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"Thriller" went and turned 30 on us. Did you know…

1] With sales of 29 million, according to the RIAA, “Thriller” is the best-selling studio album in U.S. history. The set is tied with the Eagles’ best-of collection, “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975.” 

2] "Thriller" has spent the most weeks (37) atop the Billboard 200 of any album by a single artist. Only the "West Side Story" soundtrack (54) has reigned longer. 

3] "Thriller" is the only album by a male artist to generate five Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles. YIKES, THAT WAS ‘BAD’

4] The “Thriller” No. 1s “Billie Jean” and “Beat It” are two of Jackson’s 13 Hot 100 leaders, the most of any solo male artist. 

5] "Thriller" became the first album to generate seven Hot 100 top 10 hits.

April 16, 1983

The first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 from Michael Jackson’s monster album “Thriller” spends its seventh and final week atop the chart.

Oh Halloween. We may or may not be using the day as an excuse to watch "Thriller" video on repeat, but the MJ classic is not the only spooky pop song out there. We’re proud to present the top 10 songs that will have you sleeping with the lights on. You know, the songs you wouldn’t want to be caught … dead … without. Har har.