17. "She's Out of My Life" (1979)
It was 1979, many years before Sinéad O'Connor and D'Angelo would garner critical accolades for stark, one-take performance videos, but Jackson was already ahead of schedule, plumbing the emotional depths of Off the Wall's most passionate ballad. It's Jackson at his most stripped down and raw, showing him capable of carrying a highly intense video before anyone even started thinking about zombie makeup or CGI spaceships.
Bruce Gowers, director: What you're seeing on there is one complete take, it was shot multi-camera. [This and "Rock With You"] were both shot on the same day. I think we shot one at like three in the afternoon and one at 5… Very emotional he was in that. I was worried that he was actually going to break down and cry – which would have probably been a bit wonderful if we got some tears rolling down the face. That almost happened but not quite.