Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cebu dancing inmates' video is one of Time's Top 50 YouTube hits

I stumbled upon this article from the Manila Bulletin website.

The Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) dancing inmates’ rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” has made it to the top 50 greatest YouTube hits according to Time, which put out the list in recognition of the “breeding ground for the Web’s wackiest and wildest viral videos” as it turns five this year.

The CPDRC dancing inmates were spotted by Travis Payne, Michael Jackson’s long-time choreographer. The discovery led to the prisoners’ performance of “Thriller” in the DVD and Blu-Ray copies of the late King of Pop’s documentary, “This Is It.”

They were also 5th in Time’s Top 10 list of Most Popular Viral Videos in 2007. Time wrote: “Orange-jumpsuited accused murderers, rapists and drug dealers paid homage to Michael Jackson’s Thriller in a dance performance filmed at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Philippines (CPDRC).”

For the complete list of YouTube's 50 Best Videos, click here.


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