An abbrevation for Total Request Live

A one hour long commercial disguised as a show. Has nothing to do with music, celebrities, or requests. An easy way for Viacom executives to manipulate the minds of the 10-18 yr old masses in order to mold them all into sheep. Viacom is friends with the recording industry, so the 20 seconds of each video on the Top 10 Countdown you see is intended to sell music quickly, hot off the press. This keeps the media companies from losing profits while the economy is bad.
OMG! TRL is on! I can't wait to go to Sam Goody tonight and buy whatever music MTV tells me to. I'm so young, only 14, so I have no frame of reference, sense of history, or idea of how the world operates.
by P.A. July 13, 2005
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A crappy TV show on MTV. This show doesn't even have any decent singers on it, it's just full of Teenybopper shite. Also, they don't even play the full music videos.
I tried to watch an episode of TRL once, but about 20 minutes through, I changed the channel because it was so crap.
by Psycho Bitch April 12, 2004
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who ever thought of trl should be forced to watch it for a day, and then realize what they have done to officaly make mtv suck.
trl's on. i hope nsync made it to number one, so i can see a 6th of their new video.
by shapy July 14, 2003
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a "brain-washing pop culture disaster", with a disastrous host.
(What's with all the screaming, ya'll?)
Totally, why the hell TRL exist?!
It just makes this world full of dumb wannabe's.
by uglyron August 7, 2003
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Total Request Live

show on mtv in which they show music bands on monitors to a fairly small crowd, also rating them from from the top ten (one being the highest). America TRL Located in building in central NYC with large glass windows so crowd outside can cheer and hold signs to whoever cares to look out the window. It features guest celebreties that appear on the show and take minigames that the celebrity plays for audience entertainment and so the convo doesnt go dead. usually scheduled during the evening around 5:00 eastern time for live show. Television show usually for ages 12-16 year olds.
fag: TRL is showin some celebrity at 5 o'clock today
stud:who gives a shit, lets go bang some chicks
by n. turk March 23, 2005
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Possibly the WORST TV show ever made.
Bad enough they have awful artists on the show (see:Lindsay Lohan) but they now have half-decent bands such as Green Day on. Urghh.
All that happens is they bring on some shitty celebrity, everyone in the audience (made up of losers,camp gay guys and teenie-boppers) screams at every word they say and I lose the will to live. And they play 20 seconds of each song.
DickHeadPresenter: "So,Lindsay Lohan,how are you?"
LindsayLohan:"Well...actually my cat just died of cancer."
Audience: *cheers and whistles*
DickHeadPresenter: "UhHuh.And...what did you have for breakfast?"
LindsayLohan: "First I had a glass of orange juice...."
Audience: *cheers and whistles*
LindsayLohan:"...Then some toast...."
Audience: *cheers and whistles*
LindsayLohan:"....then I threw it all up again."
Audience: *cheers and whistles*

Me: "WTF? Why the FUCKING hell are My Chemical Romance on TRL??!?!?!!?"
Me: *burns all MCR CDs*
Me: *kills self*
by bandanasarerad October 17, 2006
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TRL=TOTALLY RIGGED LIVE! This show is SO pathetic! The VJ's need to SERIOUSLY get REAL jobs. It's the same crappy videos, DAY IN AND DAY OUT. Those people wouldn't know what good music was if it came up and bit them in the ASS. I KNOW one thing...the crap they play on TRL is most DEFINITELY NOT MUSIC!
It's TRL...AHHHHHH....turn if OFF....turn it EARS are bleeding!
by TRL SUCKS THE BIG ONE January 9, 2004
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