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Music videos remain as culturally relevant as ever. Kendrick Lamar is putting out visually rich pastiches, Taylor Swift is breaking records, and Beyoncé is making the long-form music video great again. And while the format is not a core part of its programming anymore, every year, MTV brings hundreds of celebrities to L.A. to honor the art form with the Video Music Awards. At this year’s VMAs, we asked attendees, “What is the first music video you remember loving?” The answers we received ranged from A-Ha’s “Take On Me” to TLC’s “Waterfalls,” and a large selection Destiny’s Child’s catalog.

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