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Thriller (song)

" Thriller " is a song by American recording artist [Michael Jackson] from his sixth studio album [of the same name] . It was released on January 23, 1984 by [Epic Records] , as the seventh single from the album. The song has appeared on multiple greatest hits compilation albums from Jackson, including (1995) and [This Is It] (2009). It was written by [Rod Temperton] and produced by Jackson and [Quincy Jones] . The song, which has a voice-over rap from actor [Vincent Price] , had originally been titled "Starlight".

Musically "Thriller" is a pop rock song; the song's instruments include a [bassline] and synthesizer. In the song, sound effects such as a creaking door, thunder, feet walking on wooden planks, winds and howling dogs can be heard, and the lyrics contain frightening themes and elements. "Thriller" received positive reviews from critics, though the song was outshone by its music video. "Thriller" became Jackson's seventh top-ten single on the [''Billboard'' Hot 100 Chart] from the album, while reaching the top of the charts in France and Belgium and the top ten in other countries.

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