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35 YEARS AGO TODAY MICHAEL JACKSON’S ‘THRILLER’ PREMIERED ON MTV

Perhaps the most iconic music video of all time with the most iconic dance sequence of all time, Thriller was released on MTV. 

At a time when very few black artists were being shown on MTV, not only did the music video break racial barriers, but also pushed the quality of the music video landscape to new heights. 

The video, choreographed by Michael Peters (Beat It, Sister Act 2 & more) started a dance craze and inspired other artists to incorporate dance breaks into their music videos, as seen with the likes of Bobby Brown, Usher, Chris Brown & more. 

Check out the iconic music video below

 

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