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Songs about Radio

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...or at least with some references to Radio.

You Tube suggest me this beautiful video and so it has been natural to open this new topic.
Songs in non-English languages are warmly welcome.

Rush -The Spirit of Radio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_QtO0Rhp0w

I'd already have at least a ten of good songs to mention but.... it's your turn!
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Here are a few that I have in my collection, some you have heard before and a few you may not have heard and may never want to hear again. :lol:

Joyce Hahn + CQ Serenade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOqe0oouN2s
Connie Smith + Tiny Blue Transistor Radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGqd2brJx5k
Latin Quarter + Radio Africa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EeaU7DpmtY
The Carrick Folk Four + Radio Scotland Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiHtKlWGFro
John Hiatt + Pirate Radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI9Sw0NoNX0
Dorrie Dene + Twiddling With The Knobs On The Radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E4TaNCEiRU
Nikita The K & The Friends Of Ed Labunski + Go-Go Radio Moscow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa2i7uQs90g
Benny Hill + Transistor Radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y6A0D5jW5k
Donna Summer + On The Radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uRN-a2xsO4
Buggles + Video Killed The Radio Star https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrjdpNDfZLo
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Steely Dan - FM (No Static At All): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV3zWSawJiw
Kraftwerk - Radioland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV3zWSawJiw
CW McCall - Convoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd5ZLJWQmss
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Radio, Radio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eifljYPFW-E
The Human League - WXJL Tonight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvDPlDVP-iI
The Selecter - On My Radio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjKtQO3IPrk
Queen - Radio Ga Ga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azdwsXLmrHE
The Streets - Has It Come To This?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22U2LLVRwtk
Donna Summer - On The Radio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPzMxB2uct0
Thomas Dolby - Airwaves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_3qtYjjmfg

That'll do.
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From the great days of John Peel, who first brought this rather unusual track to my attention ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7L0VkSX7SM

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An independent station/ WJAZ/ with jazz and conversation/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rrrof1TJc4
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly

Radio love is strong/Radio love/Shortwave for everyone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAODEIax-RA
Prefab Sprout - Radio Love

And I'm searching for/Luxembourg, Luxembourg,/Athlone, Budapest, AFN,/Hilversum, Helvetia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syc4hFobLD0 Van Morrison - in The Days Before Rock'n'Roll
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Anyway, I will start a playlist in YouTube with the songs we have listed (and the ones we're going to list).
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Franco Martelli wrote: 26 Jun 2020 16:32 And I'm searching for/Luxembourg, Luxembourg,/Athlone, Budapest, AFN,/Hilversum, Helvetia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syc4hFobLD0 Van Morrison - in The Days Before Rock'n'Roll
I love that song. The album it comes from is also very good.
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The Corrs - Radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RZhg4Fkvd0
Wall Of Voodoo . Mexican Radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyCEexG9xjw
Madonna - Turn Up The Radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkYyqxHdwNg
Roxy Music - Oh Yeah (On The Radio) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGftnl0KtUY
Indeep - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtfZbj4J71A
Roni Size & Reprazent - Morse Code https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Tp-yNicho


(Not one of their best, maybe) Ramones - Do You Remember Rock'n'Roll Radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi9a7IdRiBI
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Radio Sweden used to play this one a lot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9qz_bnJVlw
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^Excellent! A song that pretty much references DXing!
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Franco Martelli wrote: 26 Jun 2020 12:51 ...or at least with some references to Radio.

You Tube suggest me this beautiful video and so it has been natural to open this new topic.
Songs in non-English languages are warmly welcome.

Rush -The Spirit of Radio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_QtO0Rhp0w

I'd already have at least a ten of good songs to mention but.... it's your turn!
I'm a huge Rush fan so that was the first song that came to my mind. Thanks for the video link I didn't realise they had made a new promo for its 40th anniversary. I am still gutted that drummer and lyricist Neil Peart died earlier this year.
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A couple of obvious ones

Joy Division - Transmission - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dBt3mJtgJc
REM - Radio Free Europe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKVyCjit1AE

George Harrison - Devil's Radio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoNHMJChnzA
A bit of a cheat - an example from ALL India Radio the band Some good stuff from them - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzjeQon9eXk

and as an indulgence, the great Yothu Yindi - Treaty - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QagDKE_29p8 (well it does start with "I heard it on the Radio" !)
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During some Sporadic E to Spain on 22/07, I heard a station playing a couple of tracks with "Radio" in the title with an English language presenter.

Turns out it was Bruce Springsteen with a programme he does on SiriusXM and this particular episode was songs about radio.

It is also on BBC Radio 2, if anybody is interested

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000wtj5

Never caught what the Spanish station on 91.4 was though !
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