Between “You Might Think” in 1984 and “We Found Love” in 2012, the Video of the Year honored at each of the last 29 annual MTV Video Music Awards has been worth hearing and seeing at least once in all cases and about a zillion times in most of them.

With that in mind, here are the Video of the Year honorees since the dawn of time:

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Australian twins Miriam Nervo and Olivia Nervo -- aka either Nervo or The Nervo Twins -- arrive at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards show Sunday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Photo: Reuters

Rihanna f/Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (2012)

Katy Perry “Firework” (2011)

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Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” (2010)

Beyonce “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” (2009)

Britney Spears “Piece Of Me” (2008)

Rihanna f/Jay-Z “Umbrella” (2007)

Panic! At The Disco “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” (2006)

Green Day “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (2005)

OutKast “Hey Ya” (2004)

Missy Elliott “Work It” (2003)

Eminem “Without Me” (2002)

Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & Pink f/Missy Elliott “Lady Marmalade” (2001)

Eminem “The Real Slim Shady” (2000)

Lauryn Hill “Doo Wop (That Thing)” (1999)

Madonna “Ray of Light” (1998)

Jamiroquai “Virtual Insanity” (1997)

The Smashing Pumpkins “Tonight, Tonight” (1996)

TLC “Waterfalls” (1995)

Aerosmith “Cryin’” (1994)

Pearl Jam “Jeremy” (1993)

Van Halen “Right Now” (1992)

R.E.M. “Losing My Religion” (1991)

Sinead O’Connor “Nothing Compares 2 U” (1990)

Neil Young “This Note’s For You” (1989)

INXS “Need You Tonight/Mediate” (1988)

Peter Gabriel “Sledgehammer” (1987)

Dire Straits “Money for Nothing” (1986)

Don Henley “Boys of Summer” (1985)

The Cars “You Might Think” (1984)