After reading drifter 51's list of favorite MJ songs (thanks drifter!), I was inspired to make a list of my favorite Michael videos. He was true entertainer in every sense of the word, a perfectionist, and always had perfect form whether he was dancing or just strutting across the stage. I can watch his videos all day long and am mystified every time.
Listening to the song itself seems a little haunting to me, but watching the video has an even bigger effect. Dressed in sapphire blue with Slash playing the guitar next to him, Michael wails this song like nobody's business. It is a truly sensuous song, but at the same time you can hear the loneliness in Michael's voice. Toward the end of the video, actual streaks of electricity beam from the duo making the effect even greater.
OMG Michael oooozes sexuality in this live on-stage video. The song was originally from the Beatles, then remade by Aerosmith, but no one can perform it like Michael did. Even though the song itself never made much sense to me, I really don't care - I see this one and all I want to do is move!! He struts his stuff, does his famous pelvic moves, and much more on stage and in my opinion, Michael looked gorgeous at this time in his life. If you have not seen this one, get on You-Tube and do it!!
Simply brilliant!! When accusations against Michael were going on, he felt enough was enough, and decided to make this video to show the world how fed up he was. His sister Janet joined in with him to metaphorically show the world that "she had his back as she always did their whole life" - and it shows. You can see and hear the anger, and they both are brilliant in both voice and dance. This video was also the most expensive video ever made, costing millions to make.
This song describes Michael perfectly - his generosity and willingness to see the hurt that others, especially children, went through was something that was always on his mind and he did everything he could do to help the world be a better place. The video is no exception - showing clips of the horror that the world has had to endure makes this one truly haunting, and an inspiration to us all. This video proves that Michael IS "The Man In The Mirror."
Who can deny that this is the most brilliant video ever made? Leave it to Michael to be the first to make a movie video, with the zombies and him looking quite creepy (but still sexy) this short movie is fantastic. Michael almost cut the video at one point because he did not believe in the occult, but when the idea was given to him to note that fact before the video actually starts on the credits, he agreed to continue. Thriller still is in the Guiness Book Of World Records as the most popular video of all time.
I love this video - with Michael's smooth moves and the song's wonderful beat, it is among my favorites. I do however prefer the live performance video better because the original has the camera moving a little too fast for me. This one is ever so unique as Michael invented a shoe that would defy gravity and had it patented so he could do the "lean" - I can only imagine how many people were falling on their faces while trying to imitate Michael when this one first came out! This video shows how brilliant Michael really was.
Michael is just too sexy in this video; dressed in red and with lots of jewelry on, he looks classy. While the song itself would not be on my top 10 list, the video is one of my favorites because of the dancing and sexuality that only Michael could convey. Hot!!
Love the song, love the lyrics, love the dancing!! I fell in love with this video the minute it first came out years ago, and I still am not tired of it. Again, this was a time when Michael looked gorgeous and you can just feel the energy that went into this performance. While touring in England, knowing that Princess Diana was going to be at his concert, he decided not to sing this song out of respect to her; she however, told Michael that was one of her favorites and begged him to perform it. Proves they were both class acts!
While the public was wondering about Michael's sexuality, he decided to get back at 'em and make a video that would make them wonder even more. A beautiful girl is trying to get him, but will he or won't he? I love the mystery of this video, and his silhouette dancing is awesome.
Another first for Michael - he was the first ever to include a morph effect in a music video. I love the lyrics to this song and even though the dancing is a little simpler than it is in most of his videos, he still shows how truly graceful and beautiful he was while singing a song about all races loving each other. A true classic!