MJ's "Thriller" album spawned seven hits, won eight Grammy Awards and sold 66 million copies, making it the second best selling album of all time (behind the Eagles' Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975). Billy Jean was Michael's biggest solo single of his career. Those facts combined with the song's prevalent radio airplay today, 36 years after its release, earned it the top spot in our countdown of the Top 500 Songs of the 80's! (video courtesy of YouTube)
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