Total Request Live

Total Request Live (abbreviation: TRL) was a chart broadcast the music channel MTV, which started first in 1998 in the U.S. and later also shown in many other countries, such as Italy, Germany and Brazil, produced for these markets versions, in but several countries down again. TRL was replaced in Germany in 2009 by MTV Home. The TRL German version had the highest ratings in Europe.


The program concept of TRL is in interviews with celebrity guests and the Mission of music videos. The videos shown are - chosen by the audience on the MTV website or by telephone, the first ten places will be integrated in reverse order on the show - with the exception of Firsts.


In the United States TRL was born from the merger of the show hosted by Toby Amies MTV Live, a music show with studio guests, and hosted by Carson Daly, consisting only of Anmoderationen and music video clip show Total Request. In 1999, the concept was extended to the studio audience, in the same year, the first offshoot was with TRL Italy produced abroad. 2003 ended Carson Daly, who had hosted the show until then, his employment relationship with MTV, since then, several presenters alternate.

In November 2008, the program was discontinued because of low quotas. Last looked only to average 700,000 viewers, while this is the most popular show, The Hills reached up to 4 million viewers.

German edition


  • Patrice Bouédibéla
  • Joachim Winter Scheidt
  • Markus Kavka
  • Claire Oelkers
  • Ariane Age (2007-2009)
  • Nina Eichinger (2007-2008)
  • Hadnet Tesfai (2008-2009)
  • Karolin Peery (2006-2008)
  • Mirjam Weichselbraun (2005-2007)
  • Anastasia Zampounidis (2003-2005)
  • Johanna Klum (2003-2005)


The show ran from Tuesday to Friday in the afternoon program. Tuesdays beamed MTV TRL Urban with the most popular videos of R & B and hip-hop, from. Wednesdays followed rock TRL with the most selected videos from the area rock music. On Thursday, MTV beamed from no genre specific mission. Friday's special guests were invited to TRL XXL.

Until April 13th 2007 TRL aired the week five times. The list from which the audience could vote remained the same throughout the week. In addition, the selected TRL Most Wanted charts could not be more influenced in the course of the broadcast.

The Golden Tape

The Golden Tape is an award which is awarded by TRL to artists who could get the highest placement for a song in 15 editions. Twenty number - one rankings for the award were required before the middle of 2006. After reaching the tapes a song for fans is no longer selectable. The following artists were already awarded the Golden Tape: