May 2, 2010 / 11:08 PM / 9 years ago

"Thriller" voted most influential pop video in poll

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Michael Jackson’s video for his hit single “Thriller” has been voted the most influential in pop music history, according to the results of a poll released Monday.

Revelles perform Michael Jackson's Thriller during the 32th annual gay and lesbian Mardi Gras parade in central Sydney February 27, 2010. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

The survey, commissioned by MySpace, interviewed more than 1,000 music fans. They made their choice from a long list of 20 videos selected by music and entertainment critics.

Thriller, credited with breaking down the boundaries between music and film making, garnered 15.2 percent of the votes, ahead of “Here It Goes Again,” the 2006 internet hit featuring OK Go dancing on treadmills.

Britney Spears’ song “Baby One More Time” came in third, followed by A-Ha’s part-animated “Take On Me.”

Following is the list of the top 10 most influential pop music videos:

1. Thriller/Michael Jackson/1983/15.2 percent

2. Here It Goes Again/OK Go/2006/11.7 percent

3. Baby One More Time/Britney Spears/1998/11.2 percent

4. Take On Me/A-Ha/1985/8.6 percent

5. Johnny Cash/Hurt/2003/7.6 percent

6. Bohemian Rhapsody/Queen/1975/5.6 percent

7. Daft Punk/Around the World/1997/5.4 percent

8. Weapon of Choice/Fatboy Slim/1999/4 percent

9. Sledgehammer/Peter Gabriel/1986/3.7 percent

10. Beastie Boys/Sabotage/1994/3.5 percent

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