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Radiohead: 50 Greatest Songs

September 6, 2010

Very few bands have been able to consistently release outstanding albums in the way that Radiohead have in its 25 year career. The band got its start playing local gigs around Oxfordshire, England in the late ’80s before releasing its debut album Pablo Honey in 1993. The band’s 1997 album Ok Computer was a departure from its earlier style of music. Kid A would push towards being more edgy, progressive, and experimental. Radiohead is one of the few bands to have commercial success despite the avant-garde style of its music. Below is a list of 50 songs believed to be the band’s strongest, musically and artistically.

50. “Treefingers” (Kid A)
49. “I Want None of This” (Help!: A Day in the Life)
48. “Fake Plastic Trees” (The Bends)
47. “Like Spinning Plates” (Amnesiac)
46. “Morning Bell/Amnesiac” (Amnesiac)
45. “Knives Out” (Amnesiac)
44. “High and Dry” (The Bends)
43. “A Punch Up At A Wedding (No No No No No No No No)” (Hail to the Thief)
42. “Anyone Can Play Guitar” (Pablo Honey)
41. “Down is the New Up” (In Rainbows– Bonus Disc)
40. “Just” (The Bends)
39. “How to Disappear Completely” (Kid A)
38. “Where I End And You Begin (The Sky Is Falling In)” (Hail to the Thief)
37. “Jigsaw Falling Into Place” (In Rainbows)
36. “Myxomatosis (Judge, Jury & Executioner)” (Hail to the Thief)
35. “Bullet Proof.. I Wish I Was” (The Bends)
34. “Everything in its Right Place” (Kid A)
33. “Dollars and Cents” (Amnesiac)
32. “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” (In Rainbows)
31. “The Tourist” (OK Computer)
30. “Talk Show Host” {Street Spirit (Fade Out) Single}
29. “House of Cards” (In Rainbows)
28. “The Gloaming (Softly Open Our Mouths In The Cold)” (Hail to the Thief)
27. “Idioteque” (Kid A)
26. “A Wolf At The Door (It Girl.Rag Doll)” (Hail to the Thief)
25. “2+2=5 (The Lukewarm)” (Hail to the Thief)
24. “No Surprises” (OK Computer)
23. “Exit Music (For A Film)” (OK Computer)
22. “Polyethylene (Parts 1 & 2)” (Airbag / How Am I Driving? EP)
21. “Electioneering” (OK Computer)
20. “Climbing Up the Walls (Zero 7 Mix)” (Karma Police Single)
19. “The Amazing Sounds of Orgy” (Pyramid Song Single)
18. “In Limbo” (Kid A)
17. “Optimistic” (Kid A)
16. “15 Steps” (In Rainbows)
15. “Lucky” (OK Computer)
14. “There There (The Boney King of Nowhere)” (Hail to the Thief)
13. “Sail To The Moon (Brush The Cobwebs of the Sky)” (Hail to the Thief)
12. “Nude” (In Rainbows)
11. “Go Slowly” (In Rainbows– Bonus Disc)
10. “Reckoner” (In Rainbows)
9. “Bodysnatchers” (In Rainbows)
8. “Videotape” (In Rainbows)
7. “Karma Police” (OK Computer)
6. “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” (The Bends)
5. “Creep” (Pablo Honey)
4. “All I Need” (In Rainbows)
3. “Paranoid Android” (OK Computer)
2. “The National Anthem” (Kid A)
1. “Pyramid Song” (Amnesiac )

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  1. thebigcheese permalink
    September 6, 2010 10:36 am

    true love waits perhaps?

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