Michael Jackson transformed music videos from a promotional tool into an art form. He worked with numerous Hollywood directors like Martin Scorsese, John Singleton and Spike Lee -- and his videos included appearances by heavyweights like Eddie Murphy and Naomi Campbell.
Michael Jackson's Music Videos
The 18-minute music video for “Bad” was directed by Martin Scorsese in 1987. Wesley Snipes plays Jackson's nemesis.
The 1983 short film for “Beat It” as directed by Bob Giraldi and based on the Broadway musical “West Side Story.”
The 1983 short film for “Billie Jean” is considered the video that brought mainstream attention to MTV.
"Black or White"
The 1991 music video featured actors Macaulay Culkin, Tess Harper and George Wendt was directed by John Landis.
"Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough"
The video premiered in October 1979 and was Jackson's first solo music video.
The 1995 music video was nominated for a Best Short Form Music Video Grammy.
"Man in the Mirror"
Don Wilson directed and edited the powerful 1988 music video.
"Leave Me Alone"
The video won the Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video in 1990.
"Remember the Time"
The 1992 video was directed by John Singleton and included appearances by Eddie Murphy, Iman and Magic Johnson.
"Rock with You"
The 1979 video features Jackson dancing in a sequined suit against a background laser.
The 1995 video is listed in the “Guinness Book of World Records” as the most expensive music video ever made at a cost of $7 million.
Jackson performed the anti-gravity lean in the 1988 video.
"They Don't Care About Us"
Spike Lee directed the 1996 video.
The almost 14-minute long music video was directed by John Landis in 1983. Landis and Jackson also co-wrote the screenplay.
"We Are the World"
Actors and musicians collaborated for the 1985 track conducted by Quincy Jones.
"The Way You Make Me Feel"
The 1987 music video depicts Jackson chasing actress Tatiana Thumbtzen.
"You Are Not Alone"
The 1995 music video was directed by Wayne Isham and features then wife Lisa Marie Presley.