Video Killed the Radio Star

Released Date
September 7, 1979
The Buggles
The Age of Plastic
About Video Killed the Radio Star


New wave, synth-pop song notable as the debut single from the The Buggles first album. The song was originally written in 1978 and recorded by Bruce Woolley and The Camera Club.


The song topped sixteen international music charts. The accompanying music video was the first ever shown on MTV in the United States at 12:01 AM on August 1, 1981.