#7 Thriller by Michael Jackson

The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time

Thriller (Album Cover) by Michael Jackson
Album Rank
Total Points
Year Released
Billboard 200 Chart Peak
Weeks at #1
RIAA Sales Certification
29,000,000 (Multi Platinum)
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Thriller - Michael Jackson

Thriller Album Details

Michael Jackson's Thriller released in 1982 has spent more weeks at number one on the Billboard Top 200 chart than any other album on this list, spending 37 weeks at the top of the charts. This beats out Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, which stayed at the top for 31 weeks, by six weeks. Thriller is also the biggest selling album on the list, and is only one of three albums to ever have seven songs reach the top ten of Billboards Hot 100 chart, the other two being Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. and his sister Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814.

Won the Grammy for Album of the Year in 1984.

Other Michael Jackson albums on the Chart: Off the Wall.

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Thriller Track List

  1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin
  2. Baby Be Mine
  3. The Girl is Mine - Reached #2 on the Billboard's Hot 100 chart
  4. Thriller - Reached #4 on the Billboard's Hot 100 chart
  5. Beat It - Reached #1 on the Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Won the Grammy award for Record of the Year in 1984.
  6. Billie Jean - Reached #1 on the Billboard's Hot 100 chart
  7. Human Nature - Reached #7 on the Billboard's Hot 100 chart
  8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - Reached #10 on the Billboard's Hot 100 chart
  9. The Lady in My Life



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