Happy 30th Birthday, MTV!: The First 10 Music Videos Ever Played On MTV

10. ” Rockin’ The Paradise”-[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Styx[/lastfm]

“Tonight’s the night we’ll make history,” is an understatement coming from the lips of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dennis DeYoung[/lastfm], lead singer of Styx.

Their super theatrical video for the launch day of MTV came in at number ten.

  • What is your favorite classic video from MTV’s good old days? Let us know in the comments!
  • Michael J Hoffman

    While watching the Pretenders video one cannot help but draw a parallel between a young Chrissy Hynde and Amy Winehouse. The video’s story arc and Ms Hynde’s waitress character look nearly mirror what would ultimately become the story of Ms Winehouse’s life and tragic and untimely death.

    That these songs are able to narrate recent events gives testimony to the timelessness of great music. Hopefully, too, it suspends some of our judgement and makes us realize, that, like the rest of us, maybe Ms Winehouse just wanted to feel “special”.

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