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Lady Gaga
Writer(s) Lady Gaga
Billy Steinberg
Joshua Berman Alexander

"Nothing On (But The Radio)" is a song written by Lady Gaga, Billy Steinberg and Joshua Berman Alexander in 2010.

Background

On July 18, 2012, Gaga was leaving her hotel in Chicago before Pitchfork Festival when the car got stuck at a red light. Some fans ran to the car which prompted Gaga to roll down the window and stick half of her body out to sign autographs. During that short moment, the song was heard playing on the radio. The song was rumoured to be contender for ARTPOP, however, the song did not make the final cut.

When RuPaul was asked which Gaga song he likes the most, he replied: "You know, I believe it’s the one I did with her called "Fashion!"; I love that song. Also, there’s this other one that’s part of this unreleased package that floated around the internet called "Nothing On But The Radio". I don’t know the story behind it. I have a whole album of b-sides and unreleased Lady Gaga stuff. I don’t know how I got it."

The song is potentially a reference to a quote by Marilyn Monroe:
"It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on."

Lyrics

I'm calling 'cause I need you.
You know I need you so desperately.
You know how bad I can get,
And you know, how good I can be.

I'm calling just to tell you,
Get here and I'll make it worth your while.
I can make you some food.
Boy, and then I can make you smile.

'Cause I've got nothing on but the radio,
And I've got nothing on for tonight.
(Nothing) Nothing on but the radio,
And I'm tuned into your station tonight,
With me tonight.

You better get here soon,
Or you know what I will do.
Got too much time on my hands.
Wait 'til I get my hands on you.

'Cause I've got nothing on but the radio,

And I've got nothing on for tonight.
(Nothing) Nothing on but the radio,
And I'm tuned into your station tonight,
With me tonight.

When you get here, boy, we can dance.
Our hands on the headboard, it's our defense.
I've turned the lights down low,
And I've got nothing on but the radio.

Got too much time on my hands.
Wait 'til I get my hands on you.

'Cause I've got nothing on but the radio,
And I've got nothing on for tonight.
(Nothing) Nothing on but the radio,
And I'm tuned into your station tonight,
With me tonight.

Oh, Oh, Oh
I've got nothing on but the radio,
And I've got nothing on for tonight.
(Nothing) Nothing on but the radio,
And I'm tuned into your station tonight,
With me tonight.