So wait, REM made the countdown back in '85? Wow, that's quite the development there.
And according to one of the "x years ago this weekend..." commercial break flashbacks, "Would I Lie To You?" was apparently #1 for only one week, and spent a total of 11 weeks on the chart. Of course, there were errors at times, most egregriously one which stated that "Heart Shaped Box" from Nirvana was #1, even though it peaked at #2.
Anyways, barring any tie-ups, I will soon begin with what I have of 1992, when things start changing. I will also post a bit of what I have from April and May of '91, though I'm not 100% reliable there.
And I think we should also have another thread for major MTV countdowns, namely the yearly countdowns, which have all been posted elsewhere. (Always found it interesting how many high top 20 videos were low on those, and vice versa.