First videos on MTV

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    One of the first videos MTV played on day 1.

     
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    THE first video played on MTV. I liked it better when they played videos instead of drama crap.

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    Actually, THIS is the correct version.

     
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    second was a pat benetar video i think
     
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    also in the first 20 i think was a shoes video...too late was the song
     
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    Oh... thanks for getting THAT song back in my sphere of consciousness. I hate you.
     
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    First music videos aired on MTV
    Number Song Artist Appearance[4] Notes
    1 "Video Killed the Radio Star" The Buggles 1/2
    2 "You Better Run" Pat Benatar 1/2
    3 "She Won't Dance With Me" Rod Stewart 1/2
    4 "You Better You Bet" The Who 1/5
    5 "Little Suzi's on the Up" Ph.D. 1/3
    6 "We Don't Talk Anymore" Cliff Richard 1/2
    7 "Brass in Pocket" The Pretenders 1/2
    8 "Time Heals" Todd Rundgren 1/3
    9* "Take It on the Run" REO Speedwagon 1/3 This was the first concert video to be aired on MTV, from REO Speedwagon's Live Infidelity home video release. The video was interrupted after 12 seconds due to technical difficulties. The technical difficulty moment contains only a blank black screen with a 200hz tone for a few seconds, before going back to MTV's studio.
    10 "Rockin' the Paradise" Styx 1/3
    11 "When Things Go Wrong" Robin Lane and the Chartbusters 1/2
    12 "History Never Repeats" Split Enz 1/2
    13 "Hold on Loosely" 38 Special 1/3
    14 "Just Between You and Me" April Wine 1/5 from Live in London
    15 "Sailing" Rod Stewart 1/2
    16 "Iron Maiden" Iron Maiden 1/2
    17 "Keep on Loving You" REO Speedwagon 1/3
    18 "Bluer Than Blue" Michael Johnson 1/2
    19 "Message of Love" The Pretenders 1/4
    20 "Mr. Briefcase" Lee Ritenour 1/2
    21 "Double Life" The Cars 1/2
    22 "In the Air Tonight" Phil Collins 1/5
    23 "Looking for Clues" Robert Palmer 1/3
    24 "Too Late" Shoes 1/1
    25 "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" Stevie Nicksand Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 1/4
    26 "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" Rod Stewart 1/2 Screen is blank while the audio still plays, stops after 27 seconds, next song plays.
    27 "Surface Tension" Rupert Hine 1/2
    28 "One Step Ahead" Split Enz 1/3
    29 "Baker Street" Gerry Rafferty 1/2
    30 "I'm Gonna Follow You" Pat Benatar 1/3
    31 "Savannah Nights" Tom Johnston 1/2
    32 "Lucille" Rockestra 1/3 From Concerts for the People of Kampuchea
    33 "The Best of Times" Styx 1/3
    34 "Vengeance" Carly Simon 1/1
    35 "Wrathchild" Iron Maiden 1/4
    36 "I Wanna Be a Lifeguard" Blotto 1/1
    37 "Passion" Rod Stewart 1/2
    38 "Oliver's Army" Elvis Costello 1/2
    39 "Remote Control / Illegal" The Silencers 1/2
    40 "Angel of the Morning" Juice Newton 1/1
    41 "Little Sister" Rockpile withRobert Plant 1/4 From Concerts for the People of Kampuchea
    42 "Hold On to the Night" Bootcamp 1/2
    43 "Dreamin'" Cliff Richard 1/2
    44 "Is It You" Lee Ritenour 1/3
    45 "Tusk" Fleetwood Mac 1/1
    46 "He Can't Love You" Michael Stanley Band 1/2
    47 "Tough Guys" REO Speedwagon 1/2
    48 "Rapture" Blondie 1/2
    49 "Don't Let Go the Coat" The Who 1/2
    50 "Ain't Love a *****" Rod Stewart 1/1
     
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    51 "Talk of the Town" The Pretenders 1/3
    52 "Can't Happen Here" Rainbow 1/3
    53 "Thank You for Being a Friend" Andrew Gold 1/1
    54 "You Better You Bet" The Who 2/5
    55 "Bring It All Home" Gerry Rafferty 1/1
    56 "Sign of the Gypsy Queen" April Wine 1/2 from Live in London
    57 "The Man with the Child in His Eyes" Kate Bush 1/1
    58 "Message of Love" The Pretenders 2/4
    59 "All Night Long" Rainbow 1/2
    60 "Boys Keep Swinging" David Bowie 1/2
    61 "Rat Race" The Specials 1/2
    62 "Just Between You and Me" April Wine 2/5 from Live in London
    63 "Once in a Lifetime" Talking Heads 1/1
    64 "Victim" Bootcamp 1/2
    65 "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" Rod Stewart 1/1
    66 "Cruel to Be Kind" Nick Lowe 1/1
    67 "A Little in Love" Cliff Richard 1/2
    68 "Take It on the Run" REO Speedwagon 2/3
    69 "Wild-Eyed Southern Boys" 38 Special 1/2
    70 "Wuthering Heights" Kate Bush 1/1
    71 "Celebrate the Bullet" The Selecter 1/2
    72 "More Than I Can Say" Leo Sayer 1/2
    73 "A Message to You, Rudy" The Specials 1/1
    74 "In the Air Tonight" Phil Collins 2/5
    75 "Heart of Glass" Blondie 1/1
    76 "Oh God, I Wish I Was Home Tonight" Rod Stewart 1/2
    77 "Kid" The Pretenders 1/1
    78 "Wrathchild" Iron Maiden 2/4
    79 "Come What May" Lani Hall andHerb Alpert 1/2
    80 "I Got You" Split Enz 1/1
    81 "Sister Disco" The Who 1/2
    82 "Fashion" David Bowie 1/2
    83 "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" Stevie Nicksand Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 2/4
    84 "Love Stinks" The J. Geils Band 1/1
    85 "Johnny & Mary" Robert Palmer 1/2
    86 "Tomorrow Night" Shoes 1/1
    87 "Lucille" Rockestra 2/3 From Concerts for the People of Kampuchea
    88 "Rockin' the Paradise" Styx 2/3
    89 "Prime Time" The Tubes 1/1
    90 "One Step Ahead" Split Enz 2/3
    91 "Hold on Loosely" .38 Special 2/3
    92 "Cruel You" Shoes 1/1
    93 "Little Sister" Rockpile withRobert Plant 2/4 From Concerts for the People of Kampuchea
    94 "Calling All Girls" Hilly Michaels 1/1
    95 "Keep on Loving You" REO Speedwagon 2/3
    96 "I Was Only Joking" Rod Stewart 1/1
    97 "You Better You Bet" The Who 3/5
    98 "Time Heals" Todd Rundgren 2/3
    99 "Let's Go" The Cars 1/1
    100 "Just Between You and Me" April Wine 3/5 from Live in London
     
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    101 "Mr. Briefcase" Lee Ritenour 2/2
    102 "Fashion" David Bowie 2/2
    103 "I'm Gonna Follow You" Pat Benatar 2/3
    104 "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?" The Ramones 1/1
    105 "Ridin' the Storm Out" REO Speedwagon 1/1
    106 "Looking for Clues" Robert Palmer 2/3
    107 "Little Suzi's on the Up" Ph.D. 2/3
    108 "Is It You" Lee Ritenour 2/3
    109 "You're in My Heart" Rod Stewart 1/1
    110 "Talk of the Town" The Pretenders 2/3
    111 "The Best of Times" Styx 2/3
    112 "So Long" Fischer-Z 1/1
    113 "In the Air Tonight" Phil Collins 3/5
    114 "I Don't Want To Know" Robin Lane and the Chartbusters 1/1
    115 "Don't Let Go the Coat" The Who 2/2
    116 "Go Back Home Again" Andrew Gold 1/1
    117 "Message of Love" The Pretenders 3/4
    118 "Remote Control / Illegal" The Silencers 2/2
    119 "Time for Me to Fly" REO Speedwagon 1/1
    120 "Wrathchild" Iron Maiden 3/4
    121 "She Won't Dance With Me" Rod Stewart 2/2
    122 "Rough Boys" Pete Townshend 1/1
    123 "History Never Repeats" Split Enz 2/2
    124 "Dangerous Type" The Cars 1/1
    125 "Turn It On Again" Genesis 1/1
    126 "Rapture" Blondie 2/2
    127 "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" Stevie Nicksand Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3/4
    128 "Can't Happen Here" Rainbow 2/3
    129 "We're So Close" Carly Simon 1/1
    130 "Tough Guys" REO Speedwagon 2/2
    131 "Passion" Rod Stewart 2/2
    132 "Kid Blue" Louise Goffin 1/1
    133 "Little Sister" Rockpile withRobert Plant 3/4 From Concerts for the People of Kampuchea
    134 "Vienna" Ultravox 1/1
    135 "Sign of the Gypsy Queen" April Wine 2/2 from Live in London
    136 "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" Elvis Costello and the Attractions 1/1
    137 "Don't Let Him Go" REO Speedwagon 1/2
    138 "I Won't Let You Down" Ph.D. 1/1
    139 "Holiday" Nazareth 1/1
    140 "You Better You Bet" The Who 4/5
    141 "All Night Long" Rainbow 2/2
    142 "Video Killed the Radio Star" The Buggles 2/2
    143 "You Better Run" Pat Benatar 2/2
    144 "Surface Tension" Rupert Hine 2/2
    145 "One Step Ahead" Split Enz 3/3
    146 "Wild-Eyed Southern Boys" .38 Special 2/2
    147 "In My Arms Again" Shoes 1/1
    148 "Is It You" Lee Ritenour 3/3
    149 "Oh God, I Wish I Was Home Tonight" Rod Stewart 2/2
    150 "Passing Strangers" Ultravox 1/1
     
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    151 "Just Between You and Me" April Wine 4/5 from Live in London
    152 "Turning Japanese" The Vapors 1/1
    153 "Rockin' the Paradise" Styx 3/3
    154 "Bluer Than Blue" Michael Johnson 2/2
    155 "Message of Love" The Pretenders 4/4
    156 "Rat Race" The Specials 2/2
    157 "Roll with the Changes" REO Speedwagon 1/1
    158 "In the Air Tonight" Phil Collins 4/5
    159 "Hold On to the Night" Bootcamp 2/2
    160 "Double Life" The Cars 2/2
    161 "Take It on the Run" REO Speedwagon 3/3
    162 "We Don't Talk Anymore" Cliff Richard 2/2
    163 "Sister Disco" The Who 2/2
    164 "Celebrate the Bullet" The Selecter 2/2
    165 "More Than I Can Say" Leo Sayer 2/2
    166 "I Hope I Never" Split Enz 1/1
    167 "Talk of the Town" The Pretenders 3/3
    168 "Hold on Loosely" .38 Special 3/3
    169 "Blondes (Have More Fun)" Rod Stewart 1/1
    170 "Wrathchild" Iron Maiden 4/4
    171 "Savannah Nights" Tom Johnston 2/2
    172 "I'm Gonna Follow You" Pat Benatar 3/3
    173 "Don't Let Him Go" REO Speedwagon 2/2
    174 "Never Let Her Slip Away" Andrew Gold 1/1
    175 "Time Heals" Todd Rundgren 3/3
    176 "Brass in Pocket" The Pretenders 2/2
    177 "Little Sister" Rockpile withRobert Plant 4/4 From Concerts for the People of Kampuchea
    178 "A Little in Love" Cliff Richard 2/2
    179 "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" Rod Stewart 2/2
    180 "Victim" Bootcamp 2/2
    181 "Baker Street" Gerry Rafferty 2/2
    182 "He Can't Love You" Michael Stanley Band 2/2
    183 "Looking for Clues" Robert Palmer 3/3
    184 "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" Stevie Nicksand Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 4/4
    185 "Keep on Loving You" REO Speedwagon 3/3
    186 "When Things Go Wrong" Robin Lane and the Chartbusters 2/2
    187 "Little Suzi's on the Up" Ph.D. 3/3
    188 "The Best of Times" Styx 3/3
    189 "Sailing" Rod Stewart 2/2
    190 "You Better You Bet" The Who 5/5
    191 "Iron Maiden" Iron Maiden 2/2
    192 "Can't Happen Here" Rainbow 3/3
    193 "Oliver's Army" Elvis Costello 2/2
    194 "Just Between You and Me" April Wine 5/5 from Live in London
    195 "Come What May" Lani Hall andHerb Alpert 2/2
    196 "Tattooed Love Boys" The Pretenders 1/1
    197 "In the Air Tonight" Phil Collins 5/5
    198 "Peter Gunn Theme/Remote Control" The Silencers 1/1
    199 "Dreamin'" Cliff Richard 2/2
    200 "Lucille" Rockestra 3/3 From Concerts for the People of Kampuchea
    201 "Boys Keep Swinging" David Bowie 2/2
    202 "Johnny & Mary" Robert Palmer 2/2
    203 "Only the Strong Survive" REO Speedwagon 1/1
    204 "Waiting for the Weekend" The Vapors 1/1
    205 "You're Insane" Rod Stewart 1/1
    206 "Kiss on My List" Hall & Oates 1/1
    207 "Living in the Plastic Age" The Buggles 1/1
    208 "Lonely Boy" Andrew Gold 1/1
     
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    Sorry, I thought this was number three or so.

     
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    I like Don Kirschner since it was live, but, it was nice having dedicated
    music. stuff..

    Wow, been a few years...how did drama take over the video..(sounds like a song)
     
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    I saw that on the last episode of hey hey it’s Saturday before it moved to Saturday night. I laughed and laughed and laughed. And it was Bill mumy from lost in space!


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    They loved rod Stewart. And the who.


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    The reason most artists were on MTV right at the beginning?

    They had existing videos.

    That is the sole reason that Rod Stewart was on there so much. He had done promo videos in the past .

    MTV needed content.
     
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    Yep, it was great fir established artists and new artists. Provided you had video.


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    I only ever knew that as a Tesla song, I thought it was an original of theirs, thanks for that!
     
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    AH yes, the great Martha Quinn/Nina Blackwood debates. It had the same tone as the Ginger/Mary Ann one. Every generation has its conundrum.
     
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