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The Best Videos to Lose at the MTV Video Music Awards

By Courtney Enlow | Lists | September 6, 2012 |

By Courtney Enlow | Lists | September 6, 2012 |

“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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