One more day until Halloween, and things will go back to normal around here. But not yet! Michael Jackson's Thriller was an event akin to the Super Bowl when it premiered on MTV. Jackson went from being that androgynous guy who sang disco in Off the Wall to a force of nature with Thriller. By the time his "long-form video" (which he also invented) debuted, the album had already been a hit for over a year, with a string of hit songs before it. With the release of the Thriller movie, Jackson's career peaked, and he never really came close to topping it. And he was only 25 years old.