he song that gave the world’s best selling album its title almost didn’t happen. The man who wrote “Thriller” — songwriter Rod Temperton — originally called it “Starlight” and gave it completely different lyrics. The original song was not about zombies, but about being courageous and independent in the face of, dare I say, haters. The song paid homage to 70s themes disco themes such as peace, love, and soul.
Here’s what Temperton told the British newspaper the Telegraph in a 2007 interview about “Thriller.”
Here’s an audio clip of “Starlight” and here are the lyrics. How would you rate the song, especially the lyrics?