Video Killed the Radio Star
"Video Killed the Radio Star" is a song written by the Buggles, which was later made into a music video. It is noteworthy because it was the first video shown on MTV, when the channel debuted on August 1, 1981 (at 12:01 AM). Because there were few videos to choose from, this one seemed the logical choice for the fledgling network.
The song was covered by the Presidents of the United States of America in 1998.