There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio

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"There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio"
Single by Aaron Tippin
from the album Read Between the Lines
B-side "I Miss Misbehavin'"
Released February 10, 1992
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:24
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Aaron Tippin, Buddy Brock
Producer(s) Emory Gordy, Jr.
Aaron Tippin singles chronology
"She Made a Memory Out of Me"
(1991)
"There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio"
(1992)
"I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way"
(1992)

"There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Aaron Tippin. It was released in February 1992 as the first single from his album Read Between the Lines. The song is not only his first Number One hit on the country music charts but also his longest-lasting at three weeks.

Content[edit]

"There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio" is a moderate up-tempo novelty song. In it, the male narrator describes how old and run-down his car is but explains that he continues to drive it because "there ain't nothin' wrong with the radio" — specifically, "there ain't a country station that [he] can't tune in". The song features electric guitar and fiddle accompaniments.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by John Lloyd Miller and premiered in early-1992. It shows Tippin performing at a concert sporting a mullet.

Other versions[edit]

Tippin performed the song with Alvin and the Chipmunks on their 1992 album Chipmunks in Low Places.[1] In this version, Simon repeatedly attempts to correct the song's grammar, singing "there isn't anything wrong with the radio". Tippin then explains that the song is supposed to have grammatical errors because it is country.

Chart positions[edit]

"There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio" debuted at number 54 on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) for the chart week of February 15, 1992. On the chart week of April 18, 1992, it became Tippin's first Number One hit,[2] holding the position for three weeks and then falling to number 10. It was also his only Number One on the RPM Country Tracks charts in Canada.

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 29
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 31
Preceded by
"She Is His Only Need" by Wynonna
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks number-one single
April 18-May 2, 1992
Succeeded by
"Neon Moon" by Brooks & Dunn
RPM Country Tracks number-one single
May 9, 1992
Succeeded by
"Past the Point of Rescue" by Hal Ketchum

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Chipmunks in Low Places". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-03-27. 
  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "Aaron Tippin biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2121." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 9, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Aaron Tippin – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Aaron Tippin.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.