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  • S 19 : Ep 46

    November 16, 2008 (TOTAL FINALE LIVE)

    Aired 11/16/08

  • S 19 : Ep 45

    November 13, 2008

    Aired 11/13/08

  • S 19 : Ep 44

    November 12, 2008

    Aired 11/12/08

  • S 19 : Ep 43

    Novembr 11, 2008

    Aired 11/11/08

  • S 19 : Ep 42

    November 6, 2008

    Aired 11/6/08

  • Cast & Crew
  • Carson Daly

    Co-Host (1998 - 2003)

  • Vanessa Minnillo

    Co-Host (2003 - Present)

  • Hilarie Burton

    Co-Host (2000 - Present)

  • Susie Castillo

    Co-Host (2005 - Present)

  • La La

    Co-Host (2003 - Present)

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  • show Description
  • Total Request Live (commonly known as TRL) is a television program on MTV that features popular music videos. The program plays the top ten most requested videos of the day, as requested by viewers who can vote by phone or online. The countdown starts with the tenth most requested video and ends with the most requested. The program generally airs every weekday for one hour. The roots of TRL go back to 1997 when MTV began producing MTV Live (originally hosted by British VJ Toby Amies) from a studio in Times Square in New York. MTV Live featured celebrity interviews, musical performances, and regular news updates. Music videos were not the major focus of the program. During the same time period, MTV aired a countdown show simply called Total Request, hosted by Carson Daly. Total Request was far more subdued, as Daly introduced music videos from an empty, dimly lit set. As the show progressed and gained more momentum with viewers tuning in, it was soon added to the list of daytime programming during MTV's Summer Share in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The countdown would end up being one of the most watched and most interactive shows in recent MTV history that summer, proving that it had potential to become an even larger success by combining with the element of live television. By the fall of 1998, MTV producers decided to merge the real-time aspect of MTV Live and the fan-controlled countdown power of Total Request into Total Request Live, which made its official premiere from the MTV Studios in New York on September 14, 1998. The show has since grown to become MTV's unofficial flagship program. The widely known acronym of TRL was adopted as the official title of the show in February 1999, after former VJ's Carson Daly and Dave Holmes began using it on air regularly. The program is now rarely, if not ever, referred to as its original title Total Request Live. TRL spent its first year developing a cult-type following, by spring 2000 the countdown reached its peak, becoming a very recognizable pop culture icon in its first two years of existence; however, its influence seems to have greatly diminished since. TRL is MTV's prime outlet for music videos nowadays as the network continues to concentrate on reality-based programming. In addition to the music videos, TRL has daily guests as it is a popular promotion tool used by many musicians, actors, and other celebrities to promote their newest works to the show's target teen audience. Music videos that air on TRL are subject to a general "retirement" rule, that they may only remain on the countdown for a limited amount of days, the current cap is 50 days (previously 65, this number was reduced in 2002 in order to promote more diversity and give other artists a chance to enter the top ten). Artists who do manage to hang onto the countdown and reach retirement are awarded with a plaque, commemorating their achievement. On October 23, 2002, TRL celebrated its 1,000th episode. The show reached its seventh anniversary in September 2005, maintaining its stake as MTV's longest-running live program. In 2003, Carson Daly stepped down as the host of TRL in order to host NBC's Last Call. The show is currently hosted by a revolving door of VJs including Damien Fahey, Hilarie Burton, Quddus, La La Vasquez, Vanessa Minnillo, and Susie Castillo. On November 16, 2008 after 10 years on the air, TRL ended with a three hour long farewell celebration. Joining the party, were many famous celebrities, who helped define TRL, stopping by to reflect on their favorite TRL moments and also returning were the show's hosts throughout the years including Carson Daly.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • "It's a good movie to see to get away from your grandma's mustache." - Adam Sandler

    • "That was the video you played that fast?" - Jay-Z

    • "We're gonna make a new movie called How To Lose An Audience in 10 Seconds" - Damien

    • "Please vote for Nick's video! It doesn't matter if you don't vote for mine because we got the same bank account anyway." - Jessica Simpson

    • Jesse McCartney: How do you beat somebody like Lindsay Lohan in a fake ID category? (After winning Fake ID Award)

    Notes (78)

    • This episode was rated TV-14.

    • Premiere - Madonna "Music"

    • Premieres - Limp Bizkit "Rollin'" and "My Generation"

    • Premiere - Pink "Family Portrait"

    • Premieres - Missy Elliott "Work It" and Madonna "Die Another Day"

    • Premiere - Eminem "Lose Yourself"

    • Premiere - Kelly Clarkson "A Moment Like This"

    • Premiere - Kelly Rowland "Stole"

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    Trivia (503)

    • On Deck: none Top Ten: 10. Nelly - Shake Ya Tailfeather (15 days/Return/Peak: 8) 9. Hilary Duff - So Yesterday (3 days/-2/Peak: 7) 8. Chingy - Right Thurr (2 days/+2/Peak: 8) 7. Dream - Krazy (12 days/+2/Peak: 5) 6. Beyonce - Crazy In Love (32 days/-1/Peak: 1) 5. Stacie Orrico - More To Life (9 days/+1/Peak: 5) 4. Good Charlotte - Girls and Boys (41 days/=/Peak: 1) 3. Christina Aguilera - Can't Hold Us Down (17 days/=/Peak: 1) 2. 50 Cent - P.I.M.P. (13 days/=/Peak: 1) 1. Justin Timberlake - Senorita (8 days/=/Peak: 1[4]) Falloffs: Mya - My Love Is Like...Woah! Notes: Lindsay Lohen visits. Freaky Friday makeover

    • Ja Rule's "Thug Lovin'" is listed as "Thug Loving".

    • When the #1 video was shown(Backstreet Boys-"Larger than Life"), the ticker at the bottom of the TV screen said that that video spent the most days at #1 with 58. But wait, didn't Backstreet Boys "Shape of My Heart" spend 61 days at #1?

    • On Deck: none Top Ten: 10. Sean Paul - We Be Burnin (2 days/Return/Peak: 10) 9. Ryan Cabrera - Shine On (9 days/-1/Peak: 6) 8. Kanye West - Gold Digger (12 days/+2/Peak: 8) 7. My Chemical Romance - Ghost Of You (1 day/DEBUT/Peak: 7) 6. Rihanna - Pon De Replay (32 days/+1/Peak: 2) 5. The Click Five - Just The Girl (19 days/+1/Peak: 5) 4. Hilary Duff - Wake Up (31 days/-1/Peak: 1) 3. Bow Wow - Like You (7 days/+1/Peak: 3) 2. Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends (14 days/=/Peak: 1) 1. Mariah Carey - Shake It Off (22 days/=/Peak: 1[3]) Falloffs: Gwen Stefani - Cool My Chemical Romance - Helena Notes: TRL Back To School Week Samuel L. Jackson visits Eugene Levy stops by First Look from Ciara

    • On Deck: none Top Ten: 10. Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country (10 days/Return/Peak: 7) 9. Kanye West f/ Adam Levine - Heard 'Em Say (7 days/-1/Peak: 3) 8. Hilary Duff - Beat of My Heart (14 days/+1/Peak: 1) 7. Green Day - St. Jimmy (10 days/=/Peak: 3) 6. Shakira - Don't Bother (20 days/-2/Peak: 4) 5. Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance (31 days/=/Peak: 1) 4. Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us (19 days/=/Peak: 1) 3. Eminem - When I'm Gone (4 days/-1/Peak: 2) 2. Madonna - Hung Up (19 days/-1/Peak: 1) 1. Kelly Clarkson - Because of You (36 days/+1/Peak: 1 [22]) Falloffs: none Notes: TRL movie week begins 12 days of christmas starts King Kong cast stops by Visit from Gisele

    • On Deck: none Top Ten: 10. Green Day - St. Jimmy (11 days/-3/Peak: 3) 9. Shakira - Don't Bother (21 days/-2/Peak: 4) 8. Kanye West f/ Adam Levine - Heard 'Em Say (8 days/+1/Peak: 3) 7. Hilary Duff - Beat of My Heart (15 days/+1/Peak: 1) 6. Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country (11 days/+4/Peak: 6) 5. Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us (20 days/-1/Peak: 1) 4. Eminem - When I'm Gone (5 days/-1/Peak: 2) 3. Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance (32 days/+2/Peak: 1) 2. Kelly Clarkson - Because of You (37 days/-1/Peak: 1) 1. Madonna - Hung Up (20 days/+1/Peak: 1[8]) Falloffs: none Notes: Lindsay Lohan co-hosts Ashanti drops off a premiere On the phone with Eminem

    • On Deck: none Top Ten: 10. Ashanti - Still Down (1 day/DEBUT/Peak: 10) 9. Shakira - Don't Bother (22 days/=/Peak: 4) 8. Green Day - St. Jimmy (12 days/+2/Peak: 3) 7. Hilary Duff - Beat of My Heart (16 days/=/Peak: 1) 6. Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance (33 days/-3/Peak: 1) 5. Eminem - When I'm Gone (6 days/-1/Peak: 2) 4. Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us (21 days/=/Peak: 1) 3. Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country (12 days/+3/Peak: 3) 2. Kelly Clarkson - Because of You (38 days/=/Peak: 1) 1. Madonna - Hung Up (21 days/=/Peak: 1[9]) Falloffs: Kanye West f/ Adam Levine - Heard 'Em Say Notes: Get a premiere from Busta Rhymes Luke Wilson visits and talks the Family Stone Clip from Amanda Bynes' new movie

    • On Deck: 15. Yellowcard - Lights and Sounds 14. The Pussycat Dolls - Stickwitu 13. Chris Brown - Run It 12. Kanye West f/ Adam Levine - Heard 'Em Say 11. Lindsay Lohan - Confessions of A Broken Heart Top Ten: 10. Green Day - St. Jimmy (14 days/-1/Peak: 3) 9. Ashlee Simpson - L.O.V.E. (1 day/DEBUT/Peak: 9) 8. Shakira - Don't Bother (24 days/=/Peak: 4) 7. Eminem - When I'm Gone (8 days/-2/Peak: 2) 6. Hilary Duff - Beat of My Heart (18 days/=/Peak: 1) 5. Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance (35 days/+2/Peak: 1) 4. Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us (23 days/-2/Peak: 1) 3. Kelly Clarkson - Because of You (40 days/+1/Peak: 1) 2. Madonna - Hung Up (23 days/+1/Peak: 1) 1. Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country (13 days/=/Peak: 1[2]) Falloffs: Lindsay Lohan - Confessions of A Broken Heart Notes: William Moseley visits First Look at Bow Wow's video Starting January 3rd TRL moves to 3:30 p.m.

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    Allusions (45)

    • Total Request Live (October 11th, 2005) On Deck: None Top Ten: 10.Black Eyed Peas - My Humps (1st Day/Debut/Peak:10) 09.Relient K - Who I Am Hates Who I've Been (6th Day/+1/Peak:09) 08.Teairra Mari - No Daddy (15th Day/+1/Peak:04) 07.Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends (35th Day/=/Peak:01[10] 06.Mariah Carey - Shake It Off (43rd Day/-2/Peak:01[4]) 05.My Chemical Romance - The Ghost Of You (22nd Day/-2/Peak:01[11]) 04.Chris Brown - Run It (4th Day/+2/Peak:04) 03.Simple Plan - Crazy (3rd Day/-1/Peak:02) 02.Ashlee Simpson - Boyfriend (17th Day/+3/Peak:01[3]) 01.Kelly Clarkson - Because Of You (5th Day/=/Peak:01[5]) Falloffs: Kanye West f/ Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger @ #08 TRL Premiere: Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance Notes: - Damien, Vanessa, and Quddus host - Alicia Keys visits - Alicia takes requests and performs Fallin', Unbreakable, Wild Horses, and If Ain't Got You - Fall Out Boy stop by

    • Total Request Live (October 12th, 2005) On Deck: None Top Ten: 10.Teairra Mari - No Daddy (16th Day/-2/Peak:04) 09.Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends (36th Day/-2/Peak:01[10]) 08.Mariah Carey - Shake It Off (44th Day/-2/Peak:01[4]) 07.Chris Brown - Run It (5th Day/-3/Peak:04) 06.Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance (1st Day/Debut/Peak:06) 05.Black Eyed Peas - My Humps (2nd Day/+5/Peak:05) 04.My Chemical Romance - The Ghost Of You (23rd Day/+1/Peak:01[11]) 03.Ashlee Simpson - Boyfriend (18th Day/-1/Peak:01[3]) 02.Simple Plan - Crazy (4th Day/+1/Peak:02) 01.Kelly Clarkson - Because Of You (6th Day/=/Peak:01[6]) Falloffs: Relient K - Who I Am Hates Who I've Been @ #9 TRL First Look: Ricky Martin - I Don't Care Click To Pick Video: Young Jeezy f/ Akon - Soul Survivor Notes: - Damien, Vanessa and Susie host - Ricky Martin visits - Frankie J stops by and performs "More Than Words"

    • Total Request Live (October 13th, 2005) On Deck: None Top Ten: 10.The Veronicas - 4ever (1st Day/Debut/Peak:10) 09.Mariah Carey - Shake It Off (45th Day/-1/Peak:01[4]) 08.Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends (37th Day/+1/Peak:01[10]) 07.Chris Brown - Run It (6th Day/=/Peak:04) 06.My Chemical Romance - The Ghost Of You (24th Day/-2/Peak:01[11]) 05.Black Eyed Peas - My Humps (3rd Day/=/Peak:05) 04.Simple Plan - Crazy (5th Day/-2/Peak:02) 03.Ashlee Simpson - Boyfriend (19th Day/=/Peak:01[3]) 02.Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance (2nd Day/+4/Peak:02) 01.Kelly Clarkson - Because Of You (7th Day/=/Peak:01[7]) Falloffs: Teairra Mari - No Daddy @ #10 TRL Premiere: Pharrell f/ Gwen Stefani - Can I Have It Like That Notes: - Damien, Vanessa, and Susie host - Charlize Theron visits - Pharrell visits

    • Total Request Live (September 8th, 2005) On Deck: None Top Ten: 10.Gwen Stefani - Cool (35th Day/RETURN/Peak:03) 09.Rihanna - Pon De Replay (33rd Day/-3/Peak:02) 08.Ryan Cabrera - Shine On (10th Day/+1/Peak:06) 07.Kanye West f/ Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger (13th Day/+1/Peak:07) 06.The Click Five - Just The Girl (20th Day/-1/Peak:05) 05.Bow Wow f/ Ciara - Like You (8th Day/-2/Peak:03) 04.Hilary Duff - Wake Up (32nd Day/=/Peak:01[2]) 03.My Chemical Romance - Ghost Of You (2nd Day/+4/Peak:03) 02.Mariah Carey - Shake It Off (23rd Day/-1/Peak:01[3]) 01.Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends (15th Day/=/Peak:01[10]) Falloffs: Sean Paul - We Be Burnin @ #10 TRL Video Premiere: Teairra Mari - No Daddy Notes: - TRL Back To School Week - Vanessa and Quddus host - Hilary Burton co-hosts - Rihanna's new video will be premiere next week - The Click Five Makeover - High School Battle - On The Set Of FOB's new video "Dance, Dance"

    • Total Request Live (September 9th, 2005) On Deck: None Top Ten: 10.Teairra Mari - No Daddy (1st Day/Debut/Peak:10) 09.Ryan Cabrera - Shine On (11th Day/-1/Peak:06) 08.Rihanna - Pon De Replay (34th Day/+1/Peak:02) 07.The Click Five - Just The Girl (21st Day/-1/Peak:05) 06.Kanye West f/ Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger (14th Day/+1/Peak:06) 05.Hilary Duff - Wake Up (33rd Day/-1/Peak:01[3]) 04.Bow Wow f/ Ciara - Like You (9th Day/+1/Peak:03) 03.Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends (16th Day/-2/Peak:01[10]) 02.Mariah Carey - Shake It Off (24th Day/=/Peak:01[3]) 01.My Chemical Romance - Ghost Of You (3rd Day/=/Peak:01[1]) Falloffs: Gwen Stefani - Cool @ #10 TRL Video Premiere: Shakira - No Notes: - TRL Back To School Week - Vanessa and Susie host - Usher stops by - Shakira visits - Fall Out Boy: Rockstar 101 - Elijah Wood visits

    • Total Request Live (September 12th, 2005) On Deck: None Top Ten: 10.Teairra Mari - No Daddy (2nd Day/=/Peak:10) 09.Shakira - No (1st Day/Debut/Peak:09) 08.Kanye West f/ Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger (15th Day/-2/Peak:06) 07.Rihanna - Pon De Replay (35th Day/+1/Peak:02) 06.The Click Five - Just The Girl (22nd Day/+1/Peak:05) 05.Bow Wow f/ Ciara - Like You (10th Day/-1/Peak:03) 04.Hilary Duff - Wake Up (34th Day/+1/Peak:01[3]) 03.Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends (17th Day/=/Peak:01[10]) 02.Mariah Carey - Shake It Off (25th Day/=/Peak:01[3]) 01.My Chemical Romance - The Ghost Of You (5th Day/=/Peak:01[2]) Falloffs: Ryan Cabrera - Shine On @ #09 TRL Video Premiere: Rihanna - If It's Lovin' That You Want Notes: - Vaneesa, Susie, and Quddus host - Carmen Electra visits - Paul Wall stops by

    • Total Request Live (September 13th, 2005) On Deck: 15.Ciara - And I 14.Backstreet Boys - Just Want You To Know 13.Sean Paul - We Be Burnin 12.Ryan Cabrera - Shine On 11.Teairra Mari - No Daddy Top Ten: 10.Rihanna - If It's Lovin' That You Want (1st Day/Debut/Peak:10) 09.Gwen Stefani - Cool (36th Day/RETURN/Peak:03) 08.Shakira - No (2nd Day/+1/Peak:08) 07.Kanye West f/ Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger (16th Day/+1/Peak:06) 06.Bow Wow f/ Ciara - Like You (11th Day/-1/Peak:03) 05.The Click Five - Just The Girl (23th Day/+1/Peak:05) 04.Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends (18th Day/-1/Peak:01[10]) 03.Hilary Duff - Wake Up (35th Day/+1/Peak:01[3]) 02.Mariah Carey - Shake It Off (26th Day/=/Peak:01[3]) 01.My Chemical Romance - Ghost Of You (5th Day/=/Peak:01[3]) Falloffs: Teairra Mari - No Daddy @ #10 Rihanna - Pon De Replay @ #07 TRL Video Premiere: Ashlee Simpson - Boyfriend Notes: - Lala, Susie, and Quddus host - Ashlee Simpson visits - Life Vest Video: Teairra Mari - No Daddy (On Deck Winner)

    • Total Request Live (September 14th, 2005) On Deck: None Top Ten: 10.Teairra Mari - No Daddy (3rd Day/Return/Peak:10) 09.Ashlee Simpson - Boyfriend (1st Day/Debut/Peak:09) 08.Bow Wow Ft. Ciara - Like You (12th Day/-2/Peak:03) 07.Rihanna - If It's Lovin' That You Want (2nd Day/+3/Peak:07) 06.Hilary Duff - Wake Up (36th Day/-3/Peak:01[3]) 05.Kanye West f/ Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger (17th Day/+2/Peak:05) 04.The Click Five - Just The Girl (24th Day/+1/Peak:04) 03.Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends (19th Day/+1/Peak:01[10]) 02.My Chemical Romance - The Ghost Of You (6th Day/-1/Peak:01[3]) 01.Mariah Carey - Shake It Off (27th Day/+1/Peak:01[4]) Falloffs: Gwen Stefani - Cool @ #09 Shakira - No @ #08 TRL Video Premiere: Missy Elliot - Teary Eyed Notes: - Vanessa and Quddus host - Reese Witherspoon stops by - LC from Laguna Beach visits - Britney gave birth to her baby this morning

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  • Fan Reviews (32)
  • Gave me the whos who of who I liked to listen to.

    By gracielove, Nov 09, 2012

  • Greatness!

    By T_VFan, May 01, 2012

  • The show that provided the musical score for my second (third?) childhood!

    By mistressmarilyn, Jul 31, 2010

  • Good music show.

    By Vital_Shot, Sep 29, 2007

  • Genre Music videos Starring Damien Fahey Vanessa Minnillo Susie Castillo La La Vasquez Country of origin United States

    By bdani222, Jun 13, 2007

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