On Tonight’s edition of TheREWIND, we continue with our 2nd Battle of The ALBUMS and THIS one should be one for the ages! In one corner we have Michael Jackson’s record selling album THRILLER released on November 30th 1982. This album had 7 Top Ten singles, 6 of them going at least platinum(selling well over 1,000,000 units) and up until 2018 was the biggest selling album of all time!(Eagles Greatest Hits Vol.1 took over the top spot selling 34 million units in the USA and Thriller selling 33.4 million) Thriller would also be the only album in history to win the Billboard Album of the Year two years in a row 1983 AND 1984!! With superstar producer Quincy Jones producing this epic album and legendary studio musicians such as David Foster,Rod Temperton,James Ingram,Janet Jackson,Steve Lukather,David Paich,Jeffand Steve Pocaro,Eddie Van Halen,Paul McCartney,Louis Johnson Thriller was one of pop music’s most stylized projects.
In the other corner we have Prince’s sixth album and his first movie soundtrack and on of the biggest selling,PURPLE RAIN released on June 25th 1984,two days before his film debut as the star of the picture with the same name! This masterpiece had 5 singles released,4 of them Top Ten,2 of them #1 hit singles and one of them,When Doves Cry becoming the Billboard Song of Year 1984! The album stayed #1 on the Billboard Album Charts for 24 straight weeks!! Prince would go on to win an Oscar for Best Original Sound Score for producing,writing and composing the Purple Rain soundtrack!
So there you have the two combatants,now here’s how we’ll to this, we’ll play each album in it’s entirety,one song from one LP,then the other LP then YOU will cast your vote via our Facebook page during the show and at the end,Holly and I will tally the votes and YOU’LL pick a winner! And after we play the albums,it’s ALL REQUESTS on your favorite Michael Jackson or Prince songs! So remember,your vote counts! Let’s get ready to BATTLE!!
~DJ L ROB!!!!!!!!