MTV TOP 500 MUSIC VIDEOS (80s-90s) - Rewatch Classic TV (2023)

The MTV 500 was a countdown of the Top 500 music videos of all time according to MTV. It was aired in the Spring of 1997 and then again in November 1997, which saw 12 new videos from that year added in, while the other videos kept their same rankings. Here is a 15-DVD collection of that countdown. Video comes with high quality picture and sound. 100% logo free videos, all videos from popular music video subscription services, this is NOT a TV recording. Great collection with hours of music for your enjoyment! BONUS: FREE 3 DVD BEST OF 70's SET WITH PURCHASE - 18 TOTAL DVDS!!! NOTE: Comes on DVD-R Region 1 Formatted Discs

DVD 1:

1. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
2. Michael Jackson - Thriller
3. Guns N' Roses - November Rain
4. Madonna - Vogue
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge
6. Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
7. Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love To You
8. Van Halen - Jump
9. Alanis Morissette - Ironic
10. Madonna - Like A Virgin
11. Aerosmith - Janie's Got A Gun
12. Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
13. Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
14. Pearl Jam - Jeremy
15. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
16. U2 - With Or Without You
17. Metallica - Enter Sandman
18. Puff Daddy w/Faith Evans - I'll Be Missing You
19. Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf
20. Dr. Dre - Nuthin' But A "G" Thang
21. R.E.M. - Losing My Religion
22. ZZ Top - Legs
23. Nine Inch Nails - Closer
24. Madonna - Like A Prayer
25. Run DMC w/ Aerosmith - Walk This Way
26. Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise
27. Police - Every Breath You Take
28. Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
29. Mariah Carey f/ Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day
30. INXS - Need You Tonight/Mediate
31. Beastie Boys - Sabotage
32. Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In the Dark
33. TLC - Waterfalls

DVD 2:

34. Van Halen - Right Now
35. a-ha - Take On Me
36. Guns N' Roses - Welcome To the Jungle
37. Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
38. Aerosmith - Cryin'
39. Michael Jackson - Beat It
40. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away
41. Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive
42. Boyz II Men - End Of the Road
43. Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love
44. Blind Melon - No Rain
45. Janet Jackson - Again
46. Beastie Boys - You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party
47. Madonna - Express Yourself
48. The Notorious B.I.G./Puff Daddy - Mo Money, Mo Problems
49. John Cougar Mellencamp - Jack & Diane
50. Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box
51. MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This
52. U2 - One
53. Aerosmith - Crazy
54. Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
55. Salt-N-Pepa - Whatta Man
56. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Free Fallin'
57. Prince - 1999
58. Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
59. 2Pac & Dr. Dre - California Love
60. The Cars - You Might Think
61. Stone Temple Pilots - Plush
62. Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do Without You
63. Motley Crue - Home Sweet Home
64. Coolio - Fantastic Voyage
65. Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
66. Madonna - Material Girl

DVD 3:

(Video) The Very First Two Hours Of MTV

67. Pearl Jam - Even Flow
68. Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
69. Hootie & the Blowfish - Only Wanna Be With You
70. David Lee Roth - California Girls
71. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gin And Juice
72. Metallica - One
73. George Michael - Faith
74. Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
75. Duran Duran - Rio
76. Bryan Adams - Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
77. Nirvana - Come As You Are
78. Prince - Little Red Corvette
79. Tom Petty - Don't Come Around Here No More
80. Mariah Carey - Someday
81. Live - Lightning Crashes
82. Will Smith - Men In Black
83. ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man
84. U2 - New Year's Day
85. Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
86. Herbie Hancock - Rock-It
87. Jewel - You Were Meant For Me
88. Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
89. Guns N' Roses - Paradise City
90. Janet Jackson - That's the Way Love Goes
91. Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven
92. Go Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed
93. Bush - Glycerine
94. Don Henley - Boys Of Summer
95. LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
96. Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
97. Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way
98. No Doubt - Don't Speak
99. Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole
100. Bruce Springsteen - Born In the U.S.A.

DVD 4:

101. En Vogue - My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
102. Def Leppard - Photograph
103. Neil Young - This Note's For You
104. Fugees - Killing Me Softly
105. Madonna - Open Your Heart
106. Metallica - The Unforgiven
107. Dave Matthews Band - Crash Into Me
108. Genesis - Land Of Confusion
109. Salt-N-Pepa - Shoop
110. U2 - Pride (In the Name Of Love)
111. Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
112. Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
113. Green Day - Basketcase
114. The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
115. Guns N' Roses - Patience
116. George Michael - Freedom
117. The Clash - Rock the Casbah
118. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - The Crossroads
119. Counting Crows - Mr. Jones
120. Def Leppard - Hysteria
121. Janet Jackson - If
122. R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
123. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
124. Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like A Lady
125. Mariah Carey - Fantasy
126. Van Halen - Hot For Teacher
127. Naughty By Nature - Hip Hop Hooray
128. Nirvana - In Bloom
129. Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
130. Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
131. The Offspring - Self Esteem
132. U2 - Mysterious Ways
133. Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight

DVD 5:

134. Michael Jackson - Bad
135. Smashing Pumpkins - Today
136. Young MC - Bust A Move
137. Tom Petty - You Got Lucky
138. Living Colour - Cult Of Personality
139. Alanis Morissette - Hand In My Pocket
140. Aerosmith - Amazing
141. Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
142. Boyz II Men - It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
143. Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me
144. Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
145. Prince - When Doves Cry
146. Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
147. Pearl Jam - Alive
148. Talking Heads - Burning Down the House
149. Weezer - Buddy Holly
150. Dr. Dre - Keep Their Heads Ringin'
151. Madonna - Borderline
152. Prodigy - Breathe
153. Whitesnake - Here I Go Again
154. TLC - Creep
155. Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule the World
156. Mariah Carey - Emotions
157. INXS - New Sensation
158. Stray Cats - Rock This Town
159. Snoop Doggy Dogg - What's My Name
160. Billy Idol - Cradle Of Love
161. Bryan Adams - Summer of '69
162. Oasis - Wonderwall
163. Paula Abdul - Straight Up
164. Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
165. Pink Floyd - Learning To Fly

DVD 6:

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166. Huey Lewis & the News - I Want A New Drug
167. Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings
168. George Michael - Father Figure
169. Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
170. Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
171. Green Day - When I Come Around
172. Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
173. Toni Basil - Mickey
174. Steve Winwood - Higher Love
175. Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealin'
176. David Lee Roth - Just A Gigolo
177. Janet Jackson - Miss You Much
178. Frankie Goet To Hollywood - Relax
179. Blackstreet - No Diggity
180. U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
181. USA For Africa - We Are the World
182. ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin'
183. Tone Loc - Wild Thing
184. Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name
185. Spice Girls - Wannabe
186. Nirvana - All Apologies
187. The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
188. John Cougar Mellencamp - Pink Houses
189. Boyz II Men - Motownphilly
190. Faith No More - Epic
191. Men At Work - Down Under
192. Hootie & the Blowfish - Hold My Hand
193. INXS - Devil Inside
194. Beck - Loser
195. Heart - Alone
196. Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
197. House Of Pain - Jump Around
198. Billy Idol - White Wedding
199. Foo Fighters - Big Me
200. Michael Jackson - Leave Me Alone

DVD 7:

201. Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
202. Tom Petty - Mary Jane's Last Dance
203. LL Cool J - Doin' It
204. Bruce Sprinsteen - Glory Days
205. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
206. Mariah Carey - Dreamlover
207. Joan Jett - I Love Rock & Roll
208. Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
209. DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - Parents Just Don't Understand
210. The Romantics - What I Like About You
211. Guns N' Roses - Don't Cry
212. 311 - Down
213. R.E.M. - One I Love
214. Human League - Don't You Want Me
215. The Wallflowers - One Headlight
216. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation
217. David Bowie - China Girl
218. Black Crowes - Hard To Handle
219. Alanis Morissette - You Learn
220. B-52's - Love Shack
221. U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
222. Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
223. No Doubt - Spiderwebs
224. George Thorogood - Bad To the Bone
225. Toni Braxton - Un-break My Heart
226. Peter Gabriel - Big Time
227. Madonna - Into the Groove
228. EMF - Unbelievable
229. Stone Temple Pilots - Creep
230. Motley Crue - Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
231. George Michael - I Want Your Sex
232. Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.
233. Bush - Comedown

DVD 8:

234. Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It
235. INXS - What You Need
236. Mariah Carey - I'll Be There
237. Dr. Dre - Dre Day
238. Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes
239. Tom Petty - Into the Great Wide Open
240. Skid Row - I Remember You
241. Sugar Ray - Fly
242. Go-Go's - We Got the Beat
243. LL Cool J - Loungin'
244. David Bowie - Let's Dance
245. Bryan Adams - Cut's Like A Knife
246. Metallica - Wherever I May Roam
247. Fleetwood Mac - Hold Me
248. Green Day - Longview
249. Grateful Dead - Touch Of Grey
250. Janet Jackson - Escapade
251. Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire
252. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Love Rollercoaster
253. INXS - Never Tear Us Apart
254. 2Pac - Dear Mama
255. Aerosmith - Angel
256. Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
257. Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
258. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
259. Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby
260. Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire
261. Tears For Fears - Shout
262. Beck - Where It's At
263. Madonna - Lucky Star
264. Billy Idol - Mony Mony
265. Toni Braxton - You're Making Me High
266. Nirvana - Lithium

DVD 9:

(Video) Good Vibrations (Official Music Video)

267. Joe Jackson - Steppin Out
268. U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name
269. Heart - These Dreams
270. Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
271. Def Leppard - Love Bites
272. Offspring - Come Out And Play
273. Phil Collins - Sussudio
274. R. Kelly - Down Low
275. Police - Roxanne
276. Michael/Janet Jackson - Scream
277. John Cougar Mellencamp - Hurts So Good
278. J. Geils Band - Centerfold
279. LL Cool J - Hey Lover
280. Prince - Kiss
281. Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know
282. Jesus Jones - Right Here, Right Now
283. Guns n Roses - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
284. Sublime - What I Got
285. Hall & Oates - Man Eater
286. Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do
287. The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
288. Tom Petty/Stevie Nicks - Stop Draggin My Heart Around
289. nine inch nails - Down In It
290. Squeeze - Tempted
291. Pat Benatar - Shadows In the Dark
292. Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut
293. No Doubt - Just A Girl
294. Dire Straits - Walk Of Life
295. Madonna - Oh Father
296. Bush - Everything Zen
297. Bangles - Manic Monday
298. Aerosmith - Rag Doll
299. Huey Lewis & the News - Heart Of Rock & Roll
300. Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now

DVD 10:

301. Motley Crue - Same Ol' Situation
302. Coolio - 1, 2, 3, 4
303. U2 - Two Hearts Beat As One
304. Eurythmics - Would I Lie To You
305. Boyz II Men - Water Runs Dry
306. Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract
307. Band Aid - Do They Know It's Xmas
308. Alice In Chains - Man In the Box
309. Janet Jackson - Control
310. The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another
311. Sting - If You Love Somebody
312. 2Pac - I Ain't Mad At Cha
313. Dave Matthews Band - What Would You Say
314. Whitesnake - Is It Love
315. Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa
316. Queensryche - Silent Lucidity
317. Tubes - Talk To Ya Later
318. Alanis Morissette - Head Over Feet
319. Def Leppard - Armageddon It
320. Police - Synchronicity
321. Wham - Careless Whisper
322. Guns N Roses - You Could Be Mine
323. Mariah Carey - Vision Of Love
324. Cranberries - Zombie
325. Bryan Adams - Run To You
326. Poison - Nothin But A Good Time
327. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground
328. Blondie - Heart Of Glass
329. Van Halen - Panama
330. Madonna - Take A Bow
331. Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
332. Black Crowes - She Talks To Angels
333. Rolling Stones - Waiting On A Friend

DVD 11:

334. Dr. Dre - Let Me Ride
335. Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
336. Banarama - Cruel Summer
337. Aerosmith - What It Takes
338. Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney - Say, Say, Say
339. Seal - Kiss From A Rose
340. New Order - True Faith
341. Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down
342. Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
343. Janet Jackson - You Want This
344. Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
345. Los Lobos - La Bamba
346. INXS - The One Thing
347. George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
348. Alice In Chains - Would
349. Whitney Houston - So Emotional
350. The Cure - Just Like Heaven
351. White Zombie - More Human Than Human
352. Billy Joel - Tell Her About It
353. Beastie Boys - Sure Shot
354. Kriss Kross - Jump
355. Blues Traveler - Runaround
356. Missing Persons - Destination Unknown
357. Madonna - Cherish
358. Naughty By Nature - Feel Me Flow
359. Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood
360. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
361. Live - I Alone
362. Steve Winwood - Roll With It
363. Aerosmith - Love In An Elevator
364. Scandal - The Warrior
365. Ozzy Osbourne - Mama, I'm Coming Home
366. TLC - Red Light Special

DVD 12:

(Video) ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin' (Official Music Video)

367. Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now
368. Oasis - Champagne Supernova
369. The Cars - Magic
370. Eurythmics - Who's That Girl
371. Temple Of the Dog - Hunger Strike
372. Duran Duran - Girls On Film
373. Mariah Carey - Can't let Go
374. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggy Dog World
375. Steve Perry - Oh Sherrie
376. Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
377. U2 - Desire
378. Big Country - In A Big Country
379. Skeelo - I Wish
380. Van Halen - Dreams
381. Madonna - Burning Up
382. A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran
383. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Soul To Squeeze
384. Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
385. Genesis - Invisible Touch
386. Stone Temple Pilots - Vaseline
387. Eric Clapton - Layla
388. Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
389. Def Leppard - Animal
390. 2Pac - I Get Around
391. Spin Doctors - Two Princes
392. Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger
393. Talking Heads - And She Was
394. Brandy - Sittin Up In My Room
395. Beastie Boys - No Sleep Till Brooklyn
396. .38 Special - Hold On Loosely
397. Nine Inch Nails - Hurt
398. ABC - Look Of Love
399. John Cougar Mellencamp - Rock In the USA
400. Bush - Machinehead

DVD 13:

401. Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
402. B-52's - Roam
403. Rage Against the Machine - Bulls On Parade
404. Sheryl Crow - Leaving Las Vegas
405. Billy Joel - Allentown
406. Soul Asylum - Runaway Train
407. Nena - 99 Luftballoons
408. En Vogue - Giving Him Something He Can Feel
409. Phil Collins - Can't Hurry Love
410. Prince - U Got the Look
411. Georgia Satellites - Keep Your Hands To Yourself
412. Madonna - La Isla Bonita
413. Cypress Hill - Insane In the Brain
414. R.E.M. - It's the End Of the World
415. Squeeze - Black Coffee In Bed
416. David Bowie - Modern Love
417. Def Leppard - Rock Of Ages
418. Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
419. Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There
420. Janet Jackson - Black Cat
421. Naked Eyes - Always Something There To Remind Me
422. Van Halen - When It's Love
423. Kinks - Come Dancing
424. LL Cool J - Goin Back To Cali
425. Bon Jovi - I'll Be There for You
426. Madness - Our House
427. John Mellencamp - Small Town
428. En Vogue - Free Your Mind
429. John Waite - Change
430. Aerosmith - The Other Side
431. Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
432. Haircut 100 - Love Plus One
433. Rolling Stones - Love Is Strong
434. Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night
435. Beastie Boys - Pass the Mic
436. Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance
437. Whitney Houston - I'm Every Woman
438. The Who - Eminence Front

DVD 14:

439. Love And Rockets - So Alive
440. Michael Jackson - Remember the Time
441. Stevie Nicks - Stand Back
442. Black Crowes - Jealous Again
443. Puff Daddy - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
444. Tom Petty - Jammin Me
445. Duran Duran - Reflex
446. Public Enemy - 911 Is A Joke
447. Sting - We'll Be Together
448. Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
449. Cardigans - Lovefool
450. Guns N Roses - Estranged
451. Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight
452. Madonna - Who's That Girl
453. Genesis - Abacab
454. Mariah Carey f/ Puff Daddy - Honey
455. Musical Youth - Pass the Dutchie
456. Go-Go's - Vacation
457. Prince - Rasberry Beret
458. Arrested Development - Mr. Wendal
459. Talking Heads - Wild Wild Life
460. Wu Tang Clan - Triumpth
461. Robert Palmer - Simply Irresistible
462. Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
463. Janet Jackson - Pleasure Principle
464. Loverboy - Working For the Weekend
465. Motley Crue - Without You
466. Madonna - Human Nature
467. Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
468. John Mellencamp - Crumblin Down
469. En Vogue - Don't Let Go (Love)
470. Wham - Everything She Wants
471. Tom Petty - Runnin Down A Dream
472. Tina Turner - Better Be Good To Me
473. Def Leppard - Foolin
474. Paula Abdul - Cold Hearted

DVD 15:

(Video) ZZ Top - Give It Up (Official Music Video)

475. Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get
476. Thompson Twins - Lies
477. Michael Jackson - Black Or White
478. Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
479. Blondie - Rapture
480. Black Crowes - Remedy
481. Devo - Whip It
482. Don Henley - All She Wants To Do Is Dance
483. Duran Duran - Save A Prayer
484. Sheryl Crow - If It Makes You Happy
485. UB40 - Red Red Wine
486. David Bowie/Mick Jagger - Dancing In the Streets
487. Aerosmith - Living On the Edge
488. Modern English - I Melt With You
489. C&C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat
490. Collective Soul - Shine
491. Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
492. J. Geils Band - Freeze Frame
493. Hootie And the Blowfish - Let Her Cry
494. Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
495. Fugees - Ready Or Not
496. Madonna - Live To Tell
497. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
498. Stone Temple Pilots - Big Empty (MTV UNPLUGGED (NOTE: This video is low quality from MTV Unplugged, very rare and hard to find)
499. Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
500. Sammy Hagar - I Can't Drive 55
501. 311 - All Mixed Up
502. Arrested Development - Tennessee
503. Simple Minds - Alive And Kicking
504. Journey - Separate Ways
505. Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl
506. Pretenders - Back On the Chain Gang
507. R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly
508. Beastie Boys - She's On It
509. Eddie Money - Take Me Home Tonight
510. Janet Jackson - Nasty
511. R.E.M. - Stand
512. 'Til Tuesday - Voices Carry

FAQs

What was the most popular video on MTV in the 80s? ›

1) Michael Jackson – Thriller (1983)

To no surprise, Michael Jackson's video “Thriller” takes the number 1 spot!

What is the most played music video on MTV of all time? ›

#1 "Thriller" - Michael Jackson.

What were the first 50 videos on MTV? ›

1, 1981.
  • “Video Killed the Radio Star,” The Buggles.
  • “You Better Run,” Pat Benatar.
  • “She Won't Dance With Me,” Rod Stewart.
  • “You Better You Bet,” The Who.
  • “Little Suzi's on the Up,” Ph. D.
  • “We Don't Talk Anymore,” Cliff Richard.
  • “Brass in Pocket,” The Pretenders.
  • “Time Heals,” Todd Rundgren.
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What was the most successful music video of the 80s? ›

1: Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983)

Having any other music video other than “Thriller' as No. 1 in our list of the most iconic 80s music videos would be heresy.

Was MTV popular in the 80s or 90s? ›

MTV's impact was immense during the 1980s. It made artists like Madonna and Guns N' Roses into stars. But if you turn on MTV today, you'll have a hard time finding any videos at all.

What was the most played video on MTV in 1987? ›

MTV Top 100 Videos of 1987
  • U2: With or Without You (1987 Music Video) ...
  • Bon Jovi: Livin' on a Prayer (1986 Music Video) ...
  • Genesis: Land of Confusion (1986 Music Video) ...
  • Peter Gabriel: Big Time (1986 Music Video) ...
  • Whitesnake: Here I Go Again (1987 Music Video) ...
  • Heart: Alone (1987 Music Video)

What is the most played song on the radio ever? ›

BMI today announced the Top 100 Songs of the Century, listing the most played songs on American radio and television.
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'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' ' Is Number One.
1.You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'Barry Mann, Phil Spector, Cynthia Weil
2.Never My LoveDonald & Richard Addrisi
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What was the first video banned on MTV? ›

In 1982, the channel banned the video for Queen's (UK) "Body Language" due to its "homoerotic undertones" and the presence of human flesh, although the band members themselves were fully clothed throughout.

What is the name of the iconic first ever video on MTV? ›

The first video to air on MTV was one emblematic of MTV's concept, The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" which was then immediately followed by a brief message about music and television coming together and then "You Better Run" by Pat Benatar.

What was the very 1st video played on MTV? ›

On August 1, 1981, MTV: Music Television goes on the air for the first time ever, with the words (spoken by one of MTV's creators, John Lack): “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.” The Buggles' “Video Killed the Radio Star” was the first music video to air on the new cable television channel, which initially was ...

What song stayed at number 1 the longest in the 80S? ›

Olivia Newton-John's song, "Physical", was the song which remained the longest at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the 1980s (10 weeks).

What song sold the most in the 80S? ›

Best Selling Singles of the 80s
PositionArtistTitle
1PoliceDon't Stand So Close To Me
2Barbra StreisandWoman In Love
3Kelly MarieFeels Like I'm In Love
4AbbaSuper Trouper
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Which 1980s TV show was famously pitched as MTV cops? ›

Summer 1985: Miami Vice (famously pitched as “MTV cops”) was nominated for 15 Emmys, including outstanding drama series, in its first season on NBC.

What played on MTV in the 90s? ›

MTV Top 100 Videos of 1990
  • MC Hammer: U Can't Touch This (1990 Music Video) ...
  • Billy Idol: Cradle of Love (1990 Music Video) ...
  • Madonna: Vogue (1990 Music Video) ...
  • Aerosmith: Janie's Got a Gun (1989 Music Video) ...
  • Paula Abdul: Opposites Attract (1989 Music Video) ...
  • Sinéad O'Connor: Nothing Compares 2 U (1990 Music Video)

What was the number one TV show in the 80s? ›

Top-rated United States television programs of 1980–81
RankProgramRating
1Dallas34.5
2The Dukes of Hazzard27.3
360 Minutes27.0
4M*A*S*H25.7
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What music video won MTV's Best video of 1984? ›

The main award, Video of the Year, went to The Cars for "You Might Think". This was the first instance of only a few in the show's history where the video of the year did not win any other awards.

Was MTV popular in the 80s? ›

MTV's effect on record sales was quickly noted. During the channel's initial rise and 1980s heyday, it helped to kick-start the careers of stars such as Cyndi Lauper, and launched others – like Madonna and Michael Jackson – into the stratosphere.

When did MTV stop playing videos all day? ›

MTV did not suddenly stop playing music videos but did so gradually with a long process. The change started in the late '90s when MTV began airing different shows than music videos. The first time was a hybrid between music video content and different reality shows.

What is the #1 song of all time? ›

Blinding Lights

What is the #1 most popular song of all time? ›

According to Guinness World Records, Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" (1942) as performed by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies.

What song has been number 1 the longest? ›

"Old Town Road" holds the record for the longest stretch at No. 1 with 19 weeks. It also became the fastest song in history to be certified diamond.

Why did MTV ban White Houses? ›

Then her Tori Amos-influenced single, “White Houses,” got banned from radio and MTV because of its blunt lyrics about a girl losing her virginity. Its low chart position caused the album, “Harmonium,” to sell poorly and A&M to lose confidence.

Who was the first black artist to appear on MTV? ›

Michael Jackson Was First Black Artist In Heavy Rotation On MTV - Michael Jackson Official Site.

What were the first 25 videos on MTV? ›

First 25 Videos Played on MTV
  • “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.
  • “You Better Run" by Pat Benatar.
  • “She Won't Dance With Me" by Rod Stewart.
  • “You Better You Bet" by The Who.
  • "Little Suzi's on the Up" by Ph. ...
  • "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Cliff Richard.
  • “Brass in Pocket" by The Pretenders.
  • “Time Heals" by Todd Rundgren.
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What was the best video on MTV? ›

1"Thriller" (1983) from the LP ThrillerMichael Jackson
2"Vogue" (1990) from the LP I'm BreathlessMadonna
3"Smells Like Teen Spirit" (1992) from the LP NevermindNirvana
4"Sledgehammer" (1986) from the LP SoPeter Gabriel
5"Walk This Way" (1986) from the LP Raising HellRun-D.M.C. & Aerosmith
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What was the first song ever played on the radio? ›

On the evening of December 24, 1906, Reginald Fessenden used the alternator-transmitter to send out a short program from Brant Rock. It included a phonograph record of Ombra mai fu (Largo) by George Frideric Handel, followed by Fessenden himself playing the song O Holy Night on the violin.

When did MTV stop being cool? ›

MTV made the switch from airing music videos to reality shows starting in the late '90s and early 2000s. For many MTV historians and fans, the change accelerated after the release of the TV show The Real World.

What was the first song to have a music video? ›

Some suggest that the first music video was created in 1894 by Joseph Stern and Edward Mark, who set a recording of their song “The Little Lost Child” to a moving slide show and marketed it as an “illustrated song.” Though the average American did not yet own equipment to play a recording of the song, over 2 million ...

What was the first black music video on MTV? ›

The first video by a black artist to receive heavy rotation on the network, “Billie Jean” opened up the door for other artists of color to be featured on MTV.

What was the biggest hit of the 80's? ›

25 Biggest Songs of the 1980s
  • Physical – Olivia Newton-John.
  • Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes.
  • Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie.
  • Every Breath You Take – The Police.
  • I Love Rock & Roll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
  • Ebony And Ivory – Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder.
  • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson.
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What was the biggest selling song of the 90s? ›

Elton John had the best-selling single of the decade with "Candle in the Wind 1997"/"Something About the Way You Look Tonight", a tribute to Princess Diana. Cher had the best-selling single of the decade (as well as of all time) by a female artist, with the single "Believe".

What's the biggest hit of the 90s? ›

Singer Aaron Carter has passed away at 34 years old
  • Everybody (Backstreets Back) - Backstreet Boys (1997)
  • U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer (1990)
  • Black Or White - Michael Jackson (1991)
  • Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio (1995)
  • Mmmbop - Hanson (1997)
  • Barbie Girl - Aqua (1997)

What was the #1 song of the 90s? ›

"Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)" by Los Del Rio tops the list at a whopping 60 weeks. For better or worse, "Macarena" can be regarded as the quintessential song of the 1990s. It inspired a nationwide dance craze, and everyone from Al Gore to your next door neighbor was dancing to this tune.

What is the most sold song of 1986? ›

Official Top 40 best-selling songs of 1986
TITLEARTIST
1DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAYCOMMUNARDS
2EVERY LOSER WINSNICK BERRY
3I WANT TO WAKE UP WITH YOUBORIS GARDINER
4LIVING DOLLCLIFF RICHARD & THE YOUNG ONES
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What was the #1 song in 1981? ›

Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1981
No.TitleArtist(s)
1"Bette Davis Eyes"Kim Carnes
2"Endless Love"Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
3"Lady"Kenny Rogers
4"(Just Like) Starting Over"John Lennon
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What did MTV play in the 80s? ›

In the 1980s, MTV was instrumental in promoting the careers of performers such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince and Duran Duran, whose videos played in heavy rotation. By the late 1980s, MTV started airing non-video programming, geared toward teenagers and young adults.

What 80s group aired the first video on MTV? ›

The first video to air on MTV was one emblematic of MTV's concept, The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" which was then immediately followed by a brief message about music and television coming together and then "You Better Run" by Pat Benatar.

Was there MTV in the 80s? ›

MTV (an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable channel that launched on August 1, 1981.

Who was the most popular in the 80s? ›

Michael Jackson was arguably the biggest star of the 1980s. He became a worldwide superstar following the release of the best-selling album of all time, Thriller, in 1982.

Was MTV popular in the 90s? ›

' To say the '90s on MTV was a weird era would be an understatement. And yet the network, with all its bold-faced names and eventually demoted music, was can't-miss TV. We were hooked on its low bar and unchallenging content and are only recently trying to break away from it.

What was the first song played on MTV when it launched in 1981? ›

The very first music video shown on MTV was The Buggles' "Video Killed The Radio Star." While the channel's distribution was hard to come by, the rallying cry of "I want my MTV" became a mantra for consumers.

On what television network were music videos played during the 80s? ›

MTV, in full Music Television, cable television network that began as a 24-hour platform for music videos. MTV debuted just after midnight on August 1, 1981, with the broadcast of “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.

What was the first music video played on TV? ›

We'll be doing for TV what FM did for radio." The very first music video played on MTV was Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles.

Was there cable TV in the 80s? ›

By the end of the decade, nearly 53 million households subscribed to cable, and cable program networks had increased from 28 in 1980 to 79 by 1989.

When was the last time MTV played a music video? ›

MTV made the switch from airing music videos to reality shows starting in the late '90s and early 2000s. For many MTV historians and fans, the change accelerated after the release of the TV show The Real World.

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