I remember the days when MTV used to be cool. When I was a kid, I used to be obsessed with the station. When I came home everyday from school, I would turn the TV right on to watch MTV music videos throughout the afternoon and the rest of the evening. MTV was an important part of music history, like it or not. Without MTV, I wouldn’t have known about bands and artists such as Twisted Sister, Dire Straits, Peter Gabriel, Weird Al, Nirvana, U2, R.E.M., Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, GN’R, Metallica, etc. All those bands were a major part of MTV.
It’s real sad what MTV has came out to be today, though. Nothing but reality shows. MTV still do play music videos but not as much as they used to. It’s obvious that the show, “The Real World” killed MTV. I believe, “The Real World” was the first reality show that MTV aired… then here comes Jersey Shore and everything else.
When MTV started playing reality shows, I would switch to watching VH1 ’cause they used to play more music videos than MTV. Now VH1 has turned into a reality show station too.
The world is obsessed with reality shows and it’s quite sad to see.