Home Forums Polls! Favorite “Thriller” single

Favorite “Thriller” single

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)
Created
5 years ago
Last Reply
5 years ago
8
replies
541
views
7
users
2
1
1
  • Renaton
    Member
    Joined:
    Jun 4th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #543183

    Choose your favorite single from Michael’s album.

    Reply
    Daniel B.
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 22nd, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #543185

    An excellent album, filled with great songs. Even the two songs from that album that weren’t released as singles (“Baby Be Mine” and “Lady in My Life”) were great. The only song of the album I don’t like is “The Girl Is Mine,” and that’s saying a lot coming from someone who loves The Beatles, Paul McCarntey, and Michael Jackson. Their other collaboration, “Say Say Say” (from McCartney’s Pipes of Peace album) was much stronger, in my opinion. It’s somewhat mind-boggling that a subpar track like “The Girl Is Mine” was the first single released (!) from what would become the biggest selling album of all time. 

    But overall, my favourite song from Thriller would have to be “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” 

    ReplyCopy URL
    Madson Melo
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jul 25th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #543186

    Epic album. Billie Jean

    ReplyCopy URL
    Miss Frost
    Member
    Joined:
    Sep 14th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #543187

    Billie Jean

    ReplyCopy URL
    Gucci
    Member
    Joined:
    Nov 7th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #543188

    “Wanna Be Startin’ Something”

    ReplyCopy URL
    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 18th, 2012
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #543189

    Beat It

    ReplyCopy URL
    Matty G
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jul 2nd, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #543190

    I’m sure I’m in the minority here, but I far prefer Off the Wall to Thriller. I’d take any of the four OtW singles over the Thriller singles. That said, I voted for “Thriller.”

    ReplyCopy URL
    Daniel B.
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 22nd, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #543191

    I’m sure I’m in the minority here, but I far prefer Off the Wall to Thriller. I’d take any of the four OtW singles over the Thriller singles. That said, I voted for “Thriller.”

    I find just about all of Jackson’s albums are quite underrated and often overlooked because of the massive shadow Thriller casts upon them.  I personally like songs from most of his other albums more than any of the songs from Thriller (“Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” from Off the Wall; “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Smooth Criminal,” and “Man in the Mirror” from Bad;  “Will You Be There” from Dangerous; and “Earth Song” and “Stranger in Moscow” from HIStory), but as a whole, I think Thriller is the most consistent, and therefore, best album. But in terms of overall consistency, Off the Wall definitely comes second, as there are few, if any, clunkers on it. I think the fact that 78% of Thriller is instantly recognizable Top 10 material (compared to Off the Wall‘s 40%) also helps its legendary status. Most artists don’t amass 7 top 10 singles in their entire career, let alone in one album.  I do however think that despite having 4 top 10 hits, Off the Wall had the potential of having a lot more hits had more singles been released (“Workin’ Day and Night,” “I Can’t Help It,” “It’s the Falling in Love,” etc.).

    ReplyCopy URL
    Renaton
    Member
    Joined:
    Jun 4th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #543192

    “Off The Wall” is the superior album, but “Thriller” was the singles powerhouse. I personally think “Thriller” has its weak spots (I find the non-singles to be mediocre and the McCartney duet downright bad), while “Off The Wall” has no filler, it’s all consistently great tracks and matches the highs from this one at moments (“Rock With You”, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”, the title track). But it’s such an emblematic album and with so many big classics that a poll made sense, I think.

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Similar Topics
Andrew D - Aug 31, 2017
Polls!
darthva... - Aug 21, 2017
Polls!