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1988 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
held September 7, 1988 at Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA
hosted by Arsenio Hall
MTV Video Music Awards History of Winners

Video of the Year

INXS
"Need You Tonight / Mediate"

[ from
Kick ]

INXS - 'Kick'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
George Harrison - "When We Was Fab"
Bruce Springsteen - "Tunnel Of Love"
U2 - "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
U2 - "Where The Streets Have No Name"
Best Male Video

Prince
"U Got The Look"

[ from
Sign O' The Times ]

Prince - 'Sign O' The Times'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Terence Trent D'Arby - "Wishing Well"
George Harrison - "Got My Mind Set On You"
Bruce Springsteen - "Tunnel Of Love"
Steve Winwood - "Back In The High Life"
Best Female Video

Suzanne Vega
"Luka"

[from
Standing ]Solitude

Suzanne Vega - 'Solitude Standing'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Cher - "I Found Someone"
Lita Ford' - "Kiss Me Deadly"
Janet Jackson - "The Pleasure Principle"
Jody Watley - "Some Kind Of Lover"
Best Group Video

INXS
"Need You Tonight / Mediate"

[ from
Kick ]

INXS - 'Kick'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Aerosmith - "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)"
Eurythmics - "I Need A Man"
U2 - "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
U2 - "Where The Streets Have No Name"
Best New Artist

Guns N' Roses
"Welcome To The Jungle"

[from
Appetite For Destruction ]

Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction other nominees:
Godfathers - "Birth, School, Work, Death"
Buster Poindexter - "Hot, Hot, Hot"
Swing Out Sister - "Breakout"
Jody Watley - "Some Kind Of Lover"
Best Stage Performance Video

Prince
"U Got The Look"

[from
Sign O' The Times ]

Prince - 'Sign O' The Times'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Aerosmith - "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)"
Grateful Dead - "Touch Of Grey"
Elton John - "Candle In The Wind"
Roy Orbison - "Pretty Woman"
U2 - "Where The Streets Have No Name"
Best Concept Video

Pink Floyd
"Learning To Fly"

[from
A Momentary Lapse Of Reason ]

Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason other nominees:
George Harrison - "When We Was Fab"
INXS - "Need You Tonight / Mediate"
U2 - "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
XTC - "Dear God"
Best Video from a Film

Los Lobos
"La Bamba"

[from soundtrack ]
La Bamba

La Bamba soundtrack other nominees:
The Bangles - "Hazy Shade Of Winter"
Bryan Ferry - "Kiss & Tell"
Peter Gabriel - "Biko"
Bob Seger - "Shakedown"
Breakthrough Video

INXS
"Need You Tonight / Mediate"

[ from
Kick ]

INXS - 'Kick'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
George Harrison - "When We Was Fab"
Squeeze - "Hourglass"
Pink Floyd - "Learning To Fly"
XTC - "Dear God"
Best Direction

George Michael
"Father Figure"
(Andy Morahan &
George Michael)
[ from
Faith ]

George Michael - Faith other nominees:
Eurythmics - "You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart"
Pink Floyd - "Learning To Fly"
R.E.M. - "The One I Love"
XTC - "Dear God"
Best Choreography

Janet Jackson
"The Pleasure Principle"
(Barry Lather)

[from
Control ]

Janet Jackson - Control other nominees:
Michael Jackson - "Bad"
Michael Jackson - "The Way You Make Me Feel"
Prince - "U Got The Look"
Sting - "We'll Be Together"
Best Special Effects

Squeeze
"Hourglass"
(Jim Francis & Dave Barton)

[from
Babylon And On ]

Squeeze other nominees:
Grateful Dead - "Touch Of Grey"
George Harrison - "Got My Mind Set On You"
George Harrison - "When We Was Fab"
INXS - "Need You Tonight / Mediate"
Best Art Direction

Squeeze
"Hourglass"
(Jim Francis & Dave Barton)

[from
Babylon And On ]

Squeeze other nominees:
George Harrison - "When We Was Fab"
INXS - "Need You Tonight / Mediate"
George Michael - "Faith"
Bruce Springsteen - "Tunnel Of Love"
Best Editing

INXS
"Need You Tonight / Mediate"
(Richard Lowenstein)

[ from
Kick ]

INXS - 'Kick'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
INXS - "Devil Inside"
Loverboy - "Notorious"
Prince - "U Got The Look"
Bruce Springsteen - "Tunnel Of Love"
Best Cinematography

Sting
"We'll Be Together"
(Bill Pope)

[ from
Nothing Like The Sun ]

Sting - Nothing Like The Sun other nominees:
George Michael - "Father Figure"
Pink Floyd - "Learning To Fly"
Robert Plant - "Heaven Knows"
Suzanne Vega - "Luka"
Viewer's Choice

INXS
"Need You Tonight / Mediate"

[ from
Kick ]

INXS - 'Kick'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
George Harrison - "When We Was Fab"
Squeeze - "Hourglass"
Suzanne Vega - "Luka"
XTC - "Dear God"

The ARC Weekly Top 40 Charts For 1988
Top Pop Songs of 1988
Top Pop Singles Artists of 1988
30th Annual Grammy Awards
1988 MTV Video Music Awards
15th American Music Awards
Billboard 1988 Year-End Chart Toppers


 


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