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Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star chords

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		Video Killed the Radio Star – The Buggles
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

The Buggles 
Video Killed the Radio Star (1979)
(Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn, Bruce Woolley)

From: "The Age of Plastic"


The chord sheet contains the basic chords which may be enough to strum 
along on a guitar. It is a little difficult because often the chords are 
not played on the beat but are syncopated (whenever the VERSE chords are 
used and in the SOLO, too). It is important to retain this feel, as it is 
responsible for the drive of these parts. 

The split chords in the VERSE part may be played as regular chords, too 
(but the 3rd in the bass gives it that special extra, I think). The split 
chords in the INTERLUDE are essential and should stay. 

In the tabs, I added the arpeggios, voicings and melody lines for anyone 
who would like to get into the track a little deeper. I tried to make it 
playable for guitar players, still the piano pattern in the verse might 
take a little until it flows along effortlessly. (At least it was like that 
for me ...) 

Comments and suggestions are highly welcome!

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capo 1st fret

INTRO
  [ch]Dm/F[/ch]             C/E              Dm7              Am
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|------5---------|------3---------|------1---------|----------------|
B|----3-----------|----1-----------|----1-----------|1-----0---------|
G|--2-------------|--0-------------|--2-------------|2-----------2---|
D|3---------------|2---------------|0---------------|2---------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|0---------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  [ch]Dm/F[/ch]             C/E              Dm7              G
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|------5---------|------3---------|------1---------|3---------------|
B|----3-----------|----1-----------|----1-----------|0---------------|
G|--2-------------|--0-------------|--2-------------|0---------------|
D|3---------------|2---------------|0---------------|0---------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|3---------------|


VERSE / BRIDGE / LINK 2
  C/E     Dm       Gsus4   G        C/E     Dm       Gsus4   G        
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|--1-1-3-3-1-1-3-|3-1-1-0-0-1-3---|--1-1-3-3-1-1-3-|3-1-1-0-0-1-3---|
G|--0-0-2-2-2-2-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|--0-0-2-2-2-2-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
D|2-----0---------|--------------3-|2-----0---------|-------------(3)|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|3---------------|----------------|3---------------|


SOLO
  [ch]Dm/F[/ch]  G       C/E      F          [ch]Dm/F[/ch]  G       C/E      F
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|5---5-----------|----------------|----5-----------|----------------|
B|------8---6---5-|----------------|------8---6---5-|--6-8-----------|
G|--7-------------|--5-------------|--7-------------|------5---------|
D|----------------|------7---------|7---------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  [ch]Dm/F[/ch]  G       E/G#     Am [break]
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|----5-----------|----------------|
B|------8---6---5-|----------------|
G|--7-------------|--7---5---------|
D|7---------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|


LINK 1
  [ch]Dm/F[/ch]             C/G              Dm7
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|------5---------|------3---------|------1---------|
B|----3-----------|----1-----------|----1-----------|
G|--2-------------|--0-------------|--2-------------|
D|3---------------|----------------|0---------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|3---------------|----------------|
  G     Am    F      Am    F   G
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|10—10b12r10-8-— 10b12r10-8---10--| (second guitar)
B|8---8b10r8--6---|8b10r8--6---8---| (first guitar)
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|

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CHORDS
           E-A-D-G-B-E
[ch]Dm/F[/ch]       1-x-3-2-3-1  or x-x-3-2-3-1
Gsus4      3-x-0-0-1-3
C/E        0(3)2-0-1-0  or x-x-2-0-1-0
G/B        x-2-0-0-0-3
F/A        x-0-3-2-1-1
E/G#       3-x-2-1-0-0
F*      (t)1-x-3-2-1-1
F(add9) (t)1-x-3-2-1-3

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capo 1st fret

INTRO
| [ch]Dm/F[/ch] | C/E | Dm7 | Am |
| [ch]Dm/F[/ch] | C/E | Dm7 | G |


VERSE
C/E          [ch]Dm/F[/ch]           Gsus4         G
 I heard you on the wireless back in Fifty Two 
C/E     [ch]Dm/F[/ch]          Gsus4     G
 Lying awake intent at tuning in on you 
C/E       [ch]Dm/F[/ch]           Gsus4           G
 If I was young it didn't stop you coming through 


BRIDGE (part)
 C/E  [ch]Dm/F[/ch] | Gsus4 G |
(Ow-A-ow-a)


VERSE
C/E            [ch]Dm/F[/ch]            Gsus4       G
 They took the credit for your second symphony 
C/E        [ch]Dm/F[/ch]           Gsus4       G
 Rewritten by machine and new technology
C/E        [ch]Dm/F[/ch]           Gsus4            G
 And now I understand the problems you can see 


BRIDGE
C/E  [ch]Dm/F[/ch]   Gsus        G 
(Ow-a-ow-a)   I met your children 
 C/E  [ch]Dm/F[/ch]   Gsus          G 
(Ow-a-ow-a)   What did you tell them? 


CHORUS
C                F
Video killed the radio star 
C                F
Video killed the radio star 


INTERLUDE
C        G/B      F/A
Pictures came and broke your heart 
Gsus4    Am
Ow-A-A-A-ow


VERSE
C/E         [ch]Dm/F[/ch]        Gsus4         G
 And now we meet in an abandoned studio 
C/E          [ch]Dm/F[/ch]            Gsus4          G
 We hear the playback and it seems so long ago 
C/E        [ch]Dm/F[/ch]       Gsus4           G
 And you remember the jingles used to go 

BRIDGE
 C/E  [ch]Dm/F[/ch]   Gsus          G 
(Ow-a-ow-a)   You were the first one 
 C/E  [ch]Dm/F[/ch]   Gsus          G 
(Ow-a-ow-a)   You were the last one 


CHORUS
C                F
Video killed the radio star 
C                F
Video killed the radio star 


INTERLUDE
C     G/B      F/A
In my mind and in my car
   C       G/B        F/A
We can't rewind we've gone too far 
G        Am
Ow-A-A-A-ow


SOLO
| [ch]Dm/F[/ch] G | C/E F |
| [ch]Dm/F[/ch] G | C/E F |
| [ch]Dm/F[/ch] G | E/G# Am (break] |

LINK 1               1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
| [ch]Dm/F[/ch] | C/G | Dm7 | G     Am    F   |  Am    F   G   |


CHORUS
C                F
Video killed the radio star 
C                F
Video killed the radio star 


INTERLUDE
C     G/B      F/A
In my mind and in my car, 
   C       G/B        F/A
We can't rewind we've gone too far 
C        G/B      F/A
Pictures came and broke your heart, 
C/G     G        F*  Fadd9 Fadd9 [break]
Put the blame on V   T     R 


LINK 2 (= verse)
    C/E Dm Gsus4 G     C/E          Dm       Gsus4  G 
You a-------re a radio sta-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ar 
    C/E Dm Gsus4 G     C/E          Dm       Gsus4  G 
You a-------re a radio sta-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ar 


CHORUS
C                F
Video killed the radio star 
C                F
Video killed the radio star 
C                F
Video killed the radio star 
C                F
Video killed the radio star 


CODA
     C                F            C                F
     Video killed the radio star   Video killed the radio star   
(You a--------------re     a radio star)
     C                F            C                F
     Video killed the radio star   Video killed the radio star   
(You a--------------re     a radio star)

(repeat and fade)
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