MTV, or Music Television, is based in New York City and launched August 1, 1981.  The original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by on-air hosts known as VJs.

The art of the music video was mastered in the 1980s, but now MTV is nothing more than  a reality network. Do you remember watching the sign on of MTV?

What was the best music video you remember seeing in the 80s? Let us know in the comments section below.