Top 10 Opening Moments of MTV’s VMAs

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Everyone’s getting psyched for next week’s 2008 Video Music Awards, so it’s time to recall a few of the previous highlights. It’s always important to make a good first impression, right? The show’s kick-off is crucial. From Jay-Z rocking the mic on top of Rockefeller Center to Bruce Springsteen blasting through “The Rising” in a rainy Central Park, there have been some memorable opening sequences. Here’s a list of the cool stuff to reboot your memory a bit.

Watch videos by all the artists nominated for this year’s awards.

Make sure to tune into this year’s event on MTV – Sunday, September 7 at 9pm ET.