Radio (The Corrs song)

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"Radio"
CorrsUnpluggedRadioCD.jpg
Single by The Corrs
from the album Unplugged and In Blue
B-side"Dreams"
Released29 November 1999 (UK)
FormatCD single
RecordedSeptember 1999
GenrePop
Length4:15
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Sharon Corr
Producer(s)The Corrs and Mitchell Froom
The Corrs singles chronology
"Lifting Me"
(1999)
"Radio"
(1999)
"Breathless"
(2000)

"Radio" is a song by Celtic folk rock band The Corrs. It was released in November 1999 from the album The Corrs Unplugged, recorded from their appearance on MTV Unplugged, with "Dreams" from the same album as a B-side.

The song was originally slated for their previous album Talk on Corners but was shelved after failing to develop a suitable arrangement at the time. An "electric" version appeared on their next studio album In Blue. The single became a chart hit, reaching the top 20 in Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The song was also a modest adult contemporary hit in Canada, reaching number 64 on the RPM Adult Contemporary chart.

According to Sharon Corr, the Unplugged and In Blue versions of the song were the third and fourth versions respectively to be recorded. The Unplugged version was modeled after the first acoustic demo they had recorded, while the In Blue version was a remake of the second early "dance" version. Caroline Corr stated that after she felt there was little to experiment with on the Unplugged version, the band's programmer suggested adding synthesizers and experimenting with different electric guitar licks for the In Blue version.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Radio (Radio Edit)" - 4:15
  2. "Dreams (Unplugged)" - 3:43
  3. "Radio" - 5:00

Music video[edit]

The video for "Radio" is pieced together from the "Unplugged" session at the MTV studios.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999–2000) Peak
position
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[1] 64
Germany (Official German Charts)[2] 64
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 20
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[4] 24
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 57
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 19
Poland (LP3)[7] 34
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 16
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 52
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 10012." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Corrs – Radio". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  3. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Radio". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 10, 2000" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Corrs – Radio" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Charts.nz – The Corrs – Radio". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Notowanie nr940" (in Polish). LP3. 4 February 2019. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Corrs – Radio". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 July 2018.

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