One of Michael Jackson's most obvious legacies is the singer's impact on the craft of music video production; his videos were elaborate, expensive and phenomenally successful, both in saturating MTV and selling records. Here are 10 of the best.

Jackson 13-minute Thriller video was the most expensive of its time; MTV's heavy rotation of Billie Jean was seen as a win for black artists; the intricately-choreographed Beat It in the 1980s seemed poised to eclipse West Side Story, on which it was based, as a cultural touchstone. The singer continued to push the envelope through his albums Bad, Dangerous and HIStory.

In no particular order, here are ten of the singer's best videos.

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Thriller



Billie Jean


Beat It


Debut of "Moonwalk" dance move during performance of Billie Jean during the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever TV special


Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough


ABC (a performance rather than a video)


Bad


Black or White


The Way You Make Me Feel


Scream


Bonus: Smooth Criminal