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MTV "When Bad Videos Happen to Good Artists" (2001)
« on: January 31, 2018, 04:26:58 PM »
Found the MTV special "When Bad Videos Happen to Good Artists" from 2001


"No one hit wonders or hasbeens"  ::)



MTV "When Bad Videos Happen to Good Artists" or acts MTV kissed upon with a few token clips added

Though their lists tend to be very biased, this isn't any different and most of the songs and clips are now forgotten. Especially by the late 1990's, MTV was more focused on non-music programs and VH1 only played them during the night hours.

MTV "When Bad Videos Happen to Good Artists"

20. Beck "Sexx Laws"
19. Robbie Williams "Rock DJ"
18. Alanis Morissette "Thank U"
17. Red Hot Chili Peppers "My Friends"
16. U2 "Numb"
15. The Smashing Pumpkins "Stand Inside Your Love"
14. Limp Bizkit "Counterfeit"
13. TLC "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"
12. Jewel "Hands"
11. Madonna "Nothing Really Matters"
10. Guns N' Roses "Estranged"
9. Prince "Batdance"
8. Christina Aguilera "I Turn To You"
7. LL Cool J "Deepest Bluest"
6. Puff Daddy "Public Enemy #1"
5. N'Sync "I Drive Myself Crazy"
4. Cher "If I Could Turn Back Time"
3. David Bowie & Mick Jagger "Dancing in the Street"
2. Stone Temple Pilots "Sour Girl"
1. Mariah Carey "Butterfly"

Interestingly enough I noticed a few artists that were both ranked on MTV's "100 Greatest" and "25 Lame" from 1999:

Granted both specials aired three years earlier, "25 Greatest" and "25 Lame" was still shown in reruns for a few years.

Paula Abdul:

"Straight Up"  #49 on "100 Greatest"
"Rush Rush" #17 on "25 Lame"

MC Hammer:

"U Can't Touch This" #71 on "100 Greatest"
"2 Legit 2 Quit"  #24 on "25 Lame"

Wham!/George Michael:

"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" #11 on "25 Lame"
"Faith" #95 "100 Greatest"
"Freedom '90" #18 on "100 Greatest"


Michael Jackson:

"Billie Jean" #35 on "100 Greatest"
"Beat It" #12 on "100 Greatest'
"Thriller" #1 on "100 Greatest"
"Whatzupwitu" (Eddie Murphy feat. Michael Jackson) #3 on "25 Lame"