Oh Yeah (Roxy Music song)

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"Oh Yeah"
Oh Yeah (Roxy Music song).jpg
Single by Roxy Music
from the album Flesh and Blood
B-side
  • "South Downs"
  • "Rain Rain Rain" (USA)
  • "In the Midnight Hour" (Australia)
ReleasedJuly 1980
Format7"
Recorded1980
GenreSoft rock, new wave
Length4:12 (single version)
4:51 (album version)
LabelAtco/Reprise/EG
Songwriter(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 the English rock band Roxy Music. It was taken from their 1980 album Flesh and Blood.

Background[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
West Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 14
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 39
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "(Oh Yeah) On The Radio by Roxy Music Songfacts". songfacts.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Roxy Music - Songs - on VivaRoxyMusic.com". vivaroxymusic.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Roxy Music – Oh Yeah (There's A Band Playing On The Radio)". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Roxy Music – Oh Yeah (There's A Band Playing On The Radio)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  5. ^ "Roxy Music: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.

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