27: Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles

NeilTop 30 - Songs Of The 1970s

Entered Top 40s: 14 November 1979
Entry Point: 20
Highest Chart: 1
Weeks In: 18
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Six days before my year 12 English exam, studying with the radio on and this came on the radio – seems like yesterday but it was in fact, 38 years ago!

One of the things that grabbed my attention was just how different this song was to anything else that was being played at the time. Synthesiser very prominent, voice track very different! It has been a favourite ever since and I am pleased to say, video hasn’t killed radio.

The version of the song that I have linked to was recorded live 25 years after the release of the single and if what Trevor Horn says is true, the first time they have played the song to an audience since 1979.

By the way, did you think that he looked a bit like Ronnie Corbett made up to look like Trevor Horn?