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Video Killed The Radio Star - The Human League

  • 22 mins
  • 92%
  • 12+
  • United States of America FlagUSUnited States of America
  • 2015
  • Arts
  • Documentaries

In this episode Phil Oakey talks about the music videos of the synth pop band The Human League. The band first found success in Britain in the 1980s. Here Director Steve Barron discusses the story behind the massive number one hit 'Don't You Want Me.' He also talks about how he convinced the record label to film their video using 35mm film and how it was the second video ever to be played on MTV. Electro new wave band The Human League formed in Sheffield in 1977. Despite having an early hit with their song 'Being Boiled' it would not be until the release of the band's album 'Dare' that they achieved major success. The album contained the hit single 'Don't You Want Me.' The song would go on to reach number one in both the UK and United States. To date the band has sold 20 million albums and though the line up has changed since the band's inception the primary vocalist and songwriter Phil Oakey has remained a solid fixture in the lineup. At the end of 2012 the band toured across Europe to celebrate their 35th anniversary. The shows were critically acclaimed with the UK's Daily Telegraph remarking that it was 'as good a night's entertainment as you are likely to find anywhere on the planet.' Songs include: Empire State Human; Don't You Want Me; (Keep Falling) Fascination; Lebanon; Together in Electric Dreams.