Music video by The Buggles performing Video Killed The Radio Star. (C) 1979 Island Records Ltd.
"Video Killed the Radio Star" is a song by the British synthpop/New Wave group The Buggles, released as their debut single on the 7 September 1979, on Island Records. It celebrates the golden days of radio, describing a singer whose career is cut short by television. The song topped the music chart in several countries and has been covered by many recording artists. It was the first music video shown on MTV in the U.S. at 00:01 on 1 August 1981. The song was number 40 on VH1's 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 80's.