Merging filmmaking and music for the first time, Thriller is voted as the most influential pop music videos of all times
Beat ItÃÂ is noted for its mass choreography, a Jackson trademark. The video received numerous awards
Billie Jean was the first video by a black artist to be aired by a music channel, as the executives felt black music wasn't 'rock' enough
Bad was directed by Martin Scorsese and the plot and video of the background was strongly influenced by West Side Story
Remember The Time is one of the few videos in which Jackson is seen kissing. Later, in 1993 on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Iman (the queen in the video) remarked that Jackson was a very, very good kisser
The King of Pop will also be remembered as THE entertainer of all time, but his enigma wouldn't have been half as omnipresent without his calculated-made-to-seem-casual sense of style
S&M: The King of Pop juxtaposed military austerity with cheeky S&M when he combined jackets with lapels and epaulettes with leather bondage and belts with rivets.
The revisited the retro mobster look of his Smooth Criminal video in the hit song 'You Rock My World' for his album 'Invincible'. The video features Hollywood legend Marlon Brando and stars Chris Tucker and Michael Madsen
The glove: Only Michael Jackson could carry off a beaded jacket with a sequined glove, teamed with US police uniform trousers and a badge for a buckle. Incidentally, this glove worn by Jackson during his 1984-85 Victory tour, and again when he picked up eight Grammys for his album Thriller, fetched $99,100 (Rs 5 lakh approx.) on an online auction.
Jheri curls: Jerry curls peeking from underneath the fedora hat, kohl eyes resting behind mirrored aviator sunglasses, a smack of lip gloss and some rouge, will eternally define his personality. Pics/AFP Photo
Androgyny: The track Smooth Criminal ushered in an androgynous Michael Jackson, with women co-dancers dressed in spiffy suits and skinny ties (seen in the background). Want to know the mystery behind his moves in the iconic video? In 1992, Michael Jackson along with Michael L Bush and Dennis Tompkins patented the shoe that allows the wearer to lean 45 degrees forward beyond the centre of gravity.
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On Michael Jackson's 58th birth anniversary, we pay tribute to MJ by remembering what a great performer he was. Here's a look at the music icon's best music videos and style statements