End of an Era: Ten Years of TRL

Despite the fact that MTV hasn't played a full length music video since 2005, its flagship music video program, Total Request Live, has remained on the air up until its final episode last night. TRL, which was created in the hopeful pre-9/11 climate marked by the rise of teen pop, has been on the air for ten years. To commemorate its run, MTV aired the TRL finale featuring Carson Daly, Beyonce, and the top ten most important music videos of the era. Of course, in traditional TRL mode, the videos were NOT shown in their entirety. I guess that's what YouTube's for, right? Britney topped the list, just in time for Circus to leak in its entirety all over the net. Kid Rock's inclusion makes me happy. I'll bet Kanye will be PISSED when he finds out MTV dissed him again.

10. "Hey Ya!" - OutKast
9. "What's My Age Again?" - Blink 182
8. "Yeah" - Usher & Co.
7. "Crazy In Love" - Beyonce feat. Jay-Z
6. "Bawitdaba" - Kid Rock
5. "Dirrty" - Christina Aguilera
4. "Bye Bye Bye" - N*Sync
3. "I Want It That Way" - Backstreet Boys
2. "The Real Slim Shady" - Eminem
1. "...Baby One More Time" - Britney Spears


vicm said...

Of course Britney would be number one.

Anonymous said...

Those songs really do define an era don't they?

Anonymous said...

They do! MTV should have put out a list of the top songs that were #1 on TRL or something. Or maybe they did. I didn't watch the grand finale.

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