Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and your chicks for free
Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya them guys ain't dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb
We gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these colour TV's..............
Probably the first video aired my MTV, VH1 used to be classic MTV, when MTV moved to nothing but teen gameshows. Talking about classic music commercials, what about The Classic Masters with the old guy with a white beard and he had the tag line: "That was the Polivetzian Dance by Borridick" They pushed that album from the late 70's to the late 90's.
But who could forget Classic Heavy Ballads, metal was all over when they all had to have a ballad in their resume, or the Unplugged movement, every classic rock song done on an acoustic guitar.
I have to say, I really liked some of the Unplugged albums. Eric Clapton's, of course, is a classic that will never wear out (actually, I think I scratched/lost that CD 3 times before I had CD burners and MP3s). Alice In Chains was really great on Unplugged. Nirvana and Stone Temple Pilots both did a decent job. Page and Plant's "Unledded"/"No Quarter", which they insisted was not to be part of the series (but more or less was anyway), was great.
I think Unplugged also helped make it more popular for mostly-electric artists to do some acoustic stuff (ballads or otherwise). I really enjoy the result when they do that. It seems that the skill required to make heavy distortion and screaming into good music often translates well into acoustic work.