Turn On the Radio

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"Turn On the Radio"
Single by Reba
from the album All the Women I Am
Released July 19, 2010
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:35
Label Starstruck/Valory
Writer(s) Cherie Oakley
Mark Oakley
J.P. Twang
Producer(s) Dann Huff
Reba singles chronology
"I Keep On Loving You"
(2010)
"Turn On the Radio"
(2010)
"If I Were a Boy"
(2011)
All the Women I Am track listing
"Turn On the Radio"
(1)
"If I Were a Boy"
(2)

"Turn On the Radio" is a song written by Mark Oakley, Cherie Oakley and J. P. Twang, and recorded by American country music singer Reba McEntire to serve as the lead single for her 34th career album,[1] All the Women I Am, which was released on November 9, 2010.[2] It was released to country radio on July 7, 2010, and debuted at number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of July 24, 2010. It was released as a digital download in the U.S. on August 3, 2010.

Critical reception[edit]

The song has received mixed reviews from music critics. Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe rated the song a D, stating until McEntire put out something better, he would keep listening to "Consider Me Gone."[3] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song 4 and a 1/2 stars out of 5, stating that "in the hands of a less-seasoned vocalist this song could’ve been something horribly lacking but in Reba’s hand’s it’s a remarkable success."[4]

Promotion[edit]

McEntire performed the song thus-far on three occasions. First, being on the release date of her new album All The Women I Am (November 9), was on Good Morning America. The second was November 12 on the Late Show with David Letterman. The third being on the first annual American Country Awards.

Music video[edit]

Filming began on July 27, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee, but due to a storm it did not finish until July 28, 2010. The music video, which was directed by Randee St. Nicholas, premiered on CMT and GAC on August 18, 2010.

Chart performance[edit]

"Turn On the Radio" debuted at number 54 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of July 24, 2010.[5] The single is McEntire's 60th Top 10 single on the country charts, making her the first female country artist in history to achieve that many top 10 hits. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of January 1, 2011, making it McEntire's 25th number 1 song on the chart, tying Dolly Parton for most number 1 songs by a female country artist.

Chart (2010–2011) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 53
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 67

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 56
Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 61
Preceded by
"Why Wait"
by Rascal Flatts
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

January 1, 2011
Succeeded by
"Felt Good on My Lips"
by Tim McGraw

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://thevalorymusicco.com/reba/index.cfm?id=57&viewStory=211
  2. ^ "CMT : News : Reba McEntire Releasing New Album Nov. 9". CMT News. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  3. ^ Coyne, Kevin John (2010-07-07). "Country Universe >> Single Review: Reba McEntire, "Turn On the Radio"". Country Universe. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (2010-07-07). "Reba McEntire - "Turn On the Radio"". Roughstock. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  5. ^ Trust, Gary. "Chart Highlights: Country, Dance/Club Play Songs & More". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  6. ^ "Reba McEntire Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Reba McEntire. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  7. ^ "Reba McEntire Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Reba McEntire. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  8. ^ "Reba McEntire Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Reba McEntire. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  9. ^ "Best of 2010: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 

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