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Composer Rod Temperton
Released 1983-11-02
Title Origin Official

Thriller is a pop song composed by Rod Temperton and first performed and recorded by Michael Jackson in 1983. The song has been used in a couple games.

Rod Temperton originally pitched the song to his band Heatwave under the name "Starlight", but the band turned down the song.


King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)

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King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)
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Arranger Al Lowe
Released 1987-??-??
Length 0:09
Format SND (Sierra)
Loops No

On your way to Dracula's castle, you'll hear a short excerpt of Thriller theme when you encounter the ghosts. The song is Sound.011 in the game's data file.

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (GEN)

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Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (GEN)
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Arranger Hiroshi Kubota
Released 1990-08-24
Length 2:10, 0:08
Format VGM
Loops Yes

Thriller is heard in REV0 version if you perform a dance attack at either of the forest stages. The prototype features the song fully, but it was eventually replaced with Another Part of Me because of licensing issues (not being a song written by Michael Jackson).