Radioactive

Album: ORA (2012)
Charted: 18

Songfacts®:

  • This is the second single released from Rita Ora's debut album, ORA, in the US. The record title represents more than just the singer's last name, as it also means "time" in her country of birth, Kosovo, and it took Ora a long time to get the LP completed. "The name of the album made sense because it's taken two and a half years to record," she told ASOS.com. "I was frustrated. I'd be in the studio and get pi--ed off and walk out , like, 'Why can't I write anything?' But you have to swallow your frustration and keep going. I didn't force it that's why it took so long. If I didn't have anything to write about, I wouldn't write."
  • The song was penned for Ora by Australian singer-songwriter Sia, who has also collaborated and performed with such artists as Flo Rida ("Wild Ones") and David Guetta ("Titanium"). It was produced by Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Kylie Minogue, Natasha Bedingfield).

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