Throwback Thursday: Madonna and Michael at the VMAs, Ciara’s “Goodies” and Arcade Fire’s Debut

Lindsay Hood

By Lindsay Hood

on 09.11.14 in News

Who doesn’t love to indulge in a bit of nostalgia now and again? For #TBT, we’ll accumulate the facts, take you back through the past three decades and review what was happening in music news this week.


The very first MTV Video Music Awards were held on September 14, 1984, setting a precedent for years of boring shows to come. But let us not forget this gem:

While Madge was setting out to make her mark, Tina Turner was strutting her stuff at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with “What’s Love Got to Do with It?”


Michael Jackson swooped into the VMAs with then-wife Lisa-Marie Presley to pick up the award for Most Awkward Kiss of All Time.

Boyz II Men were at No. 1 with their hit single “I’ll Make Love to You,” setting an inappropriate tone for all of our middle school dances.


Arcade Fire unleashed their debut album Funeral on September 14, 2014. Prepare yourself for the wave of 10th-anniversary think-pieces that are about to drop in the next seven days.

Meanwhile, Ciara was at the top of the charts reminding us to keep our hands out of the candy jar.