MTV remembers the “V” stands for Videos!

Hey all…

This week I saw that MTV has decided to return to its roots. When I watched MTV (yes, I’m old) back in the 1980s, music videos were still young. Each video director and artist had an opportunity to put a unique spin on the new media and share it with the world relativey quickly.

An early MTV station ID

Image via Wikipedia

Since then, MTV doesn’t really seem to show good videos any more (sorry, but I don’t like most of modern pop or R&B). Instead, they play tawdry teenage and college shows that are more fluff than substance. Oh well, it’s the end of an era I guess.

Then this e-mail shows up stating that MTV was putting it’s library of classic music videos online! What a concept. All these cool videos you can only see late at night on VH1 now you can share with a whole new generation of internet-savvy folks!

So be sure to check it out at

I’ve already warped my children with a-ha’s “Take on Me”, Peter Gabriel‘s “Sledgehammer”, and Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller”. 🙂

What are YOUR favorite music videos of this by-gone era? Leave me a comment and a link. I’d love to check ’em out!


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