NBC Announces Katy Perry As Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Act

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Named Most Groundbreaking Video

May 3rd, 2010 9:09am EDT

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson's creepy Thriller video has been voted the most influential promo in the history of pop music.

The 14-minute clip for the singer's hit 1983 track, long credited with merging music with filmmaking, scored 15.2 per cent of the votes in the poll, conducted by social networking site MySpace.com.

Thriller saw off competition from OK Go's homemade video for their song Here It Goes Again, which became a viral hit in 2006 as fans logged online to see the group dancing on treadmills.

Britney Spears' music video for her debut single ...Baby One More Time was voted third, while A-Ha's Take On Me and Johnny Cash's Hurt rounded out the top five.

The top 10 influential pop music videos are as follows:
 
1. Thriller - Michael Jackson
2. Here It Goes Again - OK Go
3. ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
4. Take On Me - A-Ha
5. Hurt - Johnny Cash
6. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
7. Around the World - Daft Punk
8. Weapon of Choice - Fatboy Slim
9. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
10. Sabotage - Beastie Boys.

Michael Jackson

 

Watch "Cirque du Soleil make Jacko tribute"


 

 

 

 

Photo Credits: PR Photos , Sony BMG


Sign up for our daily newsletter with great stories like this and more!