Greatest Songs From Hail to the Thief by Radiohead


The Top Ten

1 There There

Beautiful Song and they way that it build up and just breaks down is so incredible

1. There, There
2. 2+2=5
3. Go To Sleep
4. Myxomatosis
5. A Wolf At The Door
6. A Punchup At A Wedding
7. Sail To The Moon
8. Where I End And You Begin
9. We Suck Young Blood
10. The Gloaming
11. Backdrifts
12. Scatterbrain
13. I Will
14. Sit Down. Stand Up

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

Maybe the best example of tension and release in any Radiohead song

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2 2 + 2 = 5

One of the strongest openers in any radiohead album, easily deserves #1 spot

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.

The explosive second half of this song is just incredible, but There There is just that little bit better.

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.

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3 A Wolf at the Door

It's really strange how much deeper the vocals are in parts compared to what we're used to with Radiohead. This is also definitely one of the most melancholic pieces of music the band has ever put out, which is saying quite a bit considering this is Radiohead we're talking about here. - kempokid

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

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4 Where 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

I like There There more but those synths are literally out of this world and when Thom starts to sing:
'X'll mark the place
Like the parting of the waves
Like a house falling in the sea
In the sea' - I can't help but sing with him. I hope my family and neighbours like my voice.

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5 Sail 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.

Best song ever made really

Best song in album

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6 Myxomatosis


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

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7 Sit Down, Stand Up

It's pretty awesome

Similar to Backdrifts in style. This song sadly reminds me of going to church as a youngster.

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

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9 The Gloaming

What a dance groove and great harmonics

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10 Backdrifts

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.

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The Contenders

11 I Will

This, 2+2, There There, And backdrifts should be too 4

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.

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12 We 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

This song takes you to a different planet

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13 Scatterbrain

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

Definitely a standout track to me. It has a certain calmness that sets it apart from other tracks on the album.

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14 A Punch Up at a Wedding

Criminally underrated, and very groovy. Some people think its too long and doesn’t expand on the idea, but it feels more like a jam song, so that justifies that.

...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

Very good, very nice I like it

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15 Gagging Order
16 Paperbag Writer Paperbag Writer

Y’all forgot about this

17 Fog (Again) (Live) Fog (Again) (Live)
18 I Am a Wicked Child I Am a Wicked Child
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Top Remixes (13)

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

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