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I Remember When Mtv Showed Only Videos

before there were shows, there were music videos 5,910 People

    What The... - YEA.....what the hell happened to when MTV which stands for MUSIC TELEVISION played ummmmm.....i don't know......MUSIC!!!!
    Joyce904 Joyce904 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    Those Were The Good Days ! - I couldn't wait to get out of school , (Junior High School)  to crank up the big console T.V. that took up half the room, to listen and watch all the...
    KatCater KatCater 41-45, F Feb 5, 2011

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    Videos - I used to watch Mtv all the time !! The videos held my attention constantly. Now, all there is is reality shows, game shows, talk shows, and etc. You name it and its on...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    An Addiction - I was glued to Mtv once we got cable. I remember the day they celebrated their 2nd birthday. And who could forget The Monkee's Marathon? Mtv introduced a whole new...
    childofweakness childofweakness 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2012

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    ... - does this make me old? i remember i used to stay up all night on the weekends back in jr high just so i could watch as many videos as possible.......now the only way i can...
    littlerichard02 littlerichard02 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 31, 2009

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    RTV! - Am I the only one who thinks MTV should change it's name to RTV (reality tv)? When I was a kid, I remember always being able to catch a music video or two on MTV when I came...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2011

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    The Better Mtv.... - I loved Pauley Shore and Daisy Fuentes......They complimented each other......He always did crazy stuff and she kept him on track......That was my favorite...
    Brunhild Brunhild 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 27, 2011

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    Blocked - I've long ago blocked Mtv off of my channels. I've always needed music around me, and I am old enough (sigh) to remember when MTV first started. It was like a drug for me...
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    Thrilling - I remember staying up to see the world premier of Thriller.
    NCConch NCConch 41-45, M Jun 2, 2012

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    Forbidden Fruit - We had cable before anyone else in our neighborhood.  Though there was no electronic way to block certain channels, I knew full well what I was and was not...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response May 16, 2012

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    Back In The Day - I remembered when MTV only showed music videos. Those were the good old days. But today it's different, now you have all this other crap, like jersey shore and...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Jan 26, 2012

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    I Remember! - Gonna show my age here for sure. I remember racing home to watch the day MTV first aired. I saw "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles, first video played. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 6, 2012

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    Did It Ever? - I do remember those early days when it was a real video channel now is just well whatever it is now.
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2010

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    Ahh, the good ol' days. MTV in the early 2000s was the ****!
    lexix0 lexix0 16-17, F Mar 23

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    Back In The Day - I remember when MTV played music videos, they had shows back then but they all played music videos - except for "Real World". Now all they play are reality shows...
    SukYoung SukYoung 26-30, F Jun 28, 2013

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    It's Become Disgusting. - I gave up on MTV before even leaving high school, probably a decade ago. Back then it had already long dissolved into crap. However, I happened to stumble...
    BlueEyedGeekery BlueEyedGeekery 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2013

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    The Story of Your Enslavement
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 20, 2013

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    Its Been A While... - Yea now in order to watch videos on Mtv you have stay up will 2 am. What happened to good music and showcasing talent now its all about dating shows and rich...
    emmie92 emmie92 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2012

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    I Still Remember The Story When School Time, Then I Just Got Back From Hiking 3 Days Diving. That Morning I Heard My Girlfriend Admitted To Hospital Two Days Ago, I Immediately...
    elanghamang elanghamang 31-35, M Jan 30, 2012

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    Makes Me Happy When I Think Of It Now... - I was in high school but at that age just before I got my driver's license....so my best friend Carolyn and I were attached at the hip...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 15, 2013

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    I Rember Mtv And Videos - Yep when I was in the Eighth grade in 1983 the local cable provider added mtv to the basic cable package..... And reallly they just played videos and that...
    starman5000 starman5000 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 17, 2012

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    Love Mtv - video killed the radio star :)
    tigerlilly28 tigerlilly28 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2011

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    Hey I Was Born - in 1976 i was born and when i started watching mtv i was 7 years old and it was great music and now it has tv shows and now there is mtv 2 and it is the same. When...
    mad316 mad316 36-40, M Jul 7, 2012

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    Irony. - Mtv - Short for Music Television. Well, it says it on the logo. Right There. Yet, out of 24 hours, how many are devoted to just videos? A lot less than normal. Maybe it...
    DGSteele DGSteele 22-25, M Apr 22, 2012

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    I Want My Mtv Dire Straits - Oh, those were the dayz. From it's inception til about '86' I watched a lot of MTV. Indeed, the first few years until about '82' there were...
    StereoDC StereoDC 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 27, 2012

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    Mtv - I remember MTV I dance and sing along to my favorite bands. I use lose few poynds by doing that.. I wish they bring MTV back.
    tigerandbears tigerandbears 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    Not Only Do I Remember But.... - I worked for the Video Duplication plant that did the first copies of music videos that were debuted on MTV!! The videos were great back then...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 14, 2009

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    Video Killed The Radio Star. - Yes, back then, whenever you turned on the station there was a music video playing. If not, there was a minimal wait as a VJ introduced the next song...
    TigersShadow TigersShadow 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 13, 2011

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    Although...there's A Reason Why - When I remember the days when MTV would show music videos, it was during a time when I didn't really appreciate pop, rock, rap, or any other genre...
    Coordinoona Coordinoona 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    I Really Miss Those Days - When I first started watching MTV, Michael Jackson's "Beat It" was the first video I saw. I grew up with everything MTV had at the time, from "Downtown...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M May 1, 2012

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    I remember watching videos for hours on MTV. Not sure happened to make them stop playing videos. Under the bridge, creep, runaway train, November rain, I think they were on all the...
    JLS7914 JLS7914 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 18

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    Bullshit! - So, a little while ago I was sitting with my remote in my hands, and I flipped through and past MTV. But then I flicked back again, cause I thought I heard music...
    VannaZanna VannaZanna 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    I Miss The Real Mtv - I remember when I could have MTV on all day and totally enjoy the music and new videos..and beavis and butthead! As I got older more and more reality shows...
    cinfullysweet cinfullysweet 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2011

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    What The Hell - MTV stand for Music Television. Why the hell are they not showing only music nowadays? Damn reality shows need to their own channel or something.
    TaurasiWade TaurasiWade 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    Good Times - Is there a cooler video than "Money for Nothing"? I don't think so.
    astounded1088 astounded1088 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2011

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    Not Only Videos, But Vj's - I remember watching for hours on end in high school and college.  I would be on in background or we would just sit and watch it.  I still have...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 5 Responses Feb 21, 2008

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    Yo MTV Raps! - I loved the show. Growing up in NC it introduced me to a culture I wasn't familiar with & I loved it!
    perfectimperfections perfectimperfections 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    That's funny!! lol When that rapper with the big mouth, Fab 5 Freddy, used to do his sitting on the park bench and yell out, "Yo, Yo, MTV raps!!"... that was a joke. Having...
    SubtleSins SubtleSins 26-30, M Feb 23

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    Ya I - remember when it was all videos...can't stand it anymore! its become a waste of tv space!
    charlene1054 charlene1054 56-60, T 1 Response Jul 27, 2012

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    Mtv - I worked for Continental CableVision in Richmond VA when MTV first aired.  We were one of the first to pick it up..it was a gas!  I still have my original MTV T[shirt in...
    Essie30 Essie30 51-55 1 Response Jul 20, 2011

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    I Miss The Old Days - The last time I watched MTV was probably 16 or 17 years ago. Back then It was music videos 24/7. I really miss those days. Back before all of the reality TV B...
    lacedup77 lacedup77 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    Mtv It Used To Rock Back Then..... - It was my teenage when MTV was introduced in india... initially it was banned for children in family.... at that time showing  even a normal...
    vins04 vins04 26-30, F 1 Response May 10, 2012

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    Nina V. Martha - Guys, and I guess ladies, Nina or Martha.
    dekepetrol dekepetrol 51-55, M Jul 7, 2012

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    Mtv Needs To Go Back To MTV Not Shows Tv - I remember back in the 90s, as a kid discovering this cool channel called "Mtv". It's where they showed nothing but music videos and...
    wellwriten wellwriten 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2013

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    I Miss The '90's - I think it's funny how on a channel called "Music TV" (for you kids that didn't know, that's what it stands for) they never have music on it. Once TRL got...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 17, 2010

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    On Duty: - Duty NCO on Okinawa while in the Marine Corps. This was the job to have. Be at the front entrance with a log book and watch MTV all the time .. The year is 1980..
    hoganhopper hoganhopper 51-55 Apr 6, 2012

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    Mtv After School - i remember all my friends coming over to my house after school because i was 1 of the 1st to get cable in our area. a tiny little town way up in the mountains of...
    Devilonyashoulda Devilonyashoulda 46-50, M Apr 30, 2012

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