1988 Countdown: #91-100 Roundup

If you’re just joining us, here’s the deal: I unearthed some old videotapes that contain the entirety of MTV’s year-end countdown from 1988. I haven’t watched them since 12/31/88, but I’m slowly rolling through them now, writing about the videos (yes, MTV used to play videos) and the ads and VJ segments.


Since we’ve made it through ten of the videos (and one hour of the countdown), this seems like an opportune moment to provide links for the new arrivals and remember the good times from these past two months.

#91: Eric Carmen, “Hungry Eyes”

#92: Pet Shop Boys, “Always on My Mind”

#93: Cher, “I Found Someone”

#94: Michael Jackson, “Another Part of Me”

#95: The Bangles, “In Your Room”

#96: Glenn Frey, “True Love”

#97: Rick Astley, “Together Forever”

#98: Vixen, “Edge of a Broken Heart”

#99: Crowded House, “Better Be Home Soon”

#100: Keith Richards, “Take It So Hard”


An introduction to the project

Commercial Break #1

Commercial Break #2

Commercial Break #3

Commercial Break #4

A video not on the countdown that MTV played anyway: Def Leppard, “Armageddon It”

A note on the absence of Debbie Gibson’s “Foolish Beat”

YouTube links for Keith Richards and Crowded House (all other YouTube links are included with the post on the relevant video)

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