The Buggles discography

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The Buggles discography
Logo of the Buggles which is red text displaying "Buggles". This is on the cover art of The Age of Plastic.
Releases
Studio albums 2
Compilation albums 1
Singles 9
Music videos 3
Promotional extended plays 1
Production 3
Live video albums 1

The Buggles, a duo consisting of bassist Trevor Horn and keyboardist Geoff Downes, have a discography of two studio albums, a compilation album and video live album, a promotional extended play, nine singles, and three music videos. The Buggles also produced three songs, "Back of My Hand" by The Jags, "Monkey Chop" by Dan-I, and "Film Star" by Tom Marshall. The group formed in 1977 in Wimbledon, South West London, and were signed by Island Records to record and publish their debut studio album, The Age of Plastic, which was released in 1980.[1] The album charted in the UK, Canada, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, and Japan.

The lead single for The Age of Plastic was "Video Killed the Radio Star", released in 1979. The song was a huge commercial success, becoming the 444th number one hit on the UK Singles Chart, spending one week at the top.[2] It was also number 1 on fifteen other international record charts[2] and sold more than five million copies worldwide.[3] It received certifications by the Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique and British Phonographic Industry of platinum and gold respectively. Its music video was the first to air on MTV.[4] Three other singles from The Age of Plastic, "Living in the Plastic Age", "Clean, Clean" and "Elstree", achieved chart success in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. Music videos were made for "Living in the Plastic Age" and "Elstree"

Adventures in Modern Recording, released in 1981, was the second and last album by The Buggles. Five singles from it were released between 1981 and 1982, "I Am a Camera", "Adventures in Modern Recording", "On TV", "Lenny", and "Beatnik". The album and its singles were a commercial failure in the UK, but the album did chart in the United States, peaking at number 161 on the Billboard 200 and at number 7 on the Bubbling Under the Top Rock Albums chart. The album also charted in the Netherlands, as did "I Am a Camera" and "Lenny". "On TV" was certified gold by Music Canada for sales of 5,000 units.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with details and chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[5]
CAN
[6]
FRA
[7]
IT
[8]
JPN
[9]
NLD
[10]
NOR
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
US
Rock

[14]
The Age of Plastic 27 83 15 17 35[A] 23 24
Adventures in Modern Recording 26 50 161 57[B]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or did not have a release in that territory.

Promotional EPs[edit]

List of promotional extended plays with details
Title EP details
Extracts from The Age of Plastic

Compilation[edit]

List of compilation albums with details
Title Album details
The 12" & Rarities Collection
  • Released 2011[18]
  • Format: CD

Live video albums[edit]

List of compilation albums with details
Title Album details
A Sea Of Cameras - Live in New York, 20th September 2010
  • Released 2010[19]
  • Format: DVDr

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, certifications and sales
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Sales Album
UK
[20]
AU
[21]
AUT
[22]
GER
[23]
IT
[24]
NLD
[25]
NZ
[26]
SWE
[27]
SWI
[28]
US
[13]
"Video Killed the Radio Star" 1979 1 1 1 2 23 16 2 1 1 40
  • WW: 5,000,000+[3]
The Age of Plastic
"Living in the Plastic Age" 1980 16 29 29
"Clean Clean" 38 60
"Elstree" 55
"I Am a Camera" 1981 45 46 Adventures in Modern Recording
"Adventures in Modern Recording"[31] 1982
"On TV"
"Lenny" 17
"Beatnik"[33]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or did not have a release in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

Song Year Director
"Video Killed the Radio Star" 1979[34] Russell Mulcahy[35]
"Living in the Plastic Age" 1980[36]
"Elstree" 1980[37]
"I Am A Camera" 1981
"Adventures in Modern Recording" 1982
"On TV" 1982

Production[edit]

List of songs produced by The Buggles, with year of release and chart positions
Song and artist Year Peak chart positions
UK
[38]
NZ
[39]
SWE
[40]
US
[41]
"Back of My Hand" by The Jags[42] 1979 17 84
"Monkey Chop" by Dan-I[43] 30 4 11
"Film Star" by Tom Marshall[42] 1981
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or did not have a release in that territory.

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ The 2010 Japanese reissue of The Age of Plastic made a minor appearance on the Oricon charts, taking the number 225 spot.[44]
  • B ^ Adventures in Modern Recording was not able to chart on the Billboard Top 50 Rock Albums, but did manage to reach #7 on Bubbling Under the Top Rock Albums chart,[14] an extension to the Top Rock Albums.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Buggles. ZTT.com. Accessed on 16 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b Peel, Ian (2010). From the Art of Plastic to the Age of Noise (CD insert). The Buggles. Salvo Records. SALVOCD036. 
  3. ^ a b Meet the Buggles. People. 15 July 2001. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Accessed on 16 July 2013.
  4. ^ "MTV won't say how old it is (but it's 25): A list of Music Television's notable moments". CNN. 2005-04-30. Archived from the original on 2006-08-11. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  5. ^ Roach, Martin (ed.) (2009). The Virgin Book of British Hit Albums (1st ed.). London: Virgin Books. p. 63. ISBN 978-0-7535-1700-0. 
  6. ^ "RPM Top Albums – March 22, 1980". Library and Archives Canada. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Tous les Albums classés par Artiste (B)" (in French). infodisc.fr. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013.  In the box under Choisir Un Artiste Dans la Liste & Appuyez sur OK :, click BUGGLES. Accessed on 17 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Gli album più venduti del 1980" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  9. ^ オリコンチャート・ブックLP編(昭和45年‐平成1年) (in Japanese). Original Confidence. 1990. p. 237. ISBN 4-87131-025-6. 
  10. ^ "Dutch Top 100 Album Charts: Buggles". dutchcharts.nl. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "VG-Lista - Norwegian Album Charts: Buggles" (in Dutch). norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Swedish Top 60 Album Charts: Buggles". swedishcharts.com. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Buggles – Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  14. ^ a b Billboard. 20 February 1982. p. 30. Accessed on 9 July 2013.
  15. ^ Buggles Sound in the New Decade. The Sydney Morning Herald. 30 December 1979. Accessed on 16 July 2013.
  16. ^ Music – Adventures in Modern Recording by The Buggles. iTunes. Archived from original on 21 July 2013. Accessed on 15 July 2013.
  17. ^ Extracts from the Age of Plastic. encorerecords.com. Accessed on 23 July 2013.
  18. ^ The 12" & Rarities Collection (Media notes). The Buggles. 2011. TRIZ CD88. 
  19. ^ "Buggles, The – A Sea Of Cameras". Discogs.com. 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  20. ^ Roach, Martin (ed.) (2008). The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles (1st ed.). London: Virgin Books. p. 74. ISBN 978-0-7535-1537-2. 
  21. ^ "Australia n°1 Hits – 70's". Worldcharts.co.uk. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "Austrian Single Charts: Buggles" (in German). austriancharts.at. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "Chartverfolgung/Buggles, The/Single" (in German). musicline.de. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  24. ^ Hit Parade Italia – Indice per Interprete: B. hitparadeitalia.it. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Accessed on 10 July 2013.
  25. ^ "Dutch Single Top 100 Charts: Buggles" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  26. ^ "New Zealand Top 40 Single Charts: Buggles". charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  27. ^ "Swedish Top 60 Single Charts: Buggles". swedishcharts.com. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  28. ^ "Swiss Single Top 75 Charts: Buggles" (in German). hitparade.ch. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  29. ^ "Les Singles de Platine" (in French). Infodisc.fr. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  30. ^ "British single certifications – BPI certifications search. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Enter Video Killed the Radio Star in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go. Accessed on 8 July 2013.
  31. ^ Adventures in Modern Recording (Single). Buggles. Carrere. 1982. CART 222. 
  32. ^ Buggles certification search results. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. musiccanada.com. Accessed on 8 July 2013.
  33. ^ Beatnik (Single). Buggles. Carrere. 1982. 49.990. 
  34. ^ "the Buggles - "Video killed the radio star"". mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  35. ^ Freitag, Paul (8 April 2012). The Buggles – Living in the Plastic Age. Fine Print Magazine. Accessed on 22 July 2013.
  36. ^ "the Buggles - "Living in the plastic age"". mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  37. ^ "the Buggles - "Elstree"". mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  38. ^ Buggles-produced songs in UK Singles Charts:
    • The Jags: JAGS. officialcharts.com. Accessed on 26 July 2013.
    • Dan-I: DAN-I. officialcharts.com. Accessed on 26 July 2013.
  39. ^ Discography Dan-I. charts.org.nz. Accessed on 29 July 2013.
  40. ^ Discography Dan-I. swedishcharts.com. Accessed on 29 July 2013.
  41. ^ Jags – Awards. Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Accessed on 26 July 2013.
  42. ^ a b Discography. trevorhorn.com. Accessed on 23 July 2013.
  43. ^ Deller, Fred (21 February 1980). "Life With the Buggles". Smash Hits. Volume 32. Accessed on 29 July 2013.
  44. ^ "バグルズのリリース一覧" (in Japanese). oricon.co.jp. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 

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