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Video Killed the Radio Star

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Uploaded on Mar 15, 2006

Classic New Wave Music Video by the Buggles

Video Killed the Radio Star" is a 1980s New Wave song (released in 1979) by the British group Buggles that celebrates the golden days of radio. With broadcast-quality vocals and a bouncy rhythm, the song plays like a jingle. A fitting sound, given the song tells of a singer whose career is cut short by television. Horn has said his lyrics were inspired by the J.G. Ballard short story "The Sound-Sweep," in which the title character, a deaf and dumb boy vacuuming up stray music in a world without it, comes upon an opera singer hiding in a sewer. He also felt "an era was about to pass."

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