Joshua Radin

Joshua Radin

born on 14/6/1974 in Cleveland Heights, OH, United States

Joshua Radin

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Joshua Radin

Joshua Radin (born June 14, 1974) is an American recording artist, songwriter and actor.


Joshua Radin was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to a Jewish family of Polish, German, Austrian, and Russian background.[1][2] He studied drawing and painting at Northwestern University, following his college years with stints as an art teacher, screenwriter, and art gallery employee.

Radin turned to music when he moved to New York City, his father bought him a guitar, and he taught himself to play and write music.[3]

In 2004, American actor Zach Braff introduced Radin's first composition, "Winter" to Scrubs' show creator, Bill Lawrence, who ultimately used several of Radin's songs in various scenes of the hit television series.[4][5]

Musical career

According to Radin his musical career started in 2004, and he had learned to play the guitar only two years before that. His first song, "Winter", appeared on his debut album We Were Here.[6] Since that time, Radin has been touring the United States, as well as much of the United Kingdom and Europe. Over the course of his career, Radin has shared stages with artists such as Sheryl Crow, Tori Amos, Imogen Heap, Meiko, Missy Higgins, Maria Taylor, Gary Jules, Amber Rubarth, Schuyler Fisk, The Script and many more. In addition to his American following, Radin has enjoyed success with his 2008 release, "Simple Times" in the United Kingdom. His song "I'd Rather Be With You" reached #11 on the UK Singles Chart and number two on the US Top Digital Chart.[7][8]

We Were Here (2006)

It's just the greatest music. He's a really talented guy. He's like the new Paul Simon.
—Zach Braff, 2006[9]
Radin has said that much of the album was inspired by a bad break-up.[10] It was released exclusively to iTunes for a month, before attracting attention from major labels.[11] Released on Columbia Records in May 2006,[11] We Were Here presented the first batch of songs Radin ever wrote. The album drew critical acclaim and received a four-star review from Rolling Stone, who praised it for Radin's "whispery, silver-bell voice" and its themes, calling them "poignant and refreshingly frank." The record hit number one on the iTunes Folk Album Chart and included a number of well known musicians, including Ryan Adams who played guitar on the song "Lovely Tonight".[12] Zach Braff hand-picked one of the tracks to be featured on the soundtrack for The Last Kiss.[10][13]

Simple Times (2008)

Radin's second album, Simple Times went straight to #1 on the iTunes overall chart upon its release. Radin enlisted highly regarded producer Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck). The two spent seven weeks recording at L.A.'s legendary Sunset Sound Studio working with a cast of musicians that included guitarist Greg Leisz, bassist Johnny Flaugher, keyboardist Jason Borger, drummer Victor Indrizzo and percussionist Lenny Castro. Among the album's many highlights are "You Got Growin' Up To Do," featuring guest vocalist Patty Griffin, lead single "I'd Rather Be With You" and "Brand New Day." [14] Tracks from the album were featured on TV shows such as "Bones," "Scrubs," "House," "Grey's Anatomy," "One Tree Hill," "Life Unexpected," "90210," "Brothers and Sisters", "American Idol" and Australian hit series Packed to the Rafters among others.[6] Radin's "Simple Times" was released on Mom + Pop Music.[15]

The Rock and The Tide (2010)

Radin's third studio album, The Rock and The Tide was released on October 12, 2010 on Mom + Pop Music, his second release with the label. The album reached number five on the iTunes albums chart upon its release. "The Rock and The Tide" was produced by Martin Terefe (Cat Stevens, Ron Sexmith).[16][17]

Underwater (2012)

On July 31, 2012, Radin released his fourth studio album, 'Underwater'. The album becomes Radin's third release with Mom + Pop Music.

Radin wrote songs with Janet Devlin in the Autumn of 2012 for her debut album.[18]

Wax Wings (2013)

Joshua Radin's fifth studio album "Wax Wings" was released May 7, 2013. "Wax Wings," a self-released album, has eleven-tracks. Included on the album is the song "Lovely Tonight," which had been previously released on iTunes as a single.[19] The tracks "In Her Eyes" and "Stay" were produced by Matt Noveskey.


Radin has shown support for Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit that works to restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged U.S. public schools. He visited six Little Kids Rock schools in six different cities and gave the kids a guitar lesson on his song, Brand New Day. He also brought some of those kids onstage with him during his concert to perform the song with him, effectively changing their lives forever.[20]

Television and movies

Radin's songs were used on television series such as Scrubs, Grey's Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters, American Idol, One Tree Hill, among others.[21]

Radin also played his song "Today" along with five other songs for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi at their August 16, 2008 wedding.[6] [22][23]

He has amassed more than 75 film and television placements of his songs in television and movies,[16][24] including:

  • 90210 - Vegetable Car,[25] The Fear You Won't Fall,[25] The Rock and The Tide,[25] Here We Go.
  • 8xTX on T4 - Winter,[24]
  • 10 Inch Hero - Only You,[26]
  • ABC Promo - Off The Map - Here We Go [27]
  • Adam - Someone Else's Life,[28] When You Find Me [28]
  • American Idol Everything'll Be Alright,[24] Closer,[24] Friend Like You,[24] One of Those Days [24]
  • Army Wives - Friend Like You,[29] We Are Okay,[30] You Got What I Need[30]
  • Broken Windows - Someone Else's Life,[31]
  • Brothers & Sisters - Everything'll Be Alright,[32] What If You,[33] Someone Else's Life,[34]
  • The Bonnie Hunt Show - I'd Rather Be With You,[35]
  • Bones (Double Trouble in the Panhandle) - No Envy, No Fear,[36] The Rock and The Tide
  • Catch and Release - What if You[37]
  • Castle- No Envy, No Fear[38]
  • Conan O'Brien - I'd Rather Be With You[39]
  • Cougar Town - The Rock and The Tide,[40] The Greenest Grass,[41] Lovely Tonight[42]
  • Dakota Skye - Someone Else's Life[43]
  • Dear John (2010 film) - Paperweight
  • The Early Show - I'd Rather Be With You[24]
  • Eli Stone - The One You Knew,[44] Brand New Day,[45] Friend Like You[46]
  • Ellen Wedding Show - Today [24]
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show - You've Got Growing Up to Do[47]
  • The Fosters - "Cross That Line"
  • General Electric - Brand New Day[48]
  • Gossip Girl - The Rock and The Tide [24]
  • Grey's Anatomy Closer,[49] The Fear You Won't Fall[50] Sky,[51] One of Those Days,[52] You Got What I Need,[16]
  • Henry Poole is Here - Only You
  • Hilton Ad - Today[53]
  • Hidden Palms - Closer[36]
  • House M.D. Brand New Day[54]
  • JC Penny Ad Only You[55]
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! - Closer,[24] Star Mile[24]
  • The Last Kiss - Star Mile,[56] Paperweight[57]
  • Life Unexpected - Brand New Day,[58] The Rock and The Tide,[59] One of Those Days,[60] The Rock and The Tide,[24] You've Got Growin Up To Do [61]
  • Lifetime Movie: Bond Of Silence Road To Ride On[24]
  • Leverage - Winter[62]
  • Lie to Me - I'd Rather Be with You[63]
  • The Nanny Diaries - Closer[64]
  • Noah's Arc - Closer,[24] Don't Look Away,[24] Winter[24]
  • The Bachelorette (Season 6, Episode 4) - Brand New Day,[65] Streetlight[66]
  • One Tree Hill - Everything'll be Alright,[67] No Envy, No Fear,[68] They Bring Me to You,[68] You've Got Some Growing Up to Do,[69] One Of Those Days,[69] The Rock and the Tide[70]
  • Parenthood - The Rock and the Tide[71]
  • Post Grad - Brand New Day[72]
  • Random 1 - These Photographs[24]
  • Re-Animated - Closer,[24] Today[24]
  • Reign - Beautiful Day[24]
  • Runaway - Closer[73]
  • Shameless - Winter
  • Scrubs Don't Look Away,[36] These Photographs,[36] Winter,[36] Today,[36] Closer,[36] I'd Rather Be With You,[36] Sesame Street Theme[36]
  • Shooting Sizemore - Closer[24]
  • So You Think You Can Dance - Sundrenched World (Live Session),[36] The Fear Your Wont Fall[36]
  • Studio 60 - Closer[74]
  • Swisstel Commercial - Friend Like You[24]
  • What About Brian - Closer[75]
  • Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy - These Photographs[24]
  • Without a Trace - Brand New Day[76]
  • World Heritage City - Winter[24]


Studio albums

Year Album details Peak position Certifications
(sales threshold)
2006 We Were Here
  • Released: June 13, 2006
  • Label: Columbia Records
2008 Simple Times
  • Released: September 30, 2008
  • Label: Mom + Pop Music
34 10 116 2 10 9
  • US sales: 250,000[77]
2010 The Rock and the Tide
  • Released: October 12, 2010
  • Label: Mom + Pop Music
31 9 11 5 3 38 59
2012 Underwater
  • Released: July 31, 2012
  • Label: Mom + Pop Music
37 11 15 3 2 60
2013 Wax Wings
  • Released: May 7, 2013
  • Label: Mom + Pop Music
"" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Peak position Album
2008 "I'd Rather Be with You" 82 39 61 47 36 11 Simple Times
2010 "Brand New Day"


  1. First Between 3rd and 4th (2004)
  2. Live Session (iTunes Exclusive EP) (2006)
  3. Unclear Sky (iTunes Exclusive EP) (2008)
  4. Simple Times Bonus Material (Demos) EP (2009)
  5. Songs Under a Streetlight EP (2010)
  6. The Rock and the Tide (Acoustic Session) EP" (2011)

Compilation appearances


  1. Talking Shop: Joshua Radin
  2. Paul Enright. Musician Interviews - NAME. Way Cool Music. Retrieved on 2012-09-17.
  3. Joshua Radin: New Album Hits #1. (September 17, 2008). Retrieved on 2012-09-17.
  4. Joshua Radin: A Musician For the Fans
  5. Josh Radin Biography
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Mar 4, 2009 12:00 PM by Christina Chomut (March 4, 2009). Joshua Radin finding Simple Times. Retrieved on 2012-09-17.
  7. Joshua Radin | Artist. Official Charts. Retrieved on 2012-09-17.
  8. (September 27, 2008), "TOP DIGITAL". Billboard. 120 (39):52
  9. Arnold, Chuck (December 25, 2006), "TOP 10 MUSIC". People. 66 (26):45
  10. 10.0 10.1 Gitlin, Lauren (August 10, 2006), "Joshua Radin: We Were Here". Rolling Stone. (1006):102
  11. 11.0 11.1 Newman, Melinda (April 1, 2006), "YOUNG READY TO ROCK".Billboard. 118 (13):38
  12. Esposito, Rose; Martin, Jeffrey Stuart; Lampert, David; Billings, Andrew C.; Budiansky, Sandra; Kazan, Tina; Albrand, Kurt; Lazev, Scott (March 28, 2008), "Feedback". Entertainment Weekly. (984):4
  13. Greenblatt, Leah (August 11, 2006), "Track Stars". Entertainment Weekly. (890):66
  14. Caulfield, Keith (April 4, 2009), "'Twilight' Bites Back; Decemberists' Digital Debut". Billboard. 121 (13):37
  15. Joshua Radin - Simple Times - Album Review. (September 9, 2008). Retrieved on 2012-09-17.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 JOSHUA RADINS THE ROCK AND THE TIDE OUT OCTOBER 12 and Tour Dates | Indie Rock News. Retrieved on 2012-09-17.
  17. Arnold, Chuck (November 1, 2010), "QUICK CUTS". People. 74 (16):45
  20. Retrieved January 13, 2014
  21. Joshua Radin - Interview With Joshua Radin. (April 10, 2012). Retrieved on 2012-09-17.
  22. Jordan, Julie; Tauber, Michelle (September 1, 2008), "'I'm the LUCKIEST Girl in the WORLD'". People. 70 (9)"50-57
  23. Arnold, Chuck (November 24, 2008), "QUICK CUTS". People. 70 (21):47
  24. 24.00 24.01 24.02 24.03 24.04 24.05 24.06 24.07 24.08 24.09 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 Joshua Radin
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Soundtracks for "90210" Games People Play (2008)
  26. Ten Inch Hero
  27. Promo ABC
  28. 28.0 28.1 Adam Soundtrack
  29. Army Wives Episode Guide - Season 4, Episode 16: "Mud, Sweat & Tears"
  30. 30.0 30.1 Music From Army Wives - Season 4: Hearts And Minds
  31. Broken Windows
  32. Episode 2 Act of Will
  33. Music From Brothers And Sisters - Episode 28 - Season 2
  34. Brothers and Sisters
  35. Episode dated 19 November 2008
  36. 36.00 36.01 36.02 36.03 36.04 36.05 36.06 36.07 36.08 36.09 36.10 Soundtracks for "Bones" Double Trouble in the Panhandle (2009)
  37. Soundtracks for Catch and Release (2006)
  38. A Chill Goes Through Her Veins (2009)
  39. Episode Dated 16 February 2007
  40. Cougar Town Season 2 Episode 9
  41. Cougar Town Season 4 Episode 10
  42. Cougar Town Season 4 Episode 15
  43. Dakota Skye (2008)
  44. Soundtracks for Eli Stone
  45. Soundtracks for Eli Stone Flight Path (2009)
  46. Soundtracks for Eli Stone Waiting for that day
  47. Ellen Degeneres Show - Episode dated 30 September 2008
  48. General Electric Ad
  49. "Grey's Anatomy" Yesterday (2006)
  50. "Grey's Anatomy" The Name of the Game (2006)
  51. "Grey's Anatomy" Losing My Mind (2008)
  52. "Grey's Anatomy" Brave New World (2008)
  53. Hilton Hotels Announces New Ad Campaign
  54. Soundtracks for "House M.D." The Greater Good (2009)
  55. JCPenney Mothers Day
  56. The Last Kiss (2006) Soundtrack
  57. The Last Kiss Soundtrack
  58. Brand New Day
  59. Music From Life Unexpected
  60. Truth Unrevealed
  61. Music from Life Unexpected
  62. The Homecoming Job Triva and Quotes
  63. Love Always
  64. The Nanny diarys (2007)
  65. Joshua Radin Provides Soundtrack for "The Bachelorette" Kiss
  66. The Bachelorette - Music Lounge
  67. Soundtrack for One Tree Hill
  68. 68.0 68.1 Youve Dug Your Own Grave Now Lie in It
  69. 69.0 69.1 Music from One Tree hill
  70. One Tree Hill
  71. Music From Parenthood
  72. Post Grad Soundtrack and Prize Pack Blog Contest
  73. Joshia Radin Wiki Information
  74. Nevada Day 2
  75. Music From What about Brian
  76. Music From Without a Trace
  77. Joshua Radin Announces UK Shows. Retrieved on May 17, 2010.

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