Top Ten Best Radiohead Songs

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41 True 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. "

An unspoken masterpiece. Very underrated, but it easily compares to Fake Plastic Trees - Sanselephant

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

Anyone heard the phrase hauntingly beautiful...its this song. Period.

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42 Motion Picture Soundtrack

Absolutely gorgeous song. Makes me cry every time. Between Thom' s amazing vocals with such feeling and there equally beautiful heart felt music, I can't choose. Either way it makes me tear up.

The most bittersweet song I have ever heard, and the perfect love song. This should be in the top 10!

At least one of my favourite radiohead songs and on my favourite radiohead album. Was kind of surprised that it's only rank 42. But then again, 42 is the answer to everything

This may not be a top 10 song but it sure as hell isn't 41. All the feels.

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43 Separator

Beautiful! The moment in which the little and delicate guitar riff enters, really touches me...

The most underrated Radiohead song. Absolutely beautiful. This was what made The King of Limbs worth listening to. Might be my favorite song of theirs.

For me king of limbs is like the fruit of all the previous radiohead's albums, and SEPERATOR is their best work so far, this song is not less than paranoid android or everything in its right place.

Hate this song.

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44 Subterranean 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.

Number 126? wait wut - SnuckleBerg

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45 House 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.

This I'm my all time favorite song

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46 Knives 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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47 Bodysnatchers

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

Underrated and overlooked, but their best besides Paranoid Android

Probably one of my favorites.

This one of Radiohead's best rock songs in the post OK-Computer era. Simply fantastic!

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48 Ful Stop

Easily best on their new album, and a contender for top 5 if not 3 - MikaBeeWall

49 Go 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.

50 Glass Eyes

A Moon Shaped Pool forever

Their second best song

So good

51 Like 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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52 Talk Show Host

One of their most obscure songs, but an absolute masterpiece. You don't even need to like Radiohead to like this song. It has an extremely memorable, catchy, minimalist and melancholy-sounding guitar riff.

No words can describe...

This is one of my favorites by them. every time I hear the riff it makes me feel like I'm downtown in some big city.

Wow

53 Electioneering

Maybe not their best song, but it should be in the top ten. - beasthound

So underrated

Bruh why so low

54 Bloom

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.

55 Life 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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56 We Suck Young Blood

Why is this not higher? It's simply genius! That part at the end (you know what I'm talking about) is just phenomenal!

Love the bit where the energy picks up at the end and then seemlessly slides back into the melancholy slow pace.

57 Packt 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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58 Identikit

How is this 57? Got the grooviest beat going on, while Thom is on top form, 'When I see you messing me around, I don't want to know', fantastic and unexpected choir section in the middle, and then that delicious bass hook comes back towards the end, beats anything on Amnesiac

59 Last Flowers

Paranoid Android, Karma Police, Fake Plastic Trees may be a wiser choice, but no other Radiohead songs that strikes me like this song. Sometimes whenever I'm tired I just close my eyes and listen to this song and let it seeps through my bones and brings me down with it.

My absolute favorite song by Radiohead. And there isn't one song that I don't like by them.
The mellow piano mixed with the chilling vocals are just... an experience. And then when the guitar comes in it steps to a new level. An absolutely fantastic song with a big meaning.

I'll never understand why this didn't make it to In Rainbows. Way underrated.

Just gorgeous!

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60 Burn the Witch

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.

Belongs in the top 5. Such a marvelous piece of art. Can't get it out of my head and can't stop playing it.

40th? Gotta be kidding me.

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