October 31, 2017
Happy Halloween! Today I'm going to talk about one of the classic Halloween songs that will probably be played at every Halloween party or celebration you go to. It's Michael Jackson's "Thriller"! The song was written by Rod Temperton and the music video was first premiered on MTV on November 14th, 1983. The now 34 year old video still holds up, the spooky monster makeup, the popular dance, and the classic song are all perfect for Halloween. A fun fact about the video, the song writer, Temperton, had thought that it would be interesting if the song had a voice-over with someone who was known for horror, and Temperton's then-wife Peggy Lipton knew Vincent Price. They asked Price if he would be willing to be a part of it and he agreed, in fact there was a whole other verse to his speech that they cut. Here is the video to watch if you want to get in the spooky-mood!