It’s been more than two years since Michael Jackson died and the world still mourns his loss. A man surrounded by controversy and secrecy, Jackson may have been a polarizing figure in many regards but there is one thing most everybody can agree on — he was a damn good singer.
This September and October, we’re celebrating Jackson’s work with several screenings of the MICHAEL JACKSON SING-ALONG. A collection of his best music, this Sing-Along will have you dancing in the aisles and singing at the top of your lungs to his greatest hits.
At the centerpiece of the MICHAEL JACKSON SING-ALONG is perhaps his greatest song — “Thriller.”
Released in 1984, “Thriller” is the seventh and final single from Jackson’s sixth studio album. It was written by Rod Temperton and produced by Quincy Jones. Almost as famous as the song itself is its music video — directed by AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON helmer John Landis. The music video is 14 minutes long and features a narrative starring Jackson and actress Ola Ray as two characters in a ‘50s inspired horror film featuring zombies, werecats and one of the most iconic dance routines ever captured on film.
As with tradition at our MICHAEL JACKSON SING-ALONGS, there will be a communal performance of the Thriller dance and everyone is expected to participate. It’s time to start boning up on your zombie bobbing today. Below you’ll find the original music video followed by an instructional video on how to dance the Thriller. Practice — either with a friend or by yourself — and don’t plan on missing our screenings of the Michael Jackson Sing-Along throughout September and October.