Nothing On but the Radio

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"Nothing On but the Radio"
Gary Allan - nothing on but the radio.jpg
Single by Gary Allan
from the album See If I Care
Released June 21, 2004
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:32
Label MCA Nashville
Songwriter(s) Byron Hill
Brice Long
Odie Blackmon
Producer(s) Mark Wright
Gary Allan
Gary Allan singles chronology
"Songs About Rain"
"Nothing On but the Radio"
"Best I Ever Had"
"Songs About Rain"
"Nothing On but the Radio"
"Best I Ever Had"

"Nothing On but the Radio" is a song written by Byron Hill, Odie Blackmon and Brice Long, recorded by American country music artist Gary Allan. It was released in June 2004 as the third and last single from his album See If I Care.[1] The song was Allan's third Number One single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart as well as his last number one until Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain) in 2013. The song also peaked at number 32 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also won an ASCAP Award for being among the most performed country songs of 2005. The song was later included on Allan's Greatest Hits album.


The narrator talks about dancing with his lover with "nothing on but the radio".

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling the lyric a "light and breezy look at the beginnings of a new relationship. It's nothing deep, just frisky and fun." She goes on to say that the lead guitar starts the song and the melody "immediately catches listeners' attention-and the steel guitar and fiddle-laced production set the perfect stage for Allan's country-boy vocal."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Nothing On but the Radio" debuted at number 52 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs for the week of June 26, 2004.

Chart (2004–05) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 32

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 40
Chart (2005) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 52
Preceded by
"Mr. Mom"
by Lonestar
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

December 4-December 11, 2004
Succeeded by
"Back When"
by Tim McGraw