What was the first video shown on MTV?

The television channel MTV first aired on August 1, 1981 but what was the first video they showed?

What was the first video shown on MTV?

The first video shown on MTV was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.

The First 10 Videos Shown on MTV

The first 10 videos shown on MTV are below, in the order they were shown:

  1. “Video Killed the Radio Star” The Buggles
  2. “You Better Run” Pat Benatar
  3. “She Won’t Dance With Me” Rod Stewart
  4. “You Better You Bet” The Who
  5. “Little Suzi’s on the Up” Ph.D.
  6. “We Don’t Talk Anymore” Cliff Richard
  7. “Brass in Pocket” The Pretenders
  8. “Time Heals” Todd Rundgren
  9. “Take It on the Run” REO Speedwagon
  10. “Rockin’ the Paradise” Styx

The First Words Spoken on MTV

The first words spoken on MTV were, “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.” They were spoken by one of MTV’s creators, John Lack.

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