Radio (Robbie Williams song)

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"Radio"
Robbie Williams - Radio - CD single cover.jpg
Single by Robbie Williams
from the album Greatest Hits
Released 4 October 2004
Format CD single, DVD single
Recorded 2004
Genre Electropop[1]
Length 3:52
Label Chrysalis
Songwriter(s) Stephen Duffy, Robbie Williams
Producer(s) Stephen Duffy
Robbie Williams singles chronology
"Sexed Up"
(2003)
"Radio"
(2004)
"Misunderstood"
(2004)
Music video
"Radio" on YouTube

"Radio" is a song by British pop singer Robbie Williams. It was the first single from his hits compilation Greatest Hits, released in 2004. Williams wrote the song's distinctive synth-pop melody by attempting (and failing) to play Harold Faltermeyer's "Axel F" on an electronic keyboard, from memory. "Radio" is Williams's first solo outing without the involvement of long-time producer and co-writer Guy Chambers, and is particularly notable as Williams's last UK number-one for eight years, until 2012's "Candy".

Chart performance[edit]

"Radio" became Williams' sixth number one single in the UK Singles Chart, selling 41,734 in its first week.[2] To date the song has sold 100,000 copies in the UK.[3] The song also topped the charts in Portugal and Denmark and reached the top ten across Europe and Latin America. In Australia, the single charted at number twelve and after seven weeks on the charts, the single was certified Gold.[4]

The song was Williams's last UK number-one for eight years until "Candy" took the top spot in November 2012.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1

  1. "Radio" – 3:52
  2. "Radio" (Maloney Mix) – 5:41

UK CD2

  1. "Radio" – 3:52
  2. "Northern Town" – 4:02
  3. "Radio" (Sam La More Jumpin' Radio Mix) – 4:47
  4. Gallery and video clips

UK DVD single

  1. "Radio" (video) – 3:52
  2. "1974" (audio) – 4:19
  3. "Radio" (Massey Mix; audio) – 6:33
  4. Gallery and video clips

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/robbie-williams/greatest-hits.htm
  2. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  3. ^ "Robbie Williams | Official Top 20 | MTV UK". Mtv.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  4. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Robbie Williams – Radio". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Robbie Williams – Radio" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Robbie Williams – Radio" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Robbie Williams – Radio" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Robbie Williams – Radio". Tracklisten.
  10. ^ "Euro Digital Songs 2012-11-17". Archived from the original on 8 November 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Robbie Williams: Radio" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Robbie Williams – Radio" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Robbie Williams – Radio". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  14. ^ "Charts - Top 50 Singles". IFPI Greece. Archived from the original on 1 December 2002. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  16. ^ "Chart Track: Week 1, 2004". Irish Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Robbie Williams – Radio". Top Digital Download.
  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 40, 2004" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Robbie Williams – Radio" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  20. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Robbie Williams – Radio". VG-lista.
  21. ^ [1] Archived 26 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  23. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Robbie Williams – Radio" Canciones Top 50.
  24. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Robbie Williams – Radio". Singles Top 100.
  25. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Robbie Williams – Radio". Swiss Singles Chart.
  26. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Archived from the original on August 4, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  27. ^ "End Of Year Charts: 2004" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 

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