Thriller 25

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Thriller 25
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Studio album (reissue)by
ReleasedFebruary 8, 2008
Recorded1981–November 1982, 1990, November 2007
Length67:11(CD)
28:32 (DVD)
Label
Producer
Michael Jackson chronology
Visionary: The Video Singles
(2006)
Thriller 25
(2008)
Thriller 25: Limited Japanese Single Collection
(2008)
Alternative cover
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No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" Michael Jackson
6:02
2."Baby Be Mine" Rod Temperton Jones4:20
3."The Girl Is Mine" (with Paul McCartney)Jackson
  • Jones
  • Jackson [a]
3:42
4."Thriller"Rod TempertonJones5:57
5."Beat It"Jackson
  • Jones
  • Jackson [a]
4:18
6."Billie Jean"Jackson
  • Jones
  • Jackson [a]
4:54
7."Human Nature"Quincy Jones4:06
8."P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)"Jones3:59
9."The Lady In My Life"TempertonJones4:59
10."Vincent Price excerpt from Thriller Voice-Over Session"TempertonJones0:24
11."The Girl Is Mine 2008" (with will.i.am)
  • Jackson
  • will.i.am
3:10
12."P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 2008" (with will.i.am)
  • Jackson
  • Adams
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • will.i.am
4:21
13."Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008" (with Akon)
  • Jackson
  • Akon
  • Tuinfort
4:14
14."Beat It 2008" (with Fergie)Jackson
  • Jackson
  • will.i.am
4:11
15."Billie Jean 2008" (Kanye West Mix)Jackson
4:36
16."For All Time" (previously unreleased; recorded in 1990 during "Dangerous" and finished in late 2007)
  • Jackson
  • Steve Porcaro
  • Michael Sherwood
Jackson4:04
Japanese bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
17."Got the Hots" (previously unreleased) (recorded 1981–1982, during "Thriller" sessions)
  • Jackson
  • Jones
  • Jackson
  • Jones
4:27
iTunes bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
17."Billie Jean" (Long Version)Jackson
  • Jones
  • Jackson [a]
6:23
Circuit City bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
17."Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" (1982 Dance Mix)Jackson
  • Jones
  • Jackson [a]
6:32
Target bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
17."Billie Jean" (1982 Club Remix)Jackson
  • Jones
  • Jackson [a]
6:28
Best Buy bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
17."Thriller" (1982 Def Remix)TempertonJones7:21
Independent US Music Store bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
17."Billie Jean" (1982 Radio Edit Remix)Jackson
  • Jones
  • Jackson [a]
4:40
Deluxe edition bonus tracks [53]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
17."Billie Jean (Long Version)"Jackson
  • Jones
  • Jackson [a]
 
18."Quincy Jones Interview #1"  2:19
19."Someone in the Dark"Jones4:47
20."Quincy Jones Interview #2"  2:04
21."Billie Jean" (Home Demo from 1981)JacksonJackson2:20
22."Quincy Jones Interview #3"  3:10
23."Rod Temperton Interview #1"  4:03
24."Quincy Jones Interview #4"  1:32
25."Voice-Over Session from Thriller"TempertonJones2:52
26."Rod Temperton Interview #2"  1:56
27."Quincy Jones Interview #5"  2:01
28."Carousel"Jones1:49
29."Quincy Jones Interview #6"  1:17
30."Billie Jean" (Underground Mix)Jackson
  • Jones
  • Jackson [a]
6:40
31."Thriller" (Instrumental)TempertonJones5:57
DVD: Thriller Music Videos and Live Performance
No.TitleWriter(s)Director(s)Length
1."Billie Jean" Michael Jackson Steve Barron 4:54
2."Beat It"Jackson Bob Giraldi 4:56
3."Thriller" Rod Temperton John Landis 13:33
4."Billie Jean" (Live from Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever )Jackson 4:56
DVD: Number Ones (Walmart Fan Pack)
No.TitleWriter(s)Director(s)Length
1."Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"JacksonNick Saxton4:11
2."Rock with You" Rod Temperton Bruce Gowers 3:22
3."Billie Jean"Jackson Steve Barron 4:55
4."Beat It"Jackson Bob Giraldi 4:56
5."Thriller"Temperton John Landis 13:43
6."Bad"Jackson Martin Scorsese 4:20
7."The Way You Make Me Feel"Jackson Joe Pytka 6:43
8."Man in the Mirror"Donald Wilson5:02
9."Smooth Criminal"JacksonColin Chilvers4:16
10."Dirty Diana"JacksonJoe Pytka5:08
11."Black or White"JacksonJohn Landis6:22
12."You Are Not Alone" R. Kelly Wayne Isham 5:37
13."Earth Song"JacksonNicholas Brandt7:29
14."Blood on the Dance Floor"
  • Jackson
  • Vincent Paterson
4:15
15."You Rock My World" Paul Hunter 10:26

Notes

Thriller 25: Limited Japanese Single Collection

In 2008 a limited edition of Thriller 25 was released in Japan. [55]

Personnel

  • Executive producer: Michael Jackson

"The Girl Is Mine 2008"

  • Keyboards and synths: Harris
  • Producer/engineer/mixer/drums/keys: will.i.am

"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 2008"

  • Keyboards and synths: Keith Harris
  • Saxophone: Tim Izo
  • Trumpets: Printz Board
  • Background vocals: Garcia/Battle
  • Producer/engineer/drums/keys: will.i.am

"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008"

  • Instrumentation and programming: Akon/Tuinfort
  • Tracking Engineer: Padraic Kerin
  • Mixer: Dylan "3-D" Dresdow
  • Producers: Jackson/Akon/Tuinfort

"Beat It 2008"

  • Producer/drums/synths/keys: will.i.am
  • Engineers: Padraic Kerin/Dylan "3-D" Dresdow/will.i.am

"Billie Jean 2008"

  • Engineers/mixers: Kilhoffer/Dresdow/Dromgoole/Hertwech/Wheeler/Houge
  • Keyboards: Bhasker/Kilhoffer/Caruso
  • Producers: Jackson/West/Kilhoffer

"For All Time"

  • Recorded by Bruce Swedien
  • Keyboards: Porcaro/Paich
  • Guitar: Lukather
  • Drums: Porcaro
  • Mixer: Guzauski/Bender
  • Producer: Jackson [56]

Charts

Certifications and sales

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF) [96] Gold20,000^
Belgium (BEA) [97] Gold15,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil) [98] Gold30,000*
Canada (Music Canada) [99] Gold50,000^
India15,000 [100]
Italy (FIMI) [101]
sales since 2009
3× Platinum150,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Mexico (AMPROFON) [102] Platinum+Gold120,000^
Netherlands (NVPI) [103] Gold30,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway) [104] Gold15,000*
Poland (ZPAV) [105] Platinum20,000*
Portugal (AFP) [106] Platinum20,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE) [107] Platinum80,000^
Sweden (GLF) [108] Gold20,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) [109] Gold15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) [110] Platinum300,000^
United States774,000 [111]
Summaries
Europe (IFPI) [112] Platinum1,000,000*
Worldwide3,000,000 [51]

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

List of release dates, showing country, record label, and format
CountryDateLabelFormat
Australia February 8, 2008 Epic Records,
Legacy Recordings,
MJJ Productions
CD, LP record,
Digital download
Germany
Italy
Philippines [113]
Europe February 11, 2008
United Kingdom
United States February 12, 2008
Taiwan February 15, 2008
Japan February 20, 2008
Canada March 11, 2008
France March 28, 2008
Haiti
South Africa
Tanzania

Notes

  1. Representatives for Sony and Jackson's estate say that Thriller has sold 105 million copies globally. [5] Although sales estimates for Thriller have been as high as 110 million copies, [6] these sales figures are unreliable according to various music specialists. [7] [8] [9]

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