Covid Island Discs
Week 36 Video Playlist
Like week 35, the choice for the best video of week 36 was also an easy decision to make. While Michael Jackson’s music is not always my cup of tea, his videos are incredible because the dance sequences in them are amazing.
The video for the song “Beat It” is not an exception. In fact, I think it is one of the best ones he produced in terms of a dance sequence. It was such clever choreography to get men from two opposing gangs to perform a dance which represents a stylised fight, ending with Michael Jackson making peace between the two gang leaders. The video concludes in a single co-ordinated dance with dozens of male dancers (gang members). Very clever indeed!
If you hover your mouse over the top right of this video window, you will see a button. Clicking on this icon will bring up the full play list of videos and you can scroll down to select whichever one you to play.