Thursday, January 7, 2010

VH1's interesting perspective

Just watched most of the final hour of VH1's 100 Most Shocking Moments in Music, which would be what they thought were the 20 most shocking moments in music. I caught the top 16.

In about 14th place was the The Who's 1973 show in Cincinnati in which 11 fans were trampled to death.

In seventh? The 2003 Great White fire at The Station in Rhode Island, which killed 100 and injured more than 200.

Annnnd of course that means #6 would have to be something pretty horrifying. In sixth place, and I swear I'm not making this up, was Britney Spears shaving her head.

In case you were wondering, #1 was Michael Jackson dying of a drug OD at 50. Really? I'd have been shocked if Jacko passed away in his sleep at 84. This edged out John Lennon being shot four times, which I think was kinda more surprising for people, no? Third place went to Kurt Cobain shooting himself in the head, as if this too were entirely unexpected. Again, the shocker would have been a 63 year old Cobain doing a stint as Mr. Conductor on Thomas the Tank Engine.
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1 comment:

Dave of W said...

As with everything else on VH1, it's like 1985 is the beginning of time. In all seriousness, I doubt that anyone at VH1 who compiled the list was even alive when John Lennon was killed. Anything that happened before Cobain offed himself is at most an interesting historical footnote, and not very "shocking".