List of first music videos aired on MTV

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This is a list of the first music videos broadcast on MTV's first day, August 1, 1981.
The first music video shown on MTV was The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star", originally only available to homes in New Jersey.

Video Killed the Radio Star

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The first video to air on MTV was one emblematic of MTV's concept, The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star."
It was the first music video shown on MTV in the US, airing at 12:01a.m. on 1 August 1981, and the first video shown on MTV Classic in the UK on 1 March 2010.

Foolish Behaviour

She Won't Dance With MeGi' Me Wings
The video to another song on the album, "She Won't Dance With Me", was the third video to be played on MTV when it launched 1 August 1981.

We Don't Talk Anymore (Cliff Richard song)

We Don't Talk AnymoreIch werde geh'n heute NachtWe Don't Talk Anymore" (Cliff Richard song)
The song was the sixth video aired on MTV on its launch on 1 August 1981.

Iron Maiden

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In addition to the title track (a live version of which would be one of the first music videos aired on MTV), the album includes other early favourites such as "Running Free", "Transylvania", "Phantom of the Opera", and "Sanctuary" – which was not on the original UK release, but appeared on the US version and subsequent remasters.

You Better Run

You'd Better Run
On August 1, 1981, the music video for the song was the second video ever broadcast on MTV, after the network premiered with "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.

MTV Classic (American TV channel)

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MTV's first day on the air was rebroadcast on VH1 Classic in 2006 and again in 2011 (the latter celebrating the channel's 30th anniversary).
The network's relaunch took place at 6:00 a.m. ET with a rebroadcast of MTV's first hour on the air, which was also simulcast on MTV and online via Facebook live streaming, branded as "MTV Hour One" (the channel, as VH1 Classic, had previously aired it to mark the network's 30th anniversary in 2011).

Sailing (Sutherland Brothers song)

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Another music video for "Sailing" was shot in New York Harbor in 1978, and would become one of the first to be aired on MTV when it launched on 1 August 1981.

Just Between You and Me (April Wine song)

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"You Better You Bet" by The Who, which was also the first video to be repeated, "Just Between You and Me" by April Wine, and "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins were each played five times.
The music video for this song was the fourteenth video played on MTV's first day of broadcast (August 1, 1981), making it the first video by a Canadian recording artist ever played on MTV.

Healing (Todd Rundgren album)

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"Time Heals" and "Compassion" were both released as singles and a promotional video was made for the former, which was the eighth music video to air on MTV during its launch on August 1, 1981.

Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

The video was the 25th video to be played on MTV's launch date on August 1, 1981.

Looking for Clues

It was one of the videos to be aired on MTV's first day of broadcasting, on 1 August 1981.

Keep On Loving You (song)

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In 1981, the music video of the song was the 17th played on the first day of broadcast of MTV, on August 1.

You Better You Bet

"You Better You Bet" by The Who, which was also the first video to be repeated, "Just Between You and Me" by April Wine, and "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins were each played five times.
The video was also the 54th video to be aired on MTV, making it the first video to be shown on MTV more than once.

Robin Lane

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Their first album, Robin Lane & the Chartbusters (1980) featured the singles "When Things Go Wrong" and "Why Do You Tell Lies?", earned favorable reviews, and received widespread airplay; the music video for "When Things Go Wrong" was the 11th song shown on MTV's first American broadcast day, August 1, 1981.

Rapture (Blondie song)

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The music video made its U.S. television debut on Solid Gold on January 31, 1981, and not only became the first rap video ever broadcast on MTV, but was part of its first 90-video rotation.

Is It You (Lee Ritenour song)

Is It YouIs It You" (Lee Ritenour song)
The music video was featured on MTV's first day of broadcast.

Cruel to Be Kind

The video to the song was one of the first music videos aired on MTV, and is a combination of actual footage of Lowe's wedding to Carlene Carter, as well as a humorous re-enactment of the wedding, featuring Carter as herself, Dave Edmunds as their limo driver, Terry Williams as the photographer, Billy Bremner as the baker, and Jake Riviera (Nick's manager at the time) as the best man.

The Selecter

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Their second album, Celebrate the Bullet was issued in February 1981 and the title track has a music video that aired on MTV's first day of broadcast, before Black left the band to pursue a solo career.

Frank Czuri

The Silencers
A video of the Silencers' medley "Peter Gunn Theme/Remote Control/Illegal" aired on MTV on the day the network premiered - August 1, 1981 - and won several awards.

Michael Stanley

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Their video for "He Can't Love You" was the 47th video ever played on MTV.

Shoes (American band)

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When MTV went on the air on August 1, 1981, the channel aired four of Shoes' videos: "Too Late", "Tomorrow Night", "Cruel You" and "In My Arms Again", making Shoes one of the first bands to be shown on MTV.