Michael Jackson's best dance music video: 'Thriller' or 'Smooth Criminal'? | The Tylt

Michael Jackson's best dance music video: 'Thriller' or 'Smooth Criminal'?

Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009, but his legacy as the King of Pop will live on forever. MJ pioneered the art of the epic music video. "Thriller" is regarded as a groundbreaking for its storytelling, visual effects and innovative choreography. But "Smooth Criminal" is featured in the film "Moonwalker," and highlights all of MJ's legendary, magical dance moves—like the anti-gravity lean, the moonwalk and more. Which music video is MJ's greatest? 🎥🎤

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"Thriller" is a groundbreaking music video. It features a plot fit for a really good monster horror flick, really cool visual effects that still hold up, and arguably the most iconic dance sequence ever. Even the weakest dancers know the moves to "Thriller," and that's saying a lot because the moves are pretty darn complex. Plus, it's one of the videos from that era that helped MJ break the color barrier on MTV.

Below are some significant lyrics to "Thriller," per Genius.

🎶‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night. And no one’s gonna save you from the beast about to strike. You know it’s thriller, thriller night. You’re fighting for your life, inside a killer, thriller tonight, yeah.🎶

Watch the visually-compelling music video below.

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But "Smooth Criminal" is featured in the legendary musical film "Moonwalker." The long-form music video is MJ's most choreographed, and not only features the King of Pop's most epic dance sequences but all his iconic moves—including the moonwalk and the newly-introduced anti-gravity lean. MJ really proved just how magical of a dancer he is in "Smooth Criminal." The music video won MJ plenty of awards.

Below are some significant lyrics to "Smooth Criminal," per Genius.

🎶Annie, are you okay? Will you tell us that you're okay? There's a sound at the window. Then he struck you — a crescendo, Annie. He came into your apartment. Left the bloodstains on the carpet. And then you ran into the bedroom. You were struck down, it was your doom. 🎶

Watch the epic dance music video below. 

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Michael Jackson's best dance music video: 'Thriller' or 'Smooth Criminal'?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamThriller
#TeamSmoothCriminal