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Brought to you by MTV, even though they didn't give it the Video of the Year award in 1984.
Narrated by Michael Jackson with an original song, and produced by "Thriller" producer Quincy Jones, this album was released just weeks before the Thriller album came out, causing a minor drama between the albums' corporate production teams.
See MJ perform "Thriller" during a 1987 tour.
This video of over 1500 prisoners doing the "Thriller" dance was a huge YouTube hit.
Wisconsin tries to beat out Mexico City, perhaps unsuccessfully, with a big-group version of the dance.