Video: Mexico City Beats World Record For Largest "Thriller" Dance

Thousands of people gathered on Saturday in Mexico City to honor what would have been the 51st birthday of the king of pop, Michael Jackson.

Officials say that around 50,000 people came together, including upwards of 12,000 dancers to retrace the dance steps made famous around the world by the music video for Jackson’s "Thriller.” Men, women and children joined in the action, coming in costume and some getting their faces painted to reflect the ghoulish theme of the song.

When the group got down in front of Mexico's iconic Monument of the Revolution, they managed to not only honor the memory of Michael Jackson, but also made the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of people dancing to "Thriller" in a single gathering. Previous attempts had been made in Spain and England, but D.F. took the big prize! We're sure MJ would have been honored.

Check out the video below: