Greatest Songs from OK Computer by Radiohead


The Top Ten

1 Paranoid Android

I love this song - Camaro6

Yes indeed

1. Paranoid Android
2. Airbag
3. Lucky
4. No Surprises
5. Fitter Happier
6. Karma Police
7. Let Down
8. Exit Music (For A Film)
9. Electioneering
10. The Tourist
11. Climbing Up The Walls
12. Subterranean Homesick Alien

One of my favorite Radiohead songs. It is pure musical brilliance! It goes from bright to dark, from happy to melancholic. This is only something a group like Radiohead could pull off. - Slipperyjack40

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2 Karma Police

It's good in every way! - Userguy44

Great piano rock song, I agree with the position it is in.

Love it!

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3 No Surprises

Best track of the album so far

This song might not be their greatest, but the sense of melancholy nostalgia it creates is one of the best feelings on this planet.

My favorite from Ok Computer. Possibly my favorite radiohead song! - Slipperyjack40

Best Radiohead Song in my opinion. Great backing vocals towards the end. Very reminiscent of "Sunday Morning" by The Velvet Underground, only this one is more developed and perfected. The closest to a perfect song I can think of.

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4 Let Down

Deserves to be number one. Arguably the greatest song in Radiohead's entire discography.

Airbag 3.5/5 A great way to open up the album. That intro with the sliding guitars and the moment when Selway comes in on those powerful drums takes you on a journey.

Paranoid Android 2.5/5 Often considered one of Radiohead's greatest songs, this six minu te. t hree section song just doesn't cut it for me, yet its still one of the best songs on this album.

Subterranean Homesick Alien 2/5 This atmospheric song is okay, but I don't see why other people like it.

Exit Music ( For a Film) 3/5 Chilling song with a peaceful acoustic opening that eventually builds up into a beautiful hard rocking crescendo.

Let Down 5/5 The best song on OK Computer, the most beautiful song on OK Computer, one of the most beautiful Radiohead songs ever, and my second favorite Radiohead song The choruses are some of the best in any Radiohead song, and that ending is perfection.

Karma Police 2/5 One of Radioheads most popular songs. I'm not one to enjoy mainstream music, but ...more

The most perfect song. Best lyric ever. Should be first, then No Surprises. I can't sleep without listening to this song. It's also a nice song to start your day. So even If disappointments come your way, you don't worry.

The most underrated song on this album, and in this list below at #10, electioneering, 2nd most underrated. How sad. I won't say this list should be totally reversed but that would be closer to my opinion. Obviously This list is subjective, but my feeling is that the top three songs here are a result of the 'radio' play time they got; they are the singles. I love PA, and KP, and NS is great also, but they are not the best songs on this album. And what about The Tourist, not even on this list... shame... - abcrgb

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5 Exit Music (For a Film)

Very quiet introduction, with a violent transition at 2:50 after a spacey gradation in between. Amazing title & lyrics.

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6 Airbag

Everything about this song is flawless, deserves to at least be in the top 5

Best opening song to an album ever.

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7 Lucky

1. Lucky
2. No Surprises
3. Karma Police
4. The Tourist
5. Paranoid Android
6. Exit Music (For A Film)
7. Let Down
8. Electioneering
9. Subterranean Homesick Alien
10. Climbing Up The Walls
11. Airbag
12. Fitter Happier


Still don't get the hype for paranoid android, Much better song

Love that song so much!

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8 Climbing Up the Walls

Love this song. one of the most underrated but the climax is spine tingling. Amazing

This is bad ass

The lyrics, the synthesizer effects and that screaming at the end, they all help to make this not only a great song, but a very scary one too.

Grossly underrated. One of their best from any album, yet it's only 8th.

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9 Subterranean Homesick Alien

So calming

Thought my favorite is exit music (for a film), this songs storytelling is superb, its rhythms are catchy, and there is no reason it should be this low on the list besides the fact that some great songs have to be lower when and album is perfect.

What the hell! This is the greatest song ever I sing this song at least once every day

I think it should be at least in the top 5 - Lord28

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10 Electioneering

Very underrated. Catchy and I love the cowbells

underated song, one of radioheads best. - beasthound

Really under-rated rock song! Love those riffs and the way it slows down and goes mad!

Not best song but shouldn't be 10th

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The Contenders

11 The Tourist

Listening to it right now. I agree that Paranoid Android is better, but come on. Please listen to The Tourist, Radiohead fans! It's worth it.

2nd best song after paranoid android

I'm shocked this isn't on here.

A very pretty waltz -like closing number for a landmark album. One of my favorites from Ok Computer.

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12 Creep

I thought it was a great idea to include this track from Nevermind into this album in 1969, just showing how deep Sublime really is

Boi that's pablo honey - SophosCheetah

I think this is the defining song on OK Computer. Really good job also their best song on Kid A

Um What? This is from Pablo Honey what kind of Radiohead fans are you?

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13 Pop is Dead

"greatest song of all time and we are really proud to have created such an amazing song that will forever be remembered as our best song." Thom Yorke


14 Lift

I know is from the b sides but this song is incredible
Ps: Somebody actually create a list of "top ten oknotok songs"?

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17 Fitter Happier

It may not be the best, but I would never remove this song if I had the chance. It wouldn't be the Ok Computer we all know and love without it. - Slipperyjack40

The Modern Nickelodeon parody of this song (Kiddier, Crappier) is just pure gold - xandermartin98

Is this a song? It sounds more like a story. - Userguy44

How is this not #1? It tells you everything you need to know about how to live a better life, with more purpose and joy? every time I start to worry whether or not society is just a complex system with the purpose of maximum, most efficient exploitation of the masses for the will of the top few, with the media a thick, heavy cobweb to turn people away from seeking the truth, and those who do find it are so alienated that they seem insane, I just listen to this song and realise I just need to work overtime more often at my 7-5 factory job.

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Top Remixes (40)

1. Paranoid Android
2. Karma Police
3. No Surprises
1. Paranoid Android
2. Karma Police
3. Let Down
1. Karma Police
2. Paranoid Android
3. Exit Music (For a Film)

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