For the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing, in order, the music videos that MTV played on August 1st, 1980, it’s first day of broadcast. I was happy because I thought I had already dealt with all of the REO Speedwagon videos that I would have to share but then I discovered that the 17th video played on MTV was for Keep On Loving You.
So, without too much rancor, here’s the Speedwagon.
I may make fun of REO Speedwagon because they really are the epitome of Adult Contemporary soft rock but this song was fun to listen to while driving around Vice City.
The First Videos Shown 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.D
- We Don’t Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard
- Brass in Pocket by Pretenders
- Time Heals by Todd Rundgren
- Take It On The Run by REO Speedwagon
- Rockin’ in Paradise by Styx
- When Things Go Wrong by Robin Lane & The Chartbusters
- History Never Repeats by Split Enz
- Hold On Loosely by .38 Special
- Just Between You And Me by April Wine
- Sailing by Rod Stewart
- Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden