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'Video Killed The Radio Star' is the first music video shown on MTV in the U.S on 1 August 1981, and the first on MTV Classic in the U.K on 1 March 2010.

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The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star


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Intro:
F# 
C# 
Ebm 
Bbm 
F# 
C# 
Ebm 
Ab 
C#

C#          
Ebm            
I heard you on the wireless
Ab4      
Ab   
C#
Back in '52     
C#     
Ebm           
Ab4          
Ab   
C#
Lying awake intently tuning in on you    
C#       
Ebm            
If I was young it didn't
 
Ab4              
Ab   
Stop you coming through
C#   
F#   
Ab4 
Ab  
C#
Oh-a-oh             

C#             
Ebm  
They took the credit
         
Ab4        
Ab    
C#
For your second symphony    
C#        
Ebm           
Ab4        
Ab  
C#
Rewritten by machine on new technology   
C#        
Ebm       
And now I understand
     
Ab4             
Ab 
The problems you can see
Fm   
F#  
Ab                    
Oh-a-oh     I met your children
Fm   
F#  
Ab                        
Oh-a-oh     what did you tell them?

C#               
F#        
Video killed the radio star
C#               
F#        
Video killed the radio star
C#       C#/C     
F#/Bb           
Pictures came and broke your heart
Ab       
Bbm  
Fm
Oh-a-a-a oh     

Fm      
F#             
Ab              
Fm
And now we meet in an abandoned studio   
            
F#      
We hear the playback
       
Ab                
Fm
And it seems so long ago   
         
F#            
Ab                 
And you remember   the jingles used to go:

Fm   
F#  
Ab                        
Oh-a-oh      you were the first one
Fm   
F#  
Ab                       
Oh-a-oh      you were the last one

C#               
F#        
Video killed the radio star
C#               
F#        
Video killed the radio star
C#    C#/C        
F#/Bb 
In my mind and in my car
   
C#      C#/C        
F#/Bb       
We can't rewind, we've gone too far
Ab       
Bbm   
Ab       
Bbm
Oh-a-a-a oh    oh-a-a-a oh 

Bridge:
F# 
Ab 
Fm 
F# 
F# 
Ab 
Fm 
F# 
F# 
Ab 
Ab/A 
Bbm
F# 
C# 
Ebm 
Ab 
Bbm 
F# 
Bbm 
F# 
Ab

C#               
F#        
Video killed the radio star
C#               
F#        
Video killed the radio star
C#    C#/C        
F#/Bb 
In my mind and in my car
   
C#      C#/C        
F#/Bb       
We can't rewind, we've gone too far
C#       C#/C        
F#/Bb          
Pictures came   and broke your heart
Ab               
F# 
Put the blame on VTR

 
C#  
Ebm  
Ab         
C#  
Ebm  
Ab
(Ohhhhhh      radio star)       
 
C#  
Ebm  
Ab         
C#  
Ebm  
Ab
(Ohhhhhh      radio star)       

C#               
F#        
Video killed the radio star
C#               
F#        
Video killed the radio star
C#               
F#        
Video killed the radio star
C#               
F#        
Video killed the radio star
     
C#  
F#             
C#   
F#
(You arrrrre the radio star)   
     
C#  
F#             
C#   
F#
(You arrrrre the radio star)   
     
C#  
F#             
C#   
F#
(You arrrrre the radio star)   
     
C#  
F#  
(You arrrrre)

Bridge:
Ab4 C# F# C# x2


Ending:
F# C# Ab4 C# x2
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