Bill Clinton, Michael Jackson and The Beatles Hit the Top Slots on VH1 and TV Guide's '100 Moments That Rocked TV' Countdown
VH1 and TV Guide Open the Vaults of Television and Music and Count Down
Legendary Moments in a Five-Hour, Five-Night Special, Premiering
Monday-Friday, January 13-17 at 10:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
NEW YORK, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- From Michael Jackson's moonwalk on Motown 25 to Madonna's sexually charged performance of "Like a Virgin" at the first MTV VMA's, music on television has come a long way since Elvis first shook his pelvis in primetime. Hosted by "Saturday Night Live's" Molly Shannon, VH1 and TV Guide's "100 Moments That Rocked TV" count down those unforgettable moments when rock music and television combined to make entertainment history in a five-hour, five-night special, premiering Monday, January 13, through Friday, January 17, from 10:00-11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) each night. The chosen 100 Moments also appear in TV Guide's January 11th issue (on newsstands January 6). Following in the tradition of VH1's hit "100 Greatest" specials, "100 Moments That Rocked TV" features archival clips and classic performances, plus exclusive new interviews including Dick Clark, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Smothers, David Cassidy, Barry Williams, John Corbett, Davy Jones, Ice Cube, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake, Melissa Etheridge, Kelly Rowland, Heart, Chris Isaak, Leann Rimes, Vanessa Carlton, Snoop Dogg, Richie Sambora and Ashanti, among others. Viewers can log onto http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/100_greatest/63769/episode.jhtml to see photos of TV's most rockin' events, play a trivia game and check out the full countdown with extensive artist info. Fans can also vote for what they think is the top music moment that rocked TV beginning on Monday, January 13 at TV Guide Online (http://www.tvguide.com) The complete list of VH1's "100 Moments That Rocked TV" is attached. "100 Moments That Rocked TV" is a VH1 production. Executive Producers are Robert Weiss, Bernie Kaminski and Janice Kaplan; supervising producer Tom Kaniewski. MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also operates and offers joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide. RANK MOMENT 1 BILL CLINTON plays sax on THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW 2 MICHAEL JACKSON debuts the moonwalk on MOTOWN 25 3 THE BEATLES perform on the ED SULLIVAN SHOW -- first televised U.S. live performance 4 MTV is launched 5 ELVIS stages his famous "comeback special" on NBC 6 THE OSBOURNES debut on MTV 7 AMERICAN BANDSTAND -- pioneering rock music series hosted by Dick Clark 8 EMINEM & ELTON JOHN controversial Grammy Awards performance of "Stan" 9 MICHAEL JACKSON's "Thriller" video premieres 10 AMERICAN IDOL -- a TV talent contest with a 1 million dollar recording contract at stake 11 MADONNA's sexually charged performance of "Like A Virgin" at 1st MTV VMA's. (VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS) 12 WHITNEY HOUSTON sings the "Star Spangled Banner" during THE SUPERBOWL. 13 STING / PUFF DADDY eulogize Notorious B.I.G. in song at MTV VMA's 14 NIRVANA UNPLUGGED -- one of the band's final TV appearances 15 Saturday Night Live: Joe Cocker & John Belushi as Joe Cocker duet 16 JOHN LENNON and YOKO ONO co-host a week of THE MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW 17 THE WHO destroy instruments on THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR 18 SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK debuts on ABC's Saturday-morning schedule 19 CONCERT FOR NEW YORK / A TRIBUTE TO HEROES 20 SONNY AND CHER reunite for the last time on LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN 21 THE SIMPSONS -- Homerpalooza -- alternative rock festival gets the Simpsons send-up 22 ELTON JOHN performs his remake of "Candle in the Wind" at Princess Diana's funeral 23 COCA-COLA hilltop commercial "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" 24 ELVIS is shot from the waist up on ED SULLIVAN 25 FRIENDS -- Phoebe sings "Smelly Cat" 26 LIVE-AID seen around the world by an estimated 1.5 Billion viewers. 27 THE MONKEES -- TV series premieres on NBC 28 Rock meets rap when AEROSMITH / RUN DMC VIDEO "Walk This Way" debuts 29 Saturday Night Live -- "King Tut" performed by Steve Martin 30 DAVID BOWIE sings "Little Drummer Boy" with BING CROSBY 31 COSBY SHOW -- "Happy Anniversary" episode 32 SINEAD O'CONNOR rips Pope's picture on Saturday Night Live 33 MONTY PYTHON -- "The Lumberjack Song" 34 ERIC CLAPTON UNPLUGGED - Clapton goes acoustic 35 A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS w/ music by Vince Guaraldi 36 I LOVE LUCY -- Desi Arnaz performs "BABALU." 37 THE DOORS rebel against CBS censors on ED SULLIVAN 38 MIAMI VICE debuts on NBC 39 JENNIFER LOPEZ wears revealing dress to Grammy Awards 40 SOUTH PARK -- irreverent musical moments 41 BEATLES perform "ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE" ON THE BBC -- 1st Global broadcast 42 MTV Movie Awards MIKE MYERS does Lord of the Dance parody 43 ALL IN THE FAMILY -- SAMMY DAVIS JR. drops by The Bunkers 44 BEHIND THE MUSIC premieres 45 McDonald's "You Deserve A Break Today" A jingle for all ages. 46 JOHN LENNON appears on Monday Night Football. Six years later HOWARD COSELL broadcast's news of his death. 47 TONIGHT SHOW -- BETTE MIDLER sings for host JOHNNY CARSON as his last guest. 48 THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY premieres on ABC 49 ELVIS ALOHA FROM HAWAII -- The King is beamed around the world to 1 billion viewers. 50 MADONNA defends "Justify My Love" on NIGHTLINE after video is banned by MTV 51 Hawaii Five-O TV theme song 52 A YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS -- Heat Miser and Snow Miser 53 NIRVANA's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" airs on MTV 54 SEINFELD -- Elaine dances 55 THE HONEYMOONERS -- Ed and Ralph do "The Hucklebuck" 56 Saturday Night Live -- LORNE MICHAELS offers the BEATLES $3 thousand to reunite, they almost do. 57 BOB DYLAN gets upstaged by performance crasher SOY BOMB at GRAMMY AWARDS 58 THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR -- Will Smith brings hip-hop to prime time 59 Will & Grace -- Sean Hayes tries to outdo guest star CHER. 60 DIANA ROSS performs in Central Park in a dramatic driving rain storm. 61 FAMILY TIES -- Alex & Ellen's song "At This Moment" by Billy Vera to become a #1 hit 62 Rock meets country as BOB DYLAN and JOHNNY CASH perform on THE JOHNNY CASH SHOW. 63 MILLI VANILLI sing live on ARSENIO HALL'S show after being stripped of their Grammy Award 64 MY NAME IS BARBRA -- TV viewers get their first extended look at the brilliant Barbra Streisand. 65 NIRVANA opens the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards - backstage dramatics and a head-banging performance literally. 66 U2's American TV debut on TOMORROW with TOM SNYDER 67 RICKY NELSON launches his career with a performance on OZZIE AND HARRIET 68 WHAT'S HAPPENING -- the DOOBIE BROTHERS guest star 69 VH1 DIVAS LIVE -- ARETHA FRANKLIN shows why she is Diva #1 during this live concert broadcast/ 70 DICK CAVETT SHOW - post Woodstock broadcast features Joni Mitchell's American TV debut. 71 MADONNA wears out the censors swearing on LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN 72 MICHAEL JACKSON denies child molestation charges in live 4 minute statement 73 TINY TIM weds Miss Vicki on Johnny Carson's TONIGHT SHOW 74 DEVO meets Sarah Jessica Parker on SQUARE PEGS 75 SESAME STREET'S Kermit sings "It's not Easy Being Green" 76 DR PEPPER commercial jingle "Wouldn't You Like To Be A Pepper Too." 77 SOLID GOLD -- TV gets in-step 78 JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS -- debut of all girl cartoon band who play their own instruments 79 VANILLA ICE freaks out and destroys the studio when his video is "retired" by MTV 80 Saturday Night Live -- Hard rocking AEROSMITH appear in a Wayne's World sketch. 81 William Shatner's interpretation of Elton John's "Rocket Man" 82 ALLY McBEAL -- musical guest star Gloria Gaynor 83 MTV Video Music Awards - RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's TIM COMMERFORD arrested for scaling set / BRITNEY SPEARS rips off her clothes in a scandalous performance. 84 THE SIMPSONS -- Michael Jackson lends his voice to the celebrated animated series. 85 JAMES BROWN keeps the peace by performing a televised concert following MLK, Jr.'s assassination 86 KISS is unmasked on MTV. 87 THE SONNY AND CHER COMEDY HOUR premieres 88 FRANK SINATRA is cut short during his Lifetime Achievement acceptance speech at the Grammy Awards. 89 THE BRADY BUNCH -- the Bunch's rise to stardom is sidetracked by Peter's changing voice. 90 SUPERBOWL XXXVI -- U2 performs at halftime -- 9/11 tribute 91 Saturday Night Live: comedic visionary Andy Kaufman sings "Mighty Mouse" 92 THE RUTLES -- ALL YOU NEED IS CASH -- the Beatles get the send-up in this mockumentary 93 COURTNEY LOVE and MADONNA at Video Music Awards 94 ELVIS made-for-TV movie with Kurt Russell as The King 95 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER -- all musical episode "Once More with Feeling" 96 PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED wreak havoc on AMERICAN BANDSTAND 97 GAP commercials -- Swing campaign "Jump, Jive & Wail" 98 STAR SEARCH -- BRITNEY SPEARS and others make TV debut. 99 COP ROCK -- a musical twist on the age old Police Drama 100 MARIAH CAREY melts down and strips during an unscheduled appearance on MTV's Total Request Live.
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