MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song

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The MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song is the main award of the EMA's. It was first awarded in 1994, when "7 Seconds" won it, and has been given out since. Lady Gaga, Pink and Beyoncé have been the big winners with two awards. In 2007 and 2008 the category was named Most Addictive Track, but in 2009 called again Best Song.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Artist Song Ref
1994
Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry "7 Seconds" [1]
Aerosmith "Cryin'"
Beck "Loser"
Björk "Big Time Sensuality"
Blur "Girls & Boys"
1995
The Cranberries "Zombie" [2]
Michael Jackson "You Are Not Alone"
The Offspring "Self Esteem"
Seal "Kiss from a Rose"
TLC "Waterfalls"
1996
Oasis "Wonderwall" [3]
The Fugees "Killing Me Softly"
Garbage "Stupid Girl"
Alanis Morissette "Ironic"
Pulp "Disco 2000"
1997
Hanson "Mmmbop" [4]
The Cardigans "Lovefool"
Puff Daddy and Faith Evans "I'll Be Missing You"
No Doubt "Don't Speak"
Will Smith "Men In Black"
1998
Natalie Imbruglia "Torn" [5]
All Saints "Never Ever"
Cornershop "Brimful of Asha"
Savage Garden "Truly Madly Deeply"
Robbie Williams "Angels"
1999
Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time" [6]
Backstreet Boys "I Want It That Way"
Madonna "Beautiful Stranger"
George Michael with Mary J. Blige "As"
TLC "No Scrubs"

2000s[edit]

Year Artist Song Ref
2000
Robbie Williams "Rock DJ" [7]
Melanie C and Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes "Never Be the Same Again"
Madonna "Music"
Sonique "It Feels So Good"
Britney Spears "Oops!... I Did It Again"
2001
Gorillaz "Clint Eastwood" [8]
Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink "Lady Marmalade"
Crazy Town "Butterfly"
Destiny's Child "Survivor"
Eminem (feat. Dido) "Stan"
2002
Pink "Get the Party Started" [9]
Enrique Iglesias "Hero"
Nelly "Hot in Herre"
Nickelback "How You Remind Me"
Shakira "Whenever, Wherever"
2003
Beyoncé (feat. Jay Z) "Crazy in Love" [10]
Christina Aguilera "Beautiful"
Evanescence "Bring Me to Life"
Sean Paul "Get Busy"
Justin Timberlake "Cry Me a River"
2004
Outkast "Hey Ya!" [11]
Anastacia "Left Outside Alone"
Maroon 5 "This Love"
Britney Spears "Toxic"
Usher (feat. Lil' Jon and Ludacris) "Yeah!"
2005
Coldplay "Speed of Sound" [12]
James Blunt "You're Beautiful"
The Chemical Brothers "Galvanize"
Gorillaz "Feel Good Inc."
Snoop Dogg (feat. Justin Timberlake and Charlie Wilson) "Signs"
2006
Gnarls Barkley "Crazy" [13]
Nelly Furtado "Maneater"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Dani California"
Rihanna "S.O.S."
Shakira (feat. Wyclef Jean) "Hips Don't Lie"
2007
[a]
Avril Lavigne "Girlfriend" [14]
Beyoncé and Shakira "Beautiful Liar"
Nelly Furtado "All Good Things (Come To An End)"
Mika "Grace Kelly"
Rihanna (feat. Jay Z) "Umbrella"
Amy Winehouse "Rehab"
2008
[a]
Pink "So What" [15]
Coldplay "Viva la Vida"
Duffy "Mercy"
Katy Perry "I Kissed a Girl"
Kid Rock "All Summer Long"
2009
Beyoncé "Halo" [16]
The Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling"
David Guetta (feat. Kelly Rowland) "When Love Takes Over"
Kings of Leon "Use Somebody"
Lady Gaga "Poker Face"

2010s[edit]

Year Artist Song Ref
2010
Lady Gaga "Bad Romance" [17]
Eminem (feat. Rihanna) "Love the Way You Lie"
Katy Perry (feat. Snoop Dogg) "California Gurls"
Rihanna "Rude Boy"
Usher (feat. will.i.am) "OMG"
2011
Lady Gaga "Born This Way" [18]
Adele "Rolling in the Deep"
Bruno Mars "Grenade"
Jennifer Lopez (feat. Pitbull) "On the Floor"
Katy Perry "Firework"
2012
Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe" [19]
Fun (feat. Janelle Monáe) "We Are Young"
Gotye (feat. Kimbra) "Somebody That I Used to Know"
Pitbull (feat. Chris Brown) "International Love"
Rihanna (feat. Calvin Harris) "We Found Love"
2013
Bruno Mars "Locked Out of Heaven" N/A
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz) "Thrift Shop"
Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams) "Get Lucky"
Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. and Pharrell Williams) "Blurred Lines"
Rihanna "Diamonds"
2014
[b]
Ariana Grande (feat. Iggy Azalea) "Problem" [20]
Eminem and Rihanna "The Monster"
Katy Perry (feat. Juicy J) "Dark Horse"
Pharrell Williams "Happy"
Sam Smith "Stay With Me"
Beyoncé "Pretty Hurts"
Arcade Fire "We Exist"
Hozier "Take Me to Church"
Alicia Keys "We Are Here"
Meghan Trainor "All About That Bass"
2015
Taylor Swift (feat. Kendrick Lamar) "Bad Blood" [21]
Ellie Goulding "Love Me Like You Do"
Major Lazer and DJ Snake (feat. ) "Lean On"
Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars) "Uptown Funk"
Wiz Khalifa (feat. Charlie Puth) "See You Again"

Notes[edit]

^[a] Most Addictive Track
^[b] Song with a Social Message

Statistic[edit]

Number of European Nominations Total Number
31 105

References[edit]

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