D-TV

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D-TV was a series of music videos created by Walt Disney Productions in 1984 taking old hit songs of the past and putting them together with lots of footage of vintage Disney animation, created out of the trend of music videos on cable channel MTV, which inspired the name of this series. The videos were shown as filler material on the Disney Channel (as the network did not air commercials at this time), as well as being the focus of televisions specials. Home video collections were also released on the VHS, Beta, CED Videodisc, and Laserdisc formats. After the first run of D-TV, in 1989 a second series was produced known as DTV².

D-TV ceased airing in 1999.

Television Specials[edit]

Disney had aired three D-TV television specials on NBC in 1986 and 1987: DTV Valentine, DTV Doggone Valentine, and DTV Monster Hits. All three specials had its own theme of music: D-TV Valentine focused on love and romance music; D-TV Doggone Valentine focused on love songs with a tribute to Disney's dog and cat characters; and D-TV Monster Hits was focused on Halloween themed music and footage.

D-TV Valentine[edit]

Original Airdate: February 1986, NBC

Note: Rebranded as DTV Romancin' in subsequent airings.

D-TV Doggone Valentine[edit]

Original Airdate: February 1987, NBC

Note: Announcer was Founding MTV "VJ" J.J. Jackson (d. 2004); Rebranded as D-TV Doggone Hits in subsequent airings.

Note 2: This was the first time Bill Farmer did the voice of Goofy.

DTV Monster Hits[edit]

Original Airdate: October 1987, NBC

Note: Narrated by Jeffrey Jones as the Magic Mirror; and featuring June Foray as the voice of Witch Hazel, with Gary Owens as announcer.

Home Video[edit]

The following five videos were released for home use with the songs noted.

Golden Oldies[edit]

Contains the following songs (complete list)

Pop & Rock[edit]

Contains the following songs (complete list)

Rock, Rhythm & Blues[edit]

Contains the following songs (complete list)

Love Songs[edit]

Contains the following songs (complete list)

  • Juice Newton: Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me
  • The Temptations: Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
  • Elvis Presley: I'm All Shook Up
  • The Marvellettes: Don't Mess with Bill
  • Stevie Wonder: My Cherie Amour
  • Gene Chandler: Duke of Earl
  • The Drifters: Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Mary Wells: Two Lovers
  • The Marvellettes: Too Many Fish in the Sea
  • Dee Clark: Raindrops
  • The Temptations: Ain't Too Proud to Beg
  • Otis Redding: Try a Little Tenderness
  • Yes: Owner of a Lonely Heart
  • Sister Sledge: We Are Family

Groovin' for a 60's Afternoon[edit]

Contains the following songs (complete list)

  • The Mamas & the Papas: California Dreamin'
  • Joey Dee: Peppermint Twist
  • The Beach Boys: Catch a Wave
  • The Shirelles: Mama Said
  • The Mamas & the Papas: Go Where You Wanna Go
  • Wilson Pickett: Mustang Sally
  • The Beach Boys: I Get Around
  • Stevie Wonder: Castles in the Sand
  • The Mamas & the Papas: I Saw Her Again Last Night
  • Aretha Franklin: Think
  • The Supremes: Nothing But Heartaches
  • The Beach Boys: Be True to Your School
  • Wilson Pickett: Funky Broadway
  • The Mamas & the Papas: Dedicated to the One I Love
  • Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston: It Takes Two
  • Stevie Wonder: Hey, Harmonica Man
  • The Beach Boys: California Girls

Pop & Rock PAL VHS and Japanese laserdisc[edit]

Several of the aforementioned songs were released on PAL VHS in Europe and Australia and on laserdisc in Japan.

  • Martha and the Vandellas: Dancing In the Street
  • Little Richard: Tutti Frutti
  • Hall & Oates: Kiss on My List
  • The Supremes: Stop! In the Name of Love
  • The Doobie Brothers: It Keeps You Runnin'
  • Gladys Knight & the Pips: Friendship Train
  • The Diamonds: Little Darlin'
  • The Beach Boys: When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
  • Barrett Strong: Money (That's What I Want)
  • The Supremes: Baby Love
  • Johnny Burnette: Dreamin'
  • Stevie Wonder: Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
  • The Beach Boys: Dance, Dance, Dance
  • The Jackson 5: Dancing Machine
  • The Four Tops: Reach Out, I'll Be There
  • The Supremes: You Keep Me Hangin' On
  • The Dovells: You Can't Sit Down
  • Spike Jones featuring The City Slickers: The Blue Danube
  • Stevie Wonder: Uptight (Everything's Alright)
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  • Gladys Knight & te Pips: I Heard it Through the Grapevine
  • The Cadets: Stranded in the Jungle
  • The Blues Brothers: Flip, Flop & Fly
  • The Coasters: Charlie Brown
  • Bobby Darin: Lazy River

Other Songs Produced[edit]

DTV[edit]

  • The American Breed: Bend Me, Shape Me
  • The Ames Brothers: Rag Mop
  • The Andrews Sisters: Hold Tight (Want Some Seafood, Mama)
  • The Andrews Sisters: Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • The Andrews Sisters: Winter Wonderland
  • The Angels: My Boyfriend's Back
  • Anne Murray: Daydream Believer
  • Anne Murray: Hey Baby!
  • Anne Murray: Snowbird
  • Aretha Franklin: Respect
  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive: Taking Care of Business
  • Bay City Rollers: I Only Want to Be With You
  • The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations
  • The Beach Boys: Papa Oom Mow Mow
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
  • Betty Hutton: Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief
  • Big Joe Turner: Shake, Rattle & Roll
  • Bill Haley & His Comets: Rock Around the Clock
  • Bill Haley & His Comets: See You Later, Alligator
  • Billy Preston: Nothing from Nothing
  • Billy Preston: Will it Go Round in Circles?
  • Bizet: Habanera (from 'Carmen')
  • The Blasters: I'm Shakin'
  • The Blues Brothers: Flip, Flop and Fly
  • Bobby Darin: Beyond the Sea
  • Bobby Darin: Lazy River
  • Bobby Darin: Splish Splash
  • Bobby Darin: What'd I Say?
  • Bobby Day: Rockin' Robin
  • Bobby Freeman: Do You Wanna Dance
  • Bobby Helms: Jingle Bell Rock
  • Bobby Lewis: Tossin' and Turnin'
  • Bobby Vee: Devil or Angel
  • The Box Tops: The Letter
  • Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
  • Brenda Lee: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  • The Bus Boys: American Worker
  • The Cars: Shake It Up
  • The Chords: Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream)
  • Chris Kenner: I Like It Like That, Pt. 1
  • Clarence Carter: Too Weak to Fight
  • The Clovers: Love Potion #9
  • The Coasters: Charlie Brown
  • The Coasters: Down in Mexico
  • The Coasters: Poison Ivy
  • The Coasters: Yakety Yak
  • David Bowie: Let's Dance
  • DeBarge: Rhythm Of The Night
  • Dee Dee Sharp: Do the Bird
  • Dee Dee Sharp: Mashed Potato Time
  • Dino, Desi & Billy: I'm A Fool
  • The Doobie Brothers: Listen to the Music
  • Doris Troy: Just One Look
  • The Drifters: On Broadway
  • The Drifters: Saturday Night at the Movies
  • The Drifters: Save the Last Dance for Me
  • The Drifters: There Goes My Baby
  • The Drifters: Up On The Roof
  • Duke Ellington: Take the 'A' Train
  • Earth, Wind & Fire and The Emotions: Boogie Wonderland
  • The El Dorados: At My Front Door
  • Ella Mae Morse: Blacksmith Blues
  • Elton John: Crocodile Rock
  • Elvis Presley: G.I. Blues
  • The Everly Brothers: Temptation
  • Faron Young: Country Girl
  • Fats Domino: Blueberry Hill
  • Fats Domino: I'm Walking
  • The Five Americans: Western Union
  • The Four Tops: Ain't No Woman (Like The One I Got)
  • The Four Tops: I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
  • Freddy Cannon: Palisades Park
  • Gene Chandler: You Threw A Lucky Punch
  • Gene Vincent: Be-Bop-A-Lula
  • Glen Campbell: Country Boy (You've Got Your Feet in L.A.)
  • Glen Campbell: Southern Nights
  • Grand Funk Railroad: The Loco-Motion
  • Huey Lewis and The News: The Heart of Rock & Roll
  • Jackie Wilson: Lonely Teardrops
  • Jackie Wilson: (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
  • James & Bobby Purify: I'm Your Puppet
  • James & Bobby Purify: Shake a Tail Feather
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
  • Jimmy Hughes: Neighbor (Tend to Your Business)
  • Jo Stafford and Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers Candy
  • Joanie Sommers: Johnny Get Angry
  • Joey Dee: Shout
  • Johnny Otis Show: Willie and the Hand Jive
  • Juice Newton: Angel of the Morning
  • Juice Newton: Queen Of Hearts
  • Juice Newton: Shot Full of Love
  • Kay Starr: Side By Side
  • Kenny Loggins: Footloose
  • Kool & the Gang: Celebration
  • Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumblebee
  • LaVern Baker: Jim Dandy
  • Leapy Lee: Little Arrows
  • Leo Sayer: Long Tall Glasses
  • Leo Sayer: You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
  • Lloyd Price: (You've Got) Personality
  • Louis Armstrong: High Society
  • Louis Armstrong: On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • The Marcels: Blue Moon
  • Marvin Gaye: Pride and Joy
  • Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell: If I Could Build My Whole World Around You
  • Maxine Nightingale: Right Back to Where We Started From
  • Michael Jackson: Beat It
  • Michael Sembello: Automatic Man
  • The Mills Brothers: Glow Worm
  • The Miracles: Shop Around
  • The Mouseketeers: Pig Out
  • Otis Redding with Carla Thomas: Tramp
  • Pablo Cruise: What You Gonna Do (When She Says Goodbye)
  • Patti Page: How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?
  • Peggy Lee: All Right, OK, You Win
  • Rare Earth: I Just Want to Celebrate
  • The Rascals: Groovin'
  • Ray Charles: Hit The Road, Jack
  • The Rays: Silhouettes
  • The Reflections: (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet
  • Ringo Starr: Oh My My
  • Roger Miller: King Of The Road
  • The Ronettes: Sleigh Ride
  • Ronny & The Daytonas: G.T.O.
  • Roscoe Gordon: Just a Little Bit
  • Rose Royce: Car Wash
  • The Routers: Let's Go
  • Rufus Thomas: Walking the Dog
  • Ruth Brown: This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'
  • Sandy Nelson: Teen Beat
  • Shades of Blue: Oh How Happy
  • The Silhouettes: Get A Job
  • The Skyliners: Pennies From Heaven
  • The Spaniels: Automobiles
  • Steve Winwood: While You See a Chance
  • Stevie Wonder: A Place in the Sun
  • Stevie Wonder: Fingertips, Part 1
  • Stevie Wonder: Travelin' Man
  • Strauss: Trisch Trasch Polka
  • The Supremes: Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart
  • Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D
  • The Temptations: It's Summer
  • The Temptations: My Girl
  • Tom Jones: It's Not Unusual
  • Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Don't Do Me Like That
  • Tommy Dorsey: The Music Goes Round and Round
  • The Turtles: Happy Together
  • The Turtles: You Showed Me
  • The Videos: Trickle, Trickle
  • The Vogues: Magic Town

Disney songs[edit]

DTV²[edit]

  • Alicia Bridges: I Love the Night Life (Disco Round)
  • Billy Joel: Modern Woman
  • Bobby Helms: My Special Angel
  • Ernie Maresca: Shout! Shout! Knock Yourself Out
  • Frankie Ford: Sea Cruise
  • George Strait: Am I Blue?
  • Huey Lewis and the News: It's Hip to Be Square
  • Huey Lewis and the News: The Power of Love
  • Jan and Dean: Heart and Soul
  • Johnny Rivers: Secret Agent Man
  • The Jordanaires: Pinocchio's Boogie
  • Kool & the Gang: Let's Go Dancin' (Ohh, La, La, La)
  • Len Barry: 1-2-3
  • Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five: Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
  • Mary Wells: My Guy
  • Ritchie Valens: Come On, Let's Go
  • The Supremes: I Hear a Symphony

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