BUGGLES

Video Killed The Radio Star

1979

The Age Of Plastic

Horn, Downes, Woolley

Island

4:08

I heard you on the wireless back in '52
Lying awake intent and tuning in on you
If I was young it didn't stop you coming through
Oh-a oh-a

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-a
I met your children
Oh-a oh-a
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-a
You were the first one
Oh-a oh-a
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 too far
Oh-a-a-a oh
Oh-a-a-a 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 too far
Pictures came and broke your heart
Put the blame on VTR
You are the radio star
You are the radio star
Video killed the radio star (You are the radio star)