MTV was launched on August 1st, 1981. The first video that was played was Video Killed The Radio Star, by The Buggles. Remember when they used to actually play music videos. ?
This song, Money For Nothing, by Dire Straits, is from the album, “Brothers In Arms”. It reached number 1, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1985, but only made number 4, on the chart, in the UK. This groundbreaking video was the first to be aired on MTV Europe when the network launched on 1 …
Wow, can you believe this classic, is 38 years old? “Ebony And Ivory” is a musical collaboration, by British former Beatle, Paul McCartney and American singer songwriter Stevie Wonder. It reached number 1, on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1, in the UK. in May 1982, where it stayed for 7 weeks.
Behind The Groove is a dance song from 1980, by Teena Marie. It reached number 6 in the UK, but did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, although it reached number 21 on the R&B chart and number 4 on the Dance chart.
This song, Maniac, by Michael Sombello, is from the movie, “Flashdance”. It reached number 1, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1983, but only made number 43, on the chart, in the UK.
Wow, can you believe this classic, is 40 years old? “Another One Bites The Dust” is a single from 1980, by British band Queen. It reached number 1, on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 7, in the UK.
Remember this classic? Phil Collins singing Another Day In Paradise from late 1989. This song made it to number 2 in the UK, and number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
On this day, February 27th, 1980, 40 years ago, I Will Survive, by Gloria Gaynor won the first and last Grammy Award, ever awarded for Best Disco Recording. This song reached number 1 in the UK, on the Billboard Hot 100, in the USA, and around the world, in 1979. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/i-will-survive-wins-the-firstand-lastgrammy-ever-awarded-for-best-disco-recording
The first time I played, this for you, was 40 years ago, today. I remembered…
Drive, by the Cars reached Number 4, in the UK, and Number 3, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1984.