Music TV

What was the first music video aired on MTV?

By now, everybody knows that the first music video played on MTV was VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR. Yeah, yeah – how ironic.

BUT… do you know what the SECOND video to play on MTV was?

It was Pat Benatar’s YOU BETTER RUN.

That was quickly followed by the rest of the FIRST 25 VIDEOS TO PLAY ON MTV: (here’s just a few, in no order…)

  • Rod Stewart: She won’t dance with me
  • The Who: you better you bet
  • PH.D. : Little Suzi’s on the Up
  • Cliff Richard: We don’t talk anymore
  • The Pretenders: Brass in Pocket
  • Styx: Rocking the Paradise
  • Phil Collins: In the Air Tonight
  • Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty: Stop draggin my heart around
  • and… ROD STEWART, AGAIN????? — MTV played two Rod Stewart songs in the first 25 videos. Kinda gives you an idea of what life was like in the early eighties…