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

6. “We Don’t Talk Anymore”-[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cliff Richard[/lastfm]

This video has all the most commonly used effects in music videos of the early ’80s: clone silhouettes, fog machine, bad hair, lonely dude in a tight v-neck t-shirt singing in the middle of it all.

We wonder if Cliff Richard knew that, as the sixth video ever played on MTV, his video would be the grandfather video to all the rest of the pop ballad music videos ever made ever. EVER.

  • 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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