ByMark Newton, writer at
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Mark Newton

Last weekend, Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" became the 31st song to win the top prize at MTV's Video Music Awards. Although the annual celeb filled competition might have only grabbed the headlines relatively recently (thanks to some Kanye West arrogance and garden-variety Miley Cyrus debauchery) it has in fact been gracing our screens since as far back as 1984.

With that in mind, let's take a musical trip down memory lane and revisit all the winners of MTV's Music Video of the Year award. As well as providing you with some pretty good listening, it's also interesting to chart the change in musical taste throughout the eighties, nineties and noughties.

2015: Taylor Swift (ft. Kendrick Lamar) - "Bad Blood"

2014: Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball"

2013: Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"

2012: Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris - "We Found Love"

2011: Katy Perry - "Firework"

2010: Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance"

2009: Beyoncé - "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"

2008: Britney Spears - "Piece of Me"

2007: Rihanna ft. Jay Z - "Umbrella"

2006: Panic! At The Disco - "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"

2005: Green Day - "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"

2004: Outkast - "Hey Ya!"

2003: Missy Elliott - "Work It"

2002: Eminem - "Without Me"

2001: Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, & Pink ft. Missy - "Lady Marmalade"

2000: Eminem - "The Real Slim Shady"

1999: Lauryn Hill - "Doo Wop (That Thing)"

1998: Madonna - "Ray Of Light"

1997: Jamiroquai - "Virtual Insanity"

1996: Smashing Pumpkins - "Tonight, Tonight"

1995: TLC - "Waterfalls"

1994: Aerosmith - "Cryin'"

1993: Pearl Jam - "Jeremy"

1992: Van Halen - "Right Now"

1991: R.E.M. - "Losing My Religion"

1990: Sinéad O'Connor - "Nothing Compares 2 U"

1989: Neil Young - "This Note's For You"

1988: INXS - "Need You Tonight & Mediate"

1987: Peter Gabriel - "Sledgehammer"

1986: Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing"

1985: Don Henley - "The Boys of Summer"

1984: The Cars - "You Might Think"

Source: Mashable


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