Greatest Songs From Hail to the Thief by Radiohead


The Top TenXW

1There There

One of my absolute favourite Radiohead songs of all time! The guitar is just fantastic, and the climax is great!

V4 Comments
22 + 2 = 5

Easily best sing in the album. Love the multiple phases and how well the whole thing is constructed. I'm also a huge fan of the lyrics on this one, I often find myself singing them to... Well, myself. 2nd favourite would be myxomatosis, but the sheer awesomeness of 2+2=5 makes it a clear winner.

Because politics mixed with a clever and diverse array of time signatures and musical styles is a good formula for any song. Or something. It's a damn good song.

I decided to go with this, but could have gone with There There, Sail to the Moon, or Scatterbrain just as easily. My vote also just bumped this into first place and up an entire percent. :D

3A Wolf at the Door

No doubt about it sweeps any song on this album, and that's saying a lot!

I'd say I'm tied between this song and Sail to the moon, but I chose the first one I saw :P

The intro reminds me of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds and Stairway To Heaven

The intro is so much like Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" - RereLoco

V1 Comment
4Sail to the Moon

Hauntingly beautiful song... Apparently, Thom Yorke wrote the song for his son, Noah.

Don't really like the nitro, but the rest of the song is okay.

V2 Comments
5Where I End and You Begin

What really makes this track are those tired, eerie synths that come in after a while which scream of mercy and exhaustion.

I have only just started liking this song but it's cool

Kid a is overrated but this isn't


Apparently, the person who said Sail to the Moon is a terrible song is SICK IN THE HEAD. Sail to the Moon is a very soothing dreamy song that just puts you to sleep. But Myxomatosis is still a good song.

Myxomatosis is the best why does everybody hate it so much the start is just like dun dun dun how can you not love that!? I think sail to the moon should be right at the bottom of this list

This song is my all time favourite I love the lyrics and the melody

7Go to Sleep
8The Gloaming

What a dance groove and great harmonics

9Sit Down, Stand Up

This song is just so epic.. Love the cool effects they use in the end, the lyrics are great.. Just overall awawesome song

V1 Comment

Terribly underrated. Listened to this album at least 25 times and this song is up there with the best of them.

The Contenders


Backdrifts is getting my vote even though I prefer "There There" because of how underrated it is. I also wanted to go for Sail to the Moon or Where I end and You Begin.

Not surprised We Suck Young Blood is in last to be honest, but I don't dislike it.

Definitely not my favorite on the album but it should be ahead of a punch up at a wedding and we suck young blood.

This should be higher than 13th come on people.

12A Punch Up at a Wedding

...I don't get how this isn't even in the top 10, don't even know why I'm a radiohead fan, seems I only like their unpopular songs

I don't get why nobody likes this song, one of the highlights of this album in my opinion

V2 Comments
13I Will

This song is beautiful and is easily top ten I can't comprehend why anyone would put this at the bottom please listen to it and help bring it to the top!

If you need an explanation, just get isolation ear buds and listen to the harmonies

Simple and haunting. This song and 2+2=5 are the best parts of the album for me.

I know loads of people hate this song but I like it

14We Suck Young Blood

Though I do think that it isn't as good as many songs on the album, I think it's better than I will, punch up at a wedding, and sit down stand up. It has an eery feel that keeps me captivated, and something about the claps fits so well. The brief intensity also helps put this on the better half of this album for me

The same with this one I have only just started liking this one sorry to the ones that didn't make it on here like sail to the moon go to sleep and all those other bad ones

Its in a minor key and has a somber feel to it which I absolutely love and defiantly puts it in the top 10

Gonna put it short, I hate this song

BAdd New Item

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

The Top 10 Best Songs from Radiohead's Amnesiac and Hail to the Thief Top Ten Best Radiohead Songs Best Songs On Avenged Sevenfold's Hail to the King Greatest Songs from OK Computer by Radiohead Best Songs From Radiohead's Kid A

List StatsUpdated 9 Dec 2016

200 votes
14 listings
6 years, 15 days old

Top Remixes (9)

1. Sail to the Moon
2. There There
3. Where I End and You Begin
1. There There
2. 2 + 2 = 5
3. A Wolf at the Door
1. There There
2. Where I End and You Begin
3. 2 + 2 = 5

View All 9


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.