What Happened To Music Videos?

VH1 has been advertising their new documentary about the TRL (Total Request Live) days on MTV. I might watch it, but I don’t know. I’m worried it’ll make me cry. Not even joking either. Ever since they’ve been playing nothing but reality TV shows and crap on there, it doesn’t seem like MTV anymore. When I was growing up, MTV was the go-to channel to watch music videos all day long. I do have to say, both MTV and MTV2 still play music videos, you just have to get up very early in the mornings to watch any of them. It’s like old cartoons that use to be on Nickelodeon, they came back but you have to stay up from midnight to 4am on the weekdays. Where’s the fun in that? Play it on the weekends like it use to be! I know every person that was born in the late 80s and early (maybe late) 90s would LOVE to watch some shows of their childhood. Everything is getting pushed back and that’s not right.

I remember when I was 9 or 10 years old, there was an award show that night before and mom taped it for us. So we watched parts of it that morning. We watched Britney Spears perform “Hit Me Baby One More Time” and what I remember of this performance was the fact that in the beginning of it, sounds a part from Wizard of Oz. Think back to the scene where Dorothy was  trapped inside the witches castle and her little knights or whatever the hell they were called were chanting something, and me knowing the Wizard of Oz really well, when Britney Spears performance had the exact same chant I was amazed and it has never left. Besides her performance, mom had gotten the Backstreet Boys performance. They sang “Show Me The Reason Of Being Lonely” and I was in a trance. Rock music hadn’t been around me yet, so I was still in love with pop music.

I also remember when I was little, we were getting ready for school. I was going into the living room to watch TV and I remember watch music videos, I definitely still see the play-by-play of Dream’s “He Loves U Not” and that was such a bad ass song back then! My parents would say MTV was better back in the 80’s. Well, from what I’ve read I don’t think that’s true. Back then, they had to censored a lot of the videos and lyrics of the song. Now, it’s just the lyrics it seems like. Sometimes the lyrics aren’t blocked well enough. Maybe it is a good thing they play music videos in the early mornings considering what they do play. YouTube and VEVO have become the way the go to way to watch music videos. It’s sad that it’s like that since the whole reality shows have taken over. I do have to say VH1 has been the last (I don’t know how much FUSE and BET plays music videos) that still plays them from 6am until 10am. Which is like the best thing ever for somebody like me, who still loves her music videos.

2 thoughts on “What Happened To Music Videos?

  1. I’m a nobody here and I don’t have a blog. I just started searching around for why VH1 and MTV don’t play music videos anymore. I was born in 1999, so I’m only 13, and I’m a guy. I hadn’t watched MTV for the past 4-5 years, but pretty much know that the focus for all the “music” channels now is reality crap now. 😦 I’m pretty sad; I remember the times I watched MTV with my older sister and it was so much better! There were VJ’s or MC’s that were cool and they actually played music videos. I miss the old Britney and old bands, and other pop stars that were popular in the early 2000s to mid 2000s. I just want all that back now. Nice blog post btw.

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    1. Yeah, I mean I miss all the old 90s bands/artists. My sister was born four years after me, and she doesn’t remember getting up early in the morning watching music videos or worse, old cartoons. She loves Jersey Shore and Awkward. And I mean, I like Ridiculous, but that’s only because it’s freaking hilarious! Anyways, I hate how much of the channels are changing their programming. I hardly ever see what I watched when I was kid anymore. Unless it’s on after midnight, but I like my sleep sometimes so I don’t watch it. Lol. And thank you 🙂

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