The Rockettes’ Top 8 Michael Jackson Music Video Dance Routines

If you spent hours dragging your stockinged feet across your kitchen floor trying to master Michael Jackson’s signature move—the Moonwalk—then you know that the King of Pop is one of the greatest entertainers of all time.

From performing his famous 45-degree anti-gravity lean in Smooth Criminal to his climactic choreography with dancing zombies in Thriller, here are the Rockettes’ top eight music videos that best showcase MJ at his finest:

“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” (1979)

Vintage Hollywood style + moving to the rhythm of the music = SOLO DANCE PARTY!


“Billie Jean” (1983)

Did you see him spin on his heels and land en pointe? Flawless.


“Beat It” (1983)

Doesn’t this just make you want to have an epic syncronized dance-off!?


“Thriller” (1983)

Raise your hand if you’re guilty of busting out some of this zombie-ized choreography during Halloween: 🙋


“Bad” (1987)

West Side Story-style dance party in a Brooklyn subway station … yes, please!


“The Way You Make Me Feel” (1987)

Love that hip-shaking, MJ!


“Smooth Criminal” (1988)

Look at MJ defy gravity … Mind. Blown.


“Ghosts” (1997)

The fancy footwork is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.