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The Best Videos to Lose at the MTV Video Music Awards

By Courtney Enlow | Seriously Random Lists | September 6, 2012 | Comments ()


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"I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by The Darkness

The video lost Best New Artist to Maroon 5's "This Love" and Best Rock Video to "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet.

"The Hardest Button to Button" by The White Stripes

Lost all four categories in which it was nominated.

"Coffee and TV" by Blur

Only nominated in the category of Breakthrough Video, it understandably lost to Bjork and Chris Cunningham's "All is Full of Love."

"Man on the Moon" by REM

Nominated for six awards, lost them all.

"Deadweight" by Beck

Its only nomination was in the category of Best Video from a Film. It lost to "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith.

"Human Behavior" by Bjork

Lost in all six categories in which it was nominated. Man, Michel Gondry can't catch a break.

"When It Began" by The Replacements

My sweet sweet 'Mats lost Best Alternative Video to "Been Caught Stealing" by Jane's Addiction and Best Special Effects in a Video to Faith No More's "Falling to Pieces."

"Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys

It won no awards the year it was nominated, losing Video of the Year, Best Group Video, Viewer's Choice (to "Cryin' by Aerosmith), Breakthrough Video and Best Direction in a Video (to REM's "Everybody Hurts").



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Comments Are Welcome, Jerks Will Be Banned


  • First you tell me Poehler and Arnett break up, and now this? For faulk's sake, you better fess up and tell me its a mirage, because its not like I had any faith in humanity anyway. GAAAH~~~ Believe me now and listen to me later, the next buffoon who tells me that hoomans are "basically good" will never finish the sentence, because I will commence with the screaming: "SABOTAGE lost the VMAs to aerosmith and REM- SABOTAGE". I will try my best to froth at the mouth too.
    Where was Kayne West when we needed him them????

  • Mrs. Beasley

    Oh, and Beastie Boys and R.E.M. always deserve all the awards, thankyouverymuch. No one should ever lose to Maroon 5. Lastly, I forgot about "Human Behavior", so yay for that. I'll be listening to it tonight way more than it deserves.

  • Mrs. Beasley

    I remember when Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" won best video
    over My Chemical Romance's "Helena". I love Green Day (okay maybe not as much as I did before the American Idiot album.)
    but the fact that the entire video consisted of them walking down the
    street, and that beat out a funeral dance party on "Helena" pissed me
    off so bad. Helena was an awesome, interesting,creative video. No way did Green Day deserve to win. I haven't watched the awards since that
    happened.

  • Mattfactor

    Best Replacements video: "Bastards of Young."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • Anderbot

    The Darkness video is Spinal Tap level bad. Just WTF?

  • Guest

    "You came to see another band tonight...we're not them. We're the Replacements."

  • Manny

    Loved Deadweight song and video it had me watching Life Less Ordinary and buy its soundtrack (love the Sneaker Pimps track). Definitely underrated.

  • Steph

    Ugh, Aerosmith.

  • Anne At Large

    Oh my god that Darkness video. I had no idea. Oh my god.

  • Adrienne Marie

    How did that not win every award ever created??

  • Anne At Large

    I mean, seriously! The giant space crab alone!

  • TK


    It lost to “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith.

    It doesn't even matter what video we're talking about. The fact that anything lost to that useless shitbucket of a fucking Armageddon song is a sign that MTV and all of its viewers, employees, contractors, owners, investors and stockholders should all collectively and immediately stop breathing forever.

    I feel like Courtney only exists to make me realize that the things that I hate? I actually hate them even more than I thought.

  • L.O.V.E.

    TK: Hater of The Year
    Honored as one of the most prestigious abusers on the planet.

    http://www.comedycentral.com/v...

  • TK

    Now that is a man I would hate to fight.

  • Dang, it's almost as if...as if...as if the MTV Video Music Awards were a completely frost-bitten non-entity...

  • L.O.V.E.

    (Will now be playing Beastie Boys and Beck on constant loop today)

  • Is this in preparation for M.I.A. losing Video of the Year tonight? Stupid fan voting for all the major categories.

  • Well, how could The Replacements be expected to compete with a cross dressing grocery thief and/or a flopping fish?

  • Snath

    Yeah, I mean, they're only The Replacements. Not Britney Spears. Ugh.

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