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First 20 Videos Played on MTV

March 1, 2016

35 years ago, MTV launched and played its very first video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles. Here is a list of the next 19 videos they played. 
First 20 Songs on MTV

  1. “Video Killed the Radio Star,” the Buggles
  2. “You Better Run,” Pat Benatar
  3. “She Won’t Dance,” Rod Stewart
  4. “You Better You Bet,” the Who
  5. “Little Susie’s on the Up,” PhD
  6. “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” Cliff Richard
  7. “Brass in Pocket,” the Pretenders
  8. “Time Heals,” Todd Rundgren
  9. “Take It on the Run,” REO Speedwagon
  10. “Rockin’ the Paradise,” Styx
  11. “When Things Go Wrong,” Robin Lane and the Chartbusters
  12. “History Never Repeats,” Split Enz
  13. “Hold on Loosely,” .38 Special
  14. “Just Between You and Me,” April Wine
  15. “Sailing,” Rod Stewart
  16. “Iron Maiden,” Iron Maiden
  17. “Keep On Loving You,” REO Speedwagon
  18. “Message of Love,” the Pretenders
  19. “Mr. Briefcase,” Lee Ritenour
  20. “Double Life,” the Cars

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john f
john f
March 1, 2016 8:41 pm

I heard the first video on MTV was “Hey Mickey”. No??

Greg
Greg
March 2, 2016 6:47 pm

Nope. Came out after MTv hit the air

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