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31 Finds Inspired by Thriller by Michael Jackson

From Dancing Inmates to Imitation-Busting Ads

— August 29, 2013 — Pop Culture
This collection of trends are inspired by Thriller by Michael Jackson and pay homage to what would be the late King of Pop's 55th birthday. The Thriller Album was one of the most successful artistic works of all time. The single by the same name was groundbreaking in terms of music videos, storytelling and dance.

Given everything MJ contributed to the dance community, it is only fitting that many of these trends are movement-related. This includes prisoners recreating the iconic moves, hybrid street dances and other organized recreations. Thriller by Michael Jackson also had a profound effect on fashion. This can be seen in the form of sparkly gloves, red leather jackets with gold military-esque detailing, red and black high top sneakers. Several pop culture tributes have also been made, including Lady Gaga's cross-dressing impersonation.
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Extreme Musical Marriage Requests
Extreme Musical Marriage Requests
The Michael Jackson Flash Mob Proposal Goes to Great Lengths
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Sympathetic Zombie Songs
Sympathetic Zombie Songs
This Walking Dead Parody Also Spoofs the Song Dumb Ways To Die
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Hybrid Street Dances
Hybrid Street Dances
Brukup is a Blend of Krumping and Afro-Japanese Expression
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Imitation-Busting Ads
Imitation-Busting Ads
Volkswagen’s ‘Original Click’ Campaign is Web-Savvy
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Classical MJ Tributes
Classical MJ Tributes
Mindblowing 'Smooth Criminal' Cello Cover by Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic
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Pop Music Prisoners (UPDATED)
Pop Music Prisoners (UPDATED)
The Inmates Dancing Gangnam Style Sure Can Bust a Move
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Odd Digit Dances
Odd Digit Dances
The Thriller Finger Dance is the Coolest Way to Play With Yourself
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Dancing Inmate Musicals
Dancing Inmate Musicals
Prison Dancer is an Interactive Web Production Inspired by Cebu Convicts
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Alpine 'Thriller' Dances
Alpine 'Thriller' Dances
4 Skiiers Do an Epic Mountaintop Michael Jackson Tribute
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Lip-Syncing Illuminations
Lip-Syncing Illuminations
The Party Rock Anthem Halloween Light Show 2011 is a Dynamic Display
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Dancing Inmates (UPDATE)
Dancing Inmates (UPDATE)
1,500+ CPDRC Prisoners Dance to Songs Like Soulja Boy, Thriller
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Thriller Lookbooks
Thriller Lookbooks
Extra Butter Mishka Fall 2010 Lookbook is a Page Turner
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Tacofied Album Covers
Tacofied Album Covers
Album Tacos Mixes Tasty Mexican Treats with Classic Album Art
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MJ Action Figures
MJ Action Figures
The Michael Jackson ‘Thriller' Figurine
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Glam Glove Fashion
Glam Glove Fashion
Givenchy's Fall 2010 Collection is Dazzling for Fingers
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Ludicrous LEGO Scenes
Ludicrous LEGO Scenes
Powerpig Takes Cinematic Re-Creations Into Abstract Unchartered Territory
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Perforated Leather High-Tops
Perforated Leather High-Tops
The CLAE Baylor Sneakers for Fall 2010 Are Modern 'Thriller' Kicks
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Choreographed Wedding Dances
Choreographed Wedding Dances
Couples Innovate to Impress
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Musical Monster Costumes
Musical Monster Costumes
The Thriller Werewolf Costume Will Have You Dancing All Halloween
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Pop Icon Liquidations
Pop Icon Liquidations
Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, Sells Out At Auction
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Creepy Undead Celebrations
Creepy Undead Celebrations
The Sydney Zombie Walk is a Festering Festival of Blood and Guts
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Cultural Icon Retrospectives
Cultural Icon Retrospectives
The Icons in Virgine #1 Recreates Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson
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Hyperreal Celebrity Sketches
Hyperreal Celebrity Sketches
Spanish Artist Berto Martinez Draws Public Figures for Magazines
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Recession Fashion
Recession Fashion
Tough Economic Times Influence Style
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Dancing Inmates
Dancing Inmates
1,500 Filipino Prisoners Re-enact Michael Jackson's "Thriller"
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Transgendered Gaga Transformations
Transgendered Gaga Transformations
Baptiste Giabiconi for 'Icons' in L'Officiel Hommes
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Moonwalking Toys
Moonwalking Toys
Michael Jackson Inspires Toys in His Memory
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Animal Icon Impersonators
Animal Icon Impersonators
The Takkota Famous Mash-Ups are Adorable and Unsettling
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Thiller Jacket Revivals
Thiller Jacket Revivals
The Michael Jackson-Influenced Juun J Spring/Summer 2011 Collection
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Mix 'n' Match Album Covers
Mix 'n' Match Album Covers
Christian Marclay Blends & Remixes Classic Covers
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