On MTV's Birthday, Vote for Your Favorite Music Video From the Channel's First 30 Years

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Britney Spears in the video for "...Baby One More Time."

On Aug. 1, 1981, the world’s first music video channel was born. Monday (Aug. 1) marks 35 years of MTV, which made an even bigger star out of Michael Jackson and introduced us to pop stars like Britney Spears.

Happy 35th Birthday, MTV: Here's the First Music Video You Ever Played

When the groundbreaking network turned 30 in 2011, Billboard polled readers for their favorite videos from the channel's first three decades. The list of the 30 best videos from MTV's first 30 years includes the 10 best videos from the '80s, '90s and '00s. Whether it’s TLC’s “Waterfalls,” Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady,” Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” or Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation,” these 30 videos from iconic artists have stood the test of time.

To celebrate MTV's 35th birthday, vote for your favorite from the 30-video list -- or write in your own personal pick:


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