Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Three weeks ago, in anticipation of MTV's 30th birthday today Aug. Now, we are proud to present the top ten of each decade, as voted by you, the Billboard. With the launch of MTV thirty years ago, video took on a new role in the music world -- and as the first song played on the cable network The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" declared, video did, indeed, kill the radio star.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. It's been nearly four decades since our best and brightest stars first made the jump from our stereos to our televisions, changing the course of popular music in the process.
The Billboard charts tabulate the relative weekly popularity of songs and albums in the United States and elsewhere. The results are published in Billboard magazine. Billboard biz, the online extension of the Billboard charts, provides additional weekly charts,  as well as year-end charts. The charts can be ranked according to sales, streams, or airplay, and for main song charts such as the Hot song chart, all three data are used to compile the charts. The weekly sales and streams charts are monitored on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle since July ; previously it was on a Monday-to-Sunday cycle. Radio airplay song charts, however, follow the Monday-to-Sunday cycle previously Wednesday-to-Tuesday. On January 4, , Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade. A variety of song charts followed, which were eventually consolidated into the Hot by mid
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Flash forward to , and none of those things are true anymore. But with all that's changed, the music video still reigns paramount in the pop world, as a conversation-starter, as a starmaker, as a cementer of legacy. Though the ways we consume music videos in would've been almost unthinkable at century's start, the impact they have on our lives and pop culture remains relatively similar. Our small town teenaged protagonist is a sort of Napoleon Dynamite with -- get this! Shakira, "Whenever, Wherever" dir. Francis Lawrence, Scissor Sisters, "Let's Have a Kiki" dir.