Martha Quinn, Beavis & Butthead, and music videos. Happy Birthday MTV.

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MTV turns 35 today, like it or not MTV change the music industry and pop culture.

I can remember sitting in front of my parents T.V. and soaking in as much MTV as possible. Headbanger's Ball, all of the countdown shows, Beavis & Butthead, man was I hooked.

But as the years went on, MTV learned that it was reality based programming like The Real World, and True Life that got the ratings and the advertising dollars. So all the videos that I loved so much went bye-bye.

On the 35th anniversary of MTV there is a relaunch and rebirth of the channel. MTV is planning on showing music videos once again.

According to Songfacts let's take a look at The Top Ten Music Videos of All Time:

  • Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai The moving sidewalk dance. They actually took this on tour for their 15 minutes.
  • Buddy Holly - Weezer The Spike Jones created "Happy Days" video.
  • Take on Me - a-ha Stuck in a black and white comic, tragic.
  • Weapon of Choice - Fatboy Slim  Christopher Walken, nuff said.
  • Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel At the time this was some serious animation!
  • Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan  The "Cue Card" video
  • Don't Come Around Here No More - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers  No drugs were consumed in the making of this video.
  • You Might Think - The Cars Again, no drugs were consumed during the making of this video
  • Money For Nothing - Dire Straits This computer animated video would still work if it was released in 2016
  • Thriller - Michael Jackson Vincent Price, The Walking Dead in 1984, and it was 14 minutes long.

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