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Music the Week Thriller was Released
by Alex Cosper (12/24/12)




The Thriller album by Michael Jackson was released on Epic Records on November 30, 1982. Below are songs that appeared on national charts the week ending December 4, 1982. Michael's first single from the album, "The Girl Is Mine," which was a duo with Paul McCartney, appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 that weekand eventually was a top ten hit. The next single, "Billie Jean" made number one in March 1983. The Thriller album hit number one on February 26, 1983.

TOP HITS

Lionel Richie - Truly
Laura Branigan - Gloria
Toni Basil - Mickey
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Maneater
Neil Diamond - Heartlight

RECENT HITS

Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes - Up Where We Belong
Olivia Newton-John - Heart Attack
Pointer Sisters - I'm So Excited
Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now
John Cougar - Jack and Diane
Steel Breeze - You Don't Want Me Anymore
America - You Can Do Magic
Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)
Evelyn King - Love Come Down
Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy
Juice Newton - Break It To Me Gently
Eddie Money - Shakin'
A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran

RISING HITS

Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney - The Girl Is Mine
Don Henley - Dirty Laundry
Diana Ross - Muscles
Stray Cats - Rock This Town
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Supertramp - It's Raining Again
Pat Benatar - Shadows In The Night
Sylvia - Nobody
Dionne Warwick - Heartbreaker
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Southern Cross
Men At Work - Down Under
Billy Joel - Pressure
ABC - The Look of Love
Chicago - Love Me Tomorrow
Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle - You and I
The Clash - Rock The Casbah
Donald Fagen - I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World)
Toto - Africa
Phil Colins - You Can't Hurry Love
Patti Austin - Baby Come To Me
Jeffrey Osborne - On The Wings of Love
John Cougar - Hand To Hold On To
Little River Band - The Other Guy
Billy Squire - Everybody Wants You
Tavarez - A Penny For Your Thoughts Moving Pictures - What About Me
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - You Got Lucky
Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey
Kool & The Gang - Let's Go Dancin'

NEW MUSIC

Chilliwack - Whatcha Gonna Do
Missing Persons - Destination Unknown
The J. Geils Band - I Do
Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes
Charlene and Stevie Wonder - Used To Be
Kenny Loggins - Heart To Heart
Kim Carnes - Does It Make You Remember
Prince - 1999
Air Supply - Two Less Lonely People In The World
Fleetwood Mac - Love In Store
George Harrison - Wake Up My Love
Michael McDonald - I Gotta Try
Luther Vandross - Bad Boy/Having A Party
A Flock of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song
Juice Newton - Heart of the Night
Billy Joel - Allentown
Scandal - Goodbye To You
Frida - I Know There's Something Going On
Judas Priest - You've Got Another Thing Coming
Ray Parker, Jr. - Bad Boy
Golden Earring - Twilight Zone
Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
Lee Ritenour - Cross My Heart
Saga - On The Loose

OTHER RECORDS

Dan Fogulberg - Missing You
Jefferson Starship - Be My Lady
Survivor - American Heartbeat
(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
Bill Conti - Theme From Dynasty
The Motels - Forever Mine
Barry Manilow - Memory
America - Right Before Your Eyes
Sonny Charles - Put It In A Magazine
The Alan Parsons Project - Psychobabble
Santana - Nowhere To Run
Kenny Rogers - A Love Song
Elvis Presley - The Elvis Medley
Linda Ronstadt - Get Closer
Sheena Easton - I Wouldn't Beg For Water
Commodores - Painted Pictures
Steve Winwood - Valerie
Glenn Frey - The One You Love
Rush - New World Man
The Fixx - Stand or Fall
Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby
Michael Murphy - What's Forever For





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