Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Returns to Hot 100, Thanks to Halloween Gains

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The observe reaches its highest mark since 1984.

Michael Jackson's horror pop basic "Thriller" re-enters the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 31, because of its annual Halloween good points.

"Thriller" returns with 15,000 downloads offered, surging by 189 p.c from the prior week, and 15.2 million U.S. streams, up 198 p.c, within the week ending Nov. 1, in line with Nielsen Music. The good points additionally assist the track re-enter each the Digital Song Sales and Streaming Songs charts at Nos. 11 and 30, respectively.

"Thriller" peaked at No. four on the Hot 100 on March three, 1984, and has returned to the Hot 100 thrice earlier than throughout this decade. With its No. 31 re-entry, the observe reaches its highest level since April 7, 1984, when it stood at No. 23.

(How is an over 30-year-old single eligible for the Hot 100, which ranks, virtually completely, present hits a mix of streaming, airplay and gross sales knowledge? Songs not in a present launch cycle can re-enter in the event that they log notable good points in chart metrics and rank within the high 50.)

Further, Jackson's iconic Thriller LP earns Greatest Gainer honors on the Billboard 200 albums chart, because it vaults from No. 102 to No. 42 (up 83 p.c to 14,000 equal album items), additionally because of Halloween good points.

In the 62-year historical past of the Billboard 200, solely the West Side Story soundtrack has spent extra weeks at No. 1 (54) than Thriller. Jackson's signature set ranks at No. three on Billboard's Greatest of All-Time Billboard 200 Albums recap, behind solely Adele's 21 and The Sound of Music soundtrack.