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Old 11-23-02, 03:21 PM
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Top Five Radiohead Songs

Okay here are the tally results so far:

Top Five Radiohead Songs

1. Paranoid Android (9 votes)
2. Street Spirit(Fade Out) (8 votes)
3. Fake Plastic Trees (6 votes)
4. Idiotech (5 votes)
5. Knives Out/Lucky (tied with 4 votes each)

Keep the votes coming!




What in your opinion are the top five Radiohead songs? I tried to search and see if this topic was already covered, but the search engine won't search for the word top.

Here are mine:

1. Exit Music (for a Film) - OK Computer
2. How to Disappear Completely - Kid A
3. Paranoid Android - OK Computer
4. Stop Whispering - Itch (different than the Pablo Honey version)
5. Killer Cars - Itch

That's leaving out a lot of great songs....Karma Police, Everything in its Right Place, Pyramid Song, Knives Out, Thinking About You, Banana Co, Creep, Nice Dream, Bishop's Robes, Fake Plastic Trees, etc etc etc.

How about you?

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Old 11-23-02, 03:44 PM
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My personal Top 5:
1. Lucky
2. My Iron Lung
3. Paranoid Android
4. Fake Plastic Trees
5. Everything in its right place


A case can be made for the following:

Creep
Every single song on The Bends except Planet Telex
Every single song on OK Computer except Fitter Happier
Every single song on Kid A except Treefingers
Any of the first 6 songs on Amnesiac plus Like Spinning Plates
Killer Cars
Bishop's Robes
True Love Waits

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Old 11-23-02, 06:01 PM
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Some highlights of mine:

Creep
National Anthem
Knives Out
Trans-Atlantic Drawl
Kinetic
Polyethylene (Parts 1 and 2)
Maquiladora
Lull
Palo Alto
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Talk Show Host
How I Made My Millions
Let Down
No Surprises
Electioneering
My Iron Lung
Yes I Am
Pyramid Song
Nice Dream
Just
In Limbo
Meeting in the Aisle
Worry Wort
Fog
Cuttooth

Tough questions!
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Old 11-23-02, 11:03 PM
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evenflowddt... good list. I disagree with Fitter Happier, though. I see OK Computer as a musical version of 1984 or Brave New World and Fitter Happier is the thesis statement of the negative utopia Radiohead see themselves in. I cannot imagine OK Computer without it.

The Bus, you have some B-sides I've never heard of! Time to fire up WinMX!
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Old 11-23-02, 11:06 PM
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Hmm...I think this is virtually impossible to do (and remain satisfied with the list)...but here goes mine:

1. Paranoid Android
2. Polyethylene pts. 1 and 2
3. How to Disappear Completely
4. Fake Plastic Trees
5. Knives Out

And with that done...I'm going to listen to Radiohead!

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Old 11-23-02, 11:26 PM
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1. Street Spirit
2. Everything else they play...
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Old 11-23-02, 11:26 PM
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1. Fake Plastic Trees
2. Nice Dream
3. Just
4. High and Dry
5. How Can You Be Sure?
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Old 11-24-02, 12:05 AM
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Originally posted by Hari Seldon
evenflowddt... good list. I disagree with Fitter Happier, though. I see OK Computer as a musical version of 1984 or Brave New World and Fitter Happier is the thesis statement of the negative utopia Radiohead see themselves in. I cannot imagine OK Computer without it.

The Bus, you have some B-sides I've never heard of! Time to fire up WinMX!
The topic is top 5 songs. I just put which songs I like the best by themselves not in the context of an album, if you get what I mean. Karma Police-Fitter Happier-Electioneering is one awesome trio of consecutive songs but Fitter Happier by itself alone is not that great. I mean, I don't think anyone puts OK Computer on and only plays and repeats Fitter Happier. Or maybe I'm wrong. I also can't imagine OK Computer without it.
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Old 11-24-02, 03:47 AM
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1. Let Down
2. Paranoid Android
3. Street Spirit (Fade out)
4. Morning Bell
5. Knives Out

As you may guess, OK Computer was my favorite, but there isn't any of their albums I could live without (ok, maybe Pablo Honey, but I'm not giving it up without a brawl).
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Old 11-25-02, 09:12 AM
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Airbag
Paranoid Android
Optimistic
No Surprises
Subterranean Homesick Alien
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Old 11-25-02, 09:25 AM
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This thread made me make a CD of my favorites of their best B-sides. By now they've got such a wide and varied body of work that you can make a CD that will include a song to fit every mood you're in.

For example, what better song to start a Monday off with than 'No Surprises'?
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Karma Police
Fake Plastic Trees
You
Lucky
Pyramid Song
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1. Let Down
2. Fake Plastic Trees
3. No Surprises
4. Big Boots
5. Pearly*
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Old 11-25-02, 11:02 AM
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1. Idiotech
2. Knives Out
3. Street Spirit
4. Exit Music
5. True Love Waits
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Old 11-25-02, 06:45 PM
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Lucky
Street Spirit
Idioteque
Paranoid Android
Pearly

I simply can not wait for their next album to come out
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national anthem
my iron lung
meeting in the aisle
paranoid android
i might be wrong

(in no particular order)
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Tough one, have not listened to them in a while,


No Surprises.
Street Spirit
Anyone Can Play Guitar, especially played live.
Stop Whispering
Let Down
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Paranoid Android
Just
Idiotique
Electioneering
Nice Dream
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Old 11-25-02, 11:53 PM
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Banana Co.
Black Star
Lucky
Exit Music
Street Spirit
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Old 11-26-02, 10:17 AM
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Hmm, that's a tough one since I like all of their work.

True Love Waits
Lucky
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Pyramid Song
Rabbit in Your Headlights (Not really Radiohead, but UNKLE w/ Thom Yorke)
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Old 11-26-02, 10:18 AM
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Idioteque
Fake Plastic Trees (acoustic)
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Talk Show Host
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Old 11-26-02, 08:30 PM
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Paranoid Android
Just
Idioteque
My Iron Lung
Like Spinning Plates (on I Might Be Wrong)
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Old 11-28-02, 05:18 PM
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Bump for tallied results.

Also, for those of you who listed more than five, I only counted the first five.
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Old 11-28-02, 05:52 PM
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1. Thinking About You
2. Fake Plastic Trees
3. Creep
4. High And Dry
5. Stop Whispering

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Old 11-28-02, 07:29 PM
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I can't believe Street Spirit is number 2
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