Smooth Criminal Music Video

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Artist:   Michael Jackson
Song Name:   Smooth Criminal
Video Length:   9:48
Relase Date:   13 October 1988
Country:   USA
Explicitness:   notExplicit

Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal Video Wiki

"Smooth Criminal" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson from his seventh studio album Bad (1987). It was written and composed by Jackson, and produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. Its music video was first broadcast in early October 1988, followed by a single release on October 24, 1988, the seventh from the album. "Smooth Criminal" is one of Jackson's signature songs, and has appeared on numerous greatest hits albums. It was performed on all his solo tours. It features a fast beat with lyrics about a woman who has been attacked in her apartment by a "smooth criminal". "Smooth Criminal" peaked at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song reached number one in Belgium, Iceland, the Netherlands and Spain. It was rereleased in 2006 as a single as a part of Jackson's Visionary: The Video Singles boxset. In 2001, the American rock band Alien Ant Farm released a cover of "Smooth Criminal", topping the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart..

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  • I'm da boss gamer
    5 stars
    Buy this video.. It is the best thing ever that was created.
  • lesser m
    5 stars
    There isn't but one MJ. Brings back memories of when I was 5/6 . Old record player! Love this.
  • DJ Throwback
    5 stars
    Moonwalked. PLEASE GET MOONWAKER VERSION AND EDIT IT AS ON ENTIRE VIDEO what is amazing about it is Michael Jackson out did himself because the full length Smooth Criminal is a better song than plus 4 to 5 minutes longer then Thriller!!
  • chetah123
    5 stars
    King of pop still lives!!!!. Awesome mj!! I love you โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹
  • marty1985mcfly
    5 stars
    Amazing. There is no reason why the king of pop should be so far down this list, this generation doesn't have good taste in music
  • Poooldes
    5 stars
    Smooth Criminal. Great Video. Michael is a talent ,great dancing, great vocals, Just fantastic. Heaven sure has a Angel. Micheal Jackson.
  • Neg!t!ve 88
    5 stars
    Awesome!. This is my 3rd favorite by him!
  • robertolsen
    5 stars
    I watch it over and over again. I watch this video over and over, it is the best by MJ, the best!!! without a doubt. The choreography is amazing
  • Sunnydale Grad
    5 stars
    Memories.... This video and song are like a time capsule of my 80's memories(Disney trips, the Two Coreys, long summers)...SO much fun, great dancing, awesome song, and wonderful nostalgia๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  • Sslskskekkxkskskskkeksksks
    5 stars
    Praise Jesus!!!!!!!!!! Aka iTunes. Way to go waited for so long I love that lean he does and just thanks๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ˜†
  • Gordy Machu 95
    5 stars
    MJ Smooth Criminal Review. This is the greatest song and music video ever!
  • Mike5ki
    5 stars
    Greatest music video of all time. This is the greatest music video ever made, 'nuff said
  • Tjm126
    5 stars
    This is funny!!!!. I especially find it funny when Michael Jackson puffs smoke in that guys face!!!๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†
  • ZeroConcept
    5 stars
    Great Era. Make it Available to New Generation
  • penutp
    5 stars
    Patricia. The hubs has been NAGGING me to download thisโ€ฆโ€ฆ I Finally figured it out and I guess I will be having a good evening tonight! 5+ stars for this Thanks Michaelโ€ฆ. RIP.
  • DynamoDan
    5 stars
    "SMOOTH CRIMINAL" IS UNTOUCHABLE.. Michael Jackson is/was THE GREATEST MUSICAL ARTIST TO EVER WALK THE FACE OF THE EARTH. The End. That is all. :-) By the way, this video proves it.
  • Jopss2
    5 stars
    ๐Ÿ˜Œ. Thank you iTunes ๐Ÿ‘
  • mjwold
    5 stars
    not smooth criminal :\. awwwwwwwwo
  • Tad Banyon
    5 stars
    Finally!. I also got suckered into buying that other (crap) edit. Thank goodness someone finally got around to giving us something worth watching. Whoever's responsible for that other lame version has no artistic bone in his body. Total garbage. So happy to finally be able to see this again.
  • Focus 777
    5 stars
    Thank you I-tunes. My heart will always be with you Michael, this video inspired me in more ways than i can say, Michael I used this video to create a great compilation involving salsa and a little jazz, thanks...your greatly missed....
  • phatterry
    5 stars
    Thank you. This is the DEFINITIVE version of Smooth Criminal but impossible to acquire until now. Thank you.
  • Crazy loo
    5 stars
    R.I.P MJ. We all miss you king of pop. You will never moonwalk alone.We all miss you and your Music!๐Ÿ˜ญ
  • Islandsonrisa
    5 stars
    Smooth Criminal. I am thoroughly enjoying this video of Michael Jackson. It brings back good memories of a extremely talented artist. Thanks Itunes for having it available so I can treasure always and of course, dance or jam too also.
  • Wishbear
    5 stars
    correct version finally!!!. this is the good version.. not the speed version video... finally
  • cricrilong
    5 stars
    Amazing. Micheal Jackson we all miss you! You didn't deserve to die! This is my 2nd favorite song after bille jean! I wished you were still alive so I could get your autograph! Anyone who preferes Justin bieber over you is a loser! And needs to get a life!
  • hxcordeiro
    4 stars
    Not HD.. I've seen Smooth Criminal in HD before, I figured if I were PAYING for it on iTunes it would be that version. This is the greatest video ever (let's thank iTunes for finally getting the real version), but I have to knock a star off for it being so low-resolution.
  • Atwillie
    5 stars
    When I watch this video. I miss Michael more!
  • lilhilton92
    5 stars
    My favorite Michael video. I love smooth criminal!!!! the dancing in this video is part of what i live for!!!!!!!! this in my opinion is his best ever music video and that is not an easy decision. id give this video ten stars if they had it!
  • ๎•๎Œช๎•๎Œญ๎•
    5 stars
    Mj da best!. Great song, best video of all times. ๎€ขMJ
  • gracemercy
    5 stars
    Finally. The wait is over. This is the best MJ video of all time. Thanks ITunes!
  • Junr.
    5 stars
    jose45. Its about time thank you itunes for putting the original smooth criminal music video you guys are excellent !Thank you! its one of my favorites.
  • :Katie:
    5 stars
    Finally!. Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal is my favorite music video of all time. I've been waiting FOREVER for iTunes to add the full version of it! I'm just so happy I can watch it whenever I want. And I just wanted to add that Michael looks gorgeous in this!
  • Ooohnubian
    5 stars
    MJLuvr4Life. THANK YOU iTunes!!! This was one of MJ's best videos and now it can be shared for generations to come! My kids are just now discovering MJ and they LOVE him as I do. We dance around tyring to emulate his moves and it makes for great Saturday nights!!
  • blossfamily
    5 stars
    Yay. Love it
  • Sparks98
    5 stars
    awesome. yes! original version!!
  • Saeed Raheem
    5 stars
    amazing!!. i lov yo mike !!! u r the best!!!
  • nana annabanana
    5 stars
    the real "Smooth Criminal". thank you, thank you for getting it!!!! I've been waiting!
  • MJJ84
    5 stars
    MJ4Ever. This is the best video ever....Long Live the King....Smooth Criminal is so original and creative you won't regret it
  • mxudn
    5 stars
    mj is awsome. i am 14 years old in ohio mj is the coolest person ever i have 7 videos of him rip mj
  • supermodel
    5 stars
    The King Lives On. Thank you so much iTunes for putting this version up here you have made many Michael fans such as myself so happy to see this to cherish forever!
  • *โ€ข*โ€ข*โ€ข*
    5 stars
    Smooth Criminal :D. I love this longer version better than that horrible sped up version. There will never be another King of Pop Michael was the best. Long Live MJ! R.I.P Michael Jackson; We Love You! <3
  • Kash1317
    5 stars
    Finally, the FULL version!. I am SO happy iTunes finally got the full version of the Smooth Criminal music video on iTunes, as well as the full version of the Bad music video. Smooth Criminal is one of my favorites, and I was NOT going to just settle and buy that horrible, blurry, sped-up version of the video. I was about to lose hope in you, iTunes, but then you released all of this and my hope is restored! I never thought I'd say this, but THANK YOU ITUNES!!!
  • CrAzy ChLo3!:)
    5 stars
    OMG. I LOVE YOU MJ, FOREVEA AN ALWAYS!!!!!. FINALLY!!! I love MJ an i LOVE his work, he will never ever, EVER be forgotten!!!!!!! LONG LIVE MJ!!
  • Omolola Bakare
    5 stars
    Long live the King. This video is the smoothest, coolest and classist video ever made, no one can top it.
  • Orlando Rays
    5 stars
    Awesome!. This is the definitive version of the "Smooth Criminal" music video; its segment from Moonwalker. Many times, the video versions of Michael Jackson's songs are even better than the actual album or single cuts. This is also the case for "Thriller" itself.
  • nycmode75
    5 stars
    About Freakin' Time. I'm glad itunes finally came out with the LEGIT version of this video. The 9 minute opus is definitely my favorite of MJ's videos. There may be other classics in his lineup, but he really outdid himself with this one, and only the full version shows it off. The previous cut-up version sold on itunes was an abomination and basically was a blurry montage of junk. Here you can really see all the awesome dance moves, choreography, and most importantly the awesome gravity defying moment in its full entirety. If you had to get 1 MJ video get this one. You won't regret it.
  • XLNT2X
    5 stars
    So Smooth . . .. I'm glad I listened to more savvy fans who lobbied iTunes for the long version of this video. This is MJ at his absolute best -- yes, as someone else said, maybe even better than Thriller. I LOVE this video, and I'm now watching it again and again on my 52" flat screen through the new Apple TV. Thanks, Apple!
  • Chavee Steele
    5 stars
    Smooth Criminal. Finally, it's the real, "Smooth Criminal" video, in it's 9 Mins. & 48 Secs. glory. This definitely trumps that blurry- choppy-skipped frame-edited version that was suppose to be the new way to look at videos -yeahhh right. After buying, "Thriller", this is the MUST HAVE video for the true MJ fan.
  • jack5onFan
    5 stars
    About time, iTunes!. In my opinion, this is the best Michael Jackson video out there. This is the video that made me become a MJ fanatic! His dance moves are flawless, the lyrics are catchy, and his white suit with blue socks is epic. Everyone should buy this!
  • peachie_keen
    5 stars
    YES! Happy Days!. Been awaiting the day iTunes would finally put the full version of Smooth Criminal up...now it's finally here. Happy Days! This Fred Astaire-inspired music video is in my opinion one of MJ's best (I like it better than Thriller). The Radio Edit version really wasn't giving it justice. The dancing is excellent, the music is amazing, the concept is fresh and exciting...it's truly a piece of art. Anyone who hasn't yet seen this version will swoon in ecstasy after seeing it for the first time. Love you Michael. Your legacy lives on. Rest in Peace brother. <3
  • I'm da boss gamer
    5 stars
    Buy this video.. It is the best thing ever that was created.
  • lesser m
    5 stars
    There isn't but one MJ. Brings back memories of when I was 5/6 . Old record player! Love this.
  • DJ Throwback
    5 stars
    Moonwalked. PLEASE GET MOONWAKER VERSION AND EDIT IT AS ON ENTIRE VIDEO what is amazing about it is Michael Jackson out did himself because the full length Smooth Criminal is a better song than plus 4 to 5 minutes longer then Thriller!!
  • chetah123
    5 stars
    King of pop still lives!!!!. Awesome mj!! I love you โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹
  • marty1985mcfly
    5 stars
    Amazing. There is no reason why the king of pop should be so far down this list, this generation doesn't have good taste in music
  • Poooldes
    5 stars
    Smooth Criminal. Great Video. Michael is a talent ,great dancing, great vocals, Just fantastic. Heaven sure has a Angel. Micheal Jackson.
  • Neg!t!ve 88
    5 stars
    Awesome!. This is my 3rd favorite by him!
  • robertolsen
    5 stars
    I watch it over and over again. I watch this video over and over, it is the best by MJ, the best!!! without a doubt. The choreography is amazing
  • Sunnydale Grad
    5 stars
    Memories.... This video and song are like a time capsule of my 80's memories(Disney trips, the Two Coreys, long summers)...SO much fun, great dancing, awesome song, and wonderful nostalgia๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  • Sslskskekkxkskskskkeksksks
    5 stars
    Praise Jesus!!!!!!!!!! Aka iTunes. Way to go waited for so long I love that lean he does and just thanks๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ˜†
  • Gordy Machu 95
    5 stars
    MJ Smooth Criminal Review. This is the greatest song and music video ever!
  • Mike5ki
    5 stars
    Greatest music video of all time. This is the greatest music video ever made, 'nuff said
  • Tjm126
    5 stars
    This is funny!!!!. I especially find it funny when Michael Jackson puffs smoke in that guys face!!!๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†
  • ZeroConcept
    5 stars
    Great Era. Make it Available to New Generation
  • penutp
    5 stars
    Patricia. The hubs has been NAGGING me to download thisโ€ฆโ€ฆ I Finally figured it out and I guess I will be having a good evening tonight! 5+ stars for this Thanks Michaelโ€ฆ. RIP.
  • DynamoDan
    5 stars
    "SMOOTH CRIMINAL" IS UNTOUCHABLE.. Michael Jackson is/was THE GREATEST MUSICAL ARTIST TO EVER WALK THE FACE OF THE EARTH. The End. That is all. :-) By the way, this video proves it.
  • Jopss2
    5 stars
    ๐Ÿ˜Œ. Thank you iTunes ๐Ÿ‘
  • mjwold
    5 stars
    not smooth criminal :\. awwwwwwwwo
  • Tad Banyon
    5 stars
    Finally!. I also got suckered into buying that other (crap) edit. Thank goodness someone finally got around to giving us something worth watching. Whoever's responsible for that other lame version has no artistic bone in his body. Total garbage. So happy to finally be able to see this again.
  • Focus 777
    5 stars
    Thank you I-tunes. My heart will always be with you Michael, this video inspired me in more ways than i can say, Michael I used this video to create a great compilation involving salsa and a little jazz, thanks...your greatly missed....
  • phatterry
    5 stars
    Thank you. This is the DEFINITIVE version of Smooth Criminal but impossible to acquire until now. Thank you.
  • Crazy loo
    5 stars
    R.I.P MJ. We all miss you king of pop. You will never moonwalk alone.We all miss you and your Music!๐Ÿ˜ญ
  • Islandsonrisa
    5 stars
    Smooth Criminal. I am thoroughly enjoying this video of Michael Jackson. It brings back good memories of a extremely talented artist. Thanks Itunes for having it available so I can treasure always and of course, dance or jam too also.
  • Wishbear
    5 stars
    correct version finally!!!. this is the good version.. not the speed version video... finally
  • cricrilong
    5 stars
    Amazing. Micheal Jackson we all miss you! You didn't deserve to die! This is my 2nd favorite song after bille jean! I wished you were still alive so I could get your autograph! Anyone who preferes Justin bieber over you is a loser! And needs to get a life!
  • hxcordeiro
    4 stars
    Not HD.. I've seen Smooth Criminal in HD before, I figured if I were PAYING for it on iTunes it would be that version. This is the greatest video ever (let's thank iTunes for finally getting the real version), but I have to knock a star off for it being so low-resolution.
  • Atwillie
    5 stars
    When I watch this video. I miss Michael more!
  • lilhilton92
    5 stars
    My favorite Michael video. I love smooth criminal!!!! the dancing in this video is part of what i live for!!!!!!!! this in my opinion is his best ever music video and that is not an easy decision. id give this video ten stars if they had it!
  • ๎•๎Œช๎•๎Œญ๎•
    5 stars
    Mj da best!. Great song, best video of all times. ๎€ขMJ
  • gracemercy
    5 stars
    Finally. The wait is over. This is the best MJ video of all time. Thanks ITunes!
  • Junr.
    5 stars
    jose45. Its about time thank you itunes for putting the original smooth criminal music video you guys are excellent !Thank you! its one of my favorites.
  • :Katie:
    5 stars
    Finally!. Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal is my favorite music video of all time. I've been waiting FOREVER for iTunes to add the full version of it! I'm just so happy I can watch it whenever I want. And I just wanted to add that Michael looks gorgeous in this!
  • Ooohnubian
    5 stars
    MJLuvr4Life. THANK YOU iTunes!!! This was one of MJ's best videos and now it can be shared for generations to come! My kids are just now discovering MJ and they LOVE him as I do. We dance around tyring to emulate his moves and it makes for great Saturday nights!!
  • blossfamily
    5 stars
    Yay. Love it
  • Sparks98
    5 stars
    awesome. yes! original version!!
  • Saeed Raheem
    5 stars
    amazing!!. i lov yo mike !!! u r the best!!!
  • nana annabanana
    5 stars
    the real "Smooth Criminal". thank you, thank you for getting it!!!! I've been waiting!
  • MJJ84
    5 stars
    MJ4Ever. This is the best video ever....Long Live the King....Smooth Criminal is so original and creative you won't regret it
  • mxudn
    5 stars
    mj is awsome. i am 14 years old in ohio mj is the coolest person ever i have 7 videos of him rip mj
  • supermodel
    5 stars
    The King Lives On. Thank you so much iTunes for putting this version up here you have made many Michael fans such as myself so happy to see this to cherish forever!
  • *โ€ข*โ€ข*โ€ข*
    5 stars
    Smooth Criminal :D. I love this longer version better than that horrible sped up version. There will never be another King of Pop Michael was the best. Long Live MJ! R.I.P Michael Jackson; We Love You! <3
  • Kash1317
    5 stars
    Finally, the FULL version!. I am SO happy iTunes finally got the full version of the Smooth Criminal music video on iTunes, as well as the full version of the Bad music video. Smooth Criminal is one of my favorites, and I was NOT going to just settle and buy that horrible, blurry, sped-up version of the video. I was about to lose hope in you, iTunes, but then you released all of this and my hope is restored! I never thought I'd say this, but THANK YOU ITUNES!!!
  • CrAzy ChLo3!:)
    5 stars
    OMG. I LOVE YOU MJ, FOREVEA AN ALWAYS!!!!!. FINALLY!!! I love MJ an i LOVE his work, he will never ever, EVER be forgotten!!!!!!! LONG LIVE MJ!!
  • Omolola Bakare
    5 stars
    Long live the King. This video is the smoothest, coolest and classist video ever made, no one can top it.
  • Orlando Rays
    5 stars
    Awesome!. This is the definitive version of the "Smooth Criminal" music video; its segment from Moonwalker. Many times, the video versions of Michael Jackson's songs are even better than the actual album or single cuts. This is also the case for "Thriller" itself.
  • nycmode75
    5 stars
    About Freakin' Time. I'm glad itunes finally came out with the LEGIT version of this video. The 9 minute opus is definitely my favorite of MJ's videos. There may be other classics in his lineup, but he really outdid himself with this one, and only the full version shows it off. The previous cut-up version sold on itunes was an abomination and basically was a blurry montage of junk. Here you can really see all the awesome dance moves, choreography, and most importantly the awesome gravity defying moment in its full entirety. If you had to get 1 MJ video get this one. You won't regret it.
  • XLNT2X
    5 stars
    So Smooth . . .. I'm glad I listened to more savvy fans who lobbied iTunes for the long version of this video. This is MJ at his absolute best -- yes, as someone else said, maybe even better than Thriller. I LOVE this video, and I'm now watching it again and again on my 52" flat screen through the new Apple TV. Thanks, Apple!
  • Chavee Steele
    5 stars
    Smooth Criminal. Finally, it's the real, "Smooth Criminal" video, in it's 9 Mins. & 48 Secs. glory. This definitely trumps that blurry- choppy-skipped frame-edited version that was suppose to be the new way to look at videos -yeahhh right. After buying, "Thriller", this is the MUST HAVE video for the true MJ fan.
  • jack5onFan
    5 stars
    About time, iTunes!. In my opinion, this is the best Michael Jackson video out there. This is the video that made me become a MJ fanatic! His dance moves are flawless, the lyrics are catchy, and his white suit with blue socks is epic. Everyone should buy this!
  • peachie_keen
    5 stars
    YES! Happy Days!. Been awaiting the day iTunes would finally put the full version of Smooth Criminal up...now it's finally here. Happy Days! This Fred Astaire-inspired music video is in my opinion one of MJ's best (I like it better than Thriller). The Radio Edit version really wasn't giving it justice. The dancing is excellent, the music is amazing, the concept is fresh and exciting...it's truly a piece of art. Anyone who hasn't yet seen this version will swoon in ecstasy after seeing it for the first time. Love you Michael. Your legacy lives on. Rest in Peace brother. <3