Music Video of the Day: Angel of the Morning by Juice Newton (1981, directed by ????)


On August 1st, 1981, MTV premiered.  Over the course of 24 hours, 166 unique music videos were played on MTV.  Yes, there was a time when the M actually did stand for music.

The 41st video played on MTV was this simple clip for the Juice Newton’s version of Angel of the Morning.  Written by Chip Taylor and originally recorded by Merrilee Rush in 1968, Angel of the Morning has been covered by numerous artists.  The Juice Newton version was one of the most successful and it led to Newton being the first country artist to appear on MTV.

Enjoy!

The First Videos Shown on MTV:

  1. Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles
  2. You Better Run by Pat Benatar
  3. She Won’t Dance With Me by Rod Stewart
  4. You Better You Bet By The Who
  5. Little Suzi’s On The Up by PH.D
  6. We Don’t Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard
  7. Brass in Pocket by Pretenders
  8. Time Heals by Todd Rundgren
  9. Take It On The Run by REO Speedwagon
  10. Rockin’ in Paradise by Styx
  11. When Things Go Wrong by Robin Lane & The Chartbusters
  12. History Never Repeats by Split Enz
  13. Hold On Loosely by .38 Special
  14. Just Between You And Me by April Wine
  15. Sailing by Rod Stewart
  16. Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden
  17. Keep On Loving You by REO Speedwagon
  18. Better Than Blue by Michael Johnson
  19. Message of Love by The Pretenders
  20. Mr. Briefcase by Lee Ritenour
  21. Double Life by The Cars
  22. In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins
  23. Looking for Clues by Robert Palmer
  24. Too Late by Shoes
  25. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  26. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy by Rod Stewart
  27. Surface Tension by Rupert Hine
  28. One Step Ahead by Split Enz
  29. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
  30. I’m Gonna Follow You by Pat Benatar
  31. Savannah Nights by Tom Johnston
  32. Lucille by Rockestra
  33. The Best of Times by Styx
  34. Vengeance by Carly Simon
  35. Wrathchild by Iron Maiden
  36. I Wanna Be a Lifeguard by Blotto
  37. Passion by Rod Stewart
  38. Oliver’s Army by Elvis Costello
  39. Don’t Let Me Go by REO Speedwagon
  40. Remote Control and Illegal by The Silencers

19 responses to “Music Video of the Day: Angel of the Morning by Juice Newton (1981, directed by ????)

  1. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: Little Sister by Rockpile with Robert Planet (1979, directed by ????) | Through the Shattered Lens

  2. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: Dreamin’ by Cliff Richard (1980, directed by Brian Grant) | Through the Shattered Lens

  3. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: Is It You? by Lee Ritenour (1981, directed by ????) | Through the Shattered Lens

  4. Pingback: Lisa Marie’s Week In Review: 9/6/21 — 9/12/21 | Through the Shattered Lens

  5. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: Tusk by Fleetwood Mac (1979, directed by ????) | Through the Shattered Lens

  6. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: He Can’t Love You by Michael Stanley Band (1981, directed by ????) | Through the Shattered Lens

  7. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: Tough Guys by REO Speedwagon (1980, directed by ????) | Through the Shattered Lens

  8. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: Ain’t Love A Bitch by Rod Stewart (1979, directed by Bruce Gowers) | Through the Shattered Lens

  9. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: Talk of the Town by The Pretenders (1981, directed by ????) | Through the Shattered Lens

  10. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: Can’t Happen Here by Rainbow (1981, directed by ????) | Through the Shattered Lens

  11. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: Thank You For Being A Friend by Andrew Gold (1978, directed by ????) | Through the Shattered Lens

  12. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: Bring It All Home by Gerry Rafferty (1980, directed by ????) | Through the Shattered Lens

  13. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: Sign of the Gypsy Queen by April Wine (1981, directed by ????) | Through the Shattered Lens

  14. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: The Man With The Child In His Eyes by Kate Bush (1978, directed by Keith MacMillan) | Through the Shattered Lens

  15. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: All Night Long by Rainbow (1979, directed by ????) | Through the Shattered Lens

  16. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: Boys Keep Swinging by David Bowie (1979, directed by David Mallet) | Through the Shattered Lens

  17. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: Rat Race by The Specials (1981, directed by ????) | Through the Shattered Lens

  18. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: Victim by Bootcamp (1981, directed by ????) | Through the Shattered Lens

  19. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart (1977, directed by Bruce Gowers) | Through the Shattered Lens

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.