Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
A1 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
Michael Jackson 4 6:04
A2 Baby Be Mine
Michael Jackson 3.65 4:21
A3 The Girl Is Mine
Michael Jackson with Paul McCartney 3.3 3:42
A4 Thriller
Michael Jackson 4.7 5:59
B1 Beat It
Michael Jackson 4.45 4:19
B2 Billie Jean
Michael Jackson 4.45 4:54
B3 Human Nature
Michael Jackson 3.6 4:06
B4 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Michael Jackson 3.75 3:59
B5 The Lady in My Life
Michael Jackson 3 5:00

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

violin:
Gerald Vinci (track A3)
electric bass guitar:
Louis Johnson (bass, member of Brothers Johnson) (track B4)
electric bass guitar and guitar family:
Steve Lukather (track B1)
drums (drum set):
Leon Ndugu Chancler (tracks B2, B4)
Jeff Porcaro (tracks A3, B1, B3)
bass guitar:
Louis Johnson (bass, member of Brothers Johnson) (tracks A1, A3, B2, B5)
vocoder:
Michael Boddicker (track B4)
strings arranger:
Jerry Hey (tracks A3, B2)
membranophone:
Leon Ndugu Chancler (track A2)
Jeff Porcaro (track B5)
synthesizer:
Brian Banks (track A4)
Michael Boddicker (tracks A1–A2)
David Paich (tracks A2, B3, B5)
Greg Phillinganes (tracks A4, B4)
Steve Porcaro (tracks B1, B3, B5)
Bill Wolfer (tracks A1, B2)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track A3)
Rod Temperton (track A4)
synthesizer arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track B2)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track A3)
Rod Temperton (tracks A2, A4)
synthesizer programming:
Brian Banks (track A2)
Greg Phillinganes (track B4)
Steve Porcaro (tracks A2–A3, B1, B3)
Bill Wolfer (track B2)
Anthony Marinelli (tracks A2, A4)
flute and saxophone:
Larry Williams (keyboard,sax,flute) (tracks A1–A2, A4)
guitar:
Paul Jackson, Jr. (track B4)
synclavier:
Tom Bahler (track B1)
wind instruments arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track A1)
Jerry Hey (tracks A1–A2, A4)
electric guitar:
Eddie Van Halen (track B1)
percussion:
Paulinho da Costa (tracks A1, B3)
percussion and synthesizer arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track B2)
Rod Temperton (track A4)
percussion arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track B1)
Quincy Jones (tracks A1, B1)
David Paich (track A3)
keyboard:
James Ingram (American singer, songwriter, record producer & instrumentalist) (track B4)
Bill Wolfer (track B1)
keyboard and synthesizer:
Greg Phillinganes (track A2)
Rhodes piano:
Greg Phillinganes (tracks A3, B5)
Rhodes piano and synthesizer:
Greg Phillinganes (tracks A1, B1–B2)
piano:
David Paich (track A3)
handclaps:
James Ingram (American singer, songwriter, record producer & instrumentalist) (track B4)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track B4)
Greg Phillinganes (track B4)
Steven Ray (80s US R&B producer/performer) (track B4)
handclaps and synthesizer:
Greg Phillinganes (track B4)
handclaps and keyboard:
James Ingram (American singer, songwriter, record producer & instrumentalist) (track B4)
horn and percussion arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track A1)
horn arranger:
Jerry Hey (tracks A1–A2, A4)
trombone:
Bill Reichenbach, Jr. (jazz trombonist) (tracks A1–A2, A4)
guitar family:
Paul Jackson, Jr. (tracks B1, B4–B5)
Steve Lukather (tracks A3, B3)
Dean Parks (track A3)
David Williams (Guitarist) (tracks A1–A2, A4, B2)
flugelhorn and trumpet:
Gary Grant (brass) (tracks A1–A2, A4)
Jerry Hey (tracks A1–A2, A4)
additional background vocals:
James Ingram (American singer, songwriter, record producer & instrumentalist) (track B4)
Howard Hewett (track B4)
arranger:
James Ingram (American singer, songwriter, record producer & instrumentalist) (track B4)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track A3)
Quincy Jones (tracks A3, B4)
Steve Lukather (track B3)
David Paich (track B3)
Steve Porcaro (track B3)
Rod Temperton (tracks B1, B5)
background vocals:
James Ingram (American singer, songwriter, record producer & instrumentalist) (track A1)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track A1)
Bunny Hull (tracks A1, B4)
Janet Jackson (track B4)
LaToya Jackson (track B4)
Becky Lopez (tracks A1, B4)
Julia Waters (track A1)
Maxine Waters (track A1)
Oren Waters (track A1)
co-producer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks A1, A3, B1–B2)
Steve Porcaro (track B3)
Rod Temperton (tracks A2, A4, B5)
conductor:
Jerry Hey (track A3)
Jeremy Lubbock (track B2)
guest lead vocals:
Paul McCartney (track A3)
lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks A3, B1–B2, B4)
lyricist:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks A1, A3, B1–B2)
John Bettis (track B3)
Rod Temperton (tracks A2, A4, B5)
miscellaneous support:
Greg Smith (Producer/Keyboards) (track B1)
mixer:
Bruce Swedien (tracks A1–B5)
performer:
Nelson Hayes (track A1)
Steven Ray (80s US R&B producer/performer) (track A1)
producer:
Quincy Jones (tracks A1–B5)
recording engineer:
Bruce Swedien (tracks A1–B5)
Donn Landee (track B1)
spoken vocals:
Vincent Price (US horror film actor) (track A4)
writer:
James Ingram (American singer, songwriter, record producer & instrumentalist) (track B4)
Quincy Jones (track B4)
phonographic copyright by:
MJJ Productions Inc. (rights holder, not an imprint) (1982) (tracks A1–B5)
publisher:
Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher) (track A4)
Mijac Music (tracks B1–B2)
Rodsongs (track A4)
Universal Music Publishing France (not for release label use!) (track A4)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (track B3)
has remixes:
mash-ups:
BEATiCURE by Robin Skouteris (track B1)
Beat Up by JV5 (track B1)
Comic Beat by ComaR (track B1)
Pop Culture by Madeon (track B2)
Revolution No.11 by Triple-Q (track B1)
sampled by:
Billie Jean (The Legendary Performance from Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever) (live dancing, 1983-03-25: Pasadena Civic Auditorium, CA, USA) by Michael Jackson (track B2)
Good Life by Kanye West feat. T‐Pain (track B4)
Got to Give It Up by Aaliyah (track B2)
Hey Lover by LL Cool J (track B5)
Nas Will Prevail by Nas (track B3)
No Guest List by Def Squad (track A4)
samples:
Soul Makossa by Manu Dibango (track A1)
Untitled (side A) by Denny Jaeger (track B1)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 58) (track B2)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 337) (track B1)
is the basis for:
Nas Will Prevail (track B3)
later parody versions:
Eat It (track B1)
He-Man (track B1)
Schiller (track A4)
later translated versions:
BEAT IT (track B1)
Espeluznante (track A4)
夜的心 (track B3)
later versions:
recording of:
Baby Be Mine (track A2)
Beat It (track B1)
Billie Jean (track B2)
Human Nature (track B3)
The Girl Is Mine (track A3)
The Lady in My Life (track B5)
Thriller (track A4)

Release

mastering: Bernie Grundman
remastered versions: Thriller (special edition)
Thriller (special edition)
Thriller (special edition)
ASIN: US: B006S42MX0 [info]
US: B006UUB5T4 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/2911293 [info]