MTV's 'Total Request Live' Was Not Always Live Or Based On Requests

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.

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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

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

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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

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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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TRL was eventually canceled because of the rise of reality television shows which makes sense when you know HOW UNREAL THE SHOW WAS. What's next: WereSource: Cinema Blend