Crossroads (VH1 TV series)
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Crossroads is an American half-hour alternative music video show that aired on VH1 weekdays between the years 1994 and 1998. Originally called Darcy's Music, the show was hosted first by VJ Moon Zappa and then by VJ Amy Scott VJ and premiered on October 31, 1994. The show was named after VH1's then-director of music programming, Darcy Sanders-Fulmer. The premise was that Fulmer (through an off-screen voice-over) picked her favorite videos which just happened to be alternative. Despite this, her voice was rarely heard. Most of the introductions were done by Moon, who constantly pointed out that the videos were Darcy's picks. During its second season the show was renamed Crossroads, a title the show kept for the rest of its run, and Moon Unit was dropped as the show's host. Crossroads adopted the instrumental break in the Jayhawks indie hit Blue as its theme song.
Crossroads was criticized by viewers for being a non show that aired standard rotation videos rather than alternative videos. Many alternative artists were never shown while Pop artists such as Hootie & The Blowfish, Natalie Imbruglia and even The Rolling Stones had videos air on the show. The few actual alternative acts that were featured had crossover hits and were in rotation on VH1. Despite this, the show's hosts insisted that the videos on the show were "Too peculiar for regular airplay" and "Left of center of mainstream". But the only few times a non-mainstream video was played on Crossroads was at the end of the show with the ending credits rolling over it and the video cutting off when the credits ended.