Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Watch music videos played on MTV's first day


Video Killed the Radio Star has the honour of being the first music video played on MTV

Nostalgia time! Relive MTV's first day on August 1, 1981 with this list of all the music videos played on that day. Unfortunately, there are a few videos that I could not find on YouTube. Sorry but do enjoy this list.

1. Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles
2. You Better Run by Pat Benatar
3. She Won't Dance by Rod Stewart
4. You Better You Bet by The Who
5. Little Susie's on the Up by PhD
6. We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard
7. Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders
8. Time Heals by Todd Rundgren
9. Take It on the Run by REO Speedwagon
10. Rockin' the Paradise by Styx
11. When Things Go Wrong by Robin Lane and The Chartbusters
12. History Never Repeats by Split Enz
13. Hold On Loosely by .38 Special
14. Just Between You and Me by April Wine
15. Sailing by Rod Stewart
16. Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden
17. Keep On Loving You by REO Speedwagon
18. Message of Love by The Pretenders
19. Mr. Briefcase by Lee Ritenour
20. Double Life by The Cars
21. In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins
22. Looking For Clue by Robert Palmer
23. Too Late by The Shoes
24. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
25. Surface Tension by Rupert Hine
26. One Step Ahead by Split Enz
27. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
28. I'm Gonna Follow You by Pat Benatar
29. Savannah Nights by Tom Johnston
30. Lucille by Rockestra
31. The Best of Times by Styx
32. Vengeance by Carly Simon
33. Wrathchild by Iron Maiden
34. I Wanna Be a Lifeguard by Blotto
35. Passion by Rod Stewart
36. Oliver's Army by Elvis Costello
37. Don't Let Him Go by REO Speedwagon
38. Remote Control/I'm Too Legal by The Silencers
39. Angel of the Morning by Juice Newton
40. Little Sister by Rockpile with Robert Plant
41. Hold On to the Night by Bootcamp
42. Dreaming by Cliff Richard
43. Is it You? by Lee Ritenour
44. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
45. He Can't Love You by Michael Stanley Band
46. Tough Guys by REO Speedwagon
47. Rapture by Blondie
48. Don't Let Go the Coat by The Who
49. Ain't Love a Bitch by Rod Stewart
50. Talk of the Town by The Pretenders
51. Can't Happen Here by Rainbow
52. Thank You for Being a Friend by Andrew Gold
53. Bring It All Home by Gerry Rafferty
54. Sign of the Gypsy Queen by April Wine
55. The Man with the Child in His Eyes by Kate Bush
56. Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie
57. Just Between You and Me by April Wine
58. Rat Race by The Specials
59. Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads
60. Victim by Bootcamp
61. Tonight's the Night by Rod Stewart
62. Cruel to Be Kind by Nick Lowe

Update: Introduction of MTV's first day broadcast. (Thanks Shy)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

the first mtv video was dire straits walk of life

Anonymous said...

Walk of Life didn't come out until 1985.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, The first Video Was Video Killed the Radio Star.

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