Top Ten Best Radiohead Songs

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41Weird Fishes

Why is this song so low, it is easily the best song off of In Rainbows, and definitely one of their top ten next to Street Spirit and There There. It is such a beautiful song, and the guitar makes it feel like you are actually underwater.

I was going to pick "Everything In Its Right Place", but this song at #31 is injustice. Most underrated Radiohead song of all time. As others have noted, the instrument and vocals give an aquatic effect, and if you close your eyes, you can see pretty much anything. I listened to it on a beach in Florida one night, and it transcended time and space. It was beautiful.

I think this is the best piece of modern music by anyone. I doubted that I'd ever hear anything to surpass Comfortably Numb but this does. I'd love to ask the band how they knew when this track was finished. Like any great piece of art the key to its greatness is knowing when to stop adding to it. Perfect.

Best song of in rainbows to me, I don't understand why it's not higher

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42I Might Be Wrong

A song about being alive, a song about dying, a song about what makes you happy, and a song about depression. And how all those ideas can change in one instant... Such a good song. Inventive guitar riffs with some electronic percussion thrown in. You can just set this song on repeat and listen for hours. For anyone that didn't put in a vote for this song, please rethink, "I might be wrong".

This is the greatest song of Radiohead, but I might be wrong..

Amazing sound with simple lyrics that nonetheless take you places. This should definitely be ranked within the top ten.

Personal favorite song of all time, that is if I'm in a certain mood. I might be wrong like the other guy said but this is their best song.

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43Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

Very underrated. This songs is so dense, it talks about a universal situation. The guitar riffs make you feel like swimming, and the song was so well-written that you can imagine yourself "falling off and in the deepest ocean, the bottom of the sea".

This is my favourite radiohead song, don't understand the 70th place.

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44True Love Waits

This song means so much to me. I really wish they would come out with a studio version of this, this song makes me so sad :') but happy at the same time.

"I'm not living... I'm just killing time. "

Got stoned to this song and cried like a baby. It's just so beautiful, man.

One of the best love songs I've ever heard

Isn't this their last song?

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45Bullet Proof...I Wish I Was

Seriously guys! Jhonny is epic with that tune! Its like thinking about your ex girlfriend and then riding a rollercoaster and thinking how beautiful your life was this song is one of the best I have ever heard!

This song is plain beautiful. Such a peaceful and serene melody but such devastating lyrics.. A song about rejection and the struggle for self acceptance, such a theme could not be portrayed by anyone better than radiohead.

Seriously? 53? This song is beautiful. 53 is just too low a rank for an amazing song like this.

Why so low? This is way better then "Creep". - Powerfultekin

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46House of Cards

Beautiful song, unlike most other Radiohead songs. Thom's voice and the bass lift this song into having a surreal quality and the lyrics are simply amazing. - NorwegianWood

Just in peace when you listen to this song.. Takes you to some other world. No 32 is too low for such a great song.. And oh the video.. How can one not love it. Radiohead for life...

This song should be at the top of the table, it's like a psychedelic drug that takes you to a different high or a low depending on your state of mind.

Amazing a great one to just relax and listen to and mellow out

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48Like Spinning Plates

I would argue that this is one of Radiohead's greatest songs, and would be certain it's the best one on Amnesiac, even with behemoths such as Pyramid Song, Crushd, Gl assh ouse, You And Whose Army, I Might Be Wrong, and even Revolving Doors. This song, experienced with noise isolation and surround sound-like audio, is probably one of the best musical environments to experience. The chord progression itself is outstanding; I could simply play the A, C#m, and G# on a loop on piano for hours and be satisfied. I really enjoy hearing the pizzicato strings reversed throughout the song as well. Finally, I just find it mind blowing how they took what was originally "I Will" and reversed it to make an even better track. Overall, and incredible four minutes of music here. - uofmfan1221

This song is truly a work of art. This song proves that radiohead's envisioning of musical artistry is a rare form of inspired genius. I listen to this song and I become convinced that the creation of melody was never meant to be restricted by anything but the imagination of the creator. This song would survive deeep into the future. Pure eternal bliss.

The I Might Be Wrong version is MUCH better. Sometimes it frustrates me how insanely in love Thom is with electronic music, this is one of those times along with the King of Limbs.

Should have ben at least in the Top 10. :(

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49Knives Out

This is ranked 41?

Just goes on to show you the unparalleled greatness of the band.

This song would easily fit anywhere between #1 and #15 in the "best songs list" of almost any other band or artist.

I won't say this is the best Radiohead song, but the arrangement of the song is so beautiful and complex that it deserves to be ranked in the top 20 (as a bare minimum)

Best groove of any radiohead tune

38th place? Really?
This is the best!

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50Go to Sleep

I am surprised that no one noticed this song. This is one of the few songs that made me euphoric (with hints of horror and depression, difficult to put in words). It expresses emotions which cannot be expressed through any language. The ending is absolutely haunting... Yes, I think haunting is a word that comes close enough.

51Bodysnatchers

Just a good ole fashioned rock driven song, with possibly Johnny Greenwoods best guitar solo in the entire radiohead catologue.

If you have some music background and play guitar, this is the best song radiohead ever done. unique masterpiece. seriously this is the best song from radiohead. of course standart "popular song likers" wont like it.

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52Bloom

Simply the best Radiohead song to me... It's already great and complex in the album, but the live version of this song is just out of this world, unreal. It's sad that it's so underrated because it was in The King of Limbs, an album a lot of people didn't like/understand completely.

53Life in a Glasshouse

Let's put it this way. Best song off amnesiac. It would in fact be my favorite if Nude, Weird Fishes, Kid A and All I Need didn't exist. But those all got recognition at the higher spots. Their best piece maybe not atmospherically, but musically even Paranoid Android has to bow to this masterpiece. #46? Nope. Nothing off The Bends, OK Computer, King of Limbs, Hail to the Thief or Pablo Honey deserves a higher spot than this. Brutally underrated masterpiece.

While is not one of the songs I fell in love at a first glance, is the one I find myself hearing constantly nowadays.

The only song to top this from Amnesiac is Pyramid Song, and that song is a masterpiece.

Definitely one Of there most underrated songs.

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54The Tourist

Oh man, why is The Tourist this far down? From Thom Yorke's signature wail in the chorus, the amazing guitar solos throughout (don't you find it creepy how you can predict every single little sound as the song progresses) and how the song makes you think of... Nothingness, this is by far and wide one of Radiohead's best tracks.

I like to think of this as their hidden gem, their secret weapon if you wish. The best song that nobody's ever heard of.

Totally agree. Nobody ever seems to have heard of this song, but its amazing. The guitar at the start is so good. Potentially their best song if only it were given a little more recognition. Definitely recomend giving it a listen and voting it up.

Amazing song, pretty weird to see it this down, it should be at least top 10. Amazing chorus and guitars, too bad its so underrated.

58? This song is amazing. Just watch them perform it live on YouTube and you will see. Definitely should be at least in the top 10.

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56Packt Like Sardines In a Crushd Tin Box

This song is one of my personal favorates and I don't know why it doesn't get the credit it deserve

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57Subterranean Homesick Alien

Before I listened to OK Computer, I looked at some websites to help guide me on what I should focus on. All of them mentioned songs like Paranoid Android and No Surprises, some of them went further and mentioned Electioneering and Climbing Up The Walls, but none of them mentioned this gem. It became one of my favorites the first time I listened to it. Truly underrated.

My favorite song off of OK Computer. The guitar effects in this song are simply amazing, and Thom's vocal performance is great as always. - NorwegianWood

My goodness me, how can this only be at Number 40?! Just listen to the grandness of the overall sound, the expansiveness, the brilliant balance between high energy and delicate, quiet intricacy. Easily in the top 10 for me this one.

Why is it 42? It really is a great song

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58Burn the Witch

This is the first officially released Radiohead song since 2011, and if this song is any indication, their quality has not dwindled over the years. - ArchAces

I fell in love with this song the first time I listened to it... Such an amazing band : they never to the same thing, they keep producing new pieces of music that I absolutely adore.

The best since In Rainbows. Vote for this. This is their next step, yet it's so familiar. It combines all of their albums' sounds with ease.

This is such an amazing song. I can't stop listening it - Constanza

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59Where I End and You Begin

Not even listed come on! For shame! Live from the basement all time favorite Radiohead performance.

This song, along with the rest of Hail To the Thief is criminally underrated in the rest of the Radiohead discography.

Awesome song, perhaps my very favourite Radiohead song...

How is this not way up there on the list...

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60Go Slowly

My top ten list (of radiohead's songs) certainly includes this. I have listened and watched it many many times from their in rainbows live from the basement album, it really is one of the most beautiful meaningful song to me.

Scrolling scrolling scrolling... Ah! Here you are! All the way at 61... Well, I absolutely love this song and although I wouldn't make it number one, it definitely deserves to be higher on the list.

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