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Even though MTV premiered in 1981, we didn’t have it on our local cable system in Tuscaloosa, Alabama until the summer of 1986 (the same summer I graduated high school). My diet of music videos came primarily from Night Tracks on TBS during videos’ early years.

Night Tracks was six hours of videos on Friday and Saturday night, usually starting around 10 or 11pm. The first three hours ran on Friday night and then Friday’s second three hours would run first on Saturday night. That made it pretty easy to see all six hours over the course of the two days.

Night Tracks had great graphics and theme song… check this out. This particular intro is from the winter of 1984:

And it the spirit of Night Tracks, here are four videos I distinctly remember seeing on the show.

Stevie Nicks “Stand Back”

Diana Ross “Pieces of Ice”

Queen “Radio Ga-Ga”

Bonnie Tyler “Total Eclipse of the Heart”

Okay, that ends today’s 80s flashback. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed finding all the pieces for it.