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Taking sides: The VMA's worst winner

We'll keep it simple this week. With the VMAs coming up on Sunday we decided to look back at past winners of the night's most prestigious award - Video of the Year - and pick the worst song to take the honor. Mild surprise - none of us picked Don Henley!

Allison Stewart: How did Aerosmith's "Cryin'" beat out "Sabotage"? It's not that "Cryin" was bad, but "Sabotage" was one of the best videos ever. Spike Jonze? The Beastie Boys dressed up as cops? Funny and smart, and one of the few times the Beasties have been endearing on video, instead of being sanctimonious or smart asses or both.

Aaron Leitko: Van Halen's "Right Now." It's the dregs. Seriously, you mean to tell me that Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and the Red Hot Chili Peppers "Under the Bridge" - arguably the two biggest songs/videos of the entire decade - come up short next to a hair metal band's Crystal Pepsi commercial?

David Malitz: Not that any of the other choices that year were that much better, but "Virtual Insanity" by Jamiroquai creates very real insanity inside of me. Not the good kind. And that hat ... oh, the hat.

By Click Track  |  September 9, 2010; 4:50 PM ET
Categories:  Taking sides  | Tags: Aerosmith, Beastie Boys, Jamiroquai, VMAs, Van Halen  
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David has to be crazy! Jamiroquai then and now continues to be one of the most unique and creative bands out. And the video for Virtual Insanity still continues to be one of the most creative. They continue to still do it well today with White Knuckle Ride mixing multiple sounds like Funk and Techno.

Posted by: kuruption_20877 | September 13, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

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