Radio (Robbie Williams song)

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"Radio"
Single by Robbie Williams
from the album Greatest Hits
Released 4 October 2004
Format CD single, DVD single
Recorded 2004
Genre Pop, dance-pop
Length 3:52
Label Chrysalis
Writer(s) Stephen Duffy, Robbie Williams
Producer(s) Stephen Duffy
Robbie Williams singles chronology
"Sexed Up"
(2003)
"Radio"
(2004)
"Misunderstood"
(2004)

"Radio" is a song by British pop singer Robbie Williams. It was the first single from his hits compilation Greatest Hits, released in 2004. The video includes tattooed cheerleaders in masks doing flips, Williams being fawned over as a snake emerges from his trousers, and Williams' eyes morphing into lizard eyes.

Chart success[edit]

"Radio" became Williams' sixth number one single in the UK Singles Chart,[1] selling 41,734 in its first week.[2] To date the song has sold 100,000 copies in the UK.[3] The song also topped the charts in Portugal and Denmark and reached the top ten across Europe and Latin America. In Australia, the single charted at number-twelve and after seven weeks on the charts, the single was certified Gold.[4]

The song was Williams's last UK number-one for eight years until "Candy" took the top spot in November 2012.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "Radio" – 3:52
  2. "Radio" (Maloney Mix) – 5:41
UK CD2
  1. "Radio" – 3:52
  2. "Northern Town" – 4:02
  3. "Radio" (Sam La More Jumpin' Radio Mix) – 4:47
  4. Gallery and video clips
UK DVD single
  1. "Radio" (video) – 3:52
  2. "1974" (audio) – 4:19
  3. "Radio" (Massey Mix; audio) – 6:33
  4. Gallery and video clips

Certifications and sales[edit]

Country Certification (if any) Sales/shipments
Australia Gold[4] 35,000+

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 12
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 3
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 28
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[8] 33
Denmark (Tracklisten)[9] 1
Europe (Euro Digital Songs)[10] 1
Finland (Latauslista)[11] 16
France (SNEP)[12] 48
Germany (Media Control Charts)[13] 2
Greece (IFPI)[14] 8
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[15] 6
Ireland (IRMA)[16] 6
Italy (FIMI)[17] 2
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[18] 9
Norway (Billboard)[19] 8
Romania (UPFR)[20] 34
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[21] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 22
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[24] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 704. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Robbie Williams | Official Top 20 | MTV UK". Mtv.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  4. ^ a b "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2004 Singles". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Robbie Williams - Radio". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Robbie Williams – Radio" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Robbie Williams – Radio" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Robbie Williams – Radio" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Robbie Williams – Radio". Tracklisten.
  10. ^ [2][dead link]
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Robbie Williams - Radio". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Robbie Williams – Radio" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Robbie Williams – Radio". GfK Entertainment.
  14. ^ "Charts - Top 50 Singles". IFPI Greece. Archived from the original on 31 October 2004. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  16. ^ "Chart Track: Week 1, 2004". Irish Singles Chart.
  17. ^ Steffen Hung. "Robbie Williams - Radio". italiancharts.com. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Robbie Williams search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  19. ^ Steffen Hung. "Robbie Williams - Radio". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  20. ^ [3][dead link]
  21. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Robbie Williams – Radio" Canciones Top 50.
  22. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Robbie Williams – Radio". Singles Top 60.
  23. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Robbie Williams – Radio". Swiss Singles Chart.
  24. ^ "October 2004/ Archive Chart: 17 October 2004" UK Singles Chart.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Call on Me" by Eric Prydz
UK Singles Chart number-one single
16 October 2004 – 22 October 2004
Succeeded by
"Call on Me" by Eric Prydz