Merging the still-burgeoning video format with narrative filmmaking, Michael Jackson’s 14-minute masterpiece “Thriller” redefined the possibilities of the music video medium. Nearly every aspect of the mini-musical is museum-worthy, from MJ’s red leather getup to the legendary zombie dance routine. “Thriller” was named the Greatest Video by VH1 and the Greatest Video Ever Made by MTV, and helped to turn Michael Jackson into the decade’s biggest pop star. —Jeff Royer
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