Every VMA Video of the Year Winner Ranked

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CREDIT: Missy Elliott/YouTube

The 2018 VMA’s were just a couple of weeks, which means I’ve had a hankering to rank every Video of the Year winner from most not-the-best to the very best. And so, here is that ranking?

35. Green Day – “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”
34. Katy Perry – “Firework”
33. Britney Spears – “Piece of Me”
32. Eminem – “Without Me”
31. Aerosmith – “Cryin'”
30. Eminem – “The Real Slim Shady”
29. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Tonight, Tonight”
28. Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
27. Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and P!nk ft. Missy Elliott – “Lady Marmalade”
26. Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
25. Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris – “We Found Love”
24. Madonna – “Ray of Light”
23. Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
22. R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion”
21. Don Henley – “The Boys of Summer”
20. OutKast – “Hey Ya!”
19. Lauryn Hill – “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
18. Panic! at the Disco – “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
17. The Cars – “You Might Think”
16. Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
15. Beyonce – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
14. Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
13. Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance”
12. Neil Young – “This Note’s for You”
11. van Halen – “Right Now”
10. Beyonce – “Formation”
9. Rihanna ft. Jay-Z – “Umbrella”
8. TLC – “Waterfalls”
7. INXS – “Need You Tonight/Mediate”
6. Jamiroquai – “Virtual Insanity”
5. Sinead O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
4. Dire Straits – “Money for Nothing”
3. Pearl Jam – “Jeremy”
2. Missy Elliott – “Work It”
1. Peter Gabriel – “Sledgehammer”

Agree? Disagree? Confused? Let me know!

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Watch And/Or Listen to This: Boliviguay Comic-Con® Is Even Bigger Than San Diego Comic-Con®

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CREDIT: TBS via YouTube

Watch And/Or Listen to This is a semi-occasional column in which I recommend content that I believe is worth watching and/or listening to.

This year’s lineup at Boliviguay Comic-Con includes:

-Lactose Tolerant Girl
-The Flush
-The Incredible Jeff
-The Cast of Chicago Zombie
-Tyrannosaurus Yes
-George R.R.R. Martin

Billboard Hot Rock Songs – Week of August 18, 2018

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Each week*, I check out the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, and then I rearrange the top 25 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all of the top 25, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

*This will be my last Billboard Hot Rock Songs re-ranking post, at least for the foreseeable future, as these posts have become a bit too same-old, same-old for my tastes. But I will continue to scan the charts each week, and I might occasionally write down some reactions should the spirit move me.

Original Version
1. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
2. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
3. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
4. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
5. Imagine the Dragons – “Natural”
6. Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
7. Weezer – “Africa”
8. lovelytheband – “Broken”
9. Bad Wolves – “Zombie”
10. Panic! at the Disco – “High Hopes”
11. twenty one pilots – “Jumpsuit”
12. Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
13. John Mayer – “New Light”
14. twenty one pilots – “Nico and the Niners”
15. Godsmack – “Bulletproof”
16. Bastille – “Quarter Past Midnight”
17. Death Cab for Cutie – “Gold Rush”
18. Five Finger Death Punch – “Sham Pain”
19. twenty one pilots – “Levitate”
20. Greta van Fleet – “When the Curtain Falls”
21. Five Finger Death Punch – “Blue on Black”
22. Walk the Moon – “Kamikaze”
23. grandson – “Blood // Water”
24. Panic! at the Disco – “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
25. Shinedown – “Devil”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. Feel It Still
2. Jumpsuit
3. When the Curtain Falls
4. New Light

Billboard Hot 20 – Week of August 18, 2018

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Each week*, I check out the Billboard Hot 100, and then I rearrange the top 20 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all 20, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

*-This will be my last Billboard Hot 100 re-ranking post, at least for the foreseeable future, as these posts have become a bit too rote for my tastes. But I will still scan the charts each week, and I might occasionally write down some reactions should anything catch my fancy.

Original Version
1. Drake – “In My Feelings”
2. Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
3. Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin – “I Like It”
4. Travis Scott – “Sicko Mode”
5. 6ix9ine ft. Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz – “FEFE”
6. Post Malone – “Better Now”
7. Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
8. Travis Scott – “Stargazing”
9. Tyga ft. Offset – “Taste”
10. Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
11. DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, and Quavo – “No Brainer”
12. Drake – “Nice for What”
13. Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Psycho”
14. Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
15. Khalid and Normani – “Love Lies”
16. YG ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Nicki Minaj – “Big Bank”
17. Taylor Swift – “Delicate”
18. Lil Baby and Drake – “Yes Indeed”
19. Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey – “The Middle”
20. Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. No Tears Left to Cry
2. Boo’d Up

Watch And/Or Listen to This: Wired – Jeff Goldblum Answers the Web’s Most Searched Questions

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CREDIT: WIRED/YouTube

Watch And/Or Listen to This is a semi-occasional column in which I recommend content that I believe is worth watching and/or listening to.

Very “Jeff Goldblum” Jeff Goldblum content.

Billboard Hot Rock Songs – Week of August 11, 2018

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, and then I rearrange the top 25 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all of the top 25, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
2. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
3. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
4. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
5. Imagine Dragons – “Natural”
6. Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
7. Weezer – “Africa”
8. lovelytheband – “Broken”
9. Bad Wolves – “Zombie”
10. twenty one pilots – “Jumpsuit”
11. Panic! at the Disco – “High Hopes”
12. Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
13. twenty one pilots – “Nico and the Niners”
14. John Mayer – “New Light”
15. Godsmack – “Bulletproof”
16. Bastille – “Quarter Past Midnight”
17. Greta van Fleet – “When the Curtain Falls”
18. Five Finger Death Punch – “Sham Pain”
19. Florence + the Machine – “Hunger”
20. Death Cab for Cutie – “Gold Rush”
21. Panic! at the Disco – “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
22. Shinedown – “Devil”
23. grandson – “Blood // Water”
24. The 1975 – “Love It If We Made It”
25. Walk the Moon – “Kamikaze”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. Feel It Still
2. Jumpsuit
3. When the Curtain Falls
4. New Light
5. Hunger

Billboard Hot 20 – Week of August 11, 2018

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot 100, and then I rearrange the top 20 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all 20, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Drake – “In My Feelings”
2. Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin – “I Like It”
3. 6ix9ine ft. Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz – “FEFE”
4. Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
5. DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, and Quavo – “No Brainer”
6. Post Malone – “Better Now”
7. Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
8. Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
9. Tyga ft. Offset – “Taste”
10. Drake – “Nice for What”
11. Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Psycho”
12. Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
13. Taylor Swift – “Delicate”
14. Lil Baby and Drake – “Yes Indeed”
15. Khalid and Normani – “Love Lies”
16. Drake – “God’s Plan”
17. Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey – “The Middle”
18. Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
19. Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
20. Marshmello and Anne-Marie – “Friends”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. No Tears Left to Cry
2. Boo’d Up

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