Women In Video weekend (VH1 Classic)

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  1. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Producer

    Dec 31, 2001
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    Starting at 5am, VH1Classic is playing an entire weekend of "Women In Video." I have no idea if every single video will be original or if they'll be played in "blocks" and repeated. Not surprisingly, the VH1 website is totally content-free regarding information. God forbid they should actually TELL you anything the slightest bit informative about what they've played and are going to play. I have my Tivo set to get all of them, and then I'm deleting them as I fast-forward through each show, after dubbing off what I want (so far only Altered Images and Katydids. I already have some of the other ones, such as Mari Wilson and Marianne Faithful, from my long-ago MTV-watching days).

    I started writing them down, first so I'd know immediately if they were doing blocks, then because, um, I'm a masochist, I suppose. As with anything, these shows are 90% crap/boring/mediocre/ok, 9% decent/pretty good, and 1% great/brilliant (such as Kate Bush's Cloudbusting!!). I haven't yet detected any sort of pattern, such as alphabetical by artist or song. They seem to be roughly chronological, at least, most of them seem to be from the 1980's or earlier so far, though they're not playing many of the "big hits" this early in the morning.

    Here's what they've played so far:

    Women In Video (VH1 Classic)
    "Sisters Doin' It For Themselves Weekend" hosted by Ann and Nancy Wilson

    Carole King - Up On the Roof
    Rita Cooledge - All Time High
    Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
    Holly Beth Vincent - For What It's Worth
    Madonna - Like A Prayer
    Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam and Full Force - All Cried Out
    T'Pau - Heart and Soul
    Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - Circle
    Heart - What About Love
    Joan Jett - Cherry Bomb
    Pat Benetar - We Belong
    Go-Gos - Vacation
    Toni Basil - Mickey
    Mari Wilson - Just What I've Always Wanted
    The Human League - Human

    Carly Simon - You're So Vain
    Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
    Kylie Minogue - Locomotion
    Kim Carnes - Crazy In the Night
    Donna Summer - Last Dance
    Chic - Good Times
    Evelyn Champagne King - Out of Control
    Cyndi Lauper - True Colors
    Berlin - Take My Breath Away
    Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
    Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter
    Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like
    Altered Images - Happy Birthday
    Katydids - The Boy Who's Never Found
    (mention of Kate Bush coming up in next hour)

    Heart - Nothing At All
    Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - I Love Rock'n'Roll
    Lita Ford & Ozzy Osbourne - Close My Eyes Forever
    Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi (Painting with Words and Music)
    Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
    Juice Newton - Angel of the Morning
    Bette Midler - The Wind Beneath My Wings
    Aretha Franklin - Freeway of Love
    Patti Labelle - New Attitude
    Vanessa Williams - The Look
    Romeo Void - Never Say Never
    Martha and the Muffins - Dansparc
    Kate Bush - Cloudbusting

    Marianne Faithful - As Tears Go By
    Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get To You
    Laura Branigan - Shattered Glass
    Stevie Nicks - Talk To Me
    Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait
    Blondie - The Tide Is High
    Debbie Gibson - Only In My Dreams
    Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now
    Madonna - Express Yourself
    The Pointer Sisters - Jump
    Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
    B-52's - Roam
    Cher - Main Man
    Janet Jackson - What Have You Done For Me Lately

    Melanie - Brand New Key (live performance)
    Linda Rondstat - Blue Bayou
    Martika - Toy Soldiers (playing as I type this)

    I'm leaving now, so my Tivo will be chugging away.
  2. Wayne Bundrick

    Wayne Bundrick Cinematographer

    May 17, 1999
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    I want VH1 Classic but I don't want to pay DirecTV more to get it. The M in MTV no longer has a meaning, VH1 used to be an adult contemporary haven from MTV but now has all the videos that used to be on MTV, and then they created VH1 Classic for all the videos that used to be on VH1, but it's not part of the basic lineup. Sounds like somewhere in there is the basis for a class action. DirecTV got in similar trouble when they moved the Encore channels from the basic tier to the Starz premium package.

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