"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.