Every Video You Wish Was Still On MTV

A screenshot from the video for Duran Duran's "Rio."

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I remember very clearly the first video I saw on MTV: Duran Duran's "Rio." My family was on vacation in Santa Cruz, Calif. I don't remember too much about the vacation except that it kind of sucked, but I remember MTV. At home we didn't have cable yet, so MTV blew me away. My brother and I began to stay up late to catch "Friday Night Videos" on broadcast TV... but MTV was something else, an epicenter of cool, where they played music videos all the time. And then something happened, not sure when, but I stopped paying attention to MTV as it began to stop playing videos.

But now you can relive those glory years with this Web site. I've spent the last hour or so watching Clannad, Echo and the Bunnymen, Edie Brickell, Dinosaur Jr., Chaka Khan, Midnight Oil, David and David. If you're GenX you will relive your teenage years. And if you're one of those younger whippersnappers, you should respect a time that produced real music, not this pseudo grunge pop claptrap that today's kids are listening to. Hey, they've even got MC Hammer's "Can't Touch This." Now that was genius.

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