Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Retro Video of the Week: "Video Killed The Radio Star" by The Buggles

Monday marked the 35th anniversary since MTV originally went on the air, revolutionized how we consumed music.  It was the quintessential '80s TV station, bringing looks, fashion, and superficiality to the forefront.  I'm still pissed that MTV has since strayed from its video roots and no longer shows music videos.  All that means is that kids these days won't know the joy of watching Dial MTV, MTV's Most Wanted, or TRL every afternoon, waiting all day to see their favorite video, or watching genre-specific programming like Headbangers Ball, Yo! MTV Raps, or 120 Minutes.

The Buggles' 1979 international hit "Video Killed The Radio Star" was, quite appropriately and presciently, the first video that aired on MTV.  In honor of MTV's birthday, here is that video in all of its new wave glory.

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