Last week saw the video release for Sia's barnstorming new single, Chandelier, featuring haunting choreography masterminded by Sia and Ryan Heffington, and performed by 11-year-old Maddie Ziegler from the reality show, Dance Moms.
Truly great choreography can elevate a music video to a work of art. Here are a few of our favourite examples – but what are we missing? Let us know in the thread below.
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Performed at a certain point of drunkenness at every Halloween party ever; Beat It is pretty good, but Thriller, er, beats it. Its influence can be seen in the also-amazing dance routine from Backstreet Boys' Everybody (Backstreet's Back) video.
1234 – Feist
Feist is well known for a bit of a move and a shake in her videos – see her dancing on escalators in the promo for My Moon, My Man – but this colourful promo for 1234 is something else.
Lotus Flower – Radiohead
Who could forget Thom Yorke's jittering, skittering moves in monochrome and bowler hat for the video of Lotus Flower?
Weapon of Choice – Fatboy Slim
Christopher Walken put in an unforgettable turn in Spike Jonze's video for the 2001 Fatboy Slim single Weapon of Choice. Walken expanded his (already sizeable) army if fans with his hands-in-pockets, hip-shaking boogie up escalators and on conference tables.
Here It Goes Again – OK Go
A YouTube phenomenom – OK Go's Treadmill video notched up 52 million views before it was removed from the band's channel.
Single Ladies – Beyoncé
If you want to know how good this video and its choreography is, just ask Kanye West – he'd be happy to tell you.
Islands – The xx
The members of The xx basically contribute nothing to this video, but the people around them perform some nice choreography. So that's ok.
Call Your Girlfriend – Robyn
Featuring Robyn in an empty warehouse, dancing in a fluffy cropped jumper and amazing leggings in front of some headlights.
Murder on the Dancefloor – Sophie Ellis-Bextor
You can tell Ellis-Bextor put in the training for this video, way before Strictly Come Dancing was even a twinkle in the BBC's eye.
U Don't Have to Call – Usher
Usher earns the final spot for managing to dance from the moment he wakes up in bed, through his walk to the car, and his whole night out. Bet he had cramp the next day.