The extent to how true “Video Killed the Radio Star” probably couldn’t be considered in 1979, the year the Buggles produced this song along with the first video shown on mtv.
Its gotten to the point that the audio has become visual. An artist has to do a video in order to sell their songs. A song without a video is now like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with no bread. And of course in music videos people are not willing to look at ugly or fat so if the artist’s not hot, especially for women, their going to have a harder time making it which means we’re probably missing out on some good music because the percentage of beautiful people to not so beatiful is small.
Its also gotten to the point that some songs just don’t sound good until the video is watched. I didn’t really like Black Eyed Peas Boom Boom Pow until I watched the video. I’ve liked it a lot since. Lady Gaga’s paparazzi is the same for a lot of people from what I’ve heard. Personally I liked the song ok and liked it a lot better after seeing the video.
Robbie Williams new album is Reality killed the video star. Thing is both are on video and both are scripted. So can reality (shows) kill the video star? Although it does seem that lately more people are getting famous from reality (shows, youtube, etc) than through movies and non reality shows. I hope reality doesn’t kill the video star cuz reality kind of sucks.
What do you think about video killing the radio star or reality killing the video star?