Top 5 Michael Jackson Videos

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It’s a hallmark of any child of the 80s or 90s — we all remember what a huge deal Michael Jackson video premiers were. Each miniature epic was talked about for weeks; MTV would even run commercials for them. We sigh with nostalgia whenever the topic of the top 5 Michael Jackson videos comes up, because it reminds us of childhood days. Born and raised on the King of Pop, you’d have to trust us first in compiling this list of videos. Because we were there for the whole ride, we know what we’re doing here. Trust us: this list isn’t bad, it’s invincible.
Top 5 Michael Jackson Videos

4“Black or White”

A plea for racial harmony (wrapped up in the snazziest of drum loops and guitar samples), this song wins big on the scale of all time Jackson hits. More of a concept-driven video than a story-driven, the first half doesn’t feature any dancing beyond what Jacko does torso-and-up. (Mad props for doing the opposite of River Dance, by the way — Bleck!) You also have to love the end of the video, when Jackson starts angrily dancing and destroying cars. And turns into a panther. Yes, a panther. Suck on that, Siegfried and Roy! But the passion of his movement manages to save the action of the video from ever seeming too hokey — or at least not hokey enough to bother you.

What a thriller, eh? How many classic memories did that bring up? And maybe, for just a moment, you felt like a kid again? Well, you’re welcome. We do take great pride in the lists we compile here, and we’re always certain to do a thorough job bringing everything together. MJ speaks to the kid in all of, we know, and has far too many classics to fit on a list of five. So, if you wanna be startin’ somethin’, maybe you should put your favorite choice in the comments below. If it gets enough votes, it’ll make the list! On the other hand, if your choice sucks, we’ll take it off the wall. But, first, let us include a few more princely cuts that nearly made our list.

Honorable mention

“Beat It” — The first time Jackson took on gangsters, he got a little help from Eddie Van Halen.


“Remember the Time” — We can’t decide which is better: Eddie Murphy’s cameo or Magic Johnson’s cameo?


“Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” — Cheesy disco Jackson simply dancing and having a ball. Who could possibly get enough?


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