Michael Jackson’s iconic moonwalk dance has turned 30years old.
The king of pop performed the epic dance move on March 25th 1983 during a performance of "Billie Jean" at the Motown 25th Anniversary special. The step that only lasted for a few seconds started a dance revolution.
Here’s the legendary dance move performed by MJ for the very first time in the video below.
Moonwalk originally belonged to James Brown, who was an inspiration for the pop singer since his early childhood. MJ stated in numerous appearances that nobody has influenced him more than Brown. He had been doing the moonwalk for years before Jackson attempted it 30 years back.
The 'moonwalk' became the most epic dance move of all time after Michael’s performance. It’s three decades old now but even if someone performs it flawlessly today... you can’t help but praise that person.
Jackson’s unique dance style prominently influenced the greatest dancers of the 20th century.He was the master of many dance styles... mime, tap, jazz, popping and ballroom to name a few. Here are a few glimpses Jackson’s unique style.
Twitter also reacted to MJ’s moonwalk turning 30:
— Sнєумσяρнιηє (@SheyMorphine) March 25, 2013
Never tell me the skys the limit, when there's foot prints on the moon #moonwalk!
— Rev Run (@RevRunWisdom) May 29, 2011
— Getmusic (@getmusic) August 29, 2012
— Zulya Aziz (@MichaeLove76) March 25, 2013
— Mike Willder (@MikeWillder) March 25, 2013
— NCLovesMJ (@MJ4AllTime7) March 26, 2013
Many pop stars came before him and many other followed but no one could match the uniqueness of the iconic pop star. If you have anything to share about Moonwalk turning 30 then let us know with your comments.