Darius Rucker ‘Radio’ – Review


As is natural with any single following a bonafide hit,
there is pressure on ‘Radio’ to top the huge success of ‘Wagon Wheel’. Designed
to be a standard mainstream summer song, it pretty much delivers on that
account, although no real prizes for originality can be given out on this
occasion. With ‘Radio’, the teen driving/summer love song is given a very
slight variation in focusing on the use of the radio to find and listen to
music where there was no other access. Lines such as “Hey y’all be quiet, that’s
my favorite song” in the bridge add a conversational and situational tone to a
set of lyrics steeped in convention.


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