Billboard Magazine heeft een top 22 gemaakt van de allerbeste optredens tijdens de MTV Video Music Awards.
Madonna staat er 3 keer in en staat tevens bovenaan de lijst op nummer !
17. Like A Virgin (1984)
Already a huge star when she took the stage, Madonna went supernova at the inaugural VMAs and set the bar for every artist in her wake. The imagery from that performance — the wedding dress, the “Boy Toy” belt, writhing on the floor — became so iconic that Madonna herself repeated it with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during her also-memorable 2003 performance.
11. Like A Virgin / Hollywood (2003)
When four powerhouse female acts unite, of course magic happens. Donning wedding dresses reminiscent of Madonna’s game-changing 1984 VMAs performance, Xtina and Brit cover “Like A Virgin” before the Queen of Pop herself emerges in all black to a well-deserved standing ovation. And we can’t forget the double smooch situation that happens before Missy Elliott turns up.
1. Vogue (1990)
Talk about a cross-century mashup: Madonna and her company of dancers, clad in 18th century Marie Antoinette garb, taught the world how to vogue, a performance style popularized in underground LGBTQ dance clubs in ’80s New York City. Cue one incredibly animated pants-less dancer, and VMAs magic is made.