Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, October 20, 1979 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This was the first video to air on MTV. The network launched August 1, 1981, and this provided the first evidence that MTV was going to make it. When MTV went on the air and started playing this video, Trevor Horn was on tour with Yes. It took him a while to figure out why kids were recognizing him. The video was shot in south London in a day. The girl who plays the Stargirl-like character was a friend of director Russell Mulcahy who was trying to become an actress. For the scene where she is lowered into the test tube, about 30 takes were shot, and the wrong take was used - you can see the tube falling over, which wasn't supposed to happen.
Who sang Video Killed the Radio Star?
Video Killed the Radio Star was performed by The Buggles
What year did Video Killed the Radio Star get to the UK number 1 spot?
Video Killed the Radio Star first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, October 20, 1979
How long was Video Killed the Radio Star at number 1 in the UK?
Video Killed the Radio Star spent 1 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.