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The following is a list of the videos MTV had in rotation on their first day of broadcasting. Back when they had videos. How many of these songs do you guys know? I've got to admit, if this was a quiz I'd probably fail...



This is a list of all the videos played on MTV's first day, August 1, 1981:


"Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles

"You Better Run" by Pat Benatar

"She Won't Dance" by Rod Stewart

"You Better You Bet" by The Who

"Little Susie's on the Up" by Ph.D.

"We Don't Talk Anymore" by Cliff Richard

"Brass in Pocket" by The Pretenders

"Time Heals" by Todd Rundgren

"Take It on the Run" by REO Speedwagon

"Rockin' the Paradise" by Styx

"When Things Go Wrong" by Robin Lane and the Chartbusters

"History Never Repeats" by Split Enz

"Hold On Loosely" by 38 Special

"Just Between You and Me" by April Wine

"Sailing" by Rod Stewart

"Iron Maiden" by Iron Maiden

"Keep On Loving You" by REO Speedwagon

"Message of Love" by The Pretenders

"Mr. Briefcase" by Lee Ritenour

"Double Life" by The Cars

"In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins

"Looking For Clues" by Robert Palmer

"Too Late" by Shoes

"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

"Surface Tension" by Rupert Hine

"One Step Ahead" by Split Enz

"Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty

"I'm Gonna Follow You" by Pat Benatar

"Savannah Nights" by Tom Johnston

"Lucille" by Rockestra

"The Best of Times" by Styx

"Vengeance" by Carly Simon

"Wrathchild" by Iron Maiden

"I Wanna Be a Lifeguard" by Blotto

"Passion" by Rod Stewart

"Oliver's Army" by Elvis Costello

"Don't Let Him Go" by REO Speedwagon

"Remote Control/Illegal" by The Silencers

"Angel of the Morning" by Juice Newton

"Little Sister" by Rockpile with Robert Plant

"Hold On to the Night" by Bootcamp

"Dreaming" by Cliff Richard

"Is it You?" by Lee Ritenour

"Tusk" by Fleetwood Mac

"He Can't Love You" by Michael Stanley Band

"Tough Guys" by REO Speedwagon

"Rapture" by Blondie

"Don't Let Go the Coat" by The Who

"Ain't Love a Bitch" by Rod Stewart

"Talk of the Town" by The Pretenders

"Can't Happen Here" by Rainbow

"Thank You for Being a Friend" by Andrew Gold

"Bring It All Home" by Gerry Rafferty

"Sign of the Gypsy Queen" by April Wine

"The Man with the Child in His Eyes" by Kate Bush

"Ashes to Ashes" by David Bowie

"Just Between You and Me" by April Wine

"Rat Race" by The Specials

"Once in a Lifetime" by Talking Heads

"Victim" by Bootcamp

"Tonight's the Night" by Rod Stewart

"Cruel to Be Kind" by Nick Lowe

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I remember when MTV was cool. We would come home from High School and watch MTV untill we fell asleep. The videos would make the fashion trends of the day, remeber Madonna? Big Hair (Axl Rose on Welcome to the Jungle) on everyone? Sad to hear how bad it is now.

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I was there for the begining and MTV was unique, novel and fresh. It took bands that were way off the beaten path and made stars out of them. Today MTV is just a large pile of steaming corporate dog vomit.



How Dare You.




How DARE you insult dog vomit that way! :mad:

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