Michael Jackson is known as the King of Pop and one of the greatest dancers to ever live. With his chart topping hits, eye-popping dance moves and his over-the-top showmanship, the King has turned out a number of classic music videos. Two of his more popular productions are for his hits “Bad” and “The Way You Make Me Feel.” Both videos were nominated for a 1988 MTV Music Video Award for Best Choreography but lost to Jackson’s younger sister, Janet, and her video for “Pleasure Principle”.
But what if Janet’s video didn’t win the award? We are leaving it up to YOU to choose which video you like better!
“Bad” is a typical MJ production, with Michael leading a group of back-up dancers around a parking garage while tagging walls and ripping out air vents. The video was released in 1987 and was heavily influenced by the film West Side Story. The full version of the video is an 18 minute short film directed by Martin Scorsese and features a young Wesley Snipes as Jackson’s friend.
“The Way You Make Me Feel” also features Jackson with his usual group of back-up dancers; this time in a back alley while Michael attempts to seduce a woman walking by. After a lengthy courting process that includes the typical barrage of MJ’s dance moves and voice inflections, he gets the girl, to the surprise of nobody.
Both of these video’s show the King of Pop at his best, but only one of them can win this poll. So, which one do you like best?