MTV At 30: The First 30 Music Videos Played On MTV

MTV debuted thirty years ago today. We're going to be taking a look back at MTV all week long but to kick things off, we thought we'd share the first thirty videos MTV played thirty years ago.

  1. "Video Killed The Radio Star," The Buggles
  2. "You Better Run," Pat Benatar
  3. "She Won't Dance With Me," Rod Stewart
  4. "You Better You Bet," The Who
  5. "Little Suzi's On The Up," Ph.D.
  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 (Live)," REO Speedwagon
  18. "Bluer Than Blue," Michael Johnson
  19. "Message Of Love," The Pretenders
  20. "Mr. Briefcase," Lee Ritenour
  21. "Double Life," The Cars
  22. "In The Air Tonight," Phil Collins
  23. "Looking For Clues," Robert Palmer
  24. "Too Late," Shoes
  25. "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
  26. "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy," Rod Stewart
  27. "Surface Tension," Rupert Hine
  28. "One Step Ahead," Split Enz
  29. "Baker Street," Gerry Rafferty
  30. "I'm Gonna Follow You," Pat Benatar
And here are the actual videos from MTV's launch (complete with all the old school commercials from thirty years ago!):

The Launch and "Video Killed The Radio Star"

"You Better Run," "She Won't Dance With Me"

"You Better You Bet"

"Little Suzi's On The Up," "We Don't Talk Anymore"

"Brass In Pocket," "Time Heals," "Take It On The Run"

"Rockin' The Paradise," "When Things Go Wrong"

"History Never Repeats," "Hold On Loosely"

"Just Between You and Me," "Sailing"

"Iron Maiden"

"Keep On Loving You (Live)," "Bluer Than Blue"

"Message Of Love," "Mr. Briefcase"

"Double Life," "In The Air Tonight"

"Looking For Clues," "Too Late"

"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"

"Surface Tension," "One Step Ahead," "Baker Street"

"I'm Gonna Follow You"

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