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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Is Most Influential Pop Music Video

May 4, 2010 (3:27 am) GMT
OK Go, Britney Spears, a-ha, Johnny Cash, Queen, Bestie Boys and Fatboy Slim also have their names appear on the list.

's creepy "Thriller" video has been voted the most influential promo in the history of pop music. The 14-minute clip for the singer's hit 1983 track, long credited with merging music with filmmaking, scored 15.2 per cent of the votes in the poll, conducted by social networking site MySpace.com.

"Thriller" saw off competition from 's homemade video for their song "Here It Goes Again", which became a viral hit in 2006 as fans logged online to see the group dancing on treadmills. ' music video for her debut single "...Baby One More Time" was voted third, while 's "Take on Me" and 's "Hurt" rounded out the top five.

The other videos appearing on the list are "Bohemian Rhapsody" from , "Around the World" from and "Weapon of Choice" from Fatboy Slim among others.

The top 10 influential pop music videos are as follows:

  1. "Thriller" -
  2. "Here It Goes Again" -
  3. "...Baby One More Time" -
  4. "Take on Me" -
  5. "Hurt" -
  6. "Bohemian Rhapsody" -
  7. "Around the World" -
  8. "Weapon of Choice" - Fatboy Slim
  9. "Sledgehammer" -
  10. "Sabotage" -

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