“It was all about the Beatles. He knew in his heart of hearts that he would never be bigger than the Beatles, but he had such tremendous respect for them, and he certainly wanted to come as close as he could.”
Eventually Michael got his wish as Thriller saw the album sales double and he broke the record for bestselling record of all time, a record which is yet to be beaten.
Michael Jackson hated horror movies
The music video shows Michael greedily eating popcorn and enjoying horror movies, but it turns out this is just an example of MJ’s great acting skills.
In fact, the pop icon was terrified of horror films thanks to a terrifying lesson from his father.
According to biographer J Randy Taraborrelli, Joe Jackson climbed into MJ’s room through the bedroom window while he was sleeping, wearing a scary mask and screaming.