i'm not sure what day this aired -- presumably late august like previous years' editions. apparently this year's mtv summer beach house thing (or whatever it was that year) was in key west. i remember catching a rerun of this special instead of the original broadcast because i couldn't be bothered too much to catch it live... which was still better than what i managed the next year, when i tuned into the last few videos only just to see what would be #1. anywho, this one counted down 30 videos, down from 40 the previous year.
remixes: the version of "this is me" played on this program was the hip hop-tinged remix featuring kain, which was substantially different from the original and had its own video (i guess it was released b/c the original was floundering at top 40 radio, and it didn't help lol). the original version/video was also big on trl that summer. supposedly a remix version of "my way" got played but i have no idea what it would've been. and then of the course the murder remix of "i'm real" which was basically the definitive version of that song.
bonus: the additional 'buzzworthy' videos that also got played on the broadcast were...
staind "it's been awhile"
sunshine anderson "heard it all before"
drowning pool "bodies"
gorillaz "clint eastwood"
nikka costa "like a feather"
puddle of mudd "control"
little t and one track mike "shaniqua" (oh god remember this one...)
fatboy slim "weapon of choice"
craig david "fill me in"
|28. Eve ft. Gwen Stefani - Let Me Blow Ya Mind||7|
|10. Destiny's Child - Bootylicious||5|
|1. *NSYNC - Pop||2|
|16. City High - What Would You Do?||2|
|3. Sum 41 - Fat Lip||2|
|5. Jennifer Lopez ft. Ja Rule - I'm Real||2|
|20. Dream - This Is Me||1|
|21. LFO - Every Other Time||1|
|13. P. Diddy, Black Rob & Mark Curry - Bad Boy For Life||1|
|7. O-Town - All Or Nothing||0|
|6. Eve 6 - Here's To The Night||0|
|9. Mandy Moore - In My Pocket||0|
|4. Blink-182 - The Rock Show||0|
|11. Willa Ford ft. Royce Da 5'9" - I Wanna Be Bad||0|
|2. Backstreet Boys - More Than That||0|
|12. Mariah Carey ft. Cameo - Loverboy||0|
|8. Limp Bizkit - My Way||0|
|14. Britney Spears - Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know||0|
|29. Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal||0|
|27. 98° - The Way You Want Me To||0|
|26. 3LW - Playas Gon' Play||0|
|25. Weezer - Hash Pipe||0|
|24. Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa & P!nk - Lady Marmalade||0|
|23. Lil' Romeo - My Baby||0|
|22. Mandy Moore - Crush||0|
|19. Limp Bizkit - Boiler||0|
|18. BBMak - Ghost Of You And Me||0|
|17. Sugar Ray - When It's Over||0|
|15. Jessica Simpson - Irresistible||0|
|30. Jennifer Lopez - Play||0|
― dyl, Friday, 3 September 2021 05:45 (two weeks ago)