Remember When We Used to Watch TRL

Do you remember when the premiere of a new music video was something you waited for just before the #1 song on TRL or Total Request Live. Carson Daly would turn dramatically to the camera and say, “And now the world premiere of  The Backstreet Boys’ “I want it that way.” Those were the good ole days. Now, I forget music videos still exist unless I stumble upon them by accident.

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For the past few months I’ve been obsessed with Florence and the Machine’s latest album Ceremonials and it only just occurred to me a week ago that there might be a video for my favorite song on the album “Never Let Me Go.” Well, there IS a video and it laid me flat. Then it got me thinking about what a great music video should do. But rather than pontificate about an ideal music video, I thought I’d leave you with the one for “Never Let Me Go” and ask you to tell me or leave a link to video that you think captures the essence of its song.

 

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6 Responses to “Remember When We Used to Watch TRL”

  1. Cathie Smathie says:

    Dude. TRL. Soooo after-getting-home-from-school-snack-time-nostalgia!

    My favorite song from that album is “No Light” and the music video does NOT match the song (for me at least) it’s creepy (and maybe a little offensive?)

    My favorite music video in HS was Shania Twain’s “Still the One” and it was 99.9% because of the .03second clip of a guy in a bathtub. Sooo worth the entire video.

  2. Fitz says:

    TRL, yes. My sister and I had to be sneaky about watching it because my parents thought MTV was a bad influence. Go figure.

    And I’ve always loved this music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_HXUhShhmY

  3. Russell Haase says:

    For me, Shania Twain is the best country singer. She had very great songs in the 90s and i think she is better than Taylor Swift. ‘,’,.

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