The Girl Is Mine 2008” (released on January 14, 2008)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : did not chart

No short film

2nd single “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ 2008” (released on January 23, 2008)*

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 81

No short film

*Last single released during Michael Jackson’s lifetime.

Promotion (TV performances/Award Shows/magazine covers etc.)

May 27, 2006 : Michael (accompanied by Raymone) attends the MTV Japan Awards ceremony at Yoyugi Olympic Stadium in Tokyo where he is presented with the MTV Legend Award.

May 31, 2006 : Michael makes a surprise appearance on widly popular SMAP variety show in Japan.

October 15, 2006 : Michael agrees to let US journalist Billy Bush from Access Hollywood visit him at the Grouse Lodge residential recording studios in County Westmeath where he is working on new music with producer Will I AM.

November 14, 2006 : Michael goes to the Guinness Book Of Records office in London to collect his certificates of records sales for Thriller.

November 15, 2006 : Michael attends the World Music Awards ceremony at Earl Court where Beyonce presents him with the Diamond Award for the Thriller sales and he performs a few lines of “We Are The World’ for the final. During the ceremony, Prince, Paris & Blanket spend a movie night with Miss Aileen.

October 3, 2007 : Michael is on the cover of of L’Uomo Vogue Magazine in Italy.

November 12, 2007 : Michael’s issue of Ebony magazine celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Thriller hits the newsstands in the US.

December 17, 2007 : Michael appears on the cover of Jet magazine.

January 26, 2008 : Michael accepts an award celebrating the 25th anniversary of Thriller in a pre-recorded video message aired during the NRJ Awards ceremony on French TV network TF1.

No concerts

Previous era : The Ultimate Collection (2004)

Next era : The last recording sessions (2002-2009)

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