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Song Parodies -> "Radio Killed the Video Star"

Original Song Title:

"Video Killed the Radio Star"

Original Performer:

The Buggles

Parody Song Title:

"Radio Killed the Video Star"

Parody Written by:

Warren Baker

The Lyrics

I turned the TV on
To channel fifty-two
Finding performer dancing,
Singing some new tune
On screen, such fun I loved
The video I viewed
(what a show)

I loved the pictures,
But there’s not much melody
I listened in my car,
Gave me lobotomy
And now I call police
Reporting felony

(Now I know)
Your song’s a villain
(Now I know)
Call Marshal Dillon

Radio killed the video star
Radio killed the video star
Pain has come from vocal fart

(Oh uh-oh)

So what convinced you
To record in studio?
Your love of scotch perhaps
Or rancid red bordeaux
A true offender
Your lyrical B.O.

(Oh, it blows)
This was your first one
(Oh, uh-oh)
Hope it’s your last one

Radio killed the video star
Radio killed the video star
Sound design has left me scarred
So please be kind, sing au revoir

(Oh it blow-oh-ohs)
(Oh it blow-oh-ohs)

Radio killed the video star
Radio killed the video star
Acting’s fine for movie star
I even like the avant garde
Just step away from that guitar

Radio killed the video star
Radio killed the video star
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Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.1
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 7

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Wild Child JIN - April 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Sometimes, I want to kill my radio, I have a $800 stereo system, and a crappy A.M. antenna, and can't get one crappy station on it, maybe it's just as well anyway, But really great parody! :-) Excellent Job! 555!
Patrick - April 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I heard the original before a lot of people did. Always loved the melody. You are right about today's music. Sometimes it's painful to listen to. Also, a lot of the parodies on this site are of songs I don't recognize. And, what ever happened to Tommy Turtle?
AFW - April 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Good reversal of misfortune
WarrenB - April 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks all. It seems a lot of you know how I see some of today's 'popular' muzak.

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