remember when MTV played videos?


I used to love MTV, or Music Television. I remember when MTV actually played music videos. Heck, I even remember when MTV first started in the summer of 1981 when I was almost 9. My music life, along with everyone else’s, changed forever. We were now able to actually see all of our favorite bands. Some videos were of bands performing and some videos were like mini-movies. My favorite example of this was Madonna’s Papa Don’t Preach, which actually had an entire story line unfold within the time it took the song to play.

I wish MTV today was the MTV of the 1980s and actually played music videos. I loved the original VJs Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, and JJ Jackson. They were adults who appreciated music as much as I did. They were the cool adults who showed us you never have to grow up when it comes to music. Do you remember the first music video played on MTV? 

About Deena 'DeenasDays' Dietrich (582 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 100) U2 shows I have been to since ZooTv and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports with Elvis, U2, Grizzlies, Broncos, LMP, NKOTB, Orioles. Please connect with me @DeenasDays on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at

1 Comment on remember when MTV played videos?

  1. I can’t help but look at Madonna and see how young she was . It’s then I realize I was too :/


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