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

8. “Time Heals”-[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Todd Rundgren[/lastfm]

In a sort of ironic play on artistic mediums, all throughout MTV’s eighth video, “Time Heals,” Todd Rundgren becomes a part of actual abstract and surrealist paintings.

Maybe as a metaphorical way of saying that everything in life is surreal, including being able to see your favorite musician sing and dance in your living room thanks to tiny television pixels?


  • 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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