'MTV Unplugged': The 15 Best Episodes

To celebrate the show's return, we look back at its greatest moments – from Jay-Z to Nirvana

15. Rod Stewart (1993)

The shocking sales figures for Eric Clapton Unplugged had many other veteran artists lunging for their phones to book their own MTV specials. Bob Dylan largely whiffed with his own (his acoustic Supper Club gigs around the same time were infinitely better), but Rod Stewart rose to the challenge in a huge way. Not only did he reunite with his former Faces and Jeff Beck Group bandmate Ron Wood for the duration of the show, but he carefully picked many of his best cover tunes, including "Have I Told You Lately" and "Reason to Believe." It reminded many old-school Rod Stewart fans why they loved him in the first place and became his best-selling album in years. "Reason to Believe" was all over the radio, giving him a huge career boost.