Really hoping they'll go with the 12th, because we've had the week after how many times?
Also I'm hoping for 1986 followed by 1982 for the last Fridays of September.
We heard 9/19/81 for at least three consecutive years, and maybe at least one other. Each of those three times it was immediately preceded by 9/12/87; at least this time 1981 will come three weeks after the last 1987 show. Whether we get 9/12 or 9/19, half the top 10 (and four of the top five) will be exactly the same.
While we are about due for 1981, last featured in early July, we're even more due for 1982 or 1986 which haven't been featured since June (though we do get 1986 from Casey this week.) Since either of those two years has last been played, we've had 1981, 84, 87, 88, and 89 twice each.
Post by Michael1973 on Sept 9, 2023 16:58:08 GMT -5
I'm starting to wonder if 1982 and 1986 are going to get the shaft until their next turn in the rotation. They seem to be moving forward as though those years had been played. Perhaps 1983 will be next after 1981?
Also, the 90s countdown featured a new version of a classic mishap. They played "Show Me Love" by Robyn (from 1997) on a 1993 countdown, in place of the same-titled song by Robin S. Host Julie Brown even identified the song incorrectly, showing just how aware she actually is about the charts.
I am sure that this original version of "Jessie's Girl" is special to the VJs. Can we count how many times we have been reminded that it was #1 the day MTV was launched?
About 8,181 times or so. It may rank second in this sense to "Video Killed the Radio Star", technically a 70s song (#40 in December 1979) that is probably more associated with the 80s now, and probably almost nobody in the US would remember now if not for a certain late night airing of its video in summer 1981.
Yes, the VJs do tend to repeat their stories often. Nina especially, as I know when "Steppin' Out" by Joe Jackson plays in a late 1982 show, she is reminded of walking up and down the streets of NYC. MTV now is almost all reality shows, and sorry not my cup of tea.
For Mike above response, I think it will be 1986 followed by 1982, as Laura mentioned earlier. They may have slipped 1981 in early, as very rarely, if ever, do two early 80 shows follow each other, as in 1981 then 1982.
Yes, the VJs do tend to repeat their stories often. Nina especially, as I know when "Steppin' Out" by Joe Jackson plays in a late 1982 show, she is reminded of walking up and down the streets of NYC. MTV now is almost all reality shows, and sorry not my cup of tea..
Yeah Nina, that’s cool, and I heard you the first umpteen times. Still, that’s better than Alan’s endless “the good, the bad, and the ugly” schtick regarding music of the early 80s, before MTV made being photogenic a near-requisite for having hits.
As for “MTV” now, a check of the schedule shows it to be mostly Rob Dyrdek’s “Ridiculousness” channel, with “Catfish” and a few other reality shows thrown in for variety.