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Postby opyopspigorno » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:46 am

azul120 wrote:The 80s one was a bit of a redux. Someone has posted a few VJ clips, which reveal the following:

20) Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love
23) Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
24) John Mellencamp - Jack and Diane
30) Michael Jackson - Beat It
31) Motley Crue - Home Sweet Home
33) Madonna - Material Girl (actually didn't say, but I'm just guessing)
34) Prince - 1999

Madonna had 7 clips on the list in total.

Here's what I vaguely remember:
1) Michael Jackson - Thriller
2) Guns 'n' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
3) Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
4) Madonna - Like a Virgin
5) The Police - Every Breath You Take
6) Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
7) Van Halen - Jump
8) U2 - With or Without You
9) ZZ - Top Legs
10) Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf
11) Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
12) Madonna - Like a Prayer
13) Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (guess)
14) Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
15) INXS - Need You Tonight (Also a guess)
17) Run DMC feat. Aerosmith - Walk This Way
18) Beastie Boys - Fight for Your Right (to Party)
19) Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark
22) Metallica - One
~29) Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation

37) Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
~38) Aerosmith - Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
~39) Bryan Adams - Summer of '69
~41) U2 - New Year's Day
44/47) Men at Work - Down Under
45) Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
46) Don Henley - The Boys of Summer
47) Guns 'n' Roses - Paradise City
49) Def Leppard - Hysteria
~54) Whitesnake - Here I Go Again
58/59) Guns 'n' Roses - Patience
66) Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
67) Neil Young - This Note's for You
68) nine inch nails - Head Like a Hole
72) REM - The One I Love
89) Def Leppard - Photograph
90) David Bowie - China Girl
~97) Toni Basil - Mickey
~98) Madonna - Into the Groove
100) George Thorogood - Bad to the Bone

Free Fallin was in the 20s IIRC.

A wikia was started for MTV. Any thoughts about contributing with lists?
Bon Jovi 'You Give Love A Bad name' #76
Paula Abdul 'Straight Up' #74
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Postby opyopspigorno » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:58 am

azul120 wrote:The 80s one is pretty accurate, but the 90s one is off. No Rain was definitely 61, and I'll Make Love to You was one spot below Tonight Tonight.
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Postby azul120 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:02 am

That all makes sense.

According to this (date unknown), Eurythmics spent 2 weeks at #2 while Phil Collins was #1 with "Sussudio", with Eurythmics climbing to #1 and Bryan Adams climbing from an unknown position to #2 with "Heaven".

Also, at the end he mentioned new debuts from Sting ("If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free"), Prince ("Raspberry Beret") and Bruce Springsteen ("Glory Days"), and to tune in next week to see if "People Get Ready" from Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck would debut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGx3H16ACYI
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Postby azul120 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:33 pm

In case it helps, here's April '89 in rotation lists:

Week of 4/7:
HEAVY
PAULA ABDUL Straight Up (Virgin) 11
BANGLES Eternal Flame (Columbia) 11
DEF LEPPARD Rocket (Mercury) 8
FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS She Drives Me Crazy (IRS/MCA) 10
LIVING COLOUR Cult Of Personality (Epic) 25
MADONNA Like A Prayer (WB) 4
METALLICA One (Eleklra) 9
MIKE & MECHANICS The Living Years (Atlantic) 12
MILLI VANILLI Girl You Know Its True (Arista) 11
ROY ORBISON You Got It (Virgin) 10
POISON Your Mama Don't Dance (Capitol) 8
R.E.M. Stand (WB) 16
ROACHFORD Cuddly Toy (Feel For Me) (Epic) 2
ROXETTE The Look (EMI) 3
TONE LOC Funky Cold Medina (Delicious Vinyl/Island) 2
U2 & B.B. KING When Love Comes To Town (Island) 2
WINGER Seventeen (Atlantic) 18

SNEAK PREVIEW
BON JOVI I'll Be There For You (Mercury) ADD
DEBBIE GIBSON Electric Youth (Atlantic) 1
GUNS N' ROSES/Patience (Geffen) 2

ACTIVE
EDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS Circle (Geffen) 3
CHICAGO You're Not Alone (Full Moon /Reprise) 6
CULT Fire Woman (Sire /Reprise) 1
ENYA Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) (Geffen) 8
MELISSA ETHERIDGE Similar Features (Island) 6
SAMANTHA FOX I Only Wanna Be... (Jive /RCA) 2
HOWARD JONES Everlasting Love (Elektra) 3
OUTFIELD Voices Of Babylon (Columbia) 1
QUEENSRYCHE Eyes Of A Stranger (EMI) 6
REPLACEMENTS I'll Be You (Sire/Reprise) 10
TANITA TIKARAM Twist In My Sobriety (Reprise) 3
THIRTY EIGHT SPECIAL Second Chance (A&M) 4
WARRANT Down Boys (Columbia) 8
JODY WATLEY Real Love (MCA) 3
STEVE WINWOOD Hearts On Fire (Virgin) 1

MEDIUM
ANIMOTION Room To Move (Polydor) 4
BAD COMPANY Shake It Up (Atlantic) 4
BELLE STARS Iko Iko (Capitol) 1
COWBOY JUNKIES Sweet Jane (RCA) 11
MICHAEL DAMIAN Rock On (Cypress/A&M) ADD
DURAN DURAN Do You Believe In Shame (Capitol) 2
EASTERHOUSE Corne Out Fighting (Columbia) 4
ESCAPE CLUB Walking Through Walls (Atlantic) 3
DEON ESTUS Heaven Help Me (Mika/Polydor) 1
L. FORD f/O. OSBOURNE Close My Eyes Forever (RCA) 3
JULIAN LENNON Now You're In Heaven (Atlantic) 4
MARCHELLO First Love (CBS Assoc.) ADD
ROBBIE NEVIL Somebody Like You (EMI) 4
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK I'll Be Loving You Forever (Columbia) ADD
NEW ORDER Round & Round (Qwest/WB) 1
PASADENAS Tribute (Right On) (Columbia) 9
LOU REED Dirty Blvd. (Sire/WB) 9
KEITH RICHARDS Make No Mistake (Virgin) 5
MICHELLE SHOCKED When I Grow Up (Mercury) 6
SIREN All Is Forgiven (Mercury) 4
SKID ROW Youth Gone Wild (Atlantic) 10
TNT Tonight I'm Falling (Mercury) 1
NANCY WILSON All For Love (WTG) 3

BREAKOUT
ANTHRAX Anti-Social (Megaforce/Island) 8
BIG BAM BOO Shooting From My (Uni /MCA) 3
CHOIRBOYS Run To Paradise (WTG) 5
CRAAFT Jane (RCA) 6
D'MOB We Call It Acieed (FFRR /Polydor) 1
FIRE TOWN The Good Life (Atlantic) ADD
GLAMOUR CAMP She Did It (EMI) 7
GREAT WHITE Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Capitol) ADD
GUADALCANAL DIARY Always... (Electra) 3
LITTLE AMERICA Where Were You (Geffen) 6
SARAYA Love Has Taken Its Toll (Polydor) ADD
W.A.S.P. The Real Me (Capitol) 1

Week of 4/14:
HEAVY
PAULA ABDUL Straight Up (Virgin) 12
BANGLES Eternal Flame (Columbia) 12
BON JOVI I'll Be There For You (Mercury) 1
DEF LEPPARD Rocket (Mercury) 9
FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS She Drives Me Crazy (IRS/MCA) 11
HOWARD JONES Everlasting Love (Elektra) 4
LIVING COLOUR Cult Of Personality (Epic) 26
MADONNA Like A Prayer (WB) 5
METALLICA One (Elektra) 10
MILLI VANILLI Girl You Know It's True (Arista) 12
ROY ORBISON You Got It (Virgin) 11
POISON Your Mama Don't Dance (Capitol) 9
R.E.M. Stand (WB) 17
ROXETTE The Look (EMI) 4
TONE LOC Funky Cold Medina (Delicious Vinyl/Island) 3
WINGER Seventeen (Atlantic) 19

SNEAK PREVIEW
DEBBIE GIBSON Electric Youth (Atlantic) 2
GUNS N' ROSES Patience (Geffen) 3
TOM PETTY I Won't Back Down (MCA) ADD

HIP CLIP
ROACHFORD Cuddly Toy (Feel For Me) (Epic) 3

ACTIVE
PAULA ABDUL Forever Your Girl (Virgin) ADD
EDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS Circle (Geffen) 4
NENEH CHERRY Buffalo Stance (Virgin) 2
CULT Fire Woman (Sire/Reprise) 2
ENYA Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) (Geffen) 9
MELISSA ETHERIDGE Similar Features (Island) 7
L. FORD f. O. OSBOURNE Close My Eyes Forever (RCA) 4
SAMANTHA FOX I Only Wanna Be With You (Jive/RCA) 3
JULIAN LENNON Now You're In Heaven (Atlantic) 5
NEW ORDER Round & Round (Owest/WB) 2
OUTFIELD Voices Of Babylon (Columbia) 2
QUEENSRYCHE Eyes Of A Stranger (EMI) 7
R.E.M. Turn You Inside Out (WB) ADD
REPLACEMENTS I'll Be You (Sire/Reprise) 11
SKID ROW Youth Gone Wild (Atlantic) 11
TANITA TIKARAM Twist In My Sobriety (Reprise) 4
THIRTY EIGHT SPECIAL Second Chance (A&M) 5
U2 & B.B. KING When Love Comes To Town (Island) 3
WARRANT Down Boys (Columbia) 9
JODY WATLEY Real Love (MCA) 4
STEVE WINWOOD Hearts On Fire (Virgin) 2

MEDIUM
ANIMOTION Room To Move (Polydor) 5
BELLE STARS Iko Iko (Capitol) 2
MICHAEL DAMIAN Rock On (Cypress/A&M) 1
EASTERHOUSE Come Out Fighting (Columbia) 5
ESCAPE CLUB Walking Through Walls (Atlantic) 4
DEON ESTUS Heaven Help Me (Mika/Polydor) 2
EXTREME Kid Ego (A&M) ADD
GREAT WHITE Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Capitol) 1
GUADALCANAL DIARY Always (Elektra) 4
INFO. SOCIETY Repetition (Tommy Boy/Reprise) ADD
MARCHELLO First Love (CBS Assoc.) 1
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK I'll Be Loving You Forever (Columbia) 1
TOMMY PAGE A Shoulder To Cry On (Sire/WB) ADD
BONNIE RAITT Thing Called Love (Capitol) ADD
SARAYA Love Has Taken Its Toll (Polydor) 1
PETER SCHILLING Different Story (Elektra) ADD
MICHELLE SHOCKED When I Grow Up (Mercury) 7
SIREN All Is Forgiven (Mercury) 5
SWEET SENSATION Sincerely Yours (Atco) ADD
TNT Tonight I'm Falling (Mercury) 2
NANCY WILSON All For Love (WTG) 4

BREAKOUT
ANTHRAX Anti-Social (Megaforce/Island) 9
BIG BAM BOO Shooting From My... (Uni/MCA) 4
CONCRETE BLONDE God Is A Bullet (IRS) ADD
CRAAFT Jane (RCA) 7
D'MOB We Call It Acieed (FFRR/Pnlydor) 2
FIRE TOWN The Good Life (Atlantic) 1
GLAMOUR CAMP She Did It (EMI) 8
LITTLE AMERICA Where Were You (Geffen) 7
MOJO NIXON &...(619) 239 -KING (Enigma) ADD
EDDIE MONEY Let Me In (Columbia) ADD
STRAY CATS Bring II Back Again (EMI) ADD
W.A.S.P. The Real Me (Capitol) 2

Week of 4/21:
HEAVY
PAULA ABDUL Forever Your Girl (Virgin) 1
BANGLES Eternal Flame (Columbia) 13
BON JOVI I'll Be There For You (Mercury) 2
CINDERELLA Coming Home (Mercury) ADD
DEF LEPPARD Rocket (Mercury) 10
FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS She Drives Me Crazy (IRS/MCA) 12
HOWARD JONES Everlasting Love (Elektra) 5
LIVING COLOUR Cult Of Personality (Epic) 27
MADONNA Like A Prayer (WB) 6
METALLICA One (Elektra) 11
MILLI VANILLI Girl You Know It's True (Arista) 13
POISON Your Mama Don't Dance (Capitol) 10
R.E.M. Stand (WB) 18
ROXETTE The Look (EMI) 5
THIRTY EIGHT SPECIAL Second Chance (A&M) 6
TONE LOC Funky Cold Medina (Delicious Vinyl/Island) 4
WINGER Seventeen (Atlantic) 20

SNEAK PREVIEW
BOBBY BROWN Every Little Step (MCA) ADD
DEBBIE GIBSON Electric Youth (Atlantic) 3
GUNS N' ROSES Patience (Geffen) 4
JOHN C. MELLENCAMP Pop Star (Mercury) ADD
TOM PETTY I Won't Back Down (MCA) 1

HIP CLIP
ROACHFORD Cuddly Toy (Feel For Me) (Epic) 4

ACTIVE
EDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS Circle (Geffen) 5
NENEH CHERRY Buffalo Stance (Virgin) 3
ELVIS COSTELLO Veronica (WB) 9
CULT Fire Woman (Sire/Reprise) 3
L. FORD f. O. OSBOURNE Close My Eyes Forever (RCA) 5
SAMANTHA FOX I Only Wanna Be With You (Jive/RCA) 4
JULIAN LENNON Now You're In Heaven (Atlantic) 6
NEW ORDER Round & Round (Owest/WB) 3
OUTFIELD Voices Of Babylon (Columbia) 3
QUEENSRYCHE Eyes Of A Stranger (EMI) 8
R.E.M. Turn You Inside Out (WB) 1
REPLACEMENTS I'll Be You (Sire/Reprise) 12
SKID ROW Youth Gone Wild (Atlantic) 12
TANITA TIKARAM Twist In My Sobriety (Reprise) 5
WARRANT Down Boys (Columbia) 10
JODY WATLEY Real Love (MCA) 5
STEVE WINWOOD Hearts On Fire (Virgin) 3

MEDIUM
BELLE STARS Iko Iko (Capitol) 3
MICHAEL DAMIAN Rock On (Cypress/A&M) 2
DEON ESTUS Heaven Help Me (Mika/Polydor) 3
EXTREME Kid Ego (A&M) 1
GREAT WHITE Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Capitol) 2
GUADALCANAL DIARY Always (Elektra) 5
INFO. SOCIETY Repetition (Tommy Boy/Reprise) 1
MARCHELLO First Love (CBS Assoc.) 2
EDDIE MONEY Let Me In (Columbia) 1
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK I'll Be Loving You Forever (Columbia) 2
TOMMY PAGE A Shoulder To Cry On (Sire/WB) 1
BONNIE RAITT Thing Called Love (Capitol) 1
SARAYA Love Has Taken Its Toll (Polydor) 2
PETER SCHILLING Different Story (Elektra) 1
SIREN All Is Forgiven (Mercury) 6
SWEET SENSATION Sincerely Yours (Atco) 1
TESLA Hang Tough (Geffen) ADD
VIXEN Love Made Me (EMI) ADD

BREAKOUT
ANTHRAX Anti-Social (Megaforce/Island) 10
BIG BAM BOO Shooting From My... (Uni/MCA) 5
CONCRETE BLONDE God Is A Bullet (IRS) 1
D'MOB We Call It Acieed (FFRR/Pnlydor) 3
DE LA SOUL Me Myself And I (Tommy Boy) ADD
DEPECHE MODE Everything Counts (Sire/WB) ADD
FIRE TOWN The Good Life (Atlantic) 2
MOJO NIXON &...(619) 239 -KING (Enigma) 1
STRAY CATS Bring II Back Again (EMI) 1
TNT Tonight I'm Falling (Mercury) 3
W.A.S.P. The Real Me (Capitol) 3

Week of 4/28:
HEAVY
PAULA ABDUL Forever Your Girl (Virgin) 2
BANGLES Eternal Flame (Columbia) 14
BON JOVI I'll Be There For You (Mercury) 3
CINDERELLA Coming Home (Mercury) 1
DEF LEPPARD Rocket (Mercury) 11
FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS She Drives Me Crazy (IRS/MCA) 13
GUNS N' ROSES Patience (Geffen) 5
HOWARD JONES Everlasting Love (Elektra) 6
LIVING COLOUR Cult Of Personality (Epic) 28
MADONNA Like A Prayer (WB) 7
R.E.M. Stand (WB) 19
ROXETTE The Look (EMI) 6
THIRTY EIGHT SPECIAL Second Chance (A&M) 7
TONE LOC Funky Cold Medina (Delicious Vinyl/Island) 5

SNEAK PREVIEW
BOBBY BROWN Every Little Step (MCA) 1
DEBBIE GIBSON Electric Youth (Atlantic) 4
RICHARD MARX Satisfied (EMI) ADD
JOHN C. MELLENCAMP Pop Star (Mercury) 1
TOM PETTY I Won't Back Down (MCA) 2

HIP CLIP
ROACHFORD Cuddly Toy (Feel For Me) (Epic) 5

ACTIVE
EDIE BRICKELL & NEW BOHEMIANS Circle (Geffen) 6
NENEH CHERRY Buffalo Stance (Virgin) 4
ELVIS COSTELLO Veronica (WB) 10
CULT Fire Woman (Sire/Reprise) 4
MICHAEL DAMIAN Rock On (Cypress/A&M) 3
DEON ESTUS Heaven Help Me (Mika/Polydor) 4
L. FORD f. O. OSBOURNE Close My Eyes Forever (RCA) 6
SAMANTHA FOX I Only Wanna Be With You (Jive/RCA) 5
JULIAN LENNON Now You're In Heaven (Atlantic) 7
MARCHELLO First Love (CBS Assoc.) 3
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK I'll Be Loving You Forever (Columbia) 3
NEW ORDER Round & Round (Owest/WB) 4
OUTFIELD Voices Of Babylon (Columbia) 4
QUEENSRYCHE Eyes Of A Stranger (EMI) 9
R.E.M. Turn You Inside Out (WB) 2
REPLACEMENTS I'll Be You (Sire/Reprise) 13
SKID ROW Youth Gone Wild (Atlantic) 13
TANITA TIKARAM Twist In My Sobriety (Reprise) 6
WARRANT Down Boys (Columbia) 11
JODY WATLEY Real Love (MCA) 6
WINGER Seventeen (Atlantic) 21
STEVE WINWOOD Hearts On Fire (Virgin) 4

MEDIUM
BELLE STARS Iko Iko (Capitol) 4
BIG BAM BOO Shooting From My... (Uni/MCA) 6
EXTREME Kid Ego (A&M) 2
GREAT WHITE Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Capitol) 3
INFO. SOCIETY Repetition (Tommy Boy/Reprise) 2
MIKE & MECHANICS Seeing Is (Atlantic) ADD
EDDIE MONEY Let Me In (Columbia) 2
ROY ORBISON She's A Mystery To Me (Virgin) ADD
TOMMY PAGE A Shoulder To Cry On (Sire/WB) 2
BONNIE RAITT Thing Called Love (Capitol) 2
SARAYA Love Has Taken Its Toll (Polydor) 3
PETER SCHILLING Different Story (Elektra) 2
SIREN All Is Forgiven (Mercury) 7
SWEET SENSATION Sincerely Yours (Atco) 2
TESLA Hang Tough (Geffen) 1
VIXEN Love Made Me (EMI) 1

BREAKOUT
ANTHRAX Anti-Social (Megaforce/Island) 11
CONCRETE BLONDE God Is A Bullet (IRS) 2
DE LA SOUL Me Myself And I (Tommy Boy) 1
DEPECHE MODE Everything Counts (Sire/WB) 1
FIRE TOWN The Good Life (Atlantic) 3
INDIGO GIRLS Closer To Fine (Epic) ADD
MOJO NIXON &...(619) 239 -KING (Enigma) 2
SAM PHILLIPS Holding On To The Earth (Virgin) ADD
PROCLAIMERS I'm Gonna Be (Chrysalis) ADD
LOU REED Busload Of Faith (Sire/WB) ADD
TOO MUCH JOY Making Fun Of Bums (Alias) ADD
W.A.S.P. The Real Me (Capitol) 4
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Postby azul120 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:20 pm

^ Yeah, that one I saw already.
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Postby JJeffs » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:51 am

I love this thread. I grew up in the 80s and watched MTV all the time, especially the countdown. There's a certain magic to 80s-era MTV - the 90s were good as well, but that's when it started becoming less about music videos and more about tv shows.

MTV obviously can't compete with the videos on demand technology of YouTube, but there's something to be said about things not being so readily available, you know? MTV made you hang out and anticipate things - and made events out of things. That feeling of everyone watching it at the same time, and only once at a time. It was exciting and hard to describe if you didn't live through it to compare it to things now.

Anyway - I love that so many of you have all this data and share it. Thank you! Long live the music video!
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Postby azul120 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:12 am

Yeah. Sad that there were no dvrs back then.
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