From Video Hits to The Loop

From Video Hits to The Loop

Remember Video Hits? It debuted back in 1987 and often became the first way we could watch the film clips of emerging artists like Kylie, Madonna, Mariah and Whitney.

The Channel 10 show also supported pop music and heavily promoted the cheesy but memorable songs of the late 80’s and early 90’s like Ring My Bell, Read My Lips, Ice Ice Baby and U Can’t Touch this.

In the mid 90’s it showcased artists like Take That, Five, Steps, Aqua and of course the biggest selling female band in the world the Spice Girls.

In the naughties Video Hits championed a lot of Australian music from the likes of Silverchair, Vanessa Amorosi, Powderfinger and Delta Goodrem.

It also leapt onto dance songs like Crying At The Discoteque, Nasty Girl, Shaggy’s hits, Rhianna and the the Veronicas.

It was a sad day when it finished in July 2011, after entreating millions of Aussies for so many years.

Good luck to the only free to air music show “The Loop” on Eleven, which I’ve noticed has become slicker and a return to the tradition of Saturday morning pop music shows.

Of course “Rage” continues with it’s unique mix of retro and alternative clips, but for me, I will always have a soft spot for Video Hits.

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