Back in the early 80’s when MTV used to show nothing but videos, when my brother and I were younger, we had a sort of joke about something we called the “MTV Credits Trifecta.” You’ll recall, of course, that the credits at the beginning and end of each video would appear this way (maybe they still do) :
The “trifecta” referred to videos where the first three lines of text would read exactly the same. That is, the name of the band, song, and album were identical. I am trying to remember what some of these were. They obviously weren’t too common, but there were enough of them that made us notice and give this phenomenon a name.
So far I’ve remembered the following examples that I’m sure of: Iron Maiden and Living in a Box. There have got to be more, no? Black Sabbath qualifies but probably doesn’t count since I don’t think there was a video for that song.
There was something so–I don’t know, symmetrical, I guess–about seeing the elusive trifecta. Can you help jog my memory?