The DJBC Happy Hour- I Want My MTV...30 Years Later

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30 Years Ago Today, MTV was born.

Songs by Rod Stewart and REO Speedwagon, which were two of the songs played on the first day of MTV 30 years ago today, plus the very first song played, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles. Rod Stewart was the most-played artist on that day, with six of Stewart’s songs being played.

Other songs by Nirvana, Michael Jackson, and others.

Skits spoofing “Jersey Shore”, and the pitch of "Miami Vice".

Among the notable songs played on August 1, 1981:
1) “Video Killed the Radio Star”- The Buggles
2) “You Better Run”- Pat Benatar
3) “She Won’t Dance With Me”- Rod Stewart (the first of 6 Rod Stewart songs played)
4) “You Better You Bet”- The Who (the first song to be played more than once)
7) “Brass in Pocket”- The Pretenders
8) “Time Heals”- Todd Rundgren
9) “Take It On the Run”- REO Speedwagon (The 2nd song to be played more than once)
10) “Rockin’ the Paradise”- Styx
15) “Sailing”- Rod Stewart (Stewart also was the first artist to be played more than once)
17) “Keep On Loving You”- REO Speedwagon (REO Speedwagon was the 2nd artist to be played more than once)
18) “Bluer than Blue”- Michael Johnson
22) “In the Air Tonight”- Phil Collins
25) “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”- Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
26) “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”- Rod Stewart
41) “Angel of the Morning”- Juice Newton
46) “Tusk”- Fleetwood Mac
49) “Rapture”- Blondie
54) “Thank You For Being a Friend” (The Golden Girls theme)- Andrew Gold
76) “Heart of Glass”- Blondie
85) “Love Stinks”- The J. Geils Band

MTV has its own awards shows- the MTV Movie Awards (usually held in late spring) and the MTV Video Music Awards (usually held in early September). The Bryan Awards category for Best Villain was inspired from the category of a similar name at the MTV Movie Awards.

MTV Show References in The Show:
- Jersey Shore
- The Real World
- Real World/Road Rules
- The Hills
- Yo! MTV Raps
- MTV Unplugged