Contact Us

Darius Rucker, ‘Radio’ – Song Review

Radio
Capitol Nashville

Darius Rucker‘s new single ‘Radio’ is a perfect song for summer. The uptempo tribute to young love, open roads and, of course, the radio is familiar and easy to fall for, especially when powered by Rucker’s unequaled exuberance. 

After two substantial moments from ‘True Believers,’ this offering feels a little fluffy, although July and August are the perfect time to indulge in fluff. It’s a song for the moment, one that keeps the good vibes of ‘Wagon Wheel’ going.

Ridin’ down the highway / Who wants to be the DJ / I’ll find a spot on the side of the road / You find somethin’ on the radio / Like a feel real good song / We’ll know it when it comes on / Didn’t have no money, no place to go / All we needed was a radio,” Rucker sings during a very singable chorus.

The concept may be a little antiquated, but it’s more difficult to rhyme words to iPod.

I’d grab my girl, we’d look for somewhere to watch the stars / The perfect place to put it in park and take it slow,” he sings to begin verse two. “She’d sing along, to even the ones that she barely knew / She still sounded good a little outta tune, but we didn’t care / I’d look at her, she’ d look at me, I’ll never forget that melody.”

‘Radio’ is a cute story that will offend absolutely no one until the final 30 seconds, when Rucker gets carried away with the “Radio, ray-radio.” He plays it safe with with this selection for radio, as songs like ‘Radio’ aren’t difficult to find. They’re also not difficult to forget.

2.5 Stars

Listen to Darius Rucker, ‘Radio’

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Next: See a Picture of a Young Hootie

More From KLAW 101

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://klaw.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KLAW 101 - Oklahoma's Best Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on KLAW 101 - Oklahoma's Best Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!