That award winning, acclaimed video was directed by Steve Barron and filmed in one night at the St Regis Hotel, New York City in the summer of 1982. It shows a hotel maid adopting a Cinderella style role and dreaming of the high life whilst the real high-living guests of the room she's tending to are out on the town.
The song was inspired by Jackson's time in New York and the excitement and anticipation of a night out driving around the city. It scored well in the States - proving to be his biggest hit there - as well as his native UK. And quite right too; it's a beautiful track.