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The Go Go’s / Our Lips Are Sealed

Our Lips Are Sealed, written by Jane Wiedlin was released as a single on June 12, 1981, and the accompanying video became an instant MTV staple. The first single from their Beauty and The Beat Lp, it was a world-wide top-twenty single.

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The Cars / Double Life

Song #21 to air on MTV back in 1981, was The CarsDouble Life, from their Candy-O Lp.

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General Public / Tenderness

Tenderness was General Public‘s second single from the Lp, All The Rage. It appeared in a trio of classic 1980’s teen films, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Weird Science and Sixteen Candles.

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The Fixx / Secret Separation

The Fixx‘s Secret Separation was released as a single on May 22, 1986, and would be the band’s last commercial hit in the United States, peaking at #19. From their Lp, Walkabout.

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The Eurythmics / Would I Lie To You?

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David Bowie / Modern Love

On September 12, 1983, David Bowie released the single, Modern Love, from his landmark Lp, Let’s Dance. This popular MTV video of the song helped propel it into a world-wide top-ten single. The Let’s Dance Lp would go on to sell 11 million copies.

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The Cars / Shake It Up

The CarsShake It Up was released as a single, from their Shake it Up Lp, on November 9th, 1981. It reached the Billboard Top Ten, and stayed there well into 1982.

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The Pretenders / Message Of Love

The 19th video to air on the first day of MTV programming was The Pretenders, with Message Of Love. From their Pretenders II Lp.

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Rod Stewart / Sailing

Rod Stewarts 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.

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Cyndi Lauper

Born on this day in 1953, in New York City, musician and songwriter Cyndi Lauper. Lauper had several hit songs in the early days of MTV, has sold 45+ million records, and is a Grammy winner.