LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - King of Pop Michael Jackson is gone, but he is not forgotten not by MTV Video Music Award voters. Two days before the widely-watched awards show, MTV on Friday released a poll of the top moments chosen by voters in the programs nearly three decades with Jackson singled out for most iconic and best pop performances for a medley of songs he sang in 1995. Jackson singing and dancing to The Way You Make Me Feel, Scream, Beat It and Smooth Criminal picked up 57 percent of the vote for most iconic performance, beating the likes of Madonna with Like a Virgin in 1984 and Lady Gagas Paparazzi from 2009. The Thriller singer, who died in June 2009 from a drug overdose, also got the nod for best pop performance with the same medley, again topping artists including Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, TLC and his own sister, Janet Jackson, who performed a tribute to Michael the year he died. MTV annually gives away awards for best videos in what has become one of its most-watched telecasts. Last years VMAs were seen by 11.4 million viewers, its biggest audience since 2002. Perhaps more important than awards and stars, the program is known for its sometimes impromptu, often planned, outrageous moments that grab headlines around the world.