Now it’s time for the Brit Awards 2016, here at Mankind we took a trip down memory lane and compiled a list of the top 7 Brit Award moments of all time. Even though we enjoy watching artists achieve the awards they deserve, it’s sometimes nice to look back on the previous bloopers! But that’s the pros and cons of having a live show at the end of the year.
Mankind’s Top 7 Brit Awards Moments
1: Ronnie Wood Throwing Beer
At the Brit Awards in 2000, British DJ Brandon Block got so drunk that his friends convinced him that he’d won an award. He stumbled up to the podium to accept his award, only to be told he hadn’t won anything… by the presenter who just so happened to be musician Ronnie Wood from The Rolling Stones. After resisting the security guards, Wood had enough and threw beer at his face. It’s only rock n’ roll, but we liked it.
2: Liam Gallagher Throwing Awards
Back in the day, most of the Brit Award mishaps were caused by the Gallagher brothers. One of our favourites has to be when Liam Gallagher, the lead singer of Oasis, launches his award and microphone at the audience. He delayed the event by 10 minutes as show organizers begged the audience to hand back the microphone. The host summed up Gallagher with one sentence, and he wasn’t too impressed.
3: Noel Gallagher embarrassing Michael Hutchence
Once again, the Gallagher’s managed to cause chaos at the Brit Awards. After receiving an award for ‘Best Video’ in 1996, Oasis musician Noel Gallagher stated ‘Has-beens shouldn’t present awards to gonna-be’s’, aiming his statement at presenter Michael Hutchence – the front man of INXS. We have to admit, this man will not hold back on throwing shade, but hey, sometimes you’ve just got to roll with it.
4: Madonna falls off stage
I’m sure everyone remembers this moment but we have to mention it anyway. In 2015, we got to witness Madonna falling off stage. In case you don’t know who she is, (this would seriously surprise us) Madonna is one of the most influential female singer/songwriter/actresses of all time. As painful as this might have been, she still managed to style it out.
5: Sam Fox and Mick Fleetwood
What would you have done if you were asked to present the Brit Awards 1988? As long as you didn’t follow the lead of Sam Fox and Mick Fleetwood, you’d be absolutely fine. Singer, songwriter, actress and glamour model Sam Fox clearly skipped on the rehearsals for the live show, asking the audience random questions to fill awkward gaps where she forgot what she was supposed to say. Equally as awkward, British musician and actor Mick Fleetwood turned to randomly announcing performers in the hope of drawing the attention to somebody who has more of a clue of what they’re actually doing.
6: Jarvis Cocker vs Michael Jackson
During the 1996 Brit Awards, it was a full moon with Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker becoming the highlight of Michael Jackson’s performance of Earth Song. By flashing his bare derrière whilst running around the stage, he was also seen making some highly suggestible gestures with his hands.
7: Robbie Williams challenges Liam Gallagher
It was indie vs pop in the year 2000 at the Brit Awards when former member of Take That, Robbie Williams decided to continue his long running feud with Liam Gallagher. During his acceptance speech for winning the ‘Best British Single of the Year’, he challenged Gallagher to a fight for two hundred grand. The word on the grape vine is that Gallagher gracefully declined…
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