Video Killed The Radio Star ~ Song Lyric Sunday

Jim over at “A Unique Title for me” is doing a brilliant job with Song Lyric Sunday. Thanks, Jim!!!! Today’s topic is “Record/Juke Box/DJ/Radio” and The only song I could think of was “Radio killed the Radio Star” a song from 1979 where the songwriters tried to express their worries about the changes in music after listening to Kraftwerk.

Little did they know how much more than video music would change…. Video killed the radio star on Wikipedia

Video Credit: The Buggles via YouTube

Video Killed the Radio Star


The Buggles


I heard you on the wireless back in fifty two
Lying awake intent at tuning in on you
If I was young it didn’t stop you coming through
Oh a oh
They took the credit for your second symphony
Rewritten by machine on new technology
And now I understand the problems you can see
Oh a oh
I met your children
Oh a oh
What did you tell them?
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Pictures came and broke your heart
Oh, a, a, a, oh
And now we meet in an abandoned studio
We hear the playback and it seems so long ago
And you remember the jingles used to go
Oh-a oh
You were the first one
Oh-a oh
You were the last one
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
In my mind and in my car, we can’t rewind we’ve gone to far
Oh-a-aho oh
Oh-a-aho oh
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
In my mind and in my car, we can’t rewind we’ve gone too far
Pictures came and broke your heart
Put down the blame on VCR
Oh, you are a radio star
You are a radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star


Songwriters: Geoffrey Downes / Trevor Charles Horn / Bruce Woolley
Video Killed the Radio Star lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, Carlin America Inc

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9 thoughts on “Video Killed The Radio Star ~ Song Lyric Sunday

    1. Funny that I just go back to listening radio. Found an app that plays stations from all over the world so I can tune in I to German radio and also French to improve it. Streaming is sometimes boring because it doesn’t really give you new ideas 🙋‍♀️🐝

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