Music Television? It'll Never Work

If MTV didn't kill the radio star, it certainly changed it forever. Next week, the channel airs its millionth video, chosen from the 25 most popular. PERI'S pick: "Sledgehammer."

First video: Aug. 1, 1981, 'Video Killed the Radio Star,' Buggles

250,000th: May 9, 1985, 'Everything She Wants,' Wham!

500,000th: Oct 25, 1989, 'Finish What Ya Started,' Van Halen

750,000th: Dec. 15, 1994, 'Creep,' TLC

1,000,000th: Feb. 6, 2000