There are some things you can count on in life: death, taxes, and Carson Daly's honest music video countdown. Or so we thought. Turns out Total Request Live was not always totally requested or live. Read more below.

MTV'S TOTAL REQUEST LIVE WAS A DAILY MUSIC VIDEO COUNTDOWN SHOW O PULL SN Before YouTube, we had to patiently wait for Carson Daly to introduce one mi

AS THE NAME IMPLIES, TRL WAS A LIVE SHOW OF THE MOST REQUESTED MUSIC VIDEOS... Hao LDE ...BUT THAT WAS ALL LIES. CRACKED.COM

TOM GREEN REVEALED THAT IT WAS NEITHER ALWAYS BASED ON REQUESTS NOR LIVE. And this devastating revelation is all thanks to his single titled Lonely S

Lonely Swedish (The Bum Bum Song) was aired on The Tom Green Show, during which the comedian asked fans to request it on TRL. They did, and it becam

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MTV hadn't expected the video to chart SO they hadn't included it in the shows with made-up rankings. BuffaLo MTV MADE HIM PUBLICLY RETIRE THE MUSIC V
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