Throwback: Happy 40th Birthday, MTV!

MTV launched 40 years ago today. As a music obsessed child of the 80s, MTV was at the center of my life. And as you can imagine, MTV changed my life. So to celebrate MTV’s 40th, here’s the first video they aired: The Buggles‘ “Video Killed the Radio Star.” Of course, let’s not forget Dire Straits‘ “Money for Nothing,” which prominently featured the channel’s famous tagline “I Want My MTV.”

Happy birthday, MTV! I’ll forever want my MTV! Thank you for being there for a shy music obsessed little boy.