Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Happy 30th MTV

This week marks the 30th birthday of MTV!

Okay so not really a huge earthshattering event but what the hay, I'll go ahead and celebrate...kinda...

From what Wikipedia says, MTV was first broadcast on August 1, 1981...which I must say at this juncture was really NOT that long ago...ehem ehem.
...because if it were long ago it would make me slightly younger than really old. 
which is not so.

Anyway, the first music video was, appropriately, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles who I had never heard of before yesterday when I googled it.
...and I must admit I kinda love it!

The second song, Pat Benetar "You Better Run"
...who knew Pat was a chick???

A little different than "Single Ladies" huh?!

MTV has undergone quite the metamorphasis since it's birth way back when
and from what I remember as music videos pretty much 24/7 to what is now basically reality tv somewhat sometimes geared toward stars of the music industry...often not so much...

Everybody in my generation remembers the "old MTV" where you tuned in to listen and watch the hottest musicians and pop stars put even more life into their songs with dance, drama and of course...often the COOLEST clothes ever!

Now, I was not allowed to watch MTV...
but you know how that goes.

So today, here is a recap of the videos I most remember watching growing up

But first...one of my faves not available to embed but you can see it on YouTube here

Then came the Real World New York and TV as we know it was forever changed!...think, Snookie and her poof

What about you?
Were you allowed to watch the dreaded MTV?
What videos do you remember?

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