Top 25 of 2008

By now, you can tell I use Entertainment Weekly as a large resource to give me information into the entertainment world. But you’re enjoying it too, right??

Well this week’s edition gives us the biggest entertainers of 2008. Some new, some old–they all are rightfully deserving to be on this list.

Who’s your favorite??

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November 17, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Farewell, TRL

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MTVs Total Request Live (TRL) is saying goodbye after its ten year run on the network.  Being a former watcher of the show, it completely revolutionized the way we look at music videos as well as bringing us more intimately to our favorite artists and actors.

The show started in 1998 with just a host (Carson Daly) standing next to a TV screen counting down the top 10 music videos of the day.  Small groups of people began to stand outside the MTV building in Times Square to get a peak into the studio to maybe see the guest musician that came to the show to talk about their video.  Small packs became enormous crowds so big that they started bringing people into the studio…

And then the real show began…

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(Photo: TRL/Fergie Fan and Fergie)

Artists admit that having their video on the top 10 list of TRL was a major feat. They knew how many people were watching and voting for their favorite artists to take that number one spot and try to keep it for as many days as possible.

Some music videos (Britney Spears, *NSYNC) made record numbers for having a number one video that they put a maximum amount of days that a video could be in the #1 spot. Videos like Christina Aguilera’s “Genie In A Bottle” and Backstreet Boys “I Want It That Way” made an imprint for the show and the videos that followed in its footsteps.

The finale episode “Total Finale Live” brought back all of its big guest stars to speak about the show and the influence its had on them and their careers. Diddy, Christina Aguilera (via satellite), Kid Rock, Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez, Taylor Swift, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and many more made short appearances to bid their farewells. Live performances included 50 Cent and G-Unit, Beyonce, Backstreet Boys and Fallout Boy.

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(Photo: Plies and Ne-Yo)

Toping the 10 most iconic music videos list was none other than Britney Spears “Baby One More Time”. I think we can say that she has come full circle from her earlier career of reigning the pop scene to her 2008 comeback. (sidenote: her newest album, The Circus, slated for December release)

I think I speak for most of Generation Y when I say that TRL will be truly missed. I still remember my first morning watching TRL in 1998. My first video was “Goodbye” by the Spice Girls (after Geri left). It changed my interest in music forever.

RIP: 1998-2008

November 17, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Music, TV. Leave a comment.