The Rewind Button is a group blogging project that I’m participating in. We’re taking on Rolling Stone‘s Top 40 albums of all time and writing our own reviews of them.
I named my pet Siberian Husky dog Thriller, because of the album. He was a good dog who had a love of eating toads. I buried him in my backyard.
I begged my grandparents to buy me a faux red-leather Michael Jackson jacket (the kind he wore in the video for “Thriller”) at J.C. Penney. I wore it a handful of times, and it still hangs in a closet at my grandfather’s house.
I stayed glued to MTV to watch the “Thriller” video, the short movie version. It was an event that proved music videos could be much more than people standing around singing in a studio.
To this day, the moonwalk is one of my better (maybe only) dance moves. Though, I can do the leg shake thing kind of well, too.
“P.Y.T.” was a track that my friends Jonathan and Hank and I use to sing along to all the time in a field out behind my house.
My friend, Matt, played me Weird Al Yankovic’s parody “Eat It” for me on a blue cassette tape. You mean you can get blue cassette tapes?! My middle school mind was blown.
To this day, I still like to say “I’m a lover, not a fighter” from the single “The Girl is Mine.”
On my own Rolling Stone list, Thriller is a Top 10 album. Any album that can generate so many memories for you should always be in your top list.
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