The 2013 Video Music Awards are set to air this Sunday, August 25, at 9PM/8C. In chorus with this program, you’ll no doubt be hearing a smattering of chatter on social media about how MTV doesn’t play music videos anymore, which isn’t actually true but does lend itself to lots of reminiscing about “the good ole days.” Speaking of which, do YOU know what videos aired during MTV’s very first day of programming way back on August 1, 1981? Of course, every trivia nut worth their salt knows that “Video Killed The Radio Star” was the first video ever played on the then-fledgling network, but we’re guessing you probably don’t know what came after that (or after that, and so on and so on).
THE FIRST 30 VIDEOS PLAYED ON MTV
1) Buggles – “Video Killed the Radio Star”
US CHART PEAK: #40 (12/15/79)