Published on 21 Feb 2008 | over 8 years ago
For those Pakistanis, who were studying in schools, colleges or universities back in the 90s, there is 1 great reason to remember that decade:
MUSIC CHANNEL CHARTS (MCC)
MCC was great. No wait, not just great, it was the greatest. Right now, we have more than dozen music channels that broadcast music 24/7 but their was a time when you have to wait entire week to watch just an hour long music program. That program was MCC. Produced by Ghazanfar Ali (who now owns the Indus TV Network), MCC was Pakistan's most famous chart based music program. Every week top 10 music videos from different artists & bands were played with new entry every week. MCC made Najam Shiraz, Junoon, Ali Haider, Sequencers, Fringe Benefits, Yatagaan, Arid Zone, Milestones, Nadeem Jafri, Saleem Javed, Aamir Saleem, Jazba, Collage, Bunny, Aamir Zaki, Strings, Hasan Jahangir, Khalid Anum & so many others a house hold name. People still remember MCC because it was new, a breath of fresh air, in a time when we have no idea what MTV was up to.
MCC was simply Out of This World. Remember there was not MTV or Channel[V] at that time in Pakistan. The videos were awsome, lyrics were classy, bands & singers became hit. We watch MCC every week regularly as
if it was prescribed by our doctor.
MCC mostly showed music videos of amateur artists & bands who created one hit wonders. They enter the show through New Entry section, stayed on charts for couple of weeks & then bye bye. But not all of them ended up like this. Artists like Ali Haider, Nadeem Jafri, Fakhr-e-Alam, Saleem Javed, Amir Zaki, Strings, Junoon, Amir Saleem, Bunny, Yasir Akhtar, Hasan Jahangir, Khalid Anum & many more are still famous.
MCC was hosted by Fakhr-e-Alam & in this episode, he tries to convince a boy's father to watch MCC.
I have only got this 1 episode (6 parts), so plz don't ask for more. I hope some1 else shows up with more episodes & share them with us.