One for the Radio

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"One for the Radio"
Single by McFly
from the album Radio:Active
Released 9 July 2008
Format CD single
Digital download
DVD single
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop punk
Length 3:06
Label Super Records/EMI
Songwriter(s) Tom Fletcher
Producer(s) Jason Perry
McFly singles chronology
"The Heart Never Lies"
"One for the Radio"
"One for the Radio CD1"
"One for the Radio CD1"
"One for the Radio CD3"
"One for the Radio CD3"

"One for the Radio" is the fourteenth McFly single, and first single from their fourth studio album, Radio:Active, which was released 20 July 2008 via British national paper.[1] "One for the Radio" is described as being about the band's "constant struggle for critical acceptance".[2] The single was premiered on BBC Radio 1's Switch with Nick Grimshaw on 1 June 2008.[3] It is the first single that McFly will release under their new record label, Super Records.[1] The video for the single was premiered on 29 June 2008.[4] The video was shot in Toronto, Canada and directed by Sum 41's drummer, Steve Jocz.[5] As of 25 June 2008 the song has been A Listed at BBC Radio 1,[6] the first time a McFly single has made the A List since "Five Colours in Her Hair". The opening sequence of the video for "One for the Radio" is a reenactment of the beginning scene in the 1985 movie "Back to the Future," from which McFly got their name. The movie features Michael J. Fox, and the McFly video shows Danny Jones, one of the singers and lead guitarists of the band doing the same thing. "One for the Radio" has received a platinum sales status certification for sales of over 100,000 copies in the Brazil (Only in downloads).[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "One for the Radio" (Radio Edit) - 3:07
  2. "Do Ya" (Acoustic Version) - 2:55
  1. "One for the Radio" (Radio Edit) - 3:07
  2. "Falling in Love" (Acoustic Version) - 4:11
  1. "One for the Radio" (Radio Edit) - 3:07
  2. "POV" (Acoustic Version) - 4:01

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Republic of Ireland 9 July 2008 Super Records
United Kingdom 14 July 2008
Brazil 18 December 2008 EMI Music Brazil
Japan February 2009 Avex Trax

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 2
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles
UK Download Chart
Irish Singles Chart
Japan Hot 100 Singles


Country Certification
Brazil Platinum[9]


  1. ^ a b "McFly And The Mail On Sunday Unite To Give Away New Album 'Radioactive'". Daily Mail. London. 27 June 2008. Archived from the original on 1 July 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2008. 
  2. ^ "McFly's super release". 21 May 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "'One For The Radio'". 2 June 2008. Archived from the original on 5 June 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Official MySpace". Retrieved 18 June 2008.  External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ "BOOKED: McFly - Steve Jocz, director". Video Static. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "Playlist". 25 June 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2008. 
  7. ^ "ABPD certification"
  8. ^ "July 2008/ Archive Chart: 26 July 2008" UK Singles Chart.
  9. ^ ABPD