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Thriller named 'top music video'
Michael Jackson's Thriller
The Thriller video was directed by film-maker John Landis
Michael Jackson's Thriller has been named the top pop video in a poll of Channel 4 viewers.

The 1983 music video, which depicts the singer as a werewolf and a zombie, beat videos by Madonna and Robbie Williams.

Animated videos for Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer and A-Ha's Take On Me were in second and third place respectively.

The results of the 100 Greatest Pop Videos poll were announced on Channel 4 on Sunday. Jackson had a second top 10 entry with Billie Jean at number seven.

1. Michael Jackson Thriller
2. Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer
3. A-ha Take On Me
4. Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
5. Madonna Like a Prayer
6. Robbie Williams Rock DJ
7. Michael Jackson Billie Jean
8. The Verve Bittersweet Symphony
9. Madonna Vogue
10. Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit
Source: Channel 4 poll

Directed by An American Werewolf in London film-maker John Landis, Thriller was released for sale as a short film and helped Jackson's album of the same name sell more than 60 million copies globally.

Madonna also had two music videos in the Channel 4 poll top 10 with1989's Like a Prayer - depicting a black Christ and burning crucifixes - at number five and 1990's Vogue at number nine.

Her 1985 video for Material Girl ranked 19th in the poll.

The most recent video in the top 10 was 2000's Rock DJ by Robbie Williams, which depicted the UK singer performing a striptease before throwing his body parts into the audience.

Michael Jackson is currently on trial in California on four charges of lewd acts involving a minor, one count involving an attempted lewd act upon a child and four counts of administering alcohol. He denies all the charges.

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