Reclaiming the MTV generation

It’s a phrase that’s become all too cliched – “Remember when MTV used to play music videos?”  But it was true.  Faux realitytv, endless iterations of Real World and Road Rules, Cribs…anything but music, right?

Well, music videos are now where they belong – on the Internet, on demand and for free.  I guess MTV finally realized they better offer up some competition to Youtube or become completely irrelevant (as opposed to only partly).  I love how the majority of the “Most Viewed” and “Top Rated” are all the innovative music videos that really made MTV something exciting – Dire Straits “Money for Nothing,” the inaugural “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles, etc.  Oh, and Britney Spears’ “Womanizer,” a video which strained my comprehension (couldn’t help myself – why is she writhing around naked?  Is she the womanizer? I really don’t get it).  Regardless, it’s a fun diversion and honestly, it’s about time.  Mtvmusic.com

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