Summer 1981. I remember sneaking downstairs at midnight to watch the launch of MTV. I remember the first time I saw the rocket blast off, heard the riff played over the Apollo 11 landing that would mark the clock reaching the hour for much of the rest of my adolescence.
And I remember the huge disappointment at the understandable but nonetheless annoying choice of The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" for the first video played. I never could get all the way through that song, and I think I went to sleep without seeing the second video to ever air on MTV.
A few weeks back, I heard a song on the radio that made me laugh out loud. Within minutes of it ending, I realized I was still singing it in my head and resolved to make it my next music monday. But it wasn't available on the massive playlist.com database that is the source for the Blogschu Music Monday Archive, and so I chose something else and forgot about it.
In the last week or so, this song is everywhere - one evening I heard it four times on a single commute. It makes me giggle and tap my feet each time I hear it, but The Limousines have got it backwards. MTV killed the video star, not the Internet. If anything, YouTube made lots of new ones.