Back In...


Back In...

"Back In..." is a retrospective documentary series currently broadcasting on the Canadian music video channel MuchMoreMusic. The series also airs on Star! and some Citytv stations. 20 episodes have been broadcast, each profiled by a different year, going from 1980 to 1999. Each episode's title would always end with the last two digits of a year; such an example would be "Back In... '88" or "Back In... '99".

About the show

"Back In..." contains several segments. They include:

* Fashions
* Fads
* Famous people born that year
* Top-selling albums of the year
* One-hit wonders
* Grammy Award winners
* Hunks and babes
* Hitched and ditched
* Highest-grossing movies for that year
* Movie award winners
* The top television programs for the season
* In memoriam
* Various top news stories
* (Occasionally) Where are they now?
* Chinese horoscope
* The top five best and worst videos of the year

1980

Best videos

#"Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles
#"Whip It" by Devo
#"Ashes to Ashes" by David Bowie
#"Once in a Lifetime" by Talking Heads
#"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen

Worst videos

#"Pop Muzik" by M
#"The Tide Is High" by Blondie
#"Can You Feel It" by The Jacksons
#"Turn Me Loose" by Loverboy
#"Could I Be Dreaming" by The Pointer Sisters

1981

Best videos

#"Girls on Film" by Duran Duran
#"Rapture" by Blondie
#"Shake It Up" by The Cars
#"Our Lips Are Sealed" by The Go-Go's
#"Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones

Worst videos

#"Keep On Loving You" by REO Speedwagon
#"The One That You Love" by Air Supply
#"Give It to Me Baby" by Rick James
#"Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield
#"Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy

1982

Best videos

#"Shock the Monkey" by Peter Gabriel
#"Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran
#"Don't You Want Me?" by Human League
#"Rock the Casbah" by The Clash
#"Mickey" by Toni Basil

Worst videos

#"Abracadabra" by Steve Miller Band
#"Twilight Zone" by Golden Earring
#"Poison Arrow" by ABC
#"Down Under" by Men at Work
#"I Ran" by A Flock of Seagulls

1983

Best videos

#"Thriller" by Michael Jackson
#"Psychotherapy" by Ramones
#"Rockit" by Herbie Hancock
#"Burning Down the House" by Talking Heads
#"Our House" by Madness

Worst videos

#"Mr. Roboto" by Styx
#"Making Love out of Nothing at All" by Air Supply
#"Hot Girls in Love" by Loverboy
#"Love Is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar
#"The Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats

1984

Best videos

#"You Might Think" by The Cars
#"Legs" by ZZ Top
#"Jump" by Van Halen
#"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by Eurythmics
#"Smalltown Boy" by Bronski Beat

Worst videos

#"We Should Be Lovers" by Zappacosta
#"Give It Up" by KC and the Sunshine Band
#"Rock Me Tonight" by Billy Squier
#"Self Control" by Laura Branigan
#"Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell

1985

Best videos

#"Take on Me" by a-ha
#"The Boys of Summer" by Don Henley
#"Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits
#"Don't Come Around Here No More" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
#"Cry" by Godley and Creme

Worst videos

#"We Built This City" by Starship
#"The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" by Cyndi Lauper
#"Loverboy" by Billy Ocean
#"Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon
#"Miami Vice Theme" by Jan Hammer

1986

Best videos

#"Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel
#"Walk This Way" by Run-DMC featuring Aerosmith
#"Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer
#"Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna
#"Nasty" by Janet Jackson

Worst videos

#"Real American" by Rick Derringer featuring Hulk Hogan
#"Heartbeat" by Don Johnson
#"We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" by Jermaine Stewart
#"Crush on You" by The Jets
#"Separate Ways" by Journey

1987

Best videos

#"Land of Confusion" by Genesis
#"Missionary Man" by Eurythmics
#"Where the Streets Have No Name" by U2
#"(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)" by Beastie Boys
#"Dear God" by XTC

Worst videos

#"Holiday Rap" by MC Miker G & DJ Sven
#"We'll Be Together" by Sting
#"Right on Track" by Breakfast Club
#"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" by Glenn Medeiros
#"Talk Dirty to Me" by Poison

1988

Best videos

#"This Note's for You" by Neil Young
#"Need You Tonight" by INXS
#"Faith" by George Michael
#"Sweet Child o' Mine" by Guns N' Roses
#"Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman

Worst videos

#"Could've Been" by Tiffany
#"Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" by Billy Ocean
#"Kokomo" by The Beach Boys
#"Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
#"She's Like the Wind" by Patrick Swayze

1989

Best videos

#"One" by Metallica
#"Like a Prayer" by Madonna
#"Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty
#"All I Want Is You" by U2
#"Fight the Power" by Public Enemy

Worst videos

#"Electric Youth" by Debbie Gibson
#"Seventeen" by Winger
#"Sacred Emotion" by Donny Osmond
#"Hangin' Tough" by New Kids on the Block
#"How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" by Michael Bolton

1990

Best videos

#"Freedom! '90" by George Michael
#"Been Caught Stealing" by Jane's Addiction
#"Janie's Got a Gun" by Aerosmith
#"Epic" by Faith No More
#"Thunderstruck" by AC/DC

Worst videos

#"Have You Seen Her" by MC Hammer
#"After the Rain" by Nelson
#"Step by Step" by New Kids on the Block
#"The Humpty Dance" by Digital Underground
#"Romeo" by Dino

1991

Best videos

#"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
#"Losing My Religion" by R.E.M.
#"Justify My Love" by Madonna
#"Black or White" by Michael Jackson
#"Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak

Worst videos

#"Rico Suave" by Gerardo
#"Too Legit to Quit" by MC Hammer
#"Joyride" by Roxette
#"Promise of a New Day" by Paula Abdul
#"All 4 Love" by Color Me Badd

1992

Best videos

#"Jeremy" by Pearl Jam
#"November Rain" by Guns N' Roses
#"Right Now" by Van Halen
#"One" by U2
#"In Bloom" by Nirvana

Worst videos

#"Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus
#"Missing You Now" by Michael Bolton featuring Kenny G
#"Oochie Coochie" by MC Brains
#"Take This Heart" by Richard Marx
#"Will You Marry Me?" by Paula Abdul

1993

Best videos

#"Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M.
#"Cryin'" by Aerosmith
#"Are You Gonna Go My Way" by Lenny Kravitz
#"Human Behaviour" by Björk
#"Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum

Worst videos

#"Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Techno" by BKS featuring Don Cherry
#"All That She Wants" by Ace of Base
#"Bad Boys" by Inner Circle
#"I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" by Meat Loaf
#"My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors" by Moxy Fruvous

1994

Best videos

#"Sabotage" by Beastie Boys
#"Buddy Holly" by Weezer
#"Loser" by Beck
#"Basket Case" by Green Day
#"Creep" by TLC

Worst videos

#"Cotton Eyed Joe" by Rednex
#"Biological Didn't Bother" by Shaquille O'Neal
#"Pumps and a Bump" by MC Hammer
#"Tootsie Roll" by 69 Boyz
#"The Sign" by Ace of Base

1995

Best videos

#"Waterfalls" by TLC
#"Just" by Radiohead
#"Scream" by Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson
#"Bullet with Butterfly Wings" by Smashing Pumpkins
#"Lightning Crashes" by Live

Worst videos

#"You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson
#"Beautiful Life" by Ace of Base
#"Hold On" by Jamie Walters
#"My Love Is for Real" by Paula Abdul
#"Only Wanna Be with You" by Hootie & the Blowfish

1996

Best videos

#"Virtual Insanity" by Jamiroquai
#"Street Spirit" by Radiohead
#"Big Me" by Foo Fighters
#"Tonight Tonight" by Smashing Pumpkins
#"Devil's Haircut" by Beck

Worst videos

#"C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" by Quad City DJs
#"Walking in Memphis" by Cher
#"It's All Coming Back to Me Now" by Celine Dion
#"Get Down (You're the One for Me)" Backstreet Boys
#"Pony" by Ginuwine

1997

Best videos

#"Da Funk" by Daft Punk
#"Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" by Green Day
#"Paranoid Android" by Radiohead
#"The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" by Missy Elliott
#"Everlong" by Foo Fighters

Worst videos

#"Barbie Girl" by Aqua
#"Invisible Man" by 98 Degrees
#"Honey" by Mariah Carey
#"Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" by Backstreet Boys
#"MMMBop" by Hanson

1998

Best videos

*1998: "Ray of Light" by Madonna
*1998: "Doo Wop (That Thing)" by Lauryn Hill
*1998: "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia
*1998: "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" by The Offspring
*1998: "Turn the Page" by Metallica

Worst videos

#"Crazy Little Party Girl" by Aaron Carter
#"If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time" by R. Kelly
#"Another One Bites the Dust" by Wyclef Jean with Queen featuring Pras and Free
#"Are You Jimmy Ray?" by Jimmy Ray
#"I Want You Back" by *NSYNC

1999

Best videos

#"Praise You" by Fatboy Slim
#"Everything Is Everything" by Lauryn Hill
#"Learn to Fly" by Foo Fighters
#"Let Forever Be" by The Chemical Brothers
#"Unpretty" by TLC

Worst videos

#"Give It to You" by Jordan Knight
#"Look at Me" by Geri Halliwell
#"From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" by Britney Spears
#"I Drive Myself Crazy" by *NSYNC
#"We Like to Party" by Vengaboys

pinoff

In late August 2006, a spinoff of "Back In..." was created, called "Back In... Love" connecting celebrities to other celebrities who had alleged or confirmed sexual or romantic encounters.

External links

* [http://www.muchmoremusic.com/tvshows/content/backin.asp MuchMoreMusic's "Back In..." webpage]


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