VMA Video Vanguard Award Winners

Can you name the winners of the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs?

0/36
10:00
YearWinnerOccupation: Sample work
1984Singer: 'Space Oddity', 'Heroes', 'Modern Love', 'China Girl'
1984Band: 'Strawberry Fields Forever', 'A Day in the Life', 'Lady Madonna', 'Something'
1984Director: 'A Hard Day's Night' (The Beatles), 'Help!' (The Beatles)
1985Lead singer, Talking Heads: 'Once in a Lifetime', 'Burning Down the House', 'This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)'
1985Director: 'Video Killed the Radio Star' (The Buggles), 'Rio' (Duran Duran), 'Sad Songs (Say So Much)' (Elton John), 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' (Bonnie Tyler)
1985Directors: 'Girls on Film' (Duran Duran), 'Rockit' (Herbie Hancock), 'Every Breath You Take' (The Police), 'Two Tribes' (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
1986Singer: 'Borderline', 'Like a Virgin', 'Material Girl', 'Dress You Up'
1986Director: 'Close (to the Edit)' (Art of Noise), 'Alive and Kicking' (Simple Minds), 'Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)' (Pet Shop Boys)
1987Singer: 'Games Without Frontiers', 'Shock the Monkey', 'Sledgehammer', 'Big Time'
1987Director: 'Come On Eileen' (Dexys Midnight Runners), 'Blue Jean' (David Bowie), 'Smooth Operator' (Sade), 'Do You Really Want to Hurt Me' (Culture Club)
1988Singer: 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough', 'Billie Jean', 'Thriller', 'Bad'
1989Singer: 'Careless Whisper', 'Faith', 'Father Figure', 'Monkey'
1990Singer: 'Nasty', 'When I Think of You', 'The Pleasure Principle', 'Rhythm Nation'
1991Band: 'You Give Love a Bad Name', 'Wanted Dead or Alive', 'Bad Medicine', 'I'll Be There for You'
1991Director: 'Livin' on a Prayer' (Bon Jovi), 'Blaze of Glory' (Jon Bon Jovi), 'Pour Some Sugar on Me' (Def Leppard), 'Dr. Feelgood' (Mötley Crüe)
1992Band: 'Welcome to the Jungle', 'Sweet Child o' Mine', 'Don't Cry', 'November Rain'
1994Singer: 'Don't Come Around Here No More', 'Free Fallin'', 'Into the Great Wide Open', 'Mary Jane's Last Dance'
1994Band: 'Start Me Up', 'Waiting on a Friend', 'Undercover of the Night', 'Love Is Strong'
1995Band: 'The One I Love', 'Orange Crush', 'Losing My Religion', 'Everybody Hurts'
1997Rapper: 'I Need Love', 'Going Back to Cali', 'Mama Said Knock You Out', 'Doin It'
1997Director: 'Constant Craving' (k.d. lang), 'Free Your Mind' (En Vogue), 'Closer' (Nine Inch Nails), 'Scream' (Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson)
1998Band: 'No Sleep Till Brooklyn', 'So What'cha Want', 'Sabotage', 'Sure Shot'
2000Band: 'Higher Ground', 'Give It Away', 'Under the Bridge', 'Californication'
2001Band: 'Pride (In the Name of Love)', 'With or Without You', 'Even Better Than the Real Thing', 'Beautiful Day'
2003Band: 'Hungry Like the Wolf', 'The Reflex', 'Wild Boys', 'Ordinary World'
2006Director: 'The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)' (Missy Elliott), 'Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See' (Busta Rhymes), 'No Scrubs' (TLC), 'Gold Digger' (Kanye West)
2011Singer: '...Baby One More Time', 'Oops!... I Did It Again', 'Piece of Me', 'Womanizer'
2013Singer: 'Cry Me a River', 'Rock Your Body', 'What Goes Around... Comes Around', 'Mirrors'
2014Singer: 'Crazy in Love', 'Check on It', 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)', 'Countdown'
2015Rapper: 'All Falls Down', 'Gold Digger', 'Good Life', 'All of the Lights'
2016Singer: 'SOS', 'Umbrella', 'We Found Love', 'Work'
2017Singer: 'Lady Marmalade', 'Get the Party Started', 'Stupid Girls', 'Just Give Me a Reason'
2018Singer: 'If You Had My Love', 'Waiting for Tonight', 'I'm Real (Remix)', 'Dance Again'
2019Rapper: 'The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)', 'Get Ur Freak On', 'Work It', 'Lose Control'
2022Rapper: 'Super Bass', 'Starships', 'Anaconda', 'Chun-Li'
2023Singer: 'Ojos Así', 'Whenever, Wherever', 'Hips Don't Lie', 'Chantaje'
Quiz Playlist
Details
More Info:
  • Winners include directors and musicians. Winners' occupations and samples of their music video work (up to the year they won) listed as aid. Last names acceptable (where applicable).
Classic: Type in answers that appear in a list
Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017

Quiz Scoreboard

Comments

May contain spoilers

More to Explore

You Might Also Like...

Today's Top Quizzes in Music

Browse Music

Today's Top Quizzes in MTV

Browse MTV

More By:
andresg770

Quiz Plays Rating Category Featured Created
1,256 4.55 Music Jan 6, 2012
1,050 4.86 Music Jun 5, 2012
1,039 4.88 Music Jan 8, 2012
921 4.71 Music Feb 24, 2012
840 4.71 Music Jan 27, 2012

Go to Creator's Profile

Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.

Report this User

Report this user for behavior that violates our Community Guidelines.

Details: