Manson beats MJ to scariest video top spot

Updated: Oct 31, 2010, 09:03 AM IST

London: Rocker Marilyn Manson has beaten pop icon Michael Jackson to the top of a Halloween-related online poll to find the Scariest Music Video ever made.

Manson`s 1999 promo for his cover of the `Eurythmics` Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)` has been voted by the editors of Billboard.com as the most spooky one.

"When he (Manson) donned a ballerina costume and cut himself, rode a pig and convulsed uncontrollably in the video... he really freaked people out," said the website.

The video beat Jackson`s `Thriller` to the top spot, while Aphex Twin`s `Come To Daddy` was third. Ozzy Osbourne`s werewolf video for `Bark At The Moon` and Fever Ray`s `If I Had A Heart` round out the top five.

PTI