Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles – 1981 – Pop/80s

It’s a new year and our band is always looking to add new songs to the set list. As a largely 80’s cover band, you can’t get much more “80’s” than this one — the song that launched MTV in 1981.

As much as I love this song, it’s always haunted me a bit. I became a radio personality in high school and pursued a career in commercial broadcasting out of college. For nearly 20 years, I worried my career would be destroyed by some video technology. Fortunately, that never happened. We can discuss what “killed” the radio star, but I would argue it was a lot of things, but not “video”.

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