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Pat Benatar / You Better Run

Continuing our look back at the first videos played on MTV, we bring you “You Better Run,” by Pat Benatar, which was the second video to air, after The Buggles‘ “Video Killed The Radio Star.” ” You Better Run” was also chosen as the first single from Benatar’s 1980 release, Crimes Of Passion.

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The Buggles / Video Killed The Radio Star

On August 1, 1981, Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was the very first song played on MTV. The Buggles were made up of singer and bassist Trevor Horn, who would later produce Paul McCartney, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Yes, and keyboard wizard Geoffrey Downes, who would later join Asia and Yes.