The 29th annual MTV Video Music Awards airs this Thursday, September 6th, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. And while the lion's share of MTV's current programming is dedicated to underage moms, fist pumping guidos and teenage werewolves, this week the network is setting aside a night to pay homage to what brought it to the dance: music videos. 

So before you sit back and check out what kind of luncheon meat Lady Gaga is trying to pass off as a dress this year, take a stroll down memory lane and check out some of the sexiest moments in the history of the show.