Vote for the Song of the Summer

by (@sllambe)

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The Battle of the Summer Jams is drawing to a close. Over the past three months we had you vote on your favorite songs in head-to-head battles each Friday. During the course of each battle, there were many surprises as Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, and Magic! all lost their respective rounds. But we gave the losers one more chance at the finals with the Redemption Round. With nearly 32 percent of the vote, “Rude” by Magic! made its way back into the final round. It will face off against previous winners, such as Becky G, Demi Lovato, and Iggy Azalea.

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Why the ’99 MTV VMAs Are the Best VMAs

by (@sllambe)

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With the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards just days away, we are looking back on some of our favorite moments and highlights from the past 30 years of the ceremony honoring the best of music video world. While there have been a number of ups and downs, no iteration of the VMAs surpasses the 1999 ceremony. It was — hands down, no argument — the best. The year itself was one of the best for music with the introduction of Jennifer Lopez’s singing career, the explosion of TRL, and the return of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

With all of that in mind, the MTV had a lot to celebrate. Led by Chris Rock, the last ceremony of the ‘90s turned out to be the last great VMAs. It had everything from Diana Ross jiggling Lil Kim’s boob to Lauryn Hill winning Video of the Year.

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10 Lessons Video Vixens Taught Us About Romance

by (@TaylorFerber)

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Video vixens have cozied up to the singers of our dreams, so when it comes to romance advice, we will take note of everything they have to offer. Amidst the bumpin’ and grindin’, you’d be surprised to know that sometimes, the underlying feelings were those of true love. You could even ask the stars who really fell in love on set.

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1984 Vs. 2014: Which Year Ruled Harder For These Music Icons?

by (@BHSmithNYC)

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A lot can change in 30 years. On the night of September 14th, 1984, sexy Material Girl Madonna took the stage for her career making performance of “Like A Virgin” at the MTV Video Music Awards. Thousands of miles away that same night, Henry Rollins and his seminal hardcore band Black Flag played a chaotic set on the wrong side of Tijuana in some forgotten dive. Nowadays Rollins is a revered punk rock elder and hosts shows on The History Channel while Madge struggles to remain relevant in the high-speed modern music marketplace. Some of music’s biggest names were operating on the margins of the music industry in 1984 while the hitmakers of that era often find their heyday behind them. Read more…

The Most Bizarre, Forgotten MTV Video Music Award Categories

by (@sllambe)

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With the addition of Best Lyric Video — yes we are awarding these now — we were reminded that several awards categories have made their way in (and quickly out) of the MTV Video Music Awards. The discontinuation of Best R&B Video and Best Rap Video in favor of the generic Best Hip-Hop Video has been slightly disappointing, but we’re not here to split hairs. While some awards are sadly missed, there are some that are truly head scratching. For example, remember Best Artist Website and Ringtone of the Year?

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Sexy 101: The Hottest Video Vixens In School Girl Uniforms

by (@TaylorFerber)

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Many singers have gone back to the classroom and lived out their good school girl gone bad fantasies in their music videos. We’ve seen ladies channel their inner naughty school girl, ripping off the plaid skirts and ties and definitely risking a detention. In P!nk‘s “Don’t Let Me Get Me” we get an up close and personal look inside the locker room, and in Bon Jovi‘s “Runaway” a school girl in a white button up uniform unknowingly becomes part of a wet t-shirt contest.

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