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Thriller named Most Groundbreaking

Michael Jackson's 1983 hit Thriller has been named the ‘Most Groundbreaking Video Of All Time’. The 14-minute zombie epic, directed by London filmmaker John Landis, topped a poll for MySpace UK.

entertainment Updated: May 03, 2010 19:12 IST

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson's 1983 hit Thriller has been named the ‘Most Groundbreaking Video Of All Time’.

The 14-minute zombie epic, directed by London filmmaker John Landis, topped a poll for MySpace UK.

Second in the list was Here It Goes Again by US act OK Go in which the band members perform a dance routine on treadmills.

Britney Spears' breakthrough hit, ...Baby One More Time - which saw the then teenage singer dancing in school uniform - finished in third position.

A-Ha's animated promo for Take On Me, propelling the Norwegian trio to worldwide stardom - was fourth.

In fifth place was Johnny Cash's poignant black and white film for Hurt - shot while he was in poor health just six months before he died from diabetes complications.

Will Francis, site editor of MySpace UK, said modern videomakers could learn a lesson from the past.

"Only two of the top ten were made this century. Which shows despite massive advances in technology, a brilliant idea coupled with a great star is an unbeatable format," Sky News quoted him as saying.

The complete top ten:

1. Thriller - Michael Jackson (1983)

2. Here It Goes Again - OK Go (2006)

3. ... Baby One More Time - Britney Spears (1998)

4. Take On Me - A-Ha (1985)

5. Hurt - Johnny Cash - (2003)

6. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (1975)

7. Daft Punk - Around the World (1997)

8. Weapon Of Choice - Fatboy Slim (1999)

9. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel (1986)

10. Sabotage - Beastie Boys (1994)