BEHIND THE GROOVES: a music blog by Jeff Harris

On this day in music history: February 26, 1983 - “Thriller” by Michael Jackson hits #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for 37 weeks (non-consecutive). Produced by Quincy Jones (w/ three tracks co-produced by Michael Jackson), it will be recorded at Westlake Audio in Los Angeles, CA between April 14 and November 8, 1982. The album will spin off an unprecedented seven top 10 singles during which time it will spend two extended runs of 17 weeks a piece between February 26 to June 18th, and December 24, 1983 to April 14, 1984, retaking the top spot for 2 weeks from July 9-16, 1983, and one week on September 10, 1983.

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