Before MTV, there was no such thing as a VJ, music videos or even really a channel just dedicated to music. The station has contributed to the success of many of the biggest acts in music, such as Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson and Duran Duran.
|Michael Jackson's "Thriller"|
As of 2010, MTV officially no longer stands for "Music Television." And to me, it stands for "Meaningless Television." It's now a great source for making inane, irrelevant morons named "Snooki" famous, while simultaneously contributing to the downfall of society. But have no fear -- If you happen to watch TV at 5 a.m., you may be lucky enough to catch a music video airing.
|Snooki - The current face of MTV.|
"I have no interest in stuff like Jersey Shore," Mark Goodman, one of MTV's original VJs, told RollingStone.com. "I have an 18-year-old daughter and I have watched other shows with her, but it's not for me. I'm 30 years past the demo."
It's depressing that MTV is a completely different channel now, but we can still celebrate what it once was. Maybe when Snooki dies of alcohol poisoning, we can have our MTV back.
The Buggles - "Video Killed the Radio Star"