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Jul 6, 2011

Vale Video Hits, the world’s 2nd longest running music vid show

No culling of subeditorial staff, no mass redundancies of newsroom personnel, has grieved Mel Campbell quite as much as the latest casualty of Lachlan Murdoch’s Channel Ten purges: Video Hits. Crikey looks back.

Mel Campbell — Freelance journalist and critic

Mel Campbell

Freelance journalist and critic

No culling of subeditorial staff, no mass redundancies of newsroom personnel, has grieved me quite as much as the latest casualty of Lachlan Murdoch’s Channel Ten purges: Video Hits.

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  1. Grinder

    Heh – Back in the day when you used to try and catch your fave video to record it to VHS, we called it “Video Bits” because they’d perform the outrageous act of chopping the end off clips. The only other option was to stay up really late for rage.

  2. [email protected]

    video hits – soft porn for the kiddies

  3. Bam Stroker

    I’m old and grumpy and hate the “trash that kids listen to” nowadays anyway, so I won’t mourn its passing. If anyone goes near Rage though I’ll be joining the masses in the streets with pitchforks and torches.

  4. Dave Smartt

    Or wake up really early for it 😛

  5. BlackIvory

    Video Hits always seemed to be commercial TV’s half-assed effort to replicate Rage. Will not be missed.

  6. NewSoftShoe

    Good Riddance

  7. Dan Gulberry

    Erm, the BBC’s top Of The Pops ran from 1964 to 2006.

    That makes VH the 3rd longest running music show in the world.

    However for someone who thinks that Stuck, Aching and Watermelon produced “music”, I guess facts wouldn’t be high on the list of priorities.

    Rage rules*, Video Hits drools.

    *except when they play music that would appeal to the author of this article.

  8. abarker

    What ever happened to The Brown Hornet? I saw them at Falls Creek many years ago on a ski trip, and they were pretty good from memory. They even made the funky re-hash of the Transformers theme for the PS2 video game and played it that night.

  9. Johnfromplanetearth

    Music industry? What music industry?

  10. Bellistner

    I almost never watched Video Hits. It was always Rage for me, even more so once VH went and got hosts.

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