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30 years later, 30 things we treasured most about MTV

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MTV moon manHappy 30th birthday, MTV. Seems like just yesterday that WE ACTUALLY WATCHED MTV. In reality, for most of us, it's been about 20 years since we cared much about the network. What we loved most about MTV -- music videos -- disappeared and so did our interest. (Read my story about this sadness.)

While we ponder our Lost Youth, I'd like to take you on a walk through amnesia lane. Thanks to suggestions from our friends on the Stuck in the '80s Facebook page, here are ...

30 THINGS WE MISS ABOUT MTV:

30. Dial MTV

29. Beavis & Butt-Head

28. We're Dancin'

27. Street Party

26. Live coverage of Live Aid

25. The Cutting Edge

24. Just Say Julie

23. Yo! MTV Raps

22. Top 20 Video Countdown

21. "I want my MTV" promos

20. Liquid Television

19. Chris Connelly's movie reviews

18. Tabitha Soren's politics updates

17. MTV News with Kurt Loder

16. Downtown Julie Brown

15. World Premiere Videos

14. The crazy contests

13. Adam Curry

12. Headbangers Ball

11. Remote Control

10. The Young Ones

9. Al TV

8. 120 Minutes

7. The moon man

6. Nina Blackwood

5. Alan Hunter

4. J.J. Jackson

3. Mark Goodman

2. Martha Quinn

1. Music videos

[Last modified: Saturday, July 30, 2011 2:28pm]

    

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