On April 18, 1987, "Headbangers Ball" made it's debut on MTV
A clip of the first episode of the series
hosted by Lemmy and Phil Taylor of Motorhead.
Some popular clips and favaorite songs/videos
Bon Jovi"Livin' on a Prayer"
. which "Slippery When Wet", released in late 1986. ushered a new era when glam metal became mainstream.
, one of my favorite songs and was actually popular on MTV, which was ranked at #83 on their year-end list and more likely been a hit on "Dial MTV" despite not being a Top 40 hit (#59 Hot 100, #36 Mainstream Rock)
Dokken "Dream Warriors"
, song featured on the third "Nightmare on Elmstreet" movie and the video featured Freddy Krueger and a then unknown Patricia Arquette.
Ozzy Osbourne "Crazy Train"
, from Ozzy's 1987 album "Tribute", a dedication to the late Randy Rhoades featuring live tracks from the early 1980's before his passing in 1982. Like Kiss "Rock N' Roll All Nite", the live version is miles better.
Def Leppard "Animal"
Warlock "All We Are"
, funny how REM ripped the whole traffic jam concept.
Guns N' Roses "Welcome to the Jungle"
Kiss "Crazy, Crazy Nights"
Great White "Rock Me"
Motley Crue "Girls, Girls, Girls"
Whitesnake "Still of the Night"
, one of the three videos featuring Tawney Kitaen (popular being "Here I Go Again").
The Cult "Love Removal Machine"