The MTV Video Music Awards have a well-earned reputation as an occasionally out of control, but always interesting awards celebration. These are 10 of the top moments through the years.
10. 1995 - Courtney Love Disrupts Madonna Interview
First she threw things and then, after being invited up by MTV's Kurt Loder, Courtney Love took over in inimitable fashion.
9. 1988 - Guns 'n Roses - "Welcome to the Jungle"
For many years, this performance defined rock at the MTV Video Music Awards. This is the glory that was Guns 'n Roses.
8. 1990 - MC Hammer - "U Can't Touch This"
I'm not sure if there have ever been more people onstage in a single performance before or since at the MTV Video Music Awards. Few performers did dance spectacle better than MC Hammer.
7. 1993 - Neil Young and Pearl Jam - "Keep Rockin' in the Free World"
One of the more serious music moments at the MTV Video Music Awards: two generations rock together in a singularly intense fashion.
6. 1994 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley Kiss
It was really not that big of a surprise to see the newlyweds together, but the kiss was a bit of a shocker. The biggest kiss in MTV Video Music Award history until another pair of kisses almost 10 years later.
5. 2000 - Eminem - "The Real Slim Shady"
4. 2001 - *NSYNC with Michael Jackson - "Pop"
3. 2009 - Taylor Swift Wins Best Female Video and Is Interrupted by Kanye West
2. 1992 - Nirvana - "Lithium"
One of the moments when everything seemed a little out of control. Krist Novoselic tosses his guitar into the air. It lands whacking him in the head and he stumbles offstage. Kurt Cobain starts tearing into the amps and everything descends to chaos.