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The First 5 Videos Played On MTV

MTV began broadcasting 30 years ago today. The first video ever aired is common knowledge, but what else was played that day? Click here for a full list of videos aired August 1, 1981.

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  • 1. Video #1: Video Killed the Radio Star

  • 2. Video #2: Pat Benetar - You Better Run

  • 3. Video #3: Rod Stewart - She Won't Dance With Me

    This video was played an additional 6 times that day making it the first video in "heavy rotation"

  • 4. Video #4- The Who - You Better You Bet

  • 5. Video #5- PH.d - Little Susie's On The Up


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