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

5. “Little Susie’s On The Up”-[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ph.D[/lastfm]

We’re pretty sure this song is a lot creepier than it sounds, especially since the video is so random: meat butchering, dancing with dead pigs, winning a jar of pickled onions at a waltz competition. Hmmm.

As the fifth video ever play on MTV, Ph.D officially set the bar for absurdist music videos for the whole rest of the ’80s and, from what we remember,  there were some doozies.

  • 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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