Michael becomes the first artist to be featured 5 times on the blog this year, and he has been featured 7 times in total, putting him at joint #13.
This song reached UK#4, and it was in the chart for the last time on this day in the 80s, at #65. It would return to the chart in ’06 though, getting to #17, and again following his death in ’09, when it reached #26.
It was his 22nd of 44 top 10 hits he has had since ’72, which are still continuing in 2018.
In the US it was his 11th of 13 #1s that he had from ’72-’95.
I’ll be the freak you can taunt