Video Killed The Radio Star

Video Killed The Radio Star is internationally one of the most instantly recognisable songs of all time.

Written by Bruce Woolley, Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes, the original Buggles music video is famous for being the first ever shown on MTV when it launched in 1981. 

The words “Video” and “Radio” are similar in multiple languages, this, plus the record’s distinctive, ground-breaking production helped propel the track to top sixteen international music charts, including the UK, Australia, Austria, France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as the Japanese Oricon International Chart.

Now Bruce Woolley and The Radio Science Orchestra have re-recorded the song featuring British singer-songwriter Polly Scattergood and co-produced by Keypad.

This darker, more reflective version of the synth-pop classic is a very new direction for the tune, and yet from the first listen, it sounds hauntingly familiar…
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