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6 of The Worst Rock Band Videos Ever Shown on MTV

MTV didn’t get to my neighborhood for a while. Inspired by MTV telling everyone to call their local cable company and say, “I want my MTV.” Like magic, it worked! Weekends for a small time were spent in a game room basement watching for hours. Had great admiration for the VJs that would become household names.

MTV‘s five original VJs in 1981 were Nina BlackwoodMark GoodmanAlan HunterJ. J. Jackson, and Martha Quinn. MTV even had its hard-hitting news crew headed by Kurt Loader who once had a job as a Rolling Stones Magazine editor.

From 1981 – 1995 MTV‘s focus was on music videos if you had a band and you had a good video you could be an overnight success. Like Bon Jovi, U2, Nirvana, the Police, Pat Benatar, ZZ Top, Whitesnake,  and Cyndi Lauper all owe MTV a big thank you for a boost in their popularity.

Not all MTV videos were good face it there was some pure garbage that made it to the airwaves.

6 of The Worst Rock Band Videos Ever Shown on MTV

  • David Bowie and Mick Jagger - Dancing in the Streets


    Why did David Bowie and Mick Jagger record Dancing in the Street?
    The idea was that Jagger would perform his verses from JFK Stadium in Philly, while Bowie sang his from London’s Wembley Stadium, simultaneously during the LIVE AID concert. Technology being what it was at the time wasn’t invented yet and kept a live duet from happening, so they settled on recording and releasing the track as a single.
  • David Hasselhoff "Hooked On A Feeling"

    If you ever wondered why MTV stopped showing videos 24 hours a day. This might be a big clue why.

  • Dog Police -Dog Police

    Loss for words? Believe me you are not the only one for this video. Still can’t even imagine the drugs going around in the 80’s. A new wave band from Memphis, Tennessee that briefly gained success for the music video.

  • Journey - Separate Ways

    Example of great song really bad video. Steve Perry summed it up by saying, We’re performers, we’re entertainers, but we’re not actors.”

  • PowerSolo - Boom Babba Do Ba Dabba

    PowerSolo is a Danish rock & country rock band, founded in 1996, and was one strange video that popped up on MTV.

  • Blur - Country House

    Everything just seem to get worse in the 90s when it came to music videos. Just seem like the money dried up or they just didn’t care anymore. The band has a lot of other cool videos. Just don’t know what they were thinking on this one.

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