Throwback Thursday: 'I Want My MTV' Commercial (1984)


Remember the days when MTV was still cool? Allow us to refresh your memory and show you a commercial from the early days of Music Television, featuring some of the hottest artists of the 1980s!

Today marks the 32rd anniversary of Music Television, the 24/7 cable TV channel with the revolutionary concept of combining radio with television. One of the things that made MTV a household name was its slogan, “I want my MTV” which they used in commercials featuring some of the most popular acts at the time.

One such commercial is the one below from 1984, with appearances by David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Hall and Oates, Joe Elliott, Boy George, and Billy Idol. It’s been a while since many of us have seen these MTV commercials so we’re sure you’d like to watch one again!

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How about you, do you have a favorite “I want my MTV” commercial from the iconic channel’s early days? Tell us about it and leave a comment below!

Loving these historic time capsules? Then you might want to check out the rest of our Throwback Thursday entries!

written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-08-01 #throwback-thursday #lifestyle #lomography #music #analogue-lifestyle #mtv #1984 #commercial #cable-tv #history #1980s

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