In November 1982, the best-selling album of all-time was released when Michael Jackson unleashed Thriller on the world. The record was initially a critical and commercial success, but despite topping the charts over the winter, by the summer of 1983 it has fallen from top spot. That led the driven and ambitious superstar who graced the album's cover to call CBS Records CEO Walter Yetnikoff late in the night and demand "My record isn't number one, what are you going to do?"

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