Ultimate VMA Showdown Poll Results Revealed!

show||video|682032|

We asked and you responded like crazy!

Over the last week or so, we polled you guys about your favorite MTV Video Music Awards moments and boy did you let us know who your favorites were in categories like Most Iconic VMA Performance, Best Video of the 2000s and Best Pop Performance!

All told, we received a staggering 15 million votes in nine categories. By far the most heated contest came in the Most Iconic VMA Moment poll, where we received nearly 10 million votes … and over 9 million of those were split between two acts – Michael Jackson and Bon Jovi. That’s right! Fan groups for the two classic MTV artists got crazy competitive, but ultimately MJ prevailed, taking just over 57 percent of the vote. The late King of Pop’s 1995 VMA performance also took the crown for Best VMA Pop Performance.

There were plenty of surpises too. Panic! At The Disco’s “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” bested videos from Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Beyonce to win the Best VMA Video of the 2000s, and Lil Kim’s nipple pasty outfit from the 1999 awards was voted more outrageous than Lady Gaga’s 2010 meat dress.

Less surprising was Madonna, Britney and Christina Aguilera’s victory in the Most Outrageous VMA Moment poll. Yes, “The Kiss,” as it is famously and simply known, topped another kiss – that of Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley – to take the category.

We’ll have more detailed breakdowns of some of the biggest categories in the lead-up to the 2011 MTV VMAs, which air live from Los Angeles on Sunday at 9 PM. For now, here are the raw numbers for each category (we’ll have the winner for Best VMA-Winning Video of All Time after polls close on Saturday). Let us know what you think in the comments below and thank you so much for voting!

Total votes: 15,133,888

>>> Most Iconic VMA Performance

Total Votes
9,932,925

Winner: Michael Jackson, “The Way You Make Me Feel”/”Scream”/”Beat It”/”Smooth Criminal” Medley (1995) – 5,666,325 – 57.05%

Madonna, “Like a Virgin” (1984) – 36,379 – 0.37%
Guns N’ Roses, “Welcome to the Jungle” (1988) – 19,366 – 0.19%
The Rolling Stones, “Mixed Emotions” (1989) – 7,944 – 0.08%
Bon Jovi, “Livin’ on a Prayer”/”Wanted Dead or Alive” (1989) – 3,776,582 – 38.02%
Diddy, Faith Evans, 112, Sting, “I’ll Be Missing You” (1997) – 1,753 – 0.02%
Aerosmith, Run DMC, Kid Rock, “Walk This Way” (1999) – 5,396 – 0.05%
Eminem, “The Real Slim Shady”/”The Way I Am” (2000) – 6,056 – 0.06%
Britney Spears, “I’m a Slave 4 U” (2001) – 205,183 – 2.07%
Lady Gaga, “Paparazzi” (2009) – 207,941 – 2.09%

>>> Best Video of the Year Winner of the 2000s

Total Votes
1,203,826

Winner: Panic! At the Disco, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” – 616,626 – 51.22%

Eminem, “The Real Slim Shady” – 3,790 – 0.31%
Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, & Pink f/ Missy, “Lady Marmalade” – 8,945 – 0.74%
Eminem, “Without Me” – 2,358 – 0.2%
Missy Elliott, “Work It” – 829 – 0.07%
Outkast, “Hey Ya!” – 1,108 – 0.09%
Green Day, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” – 88,227 – 7.33%
Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, “Umbrella” – 23,304 – 1.94%
Britney Spears, “Piece of Me” – 170,910 – 14.2%
Beyonce, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” – 23,399 – 1.94%
Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance” – 264,330 – 21.96%

>>> Best Video of the Year Winner of the 1990s

Total Votes
199,494

Winner: TLC, “Waterfalls” – 94,850 – 47.55%

Sinead O’Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U” – 1,243 – 0.62%
R.E.M., “Losing My Religion” – 1,769 – 0.89%
Van Halen, “Right Now” – 632 – 0.32%
Pearl Jam, “Jeremy” – 1,842 – 0.92%
Aerosmith, “Cryin” – 5,915 – 2.97%
Smashing Pumpkins, “Tonight Tonight” – 2,119 – 1.06%
Jamiroquai, “Virtual Insanity” – 819 – 0.41%
Madonna, “Ray of Light” – 86,015 – 43.12%
Lauryn Hill, “Doo Wop (That Thing)” – 4,290 – 2.15%

>>> Best Video of the Year Winner of the 1980s

Total Votes
44,284

Winner: INXS, “Need You Tonight” – 33,538 – 75.73%

The Cars, “You Might Think” – 1,180 – 2.66%
Don Henley, “The Boys of Summer” – 1,588 – 3.59%
Dire Straits, “Money For Nothing” – 3,310 – 7.47%
Peter Gabriel, “Sledgehammer” – 3,583 – 8.09%
Neil Young, “This Note’s For You” – 1,085 – 2.45%

>>> Best VMA Rock Performance

Total Votes
747,114

Winner: The Killers, “Mr. Brightside” (2005) – 349,818 – 46.82%

Metallica, “Enter Sandman” (1991) – 5,792 – 0.78%
Nirvana, “Lithium” (1992) – 4,188 – 0.56%
Oasis, “Champagne Supernova” (1996) – 4,433 – 0.59%
Rage Against the Machine, “Testify” (2000) – 523 – 0.07%
Blink-182, “All The Small Things” (2000) – 332,488 – 44.5%
Jet, “Are You Gonna Be My Girl?” (2004) – 613 – 0.08%
Foo Fighters, “The Pretender” (2007) – 1,971 – 0.26%
Muse, “Uprising” (2009) – 43,885 – 5.87%
Florence + The Machine, “Dog Days Are Over” (2010) – 3,403 – 0.46%

>>> Best VMA Hip-Hop Performance

Total Votes
351,998

Winner: Eminem, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, “My Name Is”/”Guilty Conscience”/”Nuthin’ But a G Thang” (1999) – 164,879 – 46.84%

Run DMC and Aerosmith, “Walk This Way” (1987) – 2,605 – 0.74%
LL Cool J, “Mama Said Knock you Out” (1991) – 323 – 0.09%
Naughty By Nature, “Hip Hop Hooray” (1993) – 177 – 0.05%
Beastie Boys, “Sabotage” (1994) – 1,272 – 0.36%
OutKast, “The Way You Move”/”Hey Ya” medley (2004) – 891 – 0.25%
50 Cent, “In Da Club” (2007) – 16,209 – 4.6%
Lil Wayne, “Don’t Get It”/”A Milli” (2008) – 1,107 – 0.31%
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind” (2009) – 3,476 – 0.99%
Kanye West, “Runaway” (2010) – 161,059 – 45.76%

>>> Best VMA Pop Performance

Total Votes
1,744,935

Winner: Michael Jackson, greatest hits medley (1995) – 909,755 – 52.14%

Paula Abdul, “Straight Up”/”Cold Hearted Snake” medley (1989) – 16,250 – 0.93%
Madonna, “Vogue” (1990) – 36,248 – 2.08%
TLC, “Creep”/”Waterfalls” medley (1995) – 2,886 – 0.17%
Backstreet Boys, “Everybody” (1998) – 639,947 – 36.67%
NSYNC and Michael Jackson, “Pop” (2001) – 5,895 – 0.34%
Britney Spears, “Satisfaction”/”Oops … I Did It Again” (2002) – 89,969 – 5.16%
Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson tribute (2009) – 10,925 – 0.63%
Taylor Swift, “You Belong With Me” (2009) – 3,559 – 0.2%
Justin Bieber, “U Smile”/”Somebody to Love” medley (2010) – 29,501 – 1.69%

>>> Wildest VMA Outfit Ever

Total Votes
451,572

Winner: Lil Kim’s pasty (1999) – 177,777 – 39.37%

Prince’s blue jumpsuit (1999) – 551 – 0.12%
Macy Gray’s “Buy My Album” dress (2001) – 475 – 0.11%
Andy Dick’s Christina Aguilera outfit (2001) – 1,110 – 0.25%
Mudvayne’s bloody faces (2001) – 234 – 0.05%
Britney Spears’ leather biker ensemble (2002) – 101,378 – 22.45%
Christina Aguilera’s denim skirt (2002) – 21,892 – 4.85%
Jack Black’s Michael Jackson gear (2003) – 6,054 – 1.34%
Lil Mama’s pacifier (2009) – 273 – 0.06%
Lady Gaga’s meat dress (2010) – 141,828 – 31.41%

>>> Most Outrageous VMA Moment

Total Votes
457,740

Winner: Madonna kisses Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera (2003) – 243,776 – 53.26%

Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic tosses bass/smacks self in face during “Lithium” performance (1992) – 1,642 – 0.36%
Howard Stern’s Fartman appearance (1992) – 577 – 0.13%
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley kiss (1994) – 201,661 – 44.06%
Courtney Love crashes Madonna interview (1995) – 1,539 – 0.34%
Diana Ross grabs Lil Kim’s pasty-covered boob (1999) – 5,012 – 1.09%
Rage Against the Machine bassist climbs the set (2000) – 944 – 0.21%
Kid Rock vs. Tommy Lee fight (2007) – 2,589 – 0.57%