For The Record

On this date in 1984, Michael Jackson won eight Grammy Awards for the groundbreaking album Thriller.  To this date he holds the record for being the most decorated male artist in one night.*  It was a special time in music.  Thriller raised the bar and set the benchmark for all artist that followed.  If you didn’t have his poster on your wall or an MJ inspired leather jacket in your closet, you more than likely tried to dance like him.  Who didn’t?  Almost 30 years later, people are still imitating him.  Maybe today, you’ll hike up your trousers, slide into some penny loafers and moonwalk your way through the nine tunes that still make up the greatest selling album of all time.

  1. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
  2. Baby Be Mine
  3. The Girl Is Mine
  4. Thriller
  5. Beat It
  6. Billie Jean
  7. Human Nature
  8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  9. The Lady In My Life

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*In 2000, Santana tied MJ’s award count for Supernatural.  Santana holds the record for most Grammys won by a group in one night.


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