There is no doubt about it. Michael Jackson is one of the greatest artists of all times. He is also the one who revolutionized the world of music videos. What do you think his best videos were? Hard to choose? All clips are masterpieces, and each and every one of them is unique in its own way. Starting with thriller and ending with You Rock My World, we have so many fantastic examples of his wonderful work. Nevertheless, we will try to make a top 10 most amazing and popular Michael Jackson music videos.
Thriller was the video that shocked the entire world. For the first time in the history of music videos we could see awesome dance moves combined with great choreography and a gripping story about zombies and creatures of the night. 632 million people watched the video since it was first released, and this is truly an incredible number.
Music Video: Thriller
Man in the Mirror
This is an unusual music video for Michael, because in it he abandons his usual slick style in order to convey a sensitive message. During the short movie we see figures like Martin Luther King Jr, JFK and Mother Teresa as well as some shocking images which depict some of the world’s most pressing problems. It says a lot about the things that Earth is confronting with every day.
Music Video: Man in the Mirror
Beat it is one of my person favorites, because it encapsulates the true essence of Michael Jackson. With this video he preceded Aerosmith’s and Run D.M.C.’s melding of rock and R&B by four years. It is also the song with the best guitar solo in pop history, it is the second most popular music video by Michael Jackson on youtube, and you can’t help but dance to it.
Music Video: Beat It
Black or White
Parts of this movie were cut out because they were considered to aggressive for the public. The video is more like several videos put into one. It starts with a suburban goof starring Macaulay Culkin as a kid, a trip around the world, a showcase of incredible face-morphing design, and Michael Dancing on the Statue of Liberty in the end.
Music Video: Black or White
This video shows us a glimpse in the beautiful relationship between Janet Jackson and her brother Michael. We don’t know if you knew that this is one of the most expensive videos in all history ( with a 7 million dollar price tag ), but it was worth every penny. It is basically a black-and-white fantasia of the space-age.
Music Video: Scream
Remember the Time
When you put Eddie Murphy and Michael Jackson in the same clip, the result isn’t just epic, but a masterpiece of epic proportions. „Remember the Time” is one of the most original music videos I’ve ever seen. Michael is super hot in it, the pharaoh’s wife is beautiful, the dances are amazing and the costumes incredible. We can’t seem to stop pressing the repeat button.
Music Video: Remember the Time
Back in the time when Michael was still young and rebellious, who produced one of his best hits and gave it a fitting video. In „Bad” he plays the role of a street-fighting hero who ratchets up tension between two rivaling gangs. It was directed by Martin Scorsese.
Music Video: BAD
„Smooth Criminal” is an epic song, and we believe that the video made for it couldn’t have been better. After a long break in his career, Michael made an incredible comeback. Mafia, guns, bars, danger and smooth dance moves are only some of the things you will see in the clip.
Music Video: Smooth Criminal
You Rock My World
Similar to „Smooth Criminal” is „You Rock My World”, another example that the king of pop still had his moves. The video is funny and enthralling, and Michael’s partner is simply delicious. In this clip we also have the pleasure of seeing Marlon Brando in the role of a mob boss.
Music Video: You Rock my World
Say, Say, Say
There is something about „Say,Say,Say” that we like, but we can’t put our finger on it. Maybe it is the relaxed atmosphere, or Paul McCartney’s charming personality that is so fascinating, but we believe that it’s Michael’s genuine innocence that made this clip something truly special.
Music Video: Say Say Say
There are a lot of clips that didn’t make the list like Liberian Girl, Ben, Billie Jean, We are the World, They Don’t Really care About us and You are not alone. This doesn’t mean that they aren’t great, we just didn’t have enough positions to mention them.