Photo Michael Muller

Chronicling the era in which MTV forged an indelible and inextricable link between recorded music and the newly emergent music video, Sound and Vision considers what it means to see music as well as hear it. Tracking the music video from MTV to the internet, Sound and Vision tells the story of how a one-time marketing tool became a powerful mediator between artist and audience, and illuminates the music video’s role in the popular music of today.

Featured Stories/Artists

  • The artists who embraced video in the pre-MTV era: David Bowie, The Beatles,Blondie, Devo
  • The artists who made MTV what it was: Michael Jackson, Madonna, the Eurythmics
  • The Unplugged era, Nirvana’s memorable taping

Song List

  • 1. A Hazy Shade of Winter – The Bangles
  • 2. White Wedding – Billy Idol
  • 3. Sex Crime – Eurythmics
  • 4. Hungry Like the Wolf – Duran Duran
  • 5. Video Killed the Radio Star – Buggles
  • 6. Whip It – Devo
  • 7. Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart
  • 8. I Ran – Flock of Seagulls
  • 9. Dancing with Myself – Billy Idol
  • 10. Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
  • 11. Missionary Man – Eurythmics
  • 12. Ashes to Ashes – David Bowie
  • 13. The Jean Genie – David Bowie
  • 14. Shadow Waltz (from Gold Diggers of 1933) – Busby Berkeley
  • 15. Where Did Our Love Go – Supremes
  • 16. Mean Woman Blues – Glen Campbell
  • 17. Little Red Rooster – Rolling Stones
  • 18. Paperback Writer – The Beatles
  • 19. Hanging on the Telephone – Blondie
  • 20. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  • 21. Workin for the Weekend – Loverboy
  • 22. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? – Culture Club
  • 23. Super Freak – Rick James
  • 24. Thriller – Michael Jackson
  • 25. Rock Box – Run DMC
  • 26. Borderline – Madonna
  • 27. Like a Virgin – Madonna
  • 28. Like a Prayer – Madonna
  • 29. Give it 2 Me – Madonna
  • 30. Don’t Come Around Here No More – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • 31. Layla (MTV Unplugged) – Eric Clapton
  • 32. Where Did You Sleep Last Night? – Nirvana
  • 33. Video Games – Lana Del Rey
  • 34. Haunted – Beyonce
  • 35. XO – Beyonce
  • 36. Pretty Hurts – Beyonce