Oh Yeah (Roxy Music song)

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"Oh Yeah"
Single by Roxy Music
from the album Flesh and Blood
B-side "South Downs"
"Rain Rain Rain" (USA)
"In the Midnight Hour" (Australia)
Released July 1980
Format 7"
Recorded 1980
Genre Pop rock, new wave
Length 4:12 (single version)
4:51 (album version)
Label Atco/Reprise/EG
Writer(s) Bryan Ferry
Producer(s) Rhett Davies & Roxy Music
Roxy Music singles chronology
"Over You"
(1980)
"Oh Yeah" (1980) "Same Old Scene"
(1980)

"Oh Yeah", also known as "Oh Yeah (There's a Band Playing On the Radio)" or "Oh Yeah (On the Radio)" on certain releases, is a hit single by British band Roxy Music. It was taken from their 1980 album Flesh and Blood.

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"Oh Yeah" is the second release from the album. It hit #5 on the UK Singles Chart, as the previous single "Over You" had also done. This song was followed by the UK Top 20 hit "Same Old Scene". Bryan Ferry explained to The Mail on Sunday: “In this song I was trying to create a picture of Americana, and long hot summer evenings at drive-in movies. It is wistful and nostalgic, rather like a country record.”[1] The song was backed by the non-LP track "South Downs", a synth instrumental by Ferry, or by the album tracks "Rain Rain Rain" (in the USA) and "In the Midnight Hour" (in Australia and South Africa).

"South Downs" when re-released on the "The Thrill of It All" boxset was accidentally released backwards, but due to the synthetic nature of the string sound, it didn't sound weird. The original version reappeared on a 3-track CD single with "Jealous Guy" and "Lover".[2]

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