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Picture Sleeve for 1979 Japanese vinyl single of "Video Killed The Radio Star" by The Buggles

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On August 1, 1981, MTV Music Television made its cable deyet via among its creators, John Lack, announcing “Ladies and gentlemales, rock and also roll.” But what were some of the music videos that followed “Video Killed the Radio Star” (the first video shown on the network-related that day)? Here’s a list of the initial 25 videos played on MTV, in addition to some triby means of notes.


First 25 Videos Played on MTV

“Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles“You Better Run" by Pat Benatar“She Won't Dance With Me" by Rod Stewart“You Better You Bet" by The Who"Little Suzi'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 also the Chartbusters"History Never before 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“Bluer Than Blue” by Michael Johnson“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“Soptimal Draggin’ My Heart Around” by Stevie Nicks and also Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

1. “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles

Album: English Garden

Released: 1979

Genre: Rock

Song Facts for “Video Killed the Radio Star”

The song was released in 1979 by the electro-pop duo of Geoff Downes and also Trevor Horn, better well-known as The Buggles. “Video” got to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart, taken from “The Age of Plastic” album. The pair briefly joined Yes in 1980, with Downes later going on to create the supergroup Asia and Horn, The Art of Noise. Trevor Horn came to be a successful record producer, overseeing music by ABC, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Pet Shop Boys, and Simple Minds. He and also Seal won the "Record of the Year" Grammy in 1994 for “Kiss From a Rose.”