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MTV's first 24 hours

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by shotglass, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Hey, I could be D_Bing this. So what. :p

    I heard today on VH1 Classic that on Aug. 1 and again on Aug. 5, they're going to repeat the first 24 hours of programming on MTV.

    Should be an '80s lover's Nirvana.
  2. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    Crank up the Tivo or DVD recorder.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    It's pretty widely known that "Video Killed The Radio Star" was the first MTV video.

    Trivia: What was the No. 1 single the week MTV debuted?
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Paging BYH. BYH, please pick up the white courtesy phone.
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    MTV debuted eight days before I was born, and I know Jessie's Girl was the big song then. So is that the answer?
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Ding ding!!!
  7. Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell

    Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell Active Member

    Videos played on MTV's first day:

    "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles
    "You Better Run" by Pat Benatar
    "She Won't Dance" by Rod Stewart
    "You Better You Bet" by The Who
    "Little Susie's on the Up" by PhD
    "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 Robiin Lane and The Chartbusters
    "History Never 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
    "Message of Love" by The Pretenders
    "Mr. Briefcase" by Lee Ritenour
    "Double Life" by The Cars
    "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins
    "Clues" by Robert Palmer
    "Too Late" by The Shoes
    "Stop Draggin' my Heart Around" by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    "Surface Tension" by Rupert Hines
    "One Step Beyond" by Madness
    "Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty
    "I'm Gonna Follow You" by Pat Benatar
    "Savannah Nights" by Tom Johnson
    "Lucille" by Rockestra
    "The Best of Times" by Styx
    "Vengeance" by Carly Simon
    "Wrathchild" by Iron Maiden
    "I Wanna Be a Lifeguard" by Blotto
    "Passion" by Rod Stewart
    "Oliver's Army" by Elvis Costello
    "Don't Let Him Go" by REO Speedwagon
    "Remote Control/I'm Too Legal" by The Silencers
    "Angel of the Morning" by Juice Newton
    "Little Sister" by Rockestra
    "Hold on to the Night" by Bootcamp
    "Dreaming" by Cliff Richard
    "Is it You?" by Lee Ritenour
    "Tusk" by Fleetwood Mac
    "He Can't Love You" by Michael Stanley Band
    "Tough Guys" by REO Speedwagon
    "Rapture" by Blondie
    "Don't Let Go the Coat" by The Who
    "Ain't Love a Bitch" by Rod Stewart
    "Talk of the Town" by The Pretenders
    "Can't Happen Here" by Rainbow
    "Thank You for Being a Friend" by Andrew Gold
    "Bring it all Home" by Gerry Rafferty
    "Sign of the Gypsy Queen" by April Wine
    "The Man With the Child in His Eyes" by Kate Bush
    "Ashes to Ashes" by David Bowie
    "Just Between You and Me" by April Wine
    "Rat Race" by The Specials
    "Once in a Lifetime" by Talking Heads
    "Victim" by Bootcamp
    "Tonight's the Night" by Rod Stewart
    "Cruel to be Kind" by Nick Lowe
  8. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    What are these movie video things you speak of?
  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I don't know. I haven't seen one on this "Music Television" station in several years. Maybe they're defunct, like 8-tracks and Betamax.
  10. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    Now I have to figure out how to record 24 hours....
    From the press release.

    NEW YORK, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Music lovers may remember the first video ever to be played on the first music television network, MTV but do they remember the video that followed? VH1 Classic is giving viewers a second chance to relive the first moments that music videos came alive on TV by traveling back in time for a 24-hour event that showcases the first videos ever to be played on MTV.

    VH1 Classic is paying tribute to the historic impact MTV has had on music and pop culture over the last 25 years by airing the first 24 hours of programming from MTV's August 1, 1981 network debut. The day of celebration will begin on Monday, July 31 at 12:00 midnight with the first video that started a music revolution, The Buggles' "Video Killed The Radio Star." The 24-hour historic marathon will run through Tuesday, August 1. From the songs that stood the test of time to the ones that haven't, all are sure to spark some spandex-tinted memories as they are brought back to life for this one-day event.

    Additional videos to air during the 24-hours include:

    "Brass in Pocket" -- Pretenders
    "Heart of Glass" -- Blondie
    "Hold on Loosely" -- 38 Special
    "I Want to Be A Lifeguard" -- Blotto
    "Kiss On My List" -- Hall and Oates
    "Oliver's Army" -- Elvis Costello
    "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" -- Rod Stewart
    "Take It On The Run" -- REO Speedwagon
    "Too Late" -- Shoes
    "You Better Run" -- Pat Benatar
    "You Better You Bet" -- The Who

    VH1 Classic host Lynn Hoffman will guide viewers through this historical look at MTV 25 years ago. In addition, VH1 Classic will highlight archival MTV image spots including the innovative "I Want My MTV" campaign and segments with original MTV VJs including Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn and the late J.J. Jackson. And doe those who don't know, the second video ever played on MTV was ... "You Better Run" by Pat Benatar.

    Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that present videos, concerts and music specials all day long, featuring the best of rock, soul and pop artists from the 60s, 70s, 80s and early 90s, including The Beatles, The Stones, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Stevie Wonder, The Police and many more.
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Carly Simon, followed by Iron Maiden. Totally awesome.
  12. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    No love for Frank Stallone.
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