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What are your favorite MTV videos?

Asked by mazingerz88 (26232points) May 6th, 2011

The first music video I saw as a teen was of a Billy Joel song. I can’t recall the song but I still can remember it started with his walking down the street, enters a club and plays on the piano. Then the 80’s explosion of music videos came and went and then the 90’s and so on and on. Personally, I hold those 80’s music videos dear since they invaded my teen years. I would love to reminisce and also hear about music videos of today. Thanks!

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tranquilsea's avatar

Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.

FutureMemory's avatar

Joan Jett First video I remember seeing.

Twisted Sister Ultimate fun video.

aprilsimnel's avatar


Can’t Get There From Here
Take Me Out

Two Weeks is pretty good, too!

The first video I can recall seeing is Heart of Glass on Solid Gold ‘79.

Then we had a show in Milwaukee within a year called The Video Music Machine before MTV came to town (Time Warner won the cable contract for my side of town in 1982), and they had Planet Earth by Duran Duran, Refugee by Tom Petty, Super Freak by Rick James and Talk To Ya’ Later by The Tubes. There was also this travesty. Oh, and the evergreen Whip It by Devo. That show took any video, practically, so I was introduced to performers like Oingo Boingo and Kate Bush from it.

Raven_Rising's avatar

Wow, being a child of the 80’s, I have quite the list of favorite music videos! Here’s a few-

I Want to Be Sedated by The Ramones
Only Human and Pressure by Billy Joel
Wild Wild Life by Talking Heads
Land down Under by Men at Work
One Night in Bangkok by Murry Head
ANY video by The Eurythmics, Talking Heads, Michael Jackson or Cyndi Lauper
And I can’t forget Hot Hot Hot by Buster Poindexter

mazingerz88's avatar

@aprilsimnel Debbie was smokin! What’s with that guy chewing on the telephone cord?! Crazy!

Aethelwine's avatar

@FutureMemory I saw this question and immediately thought of Twisted Sister. How funny!

Runner up- Hot For Teacher

FutureMemory's avatar

@jonsblond I think we’re about the same age ;)

Aethelwine's avatar

Another one for the children of the 80s – Burning Down The House

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Video Killed the Radio Star was one of the first, and it captured my attention. The first to really make an impression was Madonna’s Borderline It was story that I couldn’t relate to, but there was something to her singing talent that I hadn’t experienced in ages.

augustlan's avatar

What? No one has mentioned Thriller? For shame, 80s babies. For shame! ;)

Aethelwine's avatar

^^we have a winner :D

We need some Beastie Boys too.

BarnacleBill's avatar

Dire Straits – Money for Nothing. I can’t seem to find the version that I remember, with all of the old guys sitting out in front of the appliance store, watching TV.

Mikewlf337's avatar

Mtv doesn’t have videos. The bands do. I’m not sure wich music video is my favorite. I don’t watch Mtv. Even when I was 15 I avoided it. I hate Mtv. I think they are part of the problem with the entertainment industry.

ucme's avatar

Baggy Trousers.
House of Fun
You can always rely on those nutty boys for some awesome videos. Madness…..complete Madness ;¬}

SABOTEUR's avatar

Daryl Hall and John Oates
Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid

There have certainly been more fabulous videos produced, but this one has always been my favorite.

Go figure!

aprilsimnel's avatar

@SABOTEUR – Wow. I love this song. I didn’t even know there was a video for it!

Daryl had the best. mullet. ever. People just need to let it go and stop trying. It’ll never be topped.

SABOTEUR's avatar

@aprilsimnel You were reading my mind. Couldn’t stop watching that hair.
Daryl Hall has the greatest rock star hair in history!

Glad you got a chance to see the video. btw…I’ve been known to play that song repeatedly…with accompanying air guitar…during the 45 minutes it takes me to drive to work.

I love that song.

lonelydragon's avatar

“Tonight It’s You” by Cheap Trick
“Self-Control” by Laura Brannigan
“Head Over Heels” by Tears For Fears

mazingerz88's avatar

@lonelydragon Head Over Heels! Nice one! :-)

talljasperman's avatar

Smells like Nirvana.

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