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The Crotch Grab
Ah, the infamous crotch grab. In an interview in 1993, Oprah asked Jackson about his signature move, and he said, "I think it happens subliminally."
How many spins was that? He practically moved at the speed of light.
The Anti-Gravity Lean
This move is truly mesmerizing. The agility that went into Jackson's choreography looks like a magic trick, but the secret lay in his patented shoes that locked into the floor and allowed him to lean without the risk of falling on his face.
Appearing on Good Morning America in 2008, Jackson said the happiest time in his life was when he was recording "Thriller" in 1982. That's also about the time that he started working on his most famous dance move, the moonwalk, which he debuted in 1983.