“Thriller” voted most influential pop video

Reuters May 04, 2010

LONDON: Michael Jackson’s video for his hit single “Thriller” has been voted the most influential in pop music history, according to the results of a poll released on Monday.

The survey, commissioned by MySpace, interviewed more than 1,000 music fans. They made their choice from a long list of 20 videos selected by music and entertainment critics. “Thriller”, credited with breaking down the boundaries between music and film making, garnered 15.2 per cent of the votes, ahead of “Here It Goes Again”, the 2006 internet hit featuring OK Go dancing on treadmills.

Britney Spears’ song “Baby One More Time” came in third, followed by A-Ha’s partanimated “Take On Me”.


Toni | 13 years ago | Reply Hey, those other songs don't even come close. Thriller broke more than just one boundary, it broke ALL boundaries including the black & white. You would have had to have lived in that era to understand - we had never seen ANYTHING like it. Plus he was a genius and a visionary AND a kind hearted human being. That is why he has profoundly affected and STILL affects millions of people from all over the world. Long live the King of Pop.
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