Video Killed the Radio Star: THE BUGGLES

Australian singles charts:
Video Killed the Radio Star entered the Kent Music Report charts on 5 November 1979 and was a #1 hit. It remained on top of the charts for 7 weeks, in December 1979 and January 1980, making it the last #1 hit of the 1970s in Australia. The song was #2 on the Top 100 of 1979.

The song is on The Age of Plastic which entered the Kent album charts on 18 February 1980 and peaked at #49.

Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn, Bruce Woolley

Mike Hurst

Record label of Australian release:

Video Killed the Radio Star was written by Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley in 1979. It was first recorded by Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club (with Thomas Dolby on keyboards) for their album English Garden. A more widely known version of the song was recorded later by British new wave/synth-pop group the Buggles, which consisted of Horn and Downes.
The song relates to concerns about, and mixed attitudes towards 20th-century inventions and machines for the media arts.
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