On August 1st, 41 years will have passed since the initial launch of MTV in the US. To mark this anniversary, we share a section from Greg Prato’s book MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video, which details the channel’s initial launch, its immensely catchy theme song (played at the top of each hour), and its slow build to success.

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