Infographic: The History Of MTV

Yes, yes – we know. MTV may not be the same musical force it once was, but it is still worth examining the timeline of an entity that essentially changed the way we enjoy music. When the first music debuted on the network (The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star”), it completely altered how gathered around musical content. It wasn’t just about listening anymore; we also wanted to watch our music.

With that in mind, the infographic below follows the history of MTV from The Buggles to breaking network records: