The Most Memorable Moments From All 28 MTV Video Music Awards Tomorrow night is the 29th annual MTV Video Music Awards, the show no one remembers for who won what. When you gather a group of artists, stars and celebs of this caliber, you’re guaranteed more than a few memorable moments. Boob jiggling, giant snakes, and Rose McGowan are just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s a look back at the awards’ greatest hits. 1984: Madonna pops the VMAs’ cherry, inaugurating this first annual awards show with her performance of “Like a Virgin.” 1985: Eddie Murphy takes to the mic as host. 1986: Whitney wins her first Moon Man! 1987: Prince brought a forecast of Purple Rain. Prince.org 1988: Michael Jackson, master of the moonwalk, makes his first appearance with on the show and receives a VMA. 1989: Andrew Dice Clay’s adult nursery rhymes got so dicey it earned him the show’s first and only lifetime ban. 1990: Madonna vogues her way into the new decade with a decadent performance. 1991: Poison’s Bret Michaels and C.C. DeVille came to blows backstage after a performance together. SEE MORE: • 36 Best Tumblr Pics From 1991 • Hey Girl, Here’s a 10-Year-Old Ryan Gosling Dancing to C+C Music Factory at a Mormon Talent Show 1992: MTV got its first whiff of teen spirit, as Nirvana took the stage. Kurt and Co. played the opening verses of “Rape Me” before launching into “Lithium” — ending in a (failed) bass toss. 1993: RuPaul partied postshow with the whole Nirvana family. Feel Numb 1994: Michael and Lisa Marie shared their love; the music community mourned the loss of Cobain. 1995: Courtney Love kept trying to get our attention. 1996: David Lee Roth awkwardly reunited with the rest of Van Halen. Things soured backstage, and they broke up again. 1997: Martha Stewart looked uncomfortable; the world met Marilyn Manson. Suite 101 1998: Rose McGowan made some risky red carpet choices. 1999: Diana Ross gave Lil’ Kim a lil’ jiggle. SEE MORE: • 14 Uncommon Celebrity Look-alikes • 33 Best Tumblr Pics & GIFs From 1999 2000: Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? 2001: It’s Britney, bitch! 2002: Christina caused outrage when she appeared onstage wearing this. 2003: The VMAs turned 20, and these three ladies united to help celebrate. 2004: Outkast shook it like a Polaroid picture after winning Video of the Year for “Hey Ya!” 2005: It was a red letter day for the boys of Green Day, who took home seven VMAs following the release of American Idiot. 2006: Justin Timberlake brought sexy back. 2007: It was Britney’s big comeback. Well, kind of. 2008: That’s more like it! 2009: Who could forget Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift? 2010: Lady Gaga broke records for most video nominations — all while wearing a quite rare dress. 2011: Beyonce had an announcement to make. All images courtesy of MTV.com or Tumblr unless otherwise noted. SEE MORE: • 31 Undeniable Reasons Beyoncé Is the Icon of the Decade • 30 Best Tumblr Pics From 1995 The Best Tumblr Pics From 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Greg Seals Greg Seals is a writer, and sometimes funny person. Indulge his sense of self-importance and follow @GregSeals.