Today on “Tickets @ 2′ listen for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

Vincent Price, known for his work in horror films, did the narration at the end of the song: “Must stand and face the hounds of hell.” That line was inspired by the most popular Sherlock Holmes novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Halloween novelty songs like “The Monster Mash” had been around for awhile, but “Thriller” was the first hit song with year-round appeal with lyrics about creatures of the night who terrify their victim.

John Landis was brought in to direct the video.

We’ll take caller #10 when it plays to win tickets to the Grammy Museum, presenting the exhibit Peace & Love, Ringo, going on now ’till March of 2014. 1-800-232-KRTH (5784).

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