The second Video Ever Played on MTV ever

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What was the second video ever played on MTV?

When the first video to ever air on MTV, Video Killed the Radio Star, showed up on the television channel, it was a time before MTV was the place to be and known for having the coolest new shows with a video tucked in between them here and there. The channel was struggling indeed and seemed to consist of only a group of people, who didn’t really know that much about music, and didn’t know that much about putting together a television show.

The song by the Buggles was followed by five spots that introduced who would be the veejays for the station. These spots were played in the wrong order, making the start an even bumpier one for those who made up the crew of MTV. It’s a wonder that after all of the missteps that they had already been through in such a short time that a second video was ever seen on MTV but there was indeed a second video. It was by Pat Benatar and it was You Better Run. Even though dead air and awkward silence broken up by occasional murmurings were what followed the playing of this second video, it seemed to form a good relationship between Benatar and the television station.

It was Benatar’s first video and came from the same album that reached the Top Ten with the single Hit Me With Your Best Shot. When she released Love is a Battlefield two years later, it gained a lot of exposure on MTV, which had already come a long way from the times of dead air and stumbling around videos.



The second Video Ever Played on MTV ever

The second Video Ever Played on MTV ever

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