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Michael Jackson: The Original Video Vanguard

This year's recipient of the MTV Video Vanguard Award was P!NK, but we want to take a moment to recognize the originator of the term, Michael Jackson.

Today, MJ would have been 57 years old - which seems crazy that he and Prince were both born the same year.

And while many other performers scored the Video Vanguard Award, (including David Bowie, The Beatles, Madonna, George Michael, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Kanye West, and more), nobody did videos like Michael Jackson did videos.

Though many times celebrated, he can never be duplicated. Here are our picks of the Top 10 Best Videos from the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson.


Beat It

Michael Jackson - Beat It (Official Video)

Michael Jackson's "Beat It" short film introduced the world to one of his most recognizable outfits: the zippered red leather jacket, black pants, white socks and black loafers. The Bob Giraldi-directed short film won two American Music Awards and four Billboard Video Awards and was named Video of the Year by Rolling Stone in 1983.