Turning Up the Radio

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"Turning Up the Radio"
Song by Weezer
from the album Death to False Metal
ReleasedNovember 2, 2010
GenreAlternative rock, power pop
Songwriter(s)Rivers Cuomo, Alfredo Robert Carballo, Paul Dutton, Patrick Gannon, Joshua Godinez, Daniel James Kelsch, Reshad Malik, Cameron L. Maris, Sam Mitchell, Taylor Morden, Daniel Powell, Lauren Sonder, Nishant Thakur, Justin Vail, Mike Danger, Kingsly Vanata & Ryan Wiesbrock
Producer(s)Taylor Morden, Rivers Cuomo, Shawn Everett

"Turning Up the Radio" is a song by the American rock band Weezer from their studio album Death to False Metal. Its genesis came about in 2008 when Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo used YouTube to source ideas for creating a song using video submissions from other users of the platform.[1] The base track was recorded in 2008 by Taylor Morden, the completed demo was presented to Jacknife Lee later that year, but it was ultimately polished by Cuomo and Shawn Everett for Death to False Metal in 2010.[2]


Michael Roffman of Consequence of Sound said that the song resulted in "a dynamite track that recalls Thin Lizzy. It’s catchy and will likely swim in your playlist for awhile." [3] Fraser McAlpine writing for BBC Music indicated it would sate the desires of fans of "classic power-pop", marking it as a rock song that is "loud and dumb, but also snarky and smart"[4]


Lead vocals

  • Rivers Cuomo


  • Taylor Morden


  • Marc McClusky

Additional production

  • Shawn Everett


  1. ^ Starko, Alane Jordan (September 19, 2017). Creativity in the Classroom: Schools of Curious Delight. Routledge.
  2. ^ Greene, Lora (January 22, 2014). Musicians That Changed Sound: Profiles of Four Musicians That Changed the Industry.
  3. ^ Roffman, Michael (2010-10-18). "Album Review: Weezer – Death to False Metal". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  4. ^ McAlpine, Fraser (2010-11-08). "BBC – Music – Review of Weezer – Death to False Metal". BBC Music. Retrieved 2017-12-22.