Rock: Addicted to Love (Robert Palmer), Firewoman (The Cult), Higher Ground (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Right Here Right Now (Jesus Jones), Livin' on the Edge (Aerosmith), Round Here (Counting Crows), Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden), Run-Around (Blues Traveler), Wynonna's Big Brown Beaver (Primus), Santa Monica (Everclear), Here in Your Bedroom (Goldfinger), The Impression That I Get (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones), Space Lord (Monster Magnet), Never There (Cake), All the Small Things (Blink-182), Voodoo (Godsmack). 76 minutes.
Pop: Cars (Gary Numan), I Ran (A Flock of Seagulls), Promises Promises (Naked Eyes), One Thing Leads to Another (The Fixx), In a Big Country (Big Country), Everyday I Write the Book (Elvis Costello), All Night Long (Lionel Richie), Hold Me Now (Thompson Twins), Shout (Tears for Fears), All Around the World (Lisa Stansfield), Barbie Girl (Aqua), Walkin' on the Sun (Smash Mouth), Tubthumping (Chumbawamba), All My Life (K-Ci and Jojo), Closing Time (Semisonic). 71 minutes.
Jams: Walk This Way (Run-DMC featuring Aerosmith), Eric B. is President (Eric B. and Rakim), Me Myself and I (De La Soul), Humpty Dance (Digital Underground), Forever My Lady (Jodeci), Rebirth of the Slick (Cool Like Dat) (Digable Planets), Bump n' Grind (R. Kelly), This is How We Do It (Montell Jordan), All I Need (Method Man featuring Mary J. Blige), Sentimental (Deborah Cox), On and On (Erykah Badu), Anytime (Brian McKnight), My Way (Usher), Angel of Mine (Monica), Back That Thing Up (Juvenile). 74 minutes.
Bonus "Beats" DVD only available in the box set! Songs: Pump Up the Jam (Technotronic), Jump Around (House of Pain), Setting Sun (Chemical Brothers), Atom Bomb (Fluke), Bodyrock (Moby), Get Down (Jungle Brothers). 221 minutes.
There will undoubtedly be disputes about these somewhat arbitrary choices, or complaints about some of the omissions (what, no Madonna or Michael Jackson?). But those are the very things that make MTV20 worthwhile; in eschewing the obvious, the compilers have put together a package that's consistently surprising and engaging. Bonus DVD features are limited (some background info on the artists, along with a "Pop-Up Video"-style on-screen option) but effective. And seeing those MTV animated logos, commercial bumpers and other promos again is a joy. --Sam Graham