8 Great Parody Videos of VMA Nominees You Have to Watch Before Sunday

Everyone knows the true mark of a music video’s quality is the number of decent parody videos it inspires. (Disclaimer: This is not true.)

This year’s VMA Video of the Year, Best Female Video and Best Male Video nominees are all visually striking, ingenious and very, very watchable, which means the caliber of parody they sparked must be uniformly high. Turns out, that is not actually true, so we went ahead and found the best ones for you instead. Enjoy!


Watch Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk' as Performed by Your Favorite Movies

While the Bruno Mars-Mark Ronson collaboration “Uptown Funk” first came out last November, there’s a video that only hit the web this week that’s giving people a reason to enjoy the song in a whole new way.

Internet Patron Saint Rick Astley Covers 'Uptown Funk' (VIDEO)

Rick Astley has, at this point, transcended his humble roots as the red-haired baritone behind 1987’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” to become something of a benevolent Internet figurehead.

This 'Uptown Funk' Dance Might Be the Best One Yet (VIDEO)

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s infectious hit “Uptown Funk” isn’t going away yet!

Rufus Wainwright Weds Jorn Weisbrodt

“One day you will come to Montauk … hope you won’t turn around and go,” Rufus Wainwright sings on the piano-driven ballad “Montauk” (from his latest album, Out of the Game) about his favorite seaside town.

On Thursday, friends and family flocked to the rustic beach community at the end of Long Island to see the singer marry his longtime partner Jorn Weisbrodt. And no one left early!

Amy Winehouse Surfaces in Brazil

After two years without an official concert, Amy Winehouse is back in action.

The long-troubled singer (who dropped out of the Coachella festival in 2009 but took the stage with Mark Ronson in July and performed a surprise set in October) will play five dates in Brazil, followed by a show in Dubai.

She arrived in Brazil on Wednesday looking thin, but relatively healthy, according on an onlooker.

DJ/Music Producer Mark Ronson and Model Girlfriend Split

Mark Ronson, the DJ music producer and brother of Lindsay Lohan’s gal pal Samantha Ronson, has split from his girlfriend, model Daisy Lowe, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Reps for Lowe and Ronson declined to give a reason why the pair ended their relationship after about six months.

The Ronsons Open Up About Childhood & Protecting Lindsay Lohan

Christmas lunch with Al Pacino, working with Amy Winehouse and Kate Moss … and love life questions from airport security guards?

Mark Ronson: Grammys Just Like Yom Kippur

Mark Ronson says his experience at the Grammys on Sunday night was a hungry one.

“It was a bit of a long day,” the award winning producer told PEOPLE at London’s H&M store opening Wednesday. “All my awards were in the beginning of the day before you see the glamorous thing on TV so I was sitting with no food and water next to my mum for nine hours. It was just like Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday where you have to fast.”

Mark Ronson Gets U.S. Citizenship for Presidential Election

He was just named producer of the year at Sunday’s Grammy Awards but Mark Ronson recently earned another major designation – his American citizenship.

“I actually just got my American citizenship,” Ronson, who was born in London but lived in New York, told PEOPLE at Microsoft Zune’s Grammy party in Hollywood. “I wanted to be able to vote in this election – that’s why I got it.”