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Song Parodies -> "Radio Killed the Video Star"

Original Song Title:

"Video Killed the Radio Star"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Buggles

Parody Song Title:

"Radio Killed the Video Star"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

You had your time
you had your power
you're yet to have - your finest hour
Radio!
They said the time of wireless is dead and done
and radio as media has the way of dodo gone
and videos would supreme rule for having fun
Oh-a oh

Then came the internet and format MP3
and revived the radio and now what we see?
and we all found we don't like form but substance-ee
Oh-a oh
you were but all looks
Oh-a oh
no talent, just hoax

Radio killed the video star
Radio killed the video star
Pictures came and went and you didn't get far
Oh-a-a-a oh

And now we meet in screen in Internet.
I got rick-rolled and look, what did I get
I see your video, it's vacuous as it can get
Oh-a oh

You were the first one.
Oh-a oh

Now you're the last one.

Radio killed the video star
Radio killed the video star
In my home and in my car,
I prefer music and not the crap you are

Oh-a-aho oh,
Oh-a-aho oh

Radio killed the video star
Radio killed the video star
In my home and in my car,
I prefer music and not the crap you are

Pictures came and pictures did go,
Internet revived the radio

You ain't a radio star.
You ain't a radio star.
Radio killed the video star.
Radio killed the video star.
Radio killed the video star.
Radio killed the video star.

Radio killed the video star.
(You ain't a radio star.)

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Lifeliver - July 09, 2013 - Report this comment
Neat switcheroo, Susanna. I like the way you write about the music industry itself. When I look at some of those 80s videos now they really look so embarrassingly plastic. But I still love watching musicians work live (if they are making music and not just cranking out hits for sycophantic, hysterical, delirious adolescents).
Patrick - July 10, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember when my Dad got cable TV, about the time the first music videos hit the airwaves. Some are quite clever. "Some Nights" on youtube is even better than the song itself. A friend of mine had one of the first copies of Video Killed the Radio Star, which apparently was the first MTV video. It was on a 45 rpm sent to him by his sister who lived in England.

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