Video Killed The Radio Star by Buggles

#80sinApril. Ok, ok, this song isn't technically an 80s song because it was released in 1979, but it gained its biggest prominence in the United States when it was the very first video to air on a new cable channel called Music Television, affectionately known as MTV, on August 1st, 1981. Music videos really defined so much of 1980s music for a young lad like myself, a genre that I so thoroughly enjoyed, so that's why I'm making this my last entry of "80s in April". Unfortunately, reality TV killed the video star in the 1990s...”

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but happynigun was first  

#80sinApril. Ok, ok, this song isn't technically an 80s song because it was released in 1979, but it gained its biggest prominence in the United States when it was the very first video to air on a new cable channel called Music Television, affectionately known as MTV, on August 1st, 1981. Music videos really defined so much of 1980s music for a young lad like myself, a genre that I so thoroughly enjoyed, so that's why I'm making this my last entry of "80s in April". Unfortunately, reality TV killed the video star in the 1990s...   3

kfarrnd 30 Apr 2014

As my Web Media unit kicks into it's second week ... #web207

tamaleaver 5 Mar 2012

Because. (Don't even like the song that much)   1

paulbot 12 Sep 2013

Back in time to the early days of MTV when they played music videos. #nostalgia.

eeeThree_ed 17 Jan 2015

best song of TOTP 79 repeats

yesiamafangirl 7 Nov 2014

I really like the use of this song in this scene from the film Take This Waltz, the lovely Michelle Williams' marriage is in crisis and she is falling for her neighbour. Like the range of emotions on show and as the ride ends the song is cut short and they are back to reality. Hope the sound/picture quality is ok. The full song is here as the scene cuts it short.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwuy4hHO3YQ By the way, sorry I didn't edit the picture, the jam looks terrible but it is ok once you play it! :)   7

melissapulo 26 Jan 2014