A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Ah it’s been a while since I have seen this video. This video by Def Leppard for their song “Pour Some Sugar On Me” is what got me hooked on MTV back in 1988. I was so sad when Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me” wasn’t the best video of the year, in their Top 100 Countdown on New Year’s Eve. For 1988, these are their top Ten videos of the year:

1. Guns N Roses “Sweet Child O Mine”
2. Def Leppard “Pour Some Sugar On Me”
3. INXS “Need You Tonight/Mediate”
4. Aerosmith “Ragdoll”
5. Michael Jackson “Man in the Mirror”
6. Escape Club “Wild Wild West”
7. Bon Jovi “Bad Medicine”
8. George Harrison “I’ve Got My Mind Set On You”
9. Robert Palmer “Simply Irresistible”
10. George Michael “Father Figure”

I went on an anti-Guns N Roses kick…until they released the video for “Paradise City.” Then I began converting to GNR. πŸ™‚ For those first years of watching MTV, I think I saw every single video made between 1988-1990. In 1991 I started pulling away from MTV. But during that time, I was fascinated with music videos. I loved watching the classics, such as Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer”

or ZZ Top’s “Legs.

among many other great ones. These videos presented a new form of art. Today they are very slick, near movie quality. I don’t watch videos today at all, really. One problem is the near-pornographic style and images present in them today. It was inevitable, methinks. No one has set any boundary or rules on what is allowed. Heck, MTV always broke the rules, for example, MTV isn’t about music anymore, but about Road Rules and dating games. Hey, they can do what they want. Technology today though lets me go back and stroll through fond memories. Thanks YouTube. πŸ™‚


About Daniel

Life is grand. This is the story of a new family, a recently married couple and their honeymoon baby girl. Life throws at you some fastballs, and then some curveballs.
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