Buggles – Video Killed the Radio Star (1979)

fritz5173 – Jan 16, 2008 – 3:08

I don’t know how I managed to get the wrong video on this post, and nobody told me! but I’ve fixed it and have bumped the vid up.

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Wikipedia“Video Killed the Radio Star” is a song written by Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley in 1978. It was first recorded by Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club (with Thomas Dolby on keyboards) for their album English Garden, and later by British new wave/synth-pop group the Buggles, consisting of Horn and Downes.

…Musically, the song performs like an extended jingle and the composition plays in the key of D-flat major in common time at a tempo of 132 beats per minute. … Although the song includes several common pop characteristics and six basic chords are used in its structure, Downes and writer Timothy Warner described the piece as musically complicated, due to its use of suspended and minor ninth chords for enhancement that gave the song a “slightly different feel.”…

The accompanying music video was written, directed, and edited by Russell Mulcahy. It was the first music video shown on MTV in the US, airing at 12:01 a.m. on 1 August 1981, and the first video shown on MTV Classic in the UK on 1 March 2010.…

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