#1 MJ Dance Video of All Time
#1 – Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal was inspired by one of Michael Jackson’s dance heroes, Fred Astaire and a scene from Astaire’s 1953 film The Band Wagon. This clip from 1988’s sci fi, fantasy MJ music film Moonwalker had Jackson in a vision of white looking sharp in a crisp suit while fighting off all the bad guys (with guns and knives) all to a highly stylized and extremely slick choreographed beat. All the moves rock and roll here, but Jackson’s gravity-defying gangster lean, done with an special MJ anti-gravity magnetic shoe patent, (he really thought of everything) was the highlight that had everyone wondering, ‘How did he do that?’ for years to come.