One for the Radio

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"One for the Radio"
Single by McFly
from the album Radio:Active
Released9 July 2008
FormatCD single
Digital download
DVD single
GenrePop punk
LabelSuper 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 CD3"

"One for the Radio" is a single by British band McFly, released first single from their fourth studio album, Radio:Active, which was released 20 July 2008 via British national paper.[1] The band's 14th single overall, "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 was the first single that was released under the band's new record label, Super Records,[1] and was also the first McFly single to be A Listed at BBC Radio 1[4] since "Five Colours in Her Hair".

"One for the Radio" debuted and peak at number two on the UK Singles Chart, behind Dizzee Rascal's "Dance wiv Me", becoming the band's 14th consecutive top 10 single and 13th top-five hit. On the Scottish Singles Chart, the song debuted at the top spot, becoming McFly's eight number one on that chart. Despite its chart success, it remained in the UK top 40 for only two weeks and finished at number 195 on the UK's year-end chart for 2008, the lowest-selling number two of the year. Elsewhere, the song charted in Ireland and Brazil; in the latter country, it received a Platinum certification for sales of over 100,000 downloads.[5]

The music video for the single premiered on 29 June 2008.[6] It was shot in Toronto, Canada and directed by Sum 41's drummer, Steve Jocz.[7] The opening sequence of the video 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.

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


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 20
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[9] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 195


Country Certification
Brazil (AFDP) Platinum[12]

Release history[edit]

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


  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 27 June 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. ^ "Playlist". 25 June 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2008.
  5. ^ "ABPD certification"
  6. ^ "Official MySpace". Retrieved 18 June 2008.
  7. ^ "BOOKED: McFly - Steve Jocz, director". Video Static. 18 June 2008. Archived from the original on 2 April 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – One for the Radio". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart 2008" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  12. ^ ABPD