MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video

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  1. Cry Me A River

    Cry Me A River (2002)

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    "Cry Me a River" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake for his debut studio album, Justified (2002). It was written by Timberlake and Scott Storch with producer Timbaland, and was inspired by Timberlake's former relationship with pop singer Britney Spears. Jive Records released the single to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio in the United States on November 25, 2002, as the album's second single. Accompanied by an electric piano, beatbox, guitars, synthesizers, Arabian-inspired riffs and Gregorian chants, "Cry Me a River" is a funk and R&B song about a brokenhearted man who moves on from his last girlfriend, who had cheated on him with another man. However, the girlfriend gets her comeuppance when the man she cheated on her previous boyfriend with ends up cheating on her with another woman. She attempts going to her ex-boyfriend for sympathy, but he responds with the title of the song.


  2. You Don't Know How It Feels

    You Don't Know How It Feels (1994)

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    "You Don't Know How It Feels" is a song and the lead single from Tom Petty's 1994 album Wildflowers. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.


  3. Tears In Heaven

    Tears In Heaven (1991)

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    "Tears in Heaven" is a song by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings, from the 1991 Rush film soundtrack. The song was written about the pain and loss Clapton felt following the death of his four-year-old son, Conor. Conor fell from a window of a 53rd-floor New York apartment building owned by his mother's friend on March 20, 1991. Clapton arrived at the apartment shortly after the accident. "Tears in Heaven" is one of Clapton's most successful songs, as it reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S. The song also stayed three weeks as No. 1 on the American adult contemporary chart in 1992.


  4. The End of the Innocence

    The End of the Innocence (1989)

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    "The End of the Innocence" is the lead single and title track from Don Henley's third solo studio album, The End of the Innocence, in 1989. The song was written by Bruce Hornsby, with lyrics added by Henley, and both perform the song live in their respective concerts. The Henley version became his fifth solo top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, more than any of the other Eagles members. "The End of the Innocence" peaked at number eight on the Hot 100 and at number two on Hot Adult Contemporary chart. It also became his fourth number-one single on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.


  5. Without Me

    Without Me (2002)

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    "Without Me" is a rap song by American rapper Eminem. It was released as the lead single from his fourth studio album titled The Eminem Show in 2002, and re-released on his greatest-hits compilation album Curtain Call: The Hits in 2005. "Without Me" is one of Eminem's most successful singles, reaching #2 in the U.S. and #1 in many countries worldwide.


  6. You're Beautiful

    You're Beautiful (2005)

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    "You're Beautiful" is a pop rock song co-written by British singer James Blunt, Sacha Skarbek, and Amanda Ghost for Blunt's debut album Back to Bedlam (2004). It was released as the third single from the album in 2005. In the UK and Australia the song reached number one and number two respectively. When released as the debut single from Back to Bedlam in Canada and the U.S., it reached number one on both charts and received widespread airplay. In 2006, the song won an Ivor Novello Award for airplay. The song has sold 625,000 copies in the UK as stated by the Official UK Charts Company, and 2,866,000 in the US by November 2011. It remains Blunt's biggest hit single in the USA to date, and his only one to reach the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.


  7. U Got The Look

    U Got The Look (1987)

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    "U Got the Look" is a song by Prince. It opens the second disc of Prince's 1987 double album Sign “?” the Times, and became the album's highest charting single. Musically, the song is standard 12-bar blues number with emphasis on live drumming by Sheila E., and a crunchy guitar sound. Although not credited on the single release, the song also features Sheena Easton, who sings co-lead with Prince. Prince sings in his sped-up "Camille" voice, although the song was not intended for the Camille album. The lyrics recite the familiar "boy versus girl in the World Series of love."


  8. Addicted to Love

    Addicted to Love (1985)

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    "Addicted to Love" is a chart-topping classic song by Robert Palmer first released in 1986. The song has now become known as his signature song, thanks in part to a highly popular video featuring high fashion models. Other artists have released versions since.


  9. Mary Jane's Last Dance

    Mary Jane's Last Dance

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    "Mary Jane's Last Dance" is the title of a song written by Tom Petty and recorded song by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was recorded on July 22, 1993 while Petty was recording his Wildflowers album, and was produced by Rick Rubin, guitarist Mike Campbell, and Tom Petty. The sessions would prove to be the last to include drummer Stan Lynch before his eventual departure in 1994. This song was first released as part of the Greatest Hits album in 1993. It rose to #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his first Billboard Top 20 hit of the 1990s, and also topped the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart for two weeks.


  10. The Real Slim Shady

    The Real Slim Shady (2000)

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    "The Real Slim Shady" is a hip hop song written by Eminem for his third studio album The Marshall Mathers LP (2000). It was released as the lead single a week before the album's release. The song was later released in 2005 on Eminem's greatest hits album Curtain Call: The Hits.


  11. Jesus Walks

    Jesus Walks (2004)

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    "Jesus Walks" is a hip hop song by American rap artist Kanye West. It was released on May 25, 2004 as the third single from his debut album, The College Dropout. The song is built around a sample of "Walk with Me" as performed by the ARC Choir. "Jesus Walks" was well-received by music critics, who praised its compelling sonic atmosphere and boldness in its open embrace of faith. It was met by widespread commercial recognition, peaking at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming West's fourth consecutive top twenty hit in the United States.


  12. Wicked Game

    Wicked Game (1996)

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    "Wicked Game" is a 1990 song by Chris Isaak from his third studio album Heart Shaped World. Despite being released as a single in 1989, it did not become a hit until it was later featured in the David Lynch film Wild at Heart (1990). Lee Chesnut, an Atlanta radio station music director who loved David Lynch films, began playing the song and it quickly became a nationwide top ten hit in January 1991, reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the first hit song of his career.


  13. Are You Gonna Go My Way

    Are You Gonna Go My Way (1999)

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    "Are You Gonna Go My Way" is the first single to be released by Lenny Kravitz from the album Are You Gonna Go My Way. It was released in February 1993. It was written by Lenny Kravitz and Craig Ross. The single has been covered by numerous artists, such as Metallica, in a medley for "MTV Hits" at the 2003 MTV Music Video Awards, Tom Jones for the Jerky Boys OST, Robbie Williams on Jones' 1999 album Reload and Melanie Brown in her solo section, on the Spice Girls Reunion Tour. Serbian hard rock band Cactus Jack recorded a version on their live cover album DisCover in 2002. A remixed version is played as the opening theme song in Gran Turismo 3. Adam Lambert covered the song in November 2012 in his swing through South Africa. The song was featured in one episode of Fox animated series The Simpsons. It was also featured in the music video game Guitar Hero World Tour.


  14. Locked Out of Heaven

    Locked Out of Heaven

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    "Locked Out of Heaven" is a song by American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars from his second studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox (2012). It was released as the lead single from the album on October 1, 2012. The song was written by Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine of The Smeezingtons, and produced by Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie and The Smeezingtons. "Locked Out of Heaven" contains influences of new wave, funk and reggae rock. The song's lyrics are about the rapturous feelings brought about by a relationship infused with positive emotion as well as euphoria from sex.


  15. South Side

    South Side (1999)

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    "South Side" is the title of a song written and recorded by American electronica musician Moby. It was released in November 2000 as the eighth single from his 1999 studio album Play. It is one of his most successful singles, peaking at number 14 on the United States Billboard Hot 100.


  16. Wildflowers

    Wildflowers (1994)

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    Wildflowers is the second solo album by American musician Tom Petty, released on the first of November, 1994. The album was the first released by Petty after signing a contract with Warner Bros. Records (where he had recorded as part of the Traveling Wilburys) and the first of three albums produced by Rick Rubin.


  17. China Girl

    China Girl (1983)

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    "China Girl" is a song co-written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop during their years in Berlin, first appearing on Pop's album The Idiot (1977). The song became more widely known when it was rerecorded by Bowie and released on his album Let's Dance (1983) and as a single.


  18. Veronica

    Veronica (1989)

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    "Veronica" is a single from Elvis Costello's 1989 album Spike, co-written by Costello with Paul McCartney. The song "Veronica" was co-produced by T-Bone Burnett and Kevin Killen, and features Paul McCartney on his iconic Höfner bass. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly voted it one of Costello's top ten greatest tunes.


  19. Yeah

    Yeah (2004)

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    "Yeah!" is a song by American singer Usher, released on 3 February 2004 as the lead single from his hit fourth studio album Confessions. The song was written by Lil Jon, Sean Garrett, Patrick J. Que Smith, Ludacris, Robert McDowell, and LRoc. It was produced by Lil Jon, who combined crunk and R&B in the song's beat. The song features vocals from Lil Jon and Ludacris. The song was remixed with Tego Calderón. It features a three-note melody that continues throughout the track. The song reached number one on 20 different charts in 15 countries, and gained several platinum certifications, including by the RIAA and RIANZ. The single topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks, the longest-running of 2004, and its huge success added to Usher's hit success that year. With over two million worldwide sales in one year, it is one of the fastest selling hip hop songs ever. The song ranks second on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade for 2000–2009. Usher performed "Yeah!" at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2008 as runway soundtrack. The song won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 47th Grammy Awards. The song was also used in the 2005 film Hitch and part of the song was used in the 2009 film The Hangover.


  20. Where It's At

    Where It's At (1996)

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    "Where It's At" is the first single from Beck's 1996 album, Odelay. Beck wrote the song in 1995. He premiered it at Lollapalooza 1995, in a version very similar to its incarnation on Odelay. He has played the song very often since 1995, although he regularly experiments with the music and lyrics.


  21. Devil's Haircut

    Devil's Haircut (1996)

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    "Devils Haircut" is a single by Beck, taken from the album Odelay.


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