Buggles, "Video Killed the Radio Star"


That’s me singing in that video in case you can’t tell.
Lyrics here:

I heard you on the wireless back in fifty two
Lying awake intent at tuning in on you
If I was young it didn’t stop you coming through
Oh-a oh
They took the credit for your second symphony
Rewritten by machine and new technology
And now I understand the problems you can see
Oh-a oh
I met your children
Oh-a oh
What did you tell them?
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Pictures came and broke your heart
Oh-a-a-a oh
And now we meet in an abandoned studio
We hear the playback and it seems so long ago
And you remember the jingles used to go
Oh-a oh
You were the first one
Oh-a oh
You were the last one
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
In my mind and in my car
We can’t rewind we’ve gone to far
Oh-a aho-oh
Oh-a aho-oh
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
In my mind and in my car
We can’t rewind we’ve gone to far
Pictures came and broke your heart
Put the blame on VCR
You are a radio star
You are a radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
(You are a radio star)
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
(You are a radio star)
Oh-a oh
Oh-a oh
Oh-a oh

That does it. I need to rewrite those lyrics so bad.
Here:

I saw your tits on Google back in 014.
They looked so damned scrumptious
I bet they’re saggy now
And now I understand the urgency
You see …
You’ll meet my children!

Oh well, I tried.

Video Killed the Radio Star haha.
Video Killed the Radio Star haha.

33 years ago, on August 1, 1981, MTV first went on the air. This was the first music video that they showed. What a great choice.
Here were the first ten videos they aired:
“Video Killed the Radio Star” — The Buggles
“You Better Run” — Pat Benatar
“She Won’t Dance with Me” — Rod Stewart
“You Better You Bet” — The Who
“Little Suzi’s on the Up” — Ph.D.
“We Don’t Talk Anymore” — Cliff Richard
“Brass in Pocket” — The Pretenders
“Time Heals” — Todd Rundgren
“Take It on the Run” — REO Speedwagon
“Rockin’ the Paradise” — Styx
For the next three years, I do not think I changed the channel even one time.

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