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The Top Ten Revealed

The Top Ten Revealed

  • Premiered: 
    February 11, 2018
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  • Network: AXS TV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Countdown
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Musical
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Hosted and executive produced by Katie Daryl, THE TOP TEN REVEALED is a half-hour series that puts the spotlight on the most influential songs, bands, and musicians in the history of rock n' roll. Each week, Katie sits down with a rotating panel of music icons and experts for an insightful discussion examining the figures and the music that have left an indelible mark on the music scene. Each 30-minute episode features a different theme -- from the top Guitar Rock Intros to '80s Rock Ballads -- while Katie is joined by a knowledgeable roster of guests. The Season 1 lineup includes: "Guitar Rock Intros" (Feb 11, 2018); "Songs Named After Women" (Feb 18, 2018); "'80s Rock Ballads" (Feb 25, 2018); "Vietnam Era Songs" (Mar 4, 2018); "'70s Hard Rock Hits (Mar 11, 2018); "Hits That Were Covers" (Mar 18, 2018); "Songs About Sex" (Jul 1, 2018); "Epic Songs of '73" (Jul 8, 2018); "One Hit Wonders" (Jul 15, 2018); "Sports Jams" (Jul 22, 2018); "Songs About Drinking" (Jul 29, 2018); "Rock Star Collaborations" (Aug 5, 2018); "Epic Songs of '78" (Aug 12, 2018); and "High Note Hitters" (Aug 19, 2018).

THE TOP TEN REVEALED returned for its second season on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT on AXS TV. Host Katie Daryl is joined by returning favorites Dee Snider, Lita Ford, Eddie Money, and Rikki Rockett. Katie also welcomes new additions, such as such as legendary metal vocalist Sebastian Bach; guitar virtuoso John 5; Starship singer Mickey Thomas; Kevin Cronin from REO Speedwagon; and Toto co-founder Steve Porcaro, among many others. Season 2 episodes include: "Roller Rink Tunes" (Jan 13, 2019); "Epic Songs of '79" (Jan 20, 2019); "Top Ten Crooners" (Jan 27, 2019); "Guitar Gods We Lost" (Feb 10, 2019); "70s Break Up Songs" (Feb 17, 2019); "Songs That Remind You of That Movie" (Feb 24, 2019); "Epic Songs of '72" (Mar 3, 2019); "Country Karaoke Songs" (Mar 10, 2019); "Double Studio Albums" (Mar 17, 2019); "60s Folks Songs" (Mar 24, 2019); "Summertime Classics" (Sep 15, 2019); "Epic Songs of '75" (Sep 22, 2019); "British Invasion Bands" (Sep 29, 2019); "Colorful Songs" (Oct 6, 2019); "Epic Songs of '70" (Oct 13, 2019); "Live Albums" (Oct 20, 2019); "Rockin' Ghoulish Songs" (Oct 27, 2019); "Epic Songs of '85" (Nov 3, 2019; "MORE One Hit Wonders" (Nov 10, 2019); "Country Outlaws" (Nov 17, 2019); "Songs of America" (Nov 24, 2019); and "Rockin' Christmas Songs" (Dec 1, 2019).

AXS TV premiered the third season of THE TOP TEN REVEALED on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 8pm ET/5pm PT. New experts this season include Mark McGrath, Carnie Wilson, Wes Scantlin, and more. The season opener, "Rockin' ROCK Titles," counts down the top ten songs that do just that. All of the songs on this list have the word "rock" in the title and include tracks from the biggest names in the genre such as Queen, AC/DC, and Joan Jett. With such an iconic list of options, what song will be ranked number one? Count down with Mark McGrath, Dee Snider, Steve Stevens, and more. Episodes in Season 3 include: "Rockin' ROCK Titles" (Apr 19, 2020); "Epic Songs of '74" (Apr 26, 2020); "Rockin' Siblings" (May 3, 2020); "'80s Break Up Songs" (May 10, 2020); "Epic Songs of '69" (May 17, 2020); "Songs Stuck at Number 2" (May 31, 2020); "Soul Songs of the '60s" (June 7, 2020); "Yacht Rock" (June 14, 2020); "MORE Hits That Were Covers" (June 21, 2020); "'70s Folk Songs" (June 28, 2020); "Epic Songs of '84" (July 12, 2020); "Going Crazy Songs" (July 19, 2020); "Epic Songs of '88" (July 26, 2020); "Epic Songs of '92" (Aug 2, 2020). THE TOP TEN REVEALED continued its third season, returning with 12 all-new episodes on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Katie Daryl once again leads a rotating roster of icons and experts from across the entertainment spectrum -- including Jack Osbourne, Rocsi Diaz, Sebastian Bach, KT Tunstall, and more -- as they share their candid, off-the-cuff and often outrageous thoughts on the groundbreaking artists, albums and songs who left an indelible mark on music in these categories: "Destination Songs" (Oct. 4); "Canadian Recording Artists" (Oct. 11); "'90s One-Hit Wonders" (Oct. 18); "Songs About the Devil" (Oct. 25); "Political Songs" (Nov. 1); "Music Power Couples" (Nov. 8); "Influential Hip Hop Artists" (Nov. 15); "Grunge Bands" (Nov. 22); "More Songs Named After Women" (Nov. 29); "Movie Soundtracks of the '90s" (Dec. 6); "'80s Ladies" (Dec. 13); and "Songs About Your Ride" (Dec. 20): A nighttime cruise through the best songs about your ride. Whether it's figurative or literal, these tunes sing about a sweet vehicle. Rikki Rockett, DJ Damage, Ahmet Zappa and more give their opinions, as they count down the top songs about rides.

On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 8pm ET/5pm PT, AXS TV premiered the fourth season of THE TOP TEN REVEALED, with host and executive producer Katie Daryl returning with the first of 12 all-new episodes. The season kicks off with a sizzling look at "Smokin' HOT Songs for Summer." Other Season 4 episodes include a breakdown of the best "Artists Gone Solo" (May 16), "Ode to the Color Black" (May 23), "Motown All Stars" (June 6), "Space Songs" (June 13), "Social Distance Tunes" (June 20), "Patriotic Songs" (June 27), "Classic Rock Sampled in Hip Hop" (July 11), "Animal Titled Songs" (July 18), "Debut Albums Of 1981" (July 25), and "End of the World Songs" (Aug 8), among others. The new season also boasts a slate of first-time panelists including KISS frontman Paul Stanley, FULL HOUSE star Jodie Sweetin, AMERICAN IDOL finalist & singer/songwriter James Durbin, songstress Macy Gray, Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean, acclaimed comedienne Margaret Cho, Variety music critic Chris Willman and more, as well as returning favorites such as Dee Snider, Sebastian Bach, and Matt Pinfield. THE TOP TEN REVEALED returned within an additional 15 Season 4 episodes on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on AXS TV. Leading up to the season opener, AXS TV presents a TOP TEN REVEALED marathon on October 31 from 2-8pm ET/11am-5pm PT, featuring a mix of musical tricks and treats such as "Songs About The Devil," "Rockin' Ghoulish Songs," "End Of The World Songs," and more, with commentary from Paul Stanley, Jack Osbourne, AJ McLean, and Macy Gray, among others. Then, at 8pm, AXS TV premieres a new episode, "Murder Songs," which looks back at some of music's most killer songs, including a a selection of morbid masterworks such as "I Shot The Sheriff" in a fun and freaky episode that is the perfect way to close out Halloween Night. Also this season, THE TOP TEN REVEALED turns back the clock with the daylight savings-themed episode "Time Songs" (Nov. 7); gets smooth and soulful with "Sax-y Songs" (Nov. 14); makes room for Thanksgiving with a cornucopia full of "Bands You Can Eat" (Nov. 21); reflects on a totally tubular lineup of "80s Movie Soundtracks" (Nov. 28) and puts in a full day at the office with "Songs About Work" (Dec. 5). Then it unleashes a torrent of the top "Rain Songs" (Dec. 12); rocks around the Christmas tree with "Holiday Musts" (Dec. 19); celebrates the 40TH Anniversary of the best "Debut Albums Of 1982" (Jan. 2); shapes up for the New Year with the top "Running Songs" (Jan. 9). The series continues with the best "90s Rap Throwbacks" (Jan. 16); takes a trip down South for "Tennessee Roots" (Jan. 23); gets in sync with the "Best Boy Bands" of all time (Jan. 30); sits down for the ultimate counseling session with "Self-Loathing Songs" (Feb. 6); and sticks a fork in Valentine's Day with the best "90s Break Up Songs" (Feb. 20). Joining Executive Producer and Host Katie Daryl in the all-new episodes is a rotating panel of entertainers headlined by newcomers such as Black Eyed Peas hitmaker Taboo; voiceover legend EG Daily; reality star and daughter of rocker John Mellencamp, Teddi Mellencamp; Alice Cooper axe-slayer Nita Strauss; 24 fan-favorite Mary Lynn Rajskub; alt rock standout LP; 98 Degrees founding member Jeff Timmons; Night Ranger founder Jack Blades; and Baywatch hero David Chokachi, among others. Also the episodes feature seasoned returnees including beloved Full House star Jodie Sweetin; heavy metal mastermind Dee Snider; Backstreet Boys vocalist AJ McLean; Poison percussionist Rikki Rockett; noted music expert Matt Pinfield; Boyz II Men tenor Shawn Stockman; multitalented rock legacy Carnie Wilson; KROQ DJ Nicole Alvarez; American Idol alum James Durbin; and more.

AXS TV premiered the fifth season of THE TOP TEN REVEALED on a new night on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Hosted and executive produced by Katie Daryl, THE TOP TEN REVEALED celebrates its milestone 100th episode this year with an unforgettable season packed with even more fun categories and all-star appearances by a rotating panel of fresh guests and returning favorites. Season 5 puts the spotlight on 12 all-new episodes, as icons from across the entertainment spectrum share their thoughts on the big screen's best "Rock Star Movies" (Apr 19); turn up the heat with "Songs to Make You Blush" (Apr 26); send love to their moms on Mother's Day with "Songs for Mom" (May 3); cause a ruckus with "Fighting Songs" (May 10); dig in to the Garden State with "Artists from New Jersey" (May 17); "Disco Songs" (May 24); "Sunny Songs" (May 31) that light up your life; blaze through a selection of "Explosive Songs" (Jun 7); ring in the series' 100th Episode with "Songs For Champions" (Jun 14); "Woman Songs" (Jun 21); pick a fresh batch of "Fruit Songs" (Jun 28); reflect on the best "Debut Albums of 1992" (Jul 5) in honor of their 30th Anniversary; and more. Joining THE TOP TEN REVEALED for the first time this season is GRAMMY-winning songstress Lisa Loeb, pop pioneer Taylor Dayne, improv mastermind Brad Sherwood, and Lit frontman Ajay Popoff, as well as beloved returnees such as Sebastian Bach, Dee Snider, Mary Lynn Rajskub, EG Daly, Matt Pinfield and Finesse Mitchell, among others. On Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on AXS TV, THE TOP TEN REVEALED resumed its fifth season. The second-half of Season 5 features 12 all-new episodes, kicking off with a look at the most legendary "Bands on the Map," examining those beloved acts who named themselves after global destinations. Watch as Pete Giovine, Chris Booker, Dorothy, Robert Mason, and more countdown the bands named after places. Besides bands like Asia, Boston, Kansas, and America, who else will make the list? Also this season, THE TOP TEN REVEALED combs through the best "80s Hair Bands" (Oct. 18); conjures up some spooky "Songs Of The Occult" (Oct. 25); "Dreamy Tunes" (Nov. 1); Drum Heroes We've Lost (Nov. 8); goes head-over-heels for music's best "Fallin' Jams" (Nov. 15); gets lit with a scorching roster of "Songs With Fire" (Nov. 22); "Fake Movie Bands" (Nov. 29); decks the halls with "Christmas Crooners" (Dec. 6); breakdances with trailblazing "Hip Hop Trios" (Dec. 13), and "90s Cheating Songs" (Dec 20). Joining THE TOP TEN REVEALED this season is chart-topping vocalist Carnie Wilson; rising rock superstar Dorothy; 98 Degrees singer Jeff Timmons; Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbeuren; Vixen frontwoman -- and Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp Musical Director -- Britt Lightning; and unforgettable appearances by the late David A. Arnold, the acclaimed comedian behind the hit Netflix special "It Ain't For The Weak" and creator of the beloved Nickelodeon series THAT GIRL LAY LAY, who passed away on September 7 at the age of 54. Additionally, this new crop of episodes welcomes back a number of returning favorites such as Sebastian Bach, EG Daly, Kenny Aronoff, Matt Pinfield, Shawn Stockman, Kat Corbett, Ahmet Zappa, Finesse Mitchell, and Lyndsey Parker, among others.

On Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 8pm ET/5pm PT, Season 6 of THE TOP TEN REVEALED premiered on AXS TV. In the season opener, "Rock Trios," host Katie Daryl and a group of experts -- including Alice Cooper, Dorothy, Matt Pinfield, and more -- count down the top rock bands that had three members. Will The Police, Nirvana, or ZZ Top make the list? Additional episodes include: "B-Side Hits" (Apr 9), "'70s Glam Rock" (Apr 16), "Epic Songs of 1983" (Apr 23), "Country Stars of the '80s" (Apr 30), "Epic Songs of 1993" (May 7), "Heart Titled Songs" (May 14), "Eye Songs" (May 21), "School Songs" (Jun 4), "Epic Songs of 1971" (Jun 11), "Red Songs" (Jun 18), "Summer of Love Songs" (Jun 25), "Lightning and Thunder Songs" (Oct 3), "California Songs" (Oct 10), "Epic Songs of 1987" (Oct 17), "Knighted Musicians" (Oct 24), "Magic Songs" (Oct 31), "Epic Songs of 1976" (Nov 7), "Band Duos" (Nov 14), "Songs You Can Eat" (Nov. 21), "Dance Craze Songs" (Nov. 28), "Treasure Chest Songs" (Dec. 5), "'80s Christmas Songs" (Dec. 12), and "All Night Songs" (Dec. 19). Season 6 experts are Alice Cooper, Dorothy, Matt Pinfield, Dee Snider, Robert Mason, Sebastian Bach, Lita Ford, Stephen Pearcy, Nancy Wilson, Gina Schock, Gilby Clarke, Rikki Rockett, Carnie Wilson, and more.

Season 7 of THE TOP TEN REVEALED debuted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on AXS TV. The series kicked off the season with "Bands with Numbers in their Name." Subsequent episodes include: "Epic Songs of 1981" (Apr 23), "Musicals Turned Movies" (Apr 30), "Walk Songs" (May 7), "Epic Songs of 1994" (May 14), "Lefty Guitarists" (May 21), "Color White Songs" (May 28), ""Awesome Albums of 1971" (Jun 4).
Tonight (Tuesday, June 11, 2024) at 8pm ET/5pm PT, AXS TV premieres "Songs About Life," a new episode of THE TOP TEN REVEALED. Host Katie Daryl -- along with experts, like Dorothy, Finesse Mitchell, Michael Starr, and more -- count down the best songs about life. Will U2's "Beautiful Day," "Imagine" by John Lennon, Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life," of "Livin La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin make the list?