The First Two Hours of MTV Can Now Be Watched on YouTube
If you’re old enough to remember the launch of MTV on August 1st, 1981 at 12:01 A.M., this will bring you right back: Somebody put the first two hours on YouTube.
Everyone knows the first video they played was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles. And it was followed by Pat Benatar’s “You Better Run”, and “She Won’t Dance with Me” by Rod Stewart.
You’ll also see all the original VJs introduce themselves . . . plus the very first ad that ever aired, for a three-ring binder called The Bulk. It was followed by a commercial for “Superman 2”.
If you want to keep the nostalgia going you can check out a list of all the first music videos aired on the network.