Rolling Stone Readers Pick Their 10 Favorite Dancing MusiciansWatch clips of Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Madonna and Prince in action
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8. Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson may not have the widespread cultural impact of her older brother Michael, but she is a brilliant dancer in her own right, and has arguably had a greater long-term impact on the choreography of contemporary music videos. Her 1989 video for "Rhythm Nation," in which she and a quasi-militaristic ensemble dance in some sort of urban dystopia, set the template for hundreds of videos to come in the Nineties and aughts.