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Video Killed The Radio Star Bass Tab

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THE BUGGLES - "Video Killed the Radio Star" - Bass Tab

Common Time(4/4)
Standard Tuning(EADG)

INTRO:
        (x7)
|-----------|---------|---------|
|*---------*|---------|---------|
|*-r-e-s-t-*|---------|---------|
|-----------|-4-------|---------|
   1 2 3 4    1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4

1ST VERSE:
       (x14)                                  (x2)
|-----------|------------------|------------------|
|*---------*|*-----------------|-----------------*|
|*-r-e-s-t-*|*-----------------|-----------------*|
|-----------|--1-r-1-2-2-r-1-1-|-4-4-2-4-4-4-1-1--|
   1 2 3 4     1 2 & a 3 4 & a   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

1ST CHORUS:
                                  (x2)
|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|*-----------------|-----------------*|-----------------|
|*-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------*|-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-|
|------------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|-----------------|
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &    1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----6-----6-----|-----8-----8-----|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-4-4---4-4---4-4-|-6-6---6-6---6-6-|
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

2ND VERSE:
                                  (x5)
|------------------|------------------|
|*-----------------|-----------------*|
|*-----------------|-----------------*|
|--1-r-1-2-2-r-1-1-|-4-4-2-4-4-4-1-1--|
   1 2 & a 3 4 & a   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

2ND CHORUS:
                                 (x2)
|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|*-----------------|-----------------*|*-----------------|
|*-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------*|*-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-|
|------------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|------------------|
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

               (x2)                                  (x2)
|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-----------------*|*-----6-----6-----|-----8-----8-----*|
|-----------------*|*-----------------|-----------------*|
|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|--4-4---4-4---4-4-|-6-6---6-6---6-6--|
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

INSTRUMENTAL:
|-------------|-----------|-------------|-----------|
|-------------|-----------|-------------|-----------|
|-------------|-----------|-------------|-----------|
|-2---4-----1-|-----2-2---|-2---4-----1-|-----2-2---|
  1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4

|-------------|-----------|---------|---------|---------|
|-------------|-----------|---------|---------|---------|
|-------------|-----------|-r-e-s-t-|-r-e-s-t-|-r-e-s-t-|
|-2---4-----5-|-----6-----|---------|---------|---------|
  1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4

|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------1-1-1-----|---1-1-1---------|
|-4-4-4-------2-2-|-2-------2-2-4-4-|
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

END:
                                 (x2)
|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|*-----------------|-----------------*|*-----------------|
|*-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------*|*-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-|
|------------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|------------------|
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

               (x3)                                        (x9)
|------------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------|
|-----------------*|-----------------|-------------|*---------*|
|-----------------*|-----------------|-.-.---------|*-r-e-s-t-*|
|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2---2-----|-----------|
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &    1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 4    1 2 3 4

                               (x15 to fade-out)
|---------|------------------|------------------|
|---------|*-----------------|-----------------*|
|-r-r-r-9/|*-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------*|
|---------|------------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
  1 2 3 4    1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

By: Johari Taylor
E-mail: viking@powerup.com.au
More Bass Tabs: http://www.powerup.com.au/~viking/basstab.htm
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maxpowweer 618 Jan 19, 2012 04:21 PM

This is spot on, however I think the little begging bit goes a little somethin' like this:
|18-17-15-11-10------|
|--------------------|
|----------------6---|
|------------------4-|
It also sounds like it's played on a fretless to me, but no the rest of the song.
One last thing, instead of going to the 6th fret on the E, I prefer using the 1st fret on the A, but that's just me.

5/5

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maxpowweer 618 Jan 19, 2012 04:22 PM

*beginning

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iconic 40 Apr 24, 2013 04:16 AM

intro is F# C# D# C# B G#..THEN F# C# D# G#

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