Michael Jackson's classic THRILLER video has beaten Queen and Madonna to be crowned the best music promo of all time.

The 1983 horror video - in which the superstar morphs into a werewolf and a zombie - scored more votes than rock group Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, in fourth, and Madonna's controversial LIKE A PRAYER, in fifth, to top the poll of viewers of British TV network CHANNEL 4.

Animated videos for Peter Gabriel's 1987 hit SLEDGEHAMMER and Norwegian band A-Ha's 1985 tune TAKE ON ME landed second and third places respectively.

Directed by An American Werewolf in London film-maker John Landis, Jackson's popular promo was released as a short film and helped his album of the same name to sell more than 60 million copies worldwide.

The greatest pop videos of all-time are:

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.

08/02/2005 17:46