When I was a kid I looked forward with hushed anticipation to the VMAs every year. I was the perfect target for MTV's incredible marketing engine that essentially controlled popular culture for the better part of two decades.
Video of the Year was THE big one, and if the one I was rooting for didn't win it was probably the worst thing that could happen to me.
From what I hear, the VMAs are actually still going in some form or another, but frankly, I couldn't care less. MTV has no credibility anymore when it comes to music videos.
But back in 1984, for the very first Video Music Awards, it felt like the world was changing.
Who won the very first VMA for Video of the Year?