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Global Single Chart
40 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to January 12, 1980
compiled and provided by

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1 / 1
week 7
Video Killed The Radio Star - Buggles
Island - 4 weeks at No.1
3 / 3
week 17
We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard
EMI
4 / 4
week 6
Please Don't Go - KC & The Sunshine Band
T.K. / EMI
5 / 6
week 4
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
Infinity / MCA
2 / 2
week 10
No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) - Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer
Columbia / Casablanca
7 / 5
week 10
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (A Man After Midnight) - Abba
Atlantic / Epic / Polydor
6 / 7
week 4
Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) - Pink Floyd
Harvest / Columbia
10 / -
week 3
Send One Your Love - Stevie Wonder
Tamla / Motown
new.JPG (991 bytes) Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Epic
8 / 10
week 3
I Have A Dream - Abba
Atlantic / Epic / Polydor
 

"Video Killed The Radio Star", released on September 7, 1979, was wrote by Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn and Bruce Woolley in an hour of one afternoon in 1978, six months before it was recorded by Bruce Woolley & The Camera Club and later by the Buggles, consisting of Horn and Downes. The song relates to concerns about mixed attitudes towards 20th-century inventions and machines for the media arts. Musically, the song performs like an extended jingle with unusual musical pop elements. "Video Killed The Radio Star" topped the hitlists in United Kingdom, France, Australia, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden and Ireland.

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