The Super Moonwalk: One of Coolest Things Ever [Video]

Street performer takes Michael Jackson’s signature dance move to another level.

Eric Nash stunned a crowd on 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica with his version of the ‘Super Moonwalk’ and has already impressed YouTube users.

The 25-year-old dancer seems to be prejudicing the laws of physics by gliding backwards with ease in a 21-second clip of his routine, writes The Daily Mail.

The performer undeterred by the rain that sweeps across the busy street and effortlessly executes the self-styled King of Pop’s best-known move.

The clip captioned ‘SUPER MoonWalking’ has taken the internet by storm with more than 35,000 YouTube hits in one day.

The video has been approved more than 3,000 likes and received about 400 comments from internet users who were stunned by the nimble man’s moves.

“How is this physically possible??”wonders kakatana5959. “Eat your heart out, MJ,” wrote one person. “Somebody give that guy a medal” and “DAMN!! I NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE!!!!” added others.

When speaking of the history of the moonwalk, Michael Jackson didn’t invent it, but the singer did make the dance his own, performing it with such technical mastery, and to such a wide audience, that the move and the man became inseparable.

The first performance occurred during a live television special, Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, which was viewed by audience of 47 million people.

Some experts are sure that Michael Jackson had learned the move from Jeffrey Daniel, a Los Angeles-born member of the British pop group Shalamar and a reknown West Coast street dancer.

“The move comes late in the performance of his hit single “Billy Jean” and is, in essence, a simple back slide,” explains Obit.

“The same move had been demonstrated by countless performers, from Cab Calloway to Fred Astaire, and was a standard among tap dancers for decades. Yet something about the way Jackson performed it that night made it stand out for the ages.”

By the way, July 25 is marked as the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. Three years passed but the world is still missing the King of Pop.

On the third death anniversary of Michael Jackson’s sudden death King ofPop’s fans were flooding the Twitter with RIP messages. Many still can not believe that three years have passed after MJ’s death.

Be Alright ‏@iHadBiebergasm writes, “Can’t believe it’s been 3 years since the king of pop has been gone.

RIP Michael Jackson” Belieber ‏@BiebsHeaven writes, “RIP Michael Jackson <3 Can’t believe that it’s been 3 years since this legend passed away.”

Among Jackson’s fans was also his fourteen-years-old daughter Paris Jackson, who wrote of her father:  ”RIP Michael Jackson … Dad you will forever be in my heart <3 I love you.”

Paris has her parents Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe on her mind,uploading a picture of the former couple on Twitter last week, reports Nine MSN.

“Mommy and daddy <3″ she captioned the photo. Debbie and Michael married in 1996 in Sydney after Debbie became pregnant with their first child, Paris’ older brother Prince Jackson.

Jackson was a great humanitarian and he donated money heavily to uplift the underprivileged children.

Keya Morgan ‏@KeyaMorgan writes, “Michael Jackson was not just a singer, he was #1 when it came to human rights issues. He raised more money for dying kids than anyone.”

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