Rod Temperton composed thriller, produced by Quincy Jones. It is the seventh and final single released by Epic Records from his 1982 studio album of the same name. Thriller is the most well-known song of Jackson's because of the music video. It premiered on MTV in 1983. It contributed to the success of MTV.
In the song, there are sound effects such as a creaking door, thunder, winds, and howling dogs. The most iconic part of the video is a dance sequence in which Jackson and other dancers are dressed up like zombies and they all dance. The song and video won three MTV video music awards.