Michael Jackson's Thriller is free on Google Play for one week only


Michael Jackson’s Thriller was one of the best-selling singles of all time, and is a staple in millions of music libraries. If you haven’t got a hold of it yet, however, you’ve got a prime opportunity to get one of the late King of Pop’s most iconic tracks for free. That’s right: Zip, nothing, nil, nada and any other way to say it you can think of. MTV is reporting that, for the next seven days (November 20-27), Google Play is offering Thriller ex gratia, and all you need to do is click “download.”

The single has sold 5.7 million copies since its release in 1983 and is the title track for Thriller the album, the single best-selling album in the history of music with an estimated 68 million sales worldwide.

While the promotion is supposedly designed to coincide with the 33rd anniversary of the record’s release, that date is still 10 days away (November 30, 2015). So why November 20? Well, Adele’s 25 went on sale earlier today, and that does seem awfully coincidental.

Anyway, enough with the conspiracy theories. The news here is that you can own one of the most iconic songs in the history of ever just by pressing a button. You can also watch the 13-minute music video for Thriller above, complete with that dance that your friend tries to do at every wedding but always flubs.

The long-form video is iconic in its own right and claimed the top spot on MTV’s countdown of the 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made, besting Madonna’s Vogue and Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit.

A word of warning, however. If you plan on downloading this track, we’d advise you to act fast. By the time Thursday rolls around you’ll be busy with turkey and football and it just might slip your mind.

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