I never had cable tv until I got to college. But for a couple weeks each summer when I was in high school I went away to tennis camp in Hanover, NH, and we all stayed in one of the dorms at Dartmouth. The television in the lounge/common room was pretty much tuned into MTV 100% of the time we were in the building. So for that reason I remember vividly just about every video that got a ton of air play during those weeks. Without looking it up, I can say with complete confidence that Runaway Train by Soul Asylum was a big hit in the summer of 1993.
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