While it may not be all about the music anymore with much of MTV's focus now on reality television with 16 & Pregnant, Jersey Shore and Teen Mom, over its 30-year history, MTV has given us some great–and some not-so-great–entertainment over the years.
In honor of MTV's 30th anniversary–it launched on Aug. 1, 1981–take a moment to share your favorite or most memorable music video of all time. I'm only a few years older than MTV, but some of the early ones I remember are Robert Palmer's "Simply Irrestible," Devo's "Whip It" and the Talking Heads' "Burning Down the House."
And of course, you can't talk about memorable music videos without mentioning "Thriller." I remember we were having a picnic at my parents' house that day and it was raining and everyone ended up crowding in the living room to watch the premiere.
Of course, as technology advanced so did the music videos. Here's Rock on the Net's list of MTV Top 100 Videos of All Time. See how it compares to Time's top-30 list, which was released on July 28, 2011.
MTV also chronicles its top videos of the year, along with other big moments, in its yearbook. Sorted by year, you can go all the way back to the beginning–1981–and see if your favorites made the list.
You can add your favorite video by clicking 'Add your photos and video' under the video gallery, select 'Import a Youtube video' then just paste the link.