Readers' Poll: The 10 Best MTV VMAs Performances

Neil Young jamming with Pearl Jam, Britney wearing a snake and your other favorite moments from MTV's wild show

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8. Pearl Jam - "Animal" 1993)

Pearl Jam were so insanely hot in 1993 that MTV let they play two songs at the VMAs that year. They kicked it off with "Animal," which wouldn't be in stores for another month. Host Christian Slater said it was the first time the song had been heard anywhere, which wasn't quite true since they'd been doing it on the road all year. Still, this was the first taste that most people had of the upcoming Vs. It was instantly clear that Pearl Jam weren't going to be a One Album Wonder, and that was before their surprise guest came out for the next song. We'll get to that later. 

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