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Michael Jackson Breaks New Record on Billboard Hot 100 Chart

Monday, November 15th, 2021 9:20pm

By Jude Chukwuemeka

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" returns to the Hot 100 at No. 19, marking its highest placement since its original chart run in 1984

According to news from Billboard, Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is leading Halloween Treats on Billboard Hot 100.

So now, Jackson has placed a solo song in the Hot 100's top 20 in six consecutive decades.

Reflecting the spooky season's soundtrack, four Halloween classics re-enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Nov. 13). He  placed a solo song in the Hot 100's top 20 in the 1970s, '80s, '90s, 2000s, '10s and '20s. 

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" returns to the Hot 100 at No. 19, marking its highest placement since its original chart run in 1984, when it peaked at No. 4. The song tallied 12.9 million U.S. streams (up 109%), 8.2 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 275%) and 6,300 downloads sold (up 71%) in the Oct. 29-Nov. 4 tracking week, according to MRC Data.

The title cut of Jackson's landmark 1983 album was produced by Quincy Jones and written by Rod Temperton, while its video was inducted into the National Film Preservation Board's National Film Registry.

Jackson, who died in 2009, appeared in the top 20 posthumously in the '10s with "Love Never Felt So Good," with Justin Timberlake (No. 9 peak in 2014), and as featured on Drake's "Don't Matter to Me" (No. 9; 2018).

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