|Single by Roxy Music|
|from the album Flesh and Blood|
|Genre||Soft rock, new wave|
|Length||4:12 (single version)|
4:51 (album version)
|Producer(s)||Rhett Davies & Roxy Music|
|Roxy Music singles chronology|
"Oh Yeah", also known as "Oh Yeah (There's a Band Playing On the Radio)" or "Oh Yeah (On the Radio)" on certain releases, is a hit single by the English rock band Roxy Music. It was taken from their 1980 album Flesh and Blood .
In the music industry, a single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record or an album. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats. In most cases, a single is a song that is released separately from an album, although it usually also appears on an album. Typically, these are the songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download or commercial radio airplay and are expected to be the most popular. In other cases a recording released as a single may not appear on an album.
Roxy Music is an English rock band formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry, who became the band's lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson. Alongside Ferry, the other longtime members were Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay and Paul Thompson. Other members included Brian Eno, Eddie Jobson, and John Gustafson (bass). Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001, and toured together intermittently between that time and their break-up in 2011. Ferry frequently enlisted members of Roxy Music as session musicians for his solo releases.
Flesh and Blood is the seventh studio album by the English rock band Roxy Music. Released in late May 1980, it was an immediate commercial success peaking at No. 1 in the UK for one week in June and then returned to the summit in August for another three weeks, in total spending 60 weeks on the albums chart in the United Kingdom. The album also peaked at No. 35 in the United States and No. 10 in Australia.
"Oh Yeah" is the second release from the album. It hit #5 on the UK Singles Chart, as the previous single "Over You" had also done. This song was followed by the UK Top 20 hit "Same Old Scene". Bryan Ferry explained to The Mail on Sunday : “In this song I was trying to create a picture of Americana, and long hot summer evenings at drive-in movies. It is wistful and nostalgic, rather like a country record.”The song was backed by the non-LP track "South Downs", a synth instrumental by Ferry, or by the album tracks "Rain Rain Rain" (in the USA) and "In the Midnight Hour" (in Australia and South Africa).
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|West Germany (Official German Charts)||14|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||39|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||5|
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