Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This is great. It's probably been around for a while, but I was reading an article about a pop song and just stumbled across the MTV Yearbook. You can click on any year (going back to MTV's birth, 1981) and see the top music videos of the year. And for me, going through the 90s videos is really like a yearbook. The embarrassing styles (yes, Missy Elliot in a trash bag), the hair (Justin Timberlake's curls), the crush (Hello, Usher), the cool girls (Jewel and Fionna), the girl with a reputation (Spice Girls), the goths (Marilyn). It's hilarious. I'd forgotten about those shiny suits from Puff, and holy-color-coordination EVERYWHERE. See if you can count how many videos between 1996 and 1998 start out like a spy movie.