I remember when that's all MTV was. Videos and maybe 1 or 2 shows. Remember Remote Control? Or YO! MTV Raps? Headbangers Ball?
That was all the shows and the rest of the time it was straight music.
But now, there is only music in the weee hours of the morning and the daytime is limited to show after show about meaningless tween crap.
There were two video's that played OVER AND OVER AND OVER again tonight. Once every thirty minutes for the past 6 hours. I've seen both 10 times now.
Drake: The Best I Ever Had
and Little High School Musical Star
Ashley Tisdale: He Said, She Said
Now, heres the problem. Both of these songs are obviously popular with the tweens.. But the video's.. Seriously SERIOUSLY LAME.
All it was was Drake and Ashley up in some fake club atmosphere, with a bunch of people dancing around. Shot of Ashley with her "puckered you wanna kiss me face", Drake, with 15 girls half nekkid on a car with 20 inch rims. SOOO TIRED. YAWN.
There was no story line, no plot, both of the two looking way too young, trying to look way older and serious. You know they are respected recording artist's and all.
Here's a sample from the lyrics to Drake's: Best I've Ever Had
Know you got a roommate
Call me when its no one there
Put the key under the mat
And you know I'll be over there
(Yup) I'll be over there
Wow. That's Deep.
What ever happened to the somewhat serious music MTV played when I was growing up?
What happened to the video's that had some substance?
Like obviously, Michael's "Thriller".. I mean really who could top that one.. or Genesis "Land of Confusion".. Remember that one!!?!?!?! I loved that video with all clay heads and stuff! It had a point or at least it was somewhat interesting to look at.
Another great one was A-ha "Take On Me" That was so ahead of it's time!
I guess as long as there's singers like Ashley Tisdale.. I mean really why would MTV want to play music videos. Theres not much of a selection anymore.
It's also amazing to me why some people wonder why kids today are trying to be sexier and younger looking than they should be. They are taught to lust after women, cars and money by looking at these videos. None of them have any sort of bearing on the culture of today. It's just a whollllle lot of mindless blah blah blah. Now I'm not going on some Tipper Gore bandwagon here, but really does anything that MTV broadcast's worthy of being on TV? I have to wonder?
SO I ask you... Do you remember your favorite video's on MTV? Do you think MTV is overrated and should be shut down. OR do you think that they need to start going back to there roots and showing videos (both present day and past) only??..