On Saturday morning, MTV began the countdown to its VMAs ceremony and spectacle, which airs live from Brooklyn on Sunday night. It will be a huge show, with Katy Perry, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and a lot of other performers taking the stage.
The MTV VMAs have always been about the performances more than the awards. In 1984, Madonna's performance of "Like a Virgin" turned her from an upcoming star to a megastar. But that was hardly her best performance. Her 1989 performance of "Express Yourself" was simple, but massive. It was one of her most soulful vocal performances to date and showed how much of a great dancer she had become.
However, Madonna even outdid Madonna in 2003, when she performed "Like a Virgin" and "Hollywood" with Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. Even though it was that "kiss" that made most of the headlines, the performance itself was incredible. Unfortunately, Madonna hasn't returned to the VMAs since.
Britney Spears had another memorable performance in 2001 with "I'm a Slave 4 U." Who could ever forget the huge python snake and Britney's classic dance moves. When Britney returned to the VMAs in 2007 with "Gimme More," the results certainly weren't the same.
Here is our list for the best MTV performances ever. Let us know if you agree in the Comments section.