Michael Jackson - "Thriller" (1984)
How can any Saturday Night Jukebox be complete without MJ and my personal favourite, Thriller?! Its cool, funky, timeless and has the best dance routine ever. Not to mention a bit of Vincent Price to top it all off! You have to be lying if you haven't found yourself swinging your arms from side to side with zombie clawed hands at some point in your life! Haven't got time to indulge in the full 14 minute video? Make time!!
|Michael hanging with his zomboys|
My friends and I would play a stupid game if we went to parties whilst it was early on in the evening. The dance floor would be deserted and the host disappointed no one was dancing. Feeling sorry for them, we would all choose a song each to request the DJ to play. You could call it a dangerous game of Dance Roulette. You'd never know which song would come on first, but that person had to venture up ALONE, dance in front of everyone and usually sober too. My choice was Thriller, tactically thinking the DJ would never in his right mind or DJing career play a massive crowd pleasing hit like that in the early stages of a party. Sadly, I obviously misjudged the quality of DJ at this particular venue and... Surprise! Surprise! Suddenly I hear the music go quiet and the loudest door creak ever! The realisation hit me with a cold sweat, exactly like the love interest in the music video when Michael spins around zombiefied! I had no choice but to go with it. I decided to act out the dance as best as I could remember adding some of my own Michael Jackson moves. Needless to say, no one joined in(defeating the whole purpose of the exercise) but instead chose to watch. Happy ending though, I got a massive round of applause and didn't have any trouble getting my glass refilled at the bar. I felt like a celebrity for a night, shame it was just a friend's parents 30th wedding anniversary!
HALLOWEEN NIGHT JUKEBOX! - Michael Jackson - "Thriller"
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