Lasting Memories From Watching Every Episode of Vh1's "Top 20 Countdown", 1997-1999

  1. Hearing Savage Garden's "Truly Madly Deeply" for the first time and going "Oh this is the first thing that will be my favorite song"
  2. The camel from Matchbox 20's "Real World"
  3. Good Meg Ryan b-roll and weird gears in "Iris"
  4. Wishing Pop Up Video was on
  5. Hearing Fastball's "The Way" and knowing it blew Savage Garden out of the water
  6. Hearing Fastball's "The Way" 30 more times
  7. Natalie Imbruglia's straight-to-camera earnestness
  8. Being effectively convinced by Natalie Imbruglia to buy her cassette
  9. Remembering right now the entire video for Jewel's "My Hands" after not thinking about the song for 15 years
  10. My total lack of awareness of Rap
  11. Hearing "Every Morning" for the first time and knowing Fastball was finished
  12. The feeling of realization and dread once #3 was revealed that you'd just wasted your time and you were going to have to sit through "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" at #1 again
  13. The strange realization that I don't remember any of the hosts at all