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1987 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
held September 11, 1987 at Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA
hosted by Julie Brown
MTV Video Music Awards History of Winners

Video of the Year

Peter Gabriel
"Sledgehammer"

[ from
So ]

  Peter Gabriel - 'So'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Genesis - "Land Of Confusion"
Paul Simon - "Boy In The Bubble"
U2 - "With Or Without You"
Steve Winwood - "Higher Love"
Best Male Video

Peter Gabriel
"Sledgehammer"

[ from
So ]

Peter Gabriel - 'So'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
David Bowie - "Day In, Day Out"
Robert Palmer - "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On"
Paul Simon - "You Can Call Me Al"
Steve Winwood - "Higher Life"
Best Female Video

Madonna
"Papa Don't Preach"

[from
True Blue ]

Madonna - 'True Blue'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Kate Bush - "Big Sky"
Janet Jackson - "Nasty"
Cyndi Lauper - "True Colors"
Madonna - "Open Your Heart"
Best Group Video

Talking Heads
"Wild Wild Life"

[ from
True Stories ]

Talking Heads - 'True Stories'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
The Bangles - "Walk Like An Egyptian"
Crowded House - "Don't Dream It's Over"
Eurythmics - "Missionary Man"
U2 - "With Or Without You"
Best New Artist

Crowded House
"Don't Dream It's Over"

[from
Crowded House ]

Crowded House LP other nominees:
Robert Cray Band - "Smoking Gun"
Georgia Satellites
- "Keep Your Hands To Youself"
Bruce Hornsby & The Range - "The Way It Is"
Timbuk 3 - "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"
Best Stage Performance Video

Bon Jovi
"Livin' On A Prayer"

[from
Slippery When Wet ]

Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet other nominees:
Bon Jovi - "You Give Love A Bad Name"
Run-D.M.C. - "Walk This Way"
Bruce Springsteen - "Born To Run"
Bruce Springsteen - "War"
Best Concept Video

Peter Gabriel
"Sledgehammer"

[ from
So ]

Peter Gabriel - 'So'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Eurythmics - "Missionary Man"
Peter Gabriel - "Big Time"
Genesis - "Land Of Confusion"
Talking Heads - "Wild Wild Life"
Best Overall Performance

Peter Gabriel
"Sledgehammer"

[ from
So ]

Peter Gabriel - 'So'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Janet Jackson - "Nasty"
Madonna - "Papa Don't Preach"
Run-D.M.C. - "Walk This Way"
U2 - "With Or Without You"
Best Video from a Film

Talking Heads
"Wild Wild Life"

[from
True Stories ]

Talking Heads - 'True Stories'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Eric Clapton - "It's In The Way That You Use It"
Rodney Dangerfield - "Twist & Shout"
Aretha Franklin - "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
Ben E. King - "Stand By Me"
Best Direction

Peter Gabriel
"Sledgehammer"
(Stephen Johnson)

[ from
So ]

Peter Gabriel - 'So'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Crowded House - "Don't Dream It's Over"
Genesis - "Land Of Confusion"
U2 - "With Or Without You"
Steve Winwood - "Higher Love"
Best Choreography

Janet Jackson
"Nasty"
(
Paula Abdul)
[from
Control ]

Janet Jackson - Control other nominees:
The Bangles - "Walk Like An Egyptian"
Janet Jackson - "When I Think Of You"
Madonna - "Open Your Heart"
Steve Winwood - "Higher Love"
Best Special Effects

Peter Gabriel
"Sledgehammer"
(Stephen Johnson & Peter Lord)

[ from
So ]

Peter Gabriel - 'So'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Eurythmics - "Missionary Man"
Peter Gabriel - "Big Time"
Genesis - "Land Of Confusion"
Paul Simon - "Boy In The Bubble"
Best Art Direction

Peter Gabriel
"Sledgehammer"
(Stephen Johnson, Stephen Quay & Tim Quay)

[ from
So ]

Peter Gabriel - 'So'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Breakfast Club - "Right On Track"
Genesis - "Land Of Confusion"
Madonna - "Open Your Heart"
Paul Simon - "Boy In The Bubble"
Best Editing

Peter Gabriel
"Sledgehammer"
(Stephen Johnson & Colin Green)

[ from
So ]

Peter Gabriel - 'So'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Bon Jovi - "Wanted Dead Or Alive"
Eurythmics - "Missionary Man"
Robbie Nevil - "C'est La Vie"
U2 - "With Or Without You"
Steve Winwood - "Higher Love"
Best Cinematography

Robbie Nevil
"C'est La Vie"
(Mark Plummer)

[ from
Robbie Nevil ]

Robbie Nevil other nominees:
Cyndi Lauper - "What's Going On"
Madonna - "Papa Don't Preach"
U2 - "With Or Without You"
Steve Winwood - "Higher Love"
Most Experimental Video

Peter Gabriel
"Sledgehammer"

[ from
So ]

Peter Gabriel - 'So'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Eurythmics - "Missionary Man"
Genesis - "Land Of Confusion"
Huey Lewis & The News - "Hip To Be Square"
Paul Simon - "Boy In The Bubble"
Viewer's Choice

U2
"With Or Without You"

[ from
The Joshua Tree ]

U2 - The Joshua Tree other nominees:
Peter Gabriel - "Sledgehammer"
Genesis - "Land Of Confusion"
Paul Simon - "Boy In The Bubble"
Steve Winwood - "Higher Love"

ARC Weekly Top 40 Charts For 1987

Top 100 Songs of 1987

29th Annual Grammy Awards
14th American Music Awards



 


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