Rod Stewart‘s Sailing was the 15th video to air on MTV. Although it was recorded for his 1975 album, Atlantic Crossing, savvy staff at Warner Brothers Records started combing their archives for promo videos to supply the fledgling music channel with, and submitted it.
Song #9 to be played of the first day of MTV, REO Speedwagon‘s “Keep On Loving You,” from their Lp, Hi Infidelity.
“Brass In Pocket” by The Pretenders, was the seventh video played on the inaugural day of MTV, back in 1981. Though it was the band’s third single, it was its first international success. From the Sire Records Lp simply titled Pretenders.