4: Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles

NeilTop 30 - One Hit Wonders

Entered Charts: 14 November 1979
Entry Point: 20
Highest Chart: 1
Weeks In: 18
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When The Buggles entered the Australian charts with Video Killed The Radio Star, I was two weeks short of completing my secondary school education. There’s a pattern with some of the songs that they are associated with significant aspects of growing up. Don’t get me wrong each one was either a great song, a great video, something really different and memorable or a combination of all three.

But it raises the question – was the song so memorable that it reminds you of the time that you first heard it or was the time when you first heard it so significant that you remember what was happening in your world at the time.

That’s starting to get a bit more serious and philosophical than this countdown demands and so I will leave you to answer the question for yourself.

Either way, The Buggles hit in 1979 and here we are almost 40 years later still taken by this novel and enjoyable recording.