The Buggles ‎– Video Killed The Radio Star

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Appropriately, the first music video shown on MTV was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles
The female 'ooah-ooah' vocals were originally performed by a friend of the Buggles named Tina Charles. (Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes met while playing as auxiliary musicians in her self named band in the mid-1970's.) The tape was messed up during production of the Age of Plastic LP and Ms. Charles was not available for redubbing at the time. Rachel Fury (fairly well known for her work with Pink Floyd) was contacted instead and she performed the vocals for the LP. The women in the video were just stand in actresses, according to Geoff Downes.
The drums on the A-side were actually played by Warren Cann, the drummer from 'Ultravox'.

Tracklist

Video Killed The Radio Star 3:20
Kid Dynamo 3:27

Versions (36)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WIP 6524 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records WIP 6524 UK 1979 Sell This Version
100924-A, 100.924-A The Buggles El Video Mató A La Estrella De La Radio(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records 100924-A, 100.924-A Spain 1979 Sell This Version
WIP 6524 The Buggles El Video Mató A Las Estrellas De Radio = Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records WIP 6524 Peru 1979 Sell This Version
SI 89006, WIP 6524 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star / Kid Dynamo(7") Jugoton, Island Records SI 89006, WIP 6524 Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version
100 924 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star / Kid Dynamo(7", Single) Island Records 100 924 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
IS 49114 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star / Kid Dynamo(7", Single) Island Records IS 49114 US 1979 Sell This Version
IS 49114 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star / Kid Dynamo(7", Single, pic) Island Records IS 49114 US 1979 Sell This Version
PRP-8125, 12WIP 6524 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(12", Promo) Toshiba EMI Ltd, Island Records PRP-8125, 12WIP 6524 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
IS 49114 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Mono, Promo) Island Records IS 49114 US 1979 Sell This Version
IS 49114 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Promo) Island Records IS 49114 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
IS 49114 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Promo) Island Records IS 49114 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
WIP 6524 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records WIP 6524 Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
WIP 26524 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records WIP 26524 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
K7641, WIP 6524 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records K7641, WIP 6524 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
IS 49114 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records IS 49114 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
K7641, WIP 6524 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records K7641, WIP 6524 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
100.924 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records 100.924 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
18(0811)00084 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records 18(0811)00084 Colombia 1979 Sell This Version
6172 870 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records 6172 870 France 1979 Sell This Version
100 924, 100 924-100 Buggles* Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records 100 924, 100 924-100 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
IS 49114 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records IS 49114 US 1979 Sell This Version
6172 870 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records 6172 870 France 1979 Sell This Version
5006524 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records 5006524 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
100 924, 100 924-100 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records 100 924, 100 924-100 Austria 1979 Sell This Version
WIP 6524 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records WIP 6524 UK 1979 Sell This Version
WIP-6524 Buggles* Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records WIP-6524 Sweden 1979 Sell This Version
100.924 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records 100.924 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
PD 1776 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records PD 1776 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
6172 870 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records 6172 870 France 1979 Sell This Version
ILR-20646 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single) Island Records ILR-20646 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
WIP 6524 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single, Promo) Island Records WIP 6524 UK 1979 Sell This Version
7-99871 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single, Promo) Island Records 7-99871 US 1979 Sell This Version
7-99871 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single, Promo, RE) Island Records 7-99871 US 1983 Sell This Version
TRCPROMO 1 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(CD, Single, Promo) The Record Collection TRCPROMO 1 Norway 1995 Sell This Version
562 465-2 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(CD, Single) Island Records 562 465-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
7-99871 The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star(7", Single, RE) Island Records 7-99871 US Unknown Sell This Version

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