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  • Thriller

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    Default Re: Billie Jean VS Thriller: which do you think is more iconic?

    I think for the fans, it's Billie Jean, but for the general public, it's probably Thriller.
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    Default Re: Billie Jean VS Thriller: which do you think is more iconic?

    Billie Jean for sure.

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    Default Re: Billie Jean VS Thriller: which do you think is more iconic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiona View Post
    I think for the fans, it's Billie Jean, but for the general public, it's probably Thriller.
    This is a possibilty I lean to. Thriller has sort of become something completey in its own right, almost seperate like the Greece Medley where it's constantly recreated.

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    Default Re: Billie Jean VS Thriller: which do you think is more iconic?

    Billie Jean

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    Default Re: Billie Jean VS Thriller: which do you think is more iconic?

    Even though Billie Jean is more iconic, Thriller has better longevity in terms of sales due to its association with Halloween.

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    Default Re: Billie Jean VS Thriller: which do you think is more iconic?

    Billie Jean all the way

    Nothing against Thriller, but Billie Jean is just Billie Jean. The jacket, the glove, the hat and the moonwalk. Then you have that ground-breaking short film.

    The song itself is incredible, the lyrics, the vocals and that beat. 1 second in and its got you, dum da, dum, da, whoo, whoo. Thank God MJ fought for that intro!!!

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    Default Re: Billie Jean VS Thriller: which do you think is more iconic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Criminal View Post
    Even though Billie Jean is more iconic, Thriller has better longevity in terms of sales due to its association with Halloween.
    On Spotify Thriller's listens only go up around Halloween (currently it's not even in MJ's top 10) but Billie Jean is constantly lisened to all around the year. So I don't agree that Thriller has better longevity. Thriller has a lot of it's popularity to thank to it being Halloween song, but Billie Jean is all about the awesomeness of the music.

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    Default Re: Billie Jean VS Thriller: which do you think is more iconic?

    A poll has been added.

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    Default Re: Billie Jean VS Thriller: which do you think is more iconic?

    Billie Jean 25 performance

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    Default Re: Billie Jean VS Thriller: which do you think is more iconic?

    Billie Jean for me without a doubt. The whole thing is just so beyond slick. The glove, the hat, the light up pavement, the moonwalk, Motown 25...hard to imagine how it blew up at the time! Thriller is awesome no doubt but Billie Jean all the way. It's about as iconic as a performance can get imo!

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    Default Re: Billie Jean VS Thriller: which do you think is more iconic?

    Ok, I misunderstood this thread to be about which song did I believe was more iconic in the eyes of the general public which I still feel could possibly be Thriller, especially with the younger generations. Personally yeah Billie Jean.

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    Default Re: Billie Jean VS Thriller: which do you think is more iconic?

    Quote Originally Posted by aazzaabb View Post
    Ok, I misunderstood this thread to be about which song did I believe was more iconic in the eyes of the general public which I still feel could possibly be Thriller, especially with the younger generations. Personally yeah Billie Jean.
    Spotify actually has a young audience and Billie Jean is miles more listened to than Thriller.

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    Default Re: Billie Jean VS Thriller: which do you think is more iconic?

    I voted Billie Jean.

    You hear 1 second - you know the song.

    The Motown 25 performance, the moonwalk, the hat, the glove, the socks. - ICONIC.

    Musicvideo-wise I would vote for Thriller. The Billie Jean video is no way as iconic as Thriller.

    But song-wise overall Billie Jean wins for me. - I also think Billie Jean gets more spins on clubs, radio etc.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Ahess/videos - me dancing MJ - many years ago.

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    Default Re: Billie Jean VS Thriller: which do you think is more iconic?

    Thriller only has Billie Jean beat when it comes to the short film. Billie Jean beats Thriller on everything else from the song itself, to the live performance, to the costume.

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    Default Re: Billie Jean VS Thriller: which do you think is more iconic?

    Quote Originally Posted by respect77 View Post
    On Spotify Thriller's listens only go up around Halloween (currently it's not even in MJ's top 10) but Billie Jean is constantly lisened to all around the year. So I don't agree that Thriller has better longevity. Thriller has a lot of it's popularity to thank to it being Halloween song, but Billie Jean is all about the awesomeness of the music.
    Sorry, I meant just actual sales not streaming. I think due to Halloween, Thriller gets a boost in sales in every year and even sometimes chart on the Billboard top 100. The same can't be said for Billie Jean.

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