Top Videos from MTV's First Day
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Top Videos from MTV's First Day.
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Most people know that The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" was the first video ever played on MTV, on August 1, 1981. The Top 13 picks the top 13 videos that aired that day.
Pat Benatar's "You Better Run" was the second video played on MTV; Nick Lowe's "Cruel to Be Kind" was the last played that day. Of the 62 videos that aired that day, five were by Rod Stewart and four were by REO Speedwagon. The rest of the Top 13:
- Talking Heads, "Once in a Lifetime"
- Pretenders, "Brass in Pocket"
- Blondie, "Rapture"
- Phil Collins, "In the Air Tonight"
- David Bowie, "Ashes to Ashes"
- The Who, "You Better You Bet"
- Elvis Costello, "Oliver's Army"
- Gerry Rafferty, "Baker Street"
- Iron Maiden, "Iron Maiden"
- April Wine, "Just Between You and Me"