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32 times the scene rocked the ‘TRL’ countdown

October 05 2017, 3:00 PM EDT By Rachel Campbell


FALL OUT BOY

Fall Out Boy had seven videos land on TRL’s countdown beginning with “Sugar We’re Goin Down” in June 2005. The track became their first to hit No. 1 and their first to be retired, the latter of which happened after 50 days. “Dance, Dance,” “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me,” “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race,” “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs,” and “The Take Over, The Break’s Over” all also reached No. 1, and all but the latter were eventually retired. “I’m Like A Lawyer With The Way I’m Always Trying To Get You Off (Me + You)” also wasn’t retired, and it was the only one not to reach No. 1 having peaked at No. 3 in October 2007.

FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS

Forever The Sickest Kids premiered their video for “Whoa Oh (Me vs Everyone)” on TRL in June 2008. It landed on the countdown in August for one day, peaking at No. 8.

GOOD CHARLOTTE

Good Charlotte were TRL veterans having nine videos hit the countdown with six snagging No. 1 and four being labeled as retired. Their first was 2002’s “Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous,” which was both a No. 1 track and retired after 50 days. Other popular videos included “The Anthem,” “Girls & Boys,” “Hold On,” “Predictable” and “I Just Wanna Live.”

GREEN DAY

Green Day made their first appearance on TRL early in the show’s run with “Nice Guys Finish Last” in December 1998. “Minority,” “American Idiot,” “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” and “Holiday” all followed before they got their first No 1. with “Wake Me Up When September Ends” in August 2005. The track was retired after 50 days in November, and the band performed live in studio that same month.

GYM CLASS HEROES

Gym Class Heroes placed three times in 2007 and 2008 beginning with “Cupid’s Chokehold” peaking at No. 5 and ending with “Cookie Jar” peaking at No. 9. Their only No. 1, “Clothes Off,” which scored the coveted spot five times.

HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS

Hawthorne Heights’ “Ohio Is For Lovers” was featured in the show’s Pre-RL segment in July 2005, but it never made it onto the countdown, much like “Niki FM” being stuck on deck in October 2005 and “Pens And Needles” never moving past the first look segment in July 2006. However, the act landed one spot via “Saying Sorry” in February 2006, peaking twice at No. 5.

KORN

Korn’s “Got The Life” premiered on the fourth day of TRL’s programming, catapulting to No. 2 within a week and remaining consistently on the countdown for 72 days. The track became the first one to be retired in January 1999. The band got their first No. 1 with the following track, “Freak On A Leash,” and would have six charting songs total through their final one “Here To Stay” in 2002.

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