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Quotes:

They took the credit for your second symphony.
Rewritten by machine and new technology
And now I understand the problems you can see

(Video Killed the Radio Star - The Age of Plastic - 1980)


Submitted by: LucidLupin
 

Band Name Origins:

  • When Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Wooley were rehearsing in a tiny flat in London (and writing Video Killed The Radio Star) they kept making jokes about how they would never be as big as "the buggles" (i.e. The Beatles). Guess they were right! Geoff Downes recalls this in the liner notes of the CD of debut album "The Age of Plastic" Submitted by: Pete

Stupid Band Names:

  • Sounds like a parody on The Beatles. Submitted by: Mads
  • Sounds like a kid's show Submitted by: Vic George

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The SnugglesDoesn't it sound more cozy?Larcen Tyler

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"I Am A Chimaera""I Am A Camera"Regina Haniger
"Video Chilled The Radio Star""Video Killed The Radio Star"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Video Killed The Rodeo Star""Video Killed The Radio Star"Regina Haniger
"Viacom Killed the YouTube Star""Video Killed the Radio Star"Paul Warren
"Video Killed Winona Ryder""Video Killed The Radio Star"movie

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"I am a Camera,"A person can't be a camera.Mads
"Video Killed The Radio Star,"I've never heard of videos killing anyonebottle of what

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I Am A Camera," The Buggles"Take A Picture," Filter
"Video Killed The Radio Star," The Buggles"Internet Killed The Video Star," The Limousines
"Video Killed The Radio Star," The Buggles"I'm Alive," Electric Light Orchestra
"Video Killed The Radio Star," The Buggles"Premature Burial," Siouxsie and the Banshees

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Video Killed The Radio Tar" originally "Video Killed The Radio Star"
Tar as in sailor?
Wendy Torrance

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"I Aim A Camera" originally "I Am A Camera"
Christina Caraway
"Video Killed The Radio Start" originally "Video Killed The Radio Star"
I know, anachronistic, but hilarious!
Jeffrey Hope

Change a Letter:

"Video Killed The Radio Scar" originally "Video Killed The Radio Star"
Finally, video and radio co-operate!
Jeffrey Hope
"Video Filled The Radio Star" originally "Video Killed The Radio Star"
Jeffrey Hope
"Video Billed The Radio Star" originally "Video Killed The Radio Star"
Jeffrey Hope
"Video Tilled The Radio Star" originally "Video Killed The Radio Star"
Jeffrey Hope

Recordings:

Mar 30
a parody of "Video Killed the Radio Star" by Buggles
Voice tracking Killed The Radio Star. Live Dj's are fast becomong a thing of the past.
UTUBE: (Mp3, Video)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Video Killed the Radio Star""Democrats Lost On Tuesday Big League"deplorableme
"Video Killed the Radio Star""Internet Killed The Video Store"Chris Wolvie
"Video Killed the Radio Star""Net(flix) and Red(box) Killed the Video Store"Chris Bodily TM
"Living in the Plastic Age""Living in the Polar Age"Edward Genereux
"Video Killed the Radio Star""Radio Killed the Video Star"Susanna Viljanen
"Adventures in Modern Recording""Detention in Mr. Burns' Office"Porfle Popnecker
"Video Killed the Radio Star""Fabio Killed a Bird With His Face"Porfle Popnecker
"Video Killed the Radio Star""Netflix Killed the Video Store"Danny Mew
"Video Killed the Radio Star""Radio Killed the Video Star"Warren Baker
"Video Killed the Radio Star""Jollibee Kissed Hetty Spaghetti"MariaU9283

There are additional Buggles song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Video Killed The Radio StarMTV/VH1Ben

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Video Killed The Radio StarBest BuyMC Blargenfedibblenohip
"Video Killed the Radio Star"radio stationIludium Phosdex
Video Killed The Radio StarAny Radio or TV station/ MTVTayaBox
Video Killed The Radio StarBlockbuster VideoSyncronos

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Guerilla Radio
   Rage Against The Machine
Video Killed The Radio Star
   The Buggles
Video Killed The Guerilla Radio Star
I am the viod
Video Killed The Radio Star
   The Buggles
Radio Ga Ga
   Queen
Video Killed The Radio Ga Ga Star
Edward
Video Killed The Radio Star
   The Buggles
Radioactive
   Imagine Dragons
Video Killed The Radioactive Star
Derek
Video Killed The Radio Star
   The Buggles
AM Radio
   Everclear
Video Killed The AM Radio Star
I want my MTV!
T'Ley
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Bungles
The Bangles combined with The Buggles
Changing a letter in either band name could result this way!
Submitted By: nally
The Buggery
Buggles combined with The Bravery
Debut single "Killing The Radio Star Was An Honest Mistake" out now.
Submitted By: neptunevsmars

Misheard Lyrics:

"Video Killed the Radio Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ella, Ella. I bet your children.
Original Lyrics:
Oh-a oh. I met your children.
"(Living In) The Plastic Age"
Misheard Lyrics:
Chase my Bed in 6 a.m.
Then the shiny serving clothes running withm Eye Telephones.
Walking fast now make a deal.
By the "Fake N" sell "what's real?"
Original Lyrics:
Shakes my bed at 6 a.m.
Then the shiny serving clones
Run in with my telephones
Talking fast I make a deal
Buy the fake and sell what's real
"Video Killed the Radio Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
Vinnie O'Gill the radio star
Original Lyrics:
Video killed the radio star
"Video Killed the Radio Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
They took the credit for your second simple need
Original Lyrics:
They took the credit for your second symphony
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Video Killed the Radio Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
Idi Amin the radio star
Original Lyrics:
Video killed the radio star

Story about this misheard lyric by: Jade Bonny

My mother was appalled to think that there was a pop song about this famous dictator- it cracked me up when I heard her going on about it!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Video Killed the Radio Star"
Better Lyrics:
(This was originally going to be about how the rise of new technologies effectively killed off VHS, then turned into a criticism of what George Lucas did to E.T. on its 25th anniversary.)
I saw you in the theater back in eighty-two
My eyes open wide just staring right at you
Though I was young it didn't stop me wanting you
Oh-ah oh
He ridiculed you on your anniversary
Digitised by machine on new technology
He turned the firearms into radios, we see
Oh-ah oh
You have no children
Oh-ah oh
What could you tell them?
DVD killed the video star
DVD killed the video star
Lucas came and screwed your art
Original Lyrics:
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-ah 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-ah oh
I met your children
Oh-ah oh
What did you tell them?
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Pictures came and broke your heart
Submitted by: Sheogorath
"Video Killed the Radio Star"
Better Lyrics:
Netflix and Redbox killed Blockbuster
Netflix and Redbox killed Blockbuster

DVDs online to start
Oh-n-n-n-no
Original Lyrics:
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star

Pictures came and broke your heart
Oh-a-a-a oh
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Video Killed The Radio Star"
Better Lyrics:
Giddy-up killed the radio star
Original Lyrics:
Video killed the radio star
Submitted by: Tara

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Video Killed The Radio Star"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
(Oh ah oh!) You were the first one!
(Oh ah oh!) You were the last one!
Why They're Nonsensical:
Nice song, but how can you be the first one and be the last one at the same time! This just doesn't make any sense. (Maybe this person being sung to was the _only_ one in context?)
Submitted by: Bob
 

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Video Killed The Radio Star"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Im my mind and in my car
We can't rewind, we've gone too far!
Why They're Misrhymed:
Car and far don't rhyme!

[Ed's note again!: Now you've really lost me! This IS English were talking about isn't it?]
Submitted by: sonikal
 

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Video Killed The Radio Star"
The Dated Lyrics:
video killed the radio star video killed the radio star
Why They're Dated:
if it was sung now{TODAY} it would be dvd killed the video tape
Submitted by: art
 

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"I Love You (Miss Robot)"
The Dirty Lyrics:
I feel so hard when you take me in
Why They're Dirty:
I think it's fairly obvious... even someone without a particularly dirty mind could find a dubious quality about this line. Also, the title suggests the song's about a love affair with a piece of machinery, so... who knows. Could be intentional. Kinda creepy if that's the case, really...
Submitted by: Heathcliff the Cat
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Best Glug, Eh? Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
Best Leg--Ugh! Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
Hug Gel Best Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
Get Leg Hubs Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
Bet Lush Egg Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"I Race A Mama" originally "I Am A Camera"
Submitted by: Christina Caraway
"Video Killed The Radio Rats" originally "Video Killed The Radio Star"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Video Killed The Radio Arts" originally "Video Killed The Radio Star"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Video Killed The Radio Tsar" originally "Video Killed The Radio Star"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"I Killed The Star Radio Dove" originally "Video Killed The Radio Star"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Lyrics Pronunciation:

""Video Killed The Radio Star""
The Lyrics:
Put the blame on VTR
Why:
VTR is pronounced more like "vi-de-oh".
Submitted by: Vic George
 

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Video Stilled The Radio Car" originally "Video Killed The Radio Star"
Submitted by: Allison O'Silla

Band Name Spoonerisms:

The Gubbles originally "The Buggles"
Submitted by: Cotton Lorraine

Backwards Messages:

"Video Killed The Radio Star"
If You Play The Song Video Killed The Radio Star By The Buggles Backwards In One Part You Can Hear ''we Smoked Weed But Now Live Apart.''
Submitted by: Dave

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