Copying Himself in the Heat of the Moment?

I never paid much attention to the band Asia. As a (mainstream) prog rock supergroup, they represented exactly the kind of “dinosaur rock” most sneered at by the punk dogma I upheld (and, to a lesser degree, still embrace). So I never really noticed how similar the verse structure of “Heat of the Moment,” from 1982, . . .

. . . is to that of “Video Killed the Radio Star” by Buggles, from 1979:

But I guess it’s okay, since Geoff Downes was in both groups and co-wrote both songs.


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