One of the first truly viral YouTube videos, viewed over 34 million times. It began gaining attention when an iFunny post combined the animation with Money Longer with the caption "imagine having sleep paralysis and seeing this as the foot of bed just fuckin breakin it down and you cant do anything about it like you hear the music in the back and everything bruh. The programme received high ratings and Boyle's performance was quickly added to sites such as YouTube , where millions of people viewed it in the first month alone. The video received over seven million hits within its first week of release on YouTube, and by , it had earned over 25 million hits.
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The art form of the music video was born and the importance of image became even more powerful. A single video could take an underground emerging genre to the masses; it could ignite fashion trends and inspire technological and design innovation; it could act as a political statement or a glimpse into another world but ultimately, it could sell millions of records. Instead of playing love interests, Michael was the first to have supermodels play the lead role of a music video. Nirvana fans volunteered to fill the bleachers but after being on set for 12 hours, they were irritated and restless. Near the end of shooting, Cobain suggested they trash the set and the iconic footage reflecting raw teen angst and destruction was captured. The craze would begin later in the s with the emergence of YouTube but in , no one had seen anything like it. The moment her real tears appear and fall down her face makes this video captivating 27 years later.