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Date: Sun 06 Aug, 2006 at 12:31
Headline: Mtv Stats
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Greetings & Salutations!

As an addendum to my previous post on the subject of Mtv's 25th Anniversary, here is the complete list of videos played on the first day of broadcast, including the number of spins that each one received.

38 Special - Hold On Loosely (4)
38 Special – Wild Eyed Southern Boys (4)
Andrew Gold – Go Back Home Again (1)
Andrew Gold - Lonely Boy (1)
Andrew Gold - Never Let Her Slip Away (1)
Andrew Gold - Thank You For Being A Friend (2)
April Wine – Just between You And Me (7)
April Wine - Sign Of The Gypsy Queen (4)
Blondie – Heart Of Glass (2)
Blondie – Rapture (2)
Blotto - I Wanna Be A Lifeguard (2)
Bootcamp - Hold On To The Night (3)
Bootcamp – Victim (3)
Buggles - Living In The Plastic Age (1)
Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (3)
Carly Simon – Vengeance (2)
Carly Simon - We're So Close (1)
Cars - Dangerous Type (2)
Cars - Double Life (3)
Cars - Let's Go (2)
Cliff Richard – A Little In Love (3)
Cliff Richard – Dreaming (2)
Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore (1)
David Bowie – Boys Keep Swinging (2)
David Bowie – Fashion (3)
Elvis Costello - (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding (2)
Elvis Costello - Oliver's Army (2)
Fischer-Z - So Long (2)
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (2)
Genesis – Turn It On Again – Three Sides Live (2)
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street (2)
Gerry Rafferty - Bring It All Home (2)
Hall & Oates - Kiss On My List (1)
Hilly Michaels – Calling All Girls (2)
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden (2)
Iron Maiden - Wrathchild (7)
J. Geils Band - Love Stinks (2)
Kate Bush - The Man With The Child In His Eyes (2)
Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights (2)
Lani Hall – Come What May (2)
Lee Ritenour - Is It You (5)
Lee Ritenour – Mr. Briefcase (3)
Leo Sayer – More Than I Can Say (3)
Louise Goffin - Kid Blue (1)
Michael Johnson – Bluer Than Blue (2)
Michael Stanley Band - He Can't Love You (Like I Love You) (3)
Nazareth – Holiday (2)
Nick Lowe – Cruel To Be Kind (2)
Pat Benatar - I'm Gonna Follow You (4)
Pat Benatar - You Better Run (3)
Pete Townshend – Rough Boys (2)
Ph.D - I Won't Let You Down (2)
PH.D – Little Susie's On The Up (4)
Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (7)
Pretenders - Brass In Pockets (3)
Pretenders – Kid (2)
Pretenders – Message Of Love (6)
Pretenders - Talk Of The Town (5)
Pretenders – Tattooed Love Boys (2)
Rainbow – All Night Long (4)
Rainbow - Can't Happen Here (4)
Ramones – Do You Remember Rock N’ Roll Radio (1)
REO Speedwagon - Back On The Road Again - Live Infidelity (1)
REO Speedwagon - Don't Let Him Go (5)
REO Speedwagon – Keep On Loving You (4)
REO Speedwagon - Only The Strong Survive - Live Infidelity (1)
REO Speedwagon – Riding the Storm Out – Live Infidelity (2)
REO Speedwagon - Roll With the Changes (1)
REO Speedwagon – Take It On The Run - Live Infidelity (5)
REO Speedwagon – Time For Me To Fly – Live Infidelity (2)
REO Speedwagon - Tough Guys - Live Infidelity (3)
Robert Palmer – Johnny And Mary (3)
Robert Palmer - Looking For Clues (4)
Robin Lane & The Chartbusters - I Don't Want To Know (2)
Robin Lane & The Chartbusters – When Things Go Wrong (2)
Rockestra – Lucille – Concert For Kampuchea (5)
Rockpile with Robert Plant – Little Sister – Concert For Kampuchea (8)
Rod Stewart - Ain't Love A Bitch (2)
Rod Stewart - Blondes Have More Fun (1)
Rod Stewart – Do Ya Think I’m Sexy (2)
Rod Stewart – I was Only Joking (2)
Rod Stewart – Oh, God (4)
Rod Stewart – Passion (4)
Rod Stewart – Sailing (2)
Rod Stewart - She Won't Dance (4)
Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (2)
Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (2)
Rod Stewart - You're Insane (1)
Rupert Hine - Surface Tension (3)
Selector – Celebrate The Bullet (3)
Shoes - Cruel You (2)
Shoes - In My Arms Again (1)
Shoes – Tomorrow Night (2)
Shoes - Too Late (3)
Silencers - Remote Control/Illegal/Peter Gunn Theme (4)
Specials – Message To You Rudy (2)
Specials – Rat Race (3)
Split Enz - History Never Repeats (4)
Split Enz – I Got You (2)
Split Enz - I Hope I Never (1)
Split Enz – One Step Ahead (5)
Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (5)
Styx – Rockin’ The Paradise (3)
Styx – The Best Of Times (3)
Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime (2)
Todd Rundgren – Time Heals (4)
Tom Johnston - Savannah Nights (2)
Tubes – Primetime (2)
Ultravox - Perfect Strangers (1)
Ultravox - Vienna (2)
Vapors - Turning Japanese (1)
Vapors - Waiting For The Weekend (1)
Who – Don’t Let Go The Coat (4)
Who – Sister Disco – Concert For Kampuchea (3)
Who - You Better You Bet (6)

In the several DVR'd hours of the re-broadcast that I skimmed, I saw bits of pretty much all of these selections. Entertaining edifying in many respects. I was surprised that some artists who I would have considered staples of the era were not represented, but then I have to remind myself that this was merely the first day not the first few months.

The guy who wrote the Golden Girls theme on the same channel with The Ramones? Really? Wow. Necessity being the mother and all, I realize that they weren't all that picky about the programming in the early days, so it wasn't some deliberate attempt to be eclectic...but you just don't see that kind of cross-pollenation anymore, even among far more similar shades of pop.

Oh, and I forgot just how much I loved Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street" when I was a kid. I need to downlo...uh, legitimately purchase a copy of that tune at some point.

TB