Radio Songs or Songs With "Radio" in the Title

radioA few years ago, my buddy Mark and I spoke of morning radio in Toronto. We're the same age, which means we'll be turning 35 this summer. We agreed on two points: Humble and Fred were the best morning crew we had ever heard and it made absolutely no sense that Humble and Fred were no longer on the radio together.

I've never worked in the radio industry, but I fell in love with good radio at a young age. The crap we're served up in the mornings in this city is shameful when I think about what I heard throughout the 90s on CFNY. Wouldn't the Humble and Fred show be perfect for Jack FM? It makes too much sense to happen, I suppose. That's the bizarro world we live in.

This afternoon I'll be reminded of what we're missing. At 2pm at The Dominon on Queen I'll watch Humble and Fred do their thing and it will be funny. It always is. But it won't be phony funny, it will be organically funny. They'll play off each other, as I've seen them do during the previous three podcasts, they'll make each other laugh and they'll be nice enough to let us listen in on their fun.

In honour of the radio I miss most, here are songs in my collection with the word "radio" in the title. See you all this afternoon.

  • Listenin' to the Radio - Adam Sandler
  • Radio - Beyonce
  • Radio Silence - Blue Peter
  • Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles
  • Capital Radio One - The Clash
  • This is Radio Clash - The Clash
  • Riot Radio - The Dead 60s
  • Heartbreak Radio - Delbert McClinton
  • The Radio - Dr. Hook
  • Radio Silence - Elvis Costello
  • AM Radio - Everclear
  • Boys on the Radio - Hole
  • Radio Song - Jet
  • Radio Fly - Joel Plaskett Emergency
  • You Turn Me On I'm a Radio - Joni Mitchell
  • Radio America - Libertines
  • I Can't Live Without My Radio - LL Cool J
  • ...On the Radio (Remember the Days) - Nelly Furtado
  • Radio Friendly Unit Shifter - Nirvana
  • Radios of Heaven - The Odds
  • Video Killed the Radio Star - The Presidents of the United States of America
  • How to Kill a Radio Consultant - Public Enemy
  • Listen to the Radio - Pukka Orchestra
  • Radio Ga Ga - Queen
  • God is in the Radio - Queens of the Stone Age
  • Guerrilla Radio - Rage Against the Machine
  • Do You Remember Rock N' Roll Radio? - The Ramones
  • On the Radio - Regina Spektor
  • Guerilla Radio - Richard Cheese
  • The Spirit of Radio - Rush
  • Radio/Video - System of a Down
  • Mexican Radio - Wall of Voodoo
  • Mohammed's Radio - Warren Zevon
  • Radio Luv Song - 54-40

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CQ

Here's a few more:
Edwards, Kathleen - One more song the Radio Won't Like
Poni Hoax - She's On the Radio
Springsteen, Bruce - Radio Nowhere

Costello, Elvis - Radio Radio
Dolby, Thomas - Radio Silence [ dup. of given list?? ]
Frequency - Radio
Hart, Corey - She Got the Radio
Red Flag - Russian Radio
Slimer - Raised on the Radio (cover)
Sports, the - Who Listens to the Radio?
Taffy - I Love My Radio
Trans-X - Message on the Radio

May 2, 2009 / 17:51

CQ

Here's a few more:
Edwards, Kathleen - One more song the Radio Won't Like
Poni Hoax - She's On the Radio
Springsteen, Bruce - Radio Nowhere

Costello, Elvis - Radio Radio
Dolby, Thomas - Radio Silence [ dup. of given list?? ]
Frequency - Radio
Hart, Corey - She Got the Radio
Red Flag - Russian Radio
Slimer - Raised on the Radio (cover)
Sports, the - Who Listens to the Radio?
Taffy - I Love My Radio
Trans-X - Message on the Radio

*good url address

May 2, 2009 / 17:53

Anonymous

Was literally listening to Steve Earle's "Satellite Radio" when this email came in.

May 2, 2009 / 19:14

Buffalo Boy Mike

Elvis Costello- Radio Sweetheart

May 2, 2009 / 20:24

LEW

Radio Free Europe by REM was/is great!

May 3, 2009 / 00:19

Anonymous

Aaron Tippin - There Ain't Nothin' Wrong With The Radio

May 3, 2009 / 11:10

brian

radio show - the tragically hip

May 3, 2009 / 23:30

Jac

Like what you did. Here's wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year !

January 1, 2010 / 14:37

Patty

Here's one more...Turn up the Radio by Autograph

January 25, 2013 / 14:13

Anonymous

one more volbeat - radio girl

December 23, 2013 / 08:04

Jack

Radio-Ladio Metronomy


Heard it on the Radio - The Bird and The Bee

November 10, 2014 / 15:35

markosaar

Saw this topic come up in the comment side bar when Jack replied. Surprised no one mentioned R.E.M.'s Radio Song with KRS-One from Out of Time.

Also got:

George Harrison - Devil's Radio
Helio Sequence - Transistor Radio
Pop Will Eat Itself - Radio P.W.E.I.
The Wonder Stuff - Radio Ass Kiss

Catherine Wheel covered Spirit of Radio as a sort of hidden-track on their b-side collection.

November 10, 2014 / 18:12

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