Obviously Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing” is the #1 viewed on MTV’s Music site:
Will this (obviously scientific) graph hold true for music videos?
Possibly, though I think there is probably more awesomeness here than standard TV. In some ways TV was not meant for short form video art with music in the background. Whether MTV continues to call itself Music Television should be up for debate, but I don’t think anyone is going to argue that the web isn’t suited for short-form video art with music in the background.
I think MTV may be cool again.