WWE: Radio (Zack Ryder) - Single
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5 Years Later...
So about 5 years ago or so, Downstait put on a few websites (Amazon and Last.fm are a couple I remember) all the songs they did for WWE. These songs included their own takes of I Am Perfection, Smoke and Mirrors and Radio along with alternate versions of I Came to Play and Say It to My Face. Other than their version of I Am Perfection, none of these other versions were put on iTunes or used by WWE.
5 Years later, WWE finally decides to dust off the Downstait version of Radio and the results were and still are a bit jarring. The song isn't bad per se... but it doesn't have that feeling that I Am Perfection did. It didn't make you forget that a previous version existed and just completely owned it as the de facto version. This version... just is. The original version of Radio had a bit of cheesy 80's fun to it which completely fit Ryder's character. this "new" version almost feels like it takes itself too seriously. Strangely, the "newly" released version cuts out 13 seconds from the beginning which does give itself that seriously cheesy feeling that carries throughout the rest of the song in favor the "Woo, Woo, Woo" intro. These missing 13 seconds include the lines "Where are my bros at? Woo! Woo!" which is a bit of fun. While the iTunes version lacks 13 seconds, the song is only 7 seconds shorter than the original version. This "new" version also sounds a bit remixed as the guitars sound more meaty.
Final recommendation is the song was and still is a mixed bag. It's good, but it's like a new version of an old movie, it's fun but it constantly reminds you there's a better version already out there instead of making you go "Wow! Just as good as the original if not better!" If you like Downstait, then it's a no brainer... if you're really attached to the old version... then I'd say skip it.
Good song but the old one is better :)
Good luck Zack you're one of my fav wrestlers♡. I'm your big fan from Saudi Arabia. Obeid
The older one is better
The start isn't great. The older theme supported his character more.
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