The Radio Song (Joe Walsh song)

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"The Radio Song"
The Radio Song.jpeg
Single by Joe Walsh
from the album Got Any Gum?
B-side "How Ya Doin'?"
Released 1987
Recorded Early 1987
Genre Rock, Pop rock
Length 3:31
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Joe Walsh
Producer(s) Terry Manning
Joe Walsh singles chronology
"The Confessor"
(1985)
"The Radio Song"
(1987)
"In My Car"
(1987)

"The Confessor"
(1985)
"The Radio Song"
(1987)
"In My Car"
(1987)

"The Radio Song" is a song by Joe Walsh, the guitarist for the Eagles. It was released as a lead single from his eighth studio solo album, Got Any Gum?. It was Walsh's fourteenth single and features the non-album track, "How Ya Doin'?" as the B-side.

Background[edit]

The album Got Any Gum? was not a commercial success, but this track was highly successful, hitting number 8 on the Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.

Promotional video[edit]

The music video starts with the DJ, "Wolfman Jack," introducing Walsh from a radio station booth. Walsh sits behind him, making faces and imitating Wolfman when he's not watching.

As the song actually starts, we have shots of Walsh as the DJ in the radio booth. Throughout the video, different singers appear next to him at the microphone - old-fashioned male singers, some Supremes-type singers, and a children's choir. When Walsh is not behind the desk as the DJ, he moves across the foreground of the screen with a guitar. Intercut with these scenes are Walsh playing a couple of "characters" like a drummer with backwards ball cap.

During the guitar solo, Walsh runs out of the radio station, which collapses behind him, and he finds himself in a field with several searchlights trained on him. In the field, he plays his guitar as the searchlights pan back and forth. The video ends on another searchlight segment as he runs away across the field.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radio Song Video, retrieved 20 June 2014 

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