He was the man known all around the world, and when Michael Jackson died a year ago today, millions of fans mourned the end of this icon’s journey. As a celebration of his life and the music he brought to the world, OK! has rounded up his top five most memorable music videos.
We all know Michael wouldn’t have been half the superstar he was were it not for the insane moves he made on stage and on screen. So take a look at these classics and maybe you’ll learn a thing or two for your next party!
Thriller: The best way to start off this list is with the song that made Michael’s sixth album the best-selling album of all time. Often referred to as the greatest music video of all time, “Thriller” is still around, whether it be in commercials, movies or on your iPod!
Smooth Criminal: How could we go through this flashback without stopping to take a look at the unforgettable forward lean move pulled off magically by Michael in his “Smooth Criminal “music video. Yes, Michael was an incredible dancer, but supposedly this move was only possible due to a special shoe built for the legendary lean!
Man In The Mirror: When this single released it topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks and was even nominated for Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards. “Man In The Mirror” exposed Michael’s deeper talent when he released such a meaningful and masterful song.
Bad: Topping charts in 20 different countries, “Bad” was far from a ‘bad’ song! Said to be influenced by a story Michael had heard about, the full 18-minute short film music video for “Bad” was actually directed by legend Martin Scorsese.
The Way You Make Me Feel: Michael really did it all when “The Way you Make Me Feel” was released. The international icon was able to make this love song an instant hit and once again the world was in awe wondering how he did it again!