I don’t know if you know, but the first video EVER played on MTV is Video Killed the Radio Star.
Yesterday, me and Erfen were eating when we heard it being played on the radio. And instantly, I went “Toodooloodooloodooloodooloo!”
And he responded by raising his eyebrow with this “WTH” look.
“Isn’t that part of the song?”
I just somehow felt that I’ve heard this weird “”Toodooloodooloodooloodooloo!” in the song. It’s after the bit “they took the credit for your 2nd symphony..”
So anyway, when we got back it was still bothering us. (Plus we had to check who was right 😛 )
“Let’s Youtube it!”
I searched for “video killed the radio star”.
As usual, there were tons of search results. There was the expected Presidents of the United States of America version. We clicked on that.
We hit play. I waited for that”Toodooloodooloodooloodooloo!” part. I waited, and waited, and waited.
Erfen had this gloating “Haha you are so wrong” look on his face.
But I refused to admit defeat. In the search results we saw another version by “The Buggles”. I was like “Who are the Buggles?”
This, ladies and gentlemen, is The Buggles.
The magic comes at 0:41 to 0.45, which is the point when I turned to Erfen and gave him my best “I told you I was right” smile.
[Edit: The video can’t be embedded, so you’ll have to click the Watch it on Youtube link. Sorriez!]
You know I love you beebee! xoxo! 😛
But we started reading up on this original version of the song. It was the first ever video to be played on MTV.
On August 1, 1981, at 12:01 a.m., MTV: Music Television launched with the words “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll,” spoken by John Lack. Those words were immediately followed by the original MTV theme song, a crunching guitar riff written by Jonathan Eliasand John Petersen, playing over a montage of the Apollo 11 moon landing. MTV producers Alan Goodman and Fred Seibert used this public domain footage as a conceit, associating MTV with the most famous moment in world television history.
Appropriately, the first music video shown on MTV was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles. The second video shown was Pat Benatar’s “You Better Run”. Sporadically, the screen would go black when an employee at MTV inserted a tape into a VCR.
Cool eh? Weirdly enough, it’s August 1st today! I just realised! Happy birthday MTV! You’re…28 now! Hehe.
Okies that’s all from me!
Have a good weekend all!