Skip to comments.Your MTV Memories (30th Anniversary of MTV on August 1st)
Posted on 07/29/2011 4:08:26 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
August 1 marks the 30th Anniversary of MTV. MTV revolutionized the way we looked at music and the VJs were a big part of shaping that vision. We want to know what it meant to you. Do you have fond memories of watching MTV or your favorite VJ?
Well collect your stories through the month of August and post them here on the site as we get them.
We will be accepting form entries starting Saturday, July 30th, 2011.
Entries may be edited and become the property of 80sVjs.com.
Well, not today -- I want my MTV of 30 years ago!
MTV was great when it started. But it’s sucked for long time.
It all started falling apart when Kurt Loder was hired to present the “news”.
MTV is now MONKEY TV
I have no memories of MTV
“Jersey Shore” and “Teen Mom” make me want to set my hair on fire.
Internet killed the video star...
That ain’t workin’...
When they used to play music videos is the only memory I can come up with.
Walk like an egyptian...
Started out ok but when it turned to RAP and then nothing but useless reality series or I should say anything but music videos etc I wouldn’t let my kids watch it (at least at home, I’m sure they did elsewhere) and it’s blocked on my TV today along with BET and a lot of other TV networks.
I had a huge crush on Martha Quinn back then.
Saw her in a magazine yesterday and was reminded how much older I am now...
Bring back ‘The Young Ones.’
What does the “M” stand for again??
The end of the 80s/Headbangers Ball was the end of MTV for me. When it became uncool for men to strut their stuff in spandex and look as hot as the women on the hoods of Jaguars, that was it for me.
What????? It’s perfectly manly to dress like a woman and wear more makeup than a mime....
Well it was back then! ;)
Normie - 80s metal fan
Favorite memories? When they used to play music videos. And “Beavis And Butthead”.
A crush on Martha Quinn.
I liked MTV until Tipper Gore and the PMRC started in on them and they capitulated like the cowards that they are when a Democrat criticizes them and dropped Heavy Metal from their programming. Then they still act like they are all ‘edgy’ and pushing the limits when they are really just a bunch of twits. No respect for any of them...
Well, I still have that damn “Fish Heads” tune stuck in my head...
Still want money for nuthin and chicks for free
Remember the movie/lookback someone did on that whole thing a couple years back and to got played on TV exactly 1 time? Gee I wonder why? Perhaps it made the Dems look like total idiots?
Frank Zappa, Dee Snider and John Denver. What an unlikely trio. Only Dee is left.
I tell people I’m so old I remember when MTV used to play music videos. And the weather channel showed the weather. And the History Channel showed history.
Wrong site...Thats over at DU ;)
“All music, all the time.” (Its original slogan).
Amen amigo - and its been downhill since then!
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Michael Jackson videos killed it.
One jump later and rap crept in.
I remember sitting in my ex-mother in law’s living room as the station first came on.
“Video Killed The Radio Star” and “White Wedding”.
OMG...the glory days.
I haven’t watched it since the early 90s.
Wanna see MTV again?
Watch VH1 Classics.
[wish somebody would bring back the old “Night Flight” program]
MTV is responsible for making me aware of a guy with awesome talent. Beavis and Butthead —> Mike Judge —> King of the Hill —> Office Space -—> Idiocracy!
Mike judge is the hombre!
VH1 Classics ROCKS.
Bill Mumy did that to you.
MTV started something good enough to be copied - which led to VH1 that was far better it too went astray in the end.
But VH1 bought a kick-ass set of custom jingles from JAM that still rock:
Clip of the new show and other info here;
Mike judge discussing a future episode;
Flock of Seagulls
I feel sooooo old all of the sudden.
Daisy Fuentes was the hottest VJ ever.
FUSE Tv is good too, if you can get it.
Far as I know, only DirecTV carries it, now.
I dumped Dish network back in March because *they* dumped FUSE TV and they were the only ones carrying the Rock And Roll HOF inductions and after all these years of bitching and petitioning, there was NO WAY I was *not* gonna see Alice -finally- inducted.
MTV owns VH1 and VH1 Classics.
Love Alice too!
“OH YEAH!” to the RRHOF induction...
I love Daisy Fuentes’ clothes line at Kohl’s.......
I ran so far away.
I ran all night and day.
Couldn’t get away.
[from Flock Of Seagulls but boy, did I ever try]...LOL
I had *just* turned 20 when it came on air.
They’re celebrating 30 years.
I AM old.
The first video I remember watching was INXS’ The One Thing. That came out on 1983. I was babysitting, and I was glued to the set after the kids went to bed! After we got MTV at home, we would play that in the background instead of the radio. The “good old days”. ;)
“Where have all the good times gone?” - David Lee Roth
I wanna be stuffin’ Martha’s muffin.
I wanna be in Martha Quinn.
(Don’t remember the name of the song or the band, but that line was memorable)
I scared my dogs that night, standing up and cheering.
[put in a *lotta* years and a lotta griping to see that happen]
I mean, c’mon...ABBA gets in before Alice?
I have indoctrinated my kids, and they love anything from the 80s. Best decade ever.
VH1 Classic Celebrates 30 Years of MTV
snip - “Beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 30th through Monday August 1st, VH1 Classic will be running a three-day marathon to commemorate all that has been MTV since its inception.”