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Cheating a little only in so far as seeing what the Billboard #1s for 1981 were (otherwise I'd have no clue)...

 

-What was the second video ever played on MTV?

-What was the first video to be repeated?

-Name one of the three songs which were played 5 times each in the first 24 hours.

 

Jessie's Girl, Bette Davis Eyes, Rapture for any or all of the questions above ...

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-What artist or group had the most unique video appearances (8) in the first 100 videos played on MTV and 11 unique videos (16 total) in the first 24 hours? 

     Rod Stewart

-What was the second video ever played on MTV?

     Pat Benatar-You Better Run

-What was the first video to be repeated?

     The Who-You Better You Bet 

-Name one of the three songs which were played 5 times each in the first 24 hours.

     The Who-You Better You Bet; April Wine-Just Between You and Me; Phil Collins-In The Air Tonight

-What was the first music video ever played on VH1?

     Marvin Gaye-Star Spangled Banner

 

 

To be honest, I would not have gotten any of them.  As a child of that era, I find it very interesting.

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An obit I'm not sure I have the sense of humor to write, but I'm certainly jealous.  https://www.thespec.com/announcements-obituaries-memorials/obituaries-death-notices/9160336-hicks-sybil-marie-nee-lyons-/

 

It ends:  

 

I finally have the smoking hot body I have always wanted… having been cremated. Please come say goodbye and celebrate my wonderful life with my husband and his special friend Dorothy who is now lovingly taking care of my horse's ass. For those of you who are wondering who assisted me in writing this… it wasn't my husband, it wasn't my oldest, nor was it my youngest… Thank you all for sharing my life with me. I am off to swim to the buoy and back. Love, Sybil

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On ‎1‎/‎31‎/‎2019 at 1:28 PM, Duquesne Frog said:

I ran across this website where a guy is re-reviewing every Billboard Top 100 #1 since that chart started in 1959.  ...

 

https://www.stereogum.com/category/franchises/the-number-ones/

 

I'm realizing now that this all should have been in the Music Thread, but oh well. 

 

So today's reviewed #1 was from September 11, 1971 and was Donny Osmond's "Go Away Little Girl" which kept the epic "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone" by Bill Withers out of the top spot. 

 

It's this sort of thing that makes me realize that American culture has been effed up for a long time.  I can't imagine the soullessness of a human that would prefer to listen to the former over the latter.  It makes me shiver a little ...

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19 hours ago, tcudoc said:

To be honest, I would not have gotten any of them.  As a child of that era, I find it very interesting.

I only guessed Rod because he was a pioneer in making videos for some reason. There used to be jokes about how all that was on cable was Rod Stewart videos and Australian Rules Football (and soft-core porn). 

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12 minutes ago, Duquesne Frog said:

It's this sort of thing that makes me realize that American culture has been effed up for a long time.  I can't imagine the soullessness of a human that would prefer to listen to the former over the latter.  It makes me shiver a little ...

Teenagers bought records in those days. They still drive the industry. I'll bet I haven't even heard more than two or three No. 1 songs from the last, let's say, 20 years. 

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5 minutes ago, Boston Frog said:

Teenagers bought records in those days. They still drive the industry. I'll bet I haven't even heard more than two or three No. 1 songs from the last, let's say, 20 years. 

 

I was just looking through the #1s from the 90's, which IMO was a fantastic decade for (rock) music, and none of that stuff made it to #1.  Not even Smells Like Teen Spirit.  The highest it ever got was #6 behind "Black or White" by MJ, which wasn't a bad song, but it was followed up at #1 by "All for Love" by, I shit you not, Color Me Badd.  I don't want to live in this world ...

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1 hour ago, Duquesne Frog said:

 

I was just looking through the #1s from the 90's, which IMO was a fantastic decade for (rock) music, and none of that stuff made it to #1.  Not even Smells Like Teen Spirit.  The highest it ever got was #6 behind "Black or White" by MJ, which wasn't a bad song, but it was followed up at #1 by "All for Love" by, I shit you not, Color Me Badd.  I don't want to live in this world ...

See, I remember Color Me Badd existing, but I've never heard that song. I thought I was getting old not knowing the songs and "artists" that are popular now, but I realized I've been like that since I was in my 20s. Pop music has mostly always been trash. 

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3 hours ago, Duquesne Frog said:

 

I can forgive 7-year-old you for your lack of a fully developed soul, but I cannot forgive your parents for enabling the poor choices of that soul ...

I was sure that I was going to grow up and marry Donny Osmond's younger brother, Jimmy. I watched the family's show every week just wishing for him to be on. He was so dreamy. 

 

My mother was an avid WBAP listener, long before their current talk format, so only old country for her. Statler Brothers, George Jones, Dolly, etc. was what I was listening to in the car with her and mostly in our house.

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I took one of Dr. Saxe's classes during a summer session at UTA. He was a great teacher. He's also a legend in the western metroplex for all his philanthropy. Hard to believe he's kept at teaching this long, but I wish him well in his retirement.

 

Class Dismissed

After more than half a century teaching UTA political-science students ----- some of whom went on to hold elected office ----- philanthropist and eccentric Allan Saxe is closing the book.

https://www.fwweekly.com/2019/02/13/class-dismissed/

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