When you were growing up, what was the first thing you did when you got home from school? If you were anything like most of us here at Substream, you headed straight to the TV and turned on MTV’s Total Request Live (TRL). After a long day in class, what better way to relax than by checking out the latest, most popular music videos from our favorite bands and the world’s biggest pop stars? From 1998 to 2008, TRL counted down the top ten most requested videos of the day, with everyone from Britney Spears to Blink-182 being featured on the show.
Nine years after its cancellation, TRL is coming back, and you could say we’re excited. Starting next week, the show will air every weekday at 3:30pm EST. Ed Sheeran and Migos will be performing at MTV’s newly renovated Times Square studio for the first episode next Monday, October 2, and we can’t wait to see what videos will be in the countdown.
Things will be changing though: unfortunately, Carson Daly won’t be returning as host. Taking his place will be rapper and internet personality D.C. Young Fly and the “TRL Squad”, which will consist of Tamara Dhia, Amy Pham, Erik Zachary, Lawrence Jackson and content creators like Liza Koshy and The Dolan Twins. The TRL brand will also extend to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, with live updates from the TV show and original content and blog posts. There will also be an official TRL show on Musical.ly, set to air every Monday and Thursday.
A clip with some classic, unforgettable moments from TRL can be seen above. What videos do you want to see on TRL this fall? Share your picks with us on Twitter!