MTV VMAs 2014's 20 Best and Worst Moments

Beyoncé's stunning performance, Taylor Swift's pop breakout and more highs and lows from MTV's most outrageous night

WORST: Rock Takes a Backseat
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WORST: Rock Takes a Backseat

Rock music's biggest moment at this year's VMAs was a Maroon 5 performance sponsored by a car called the Kia Soul. Then again, soul music didn't have it any better (one of the cars was housing a DJ spinning EDM beats through the sun-roof). Rock's lowest point actually came when presenter Trey Songz referred to the Black Keys as the Black Eyes (it should be noted, a post-hardcore band in the early Aughts who released records on Dischord). The goof was bad, but not as bad as when MTV awarded the duo a "Tighten Up" Moonman inscribed to the Black Eyed Peas.

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