So we gave up and went back to [the original]. Thome Yorke in the No Surprises music video. One of the band's more accessible songs, No Surprises peaked at Number 4 on the Official Singles Chart in January and is Radiohead's third biggest seller in the UK, having sold just shy of , copies. The band's second biggest selling single goes to Paranoid Android, the lead single from their album OK Computer. In classic Radiohead fashion, they didn't play things safe with the track, which clocks in at over six minutes long and saw them experimenting with the idea of fusing three different songs together, each written by a different member of the band.
It was a risk that paid off; the song landed at Number 3 in June and has shifted , copies to date. With the title taking its name from Marvin the Paranoid Android of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, the song is described by bassist Colin Greenwood as "just a joke, a laugh, getting wasted together over a couple of evenings and putting some different pieces together. For Radiohead's best selling single, you have to go all the way back to the beginning.
Creep was first released in September as their debut single, but it didn't become a worldwide hit until almost exactly a year later. Why you ask? Well, there are a few theories, including suggestions that their label EMI weren't too keen on it at first and Radio 1 wouldn't play it because it was "too depressing". Despite that, the song went on to become a hit across Europe and America, leading them to re-issue it in the UK, where it landed at Number 7 on the Official Singles Chart.
Whether they had a personal dislike of the song or they feared becoming a one-hit wonder, the band dropped Creep from their tour setlist in the '90s and have only played it live a handful of times since. Still, that hasn't stopped it becoming a firm favourite among fans.
The song has re-entered the chart numerous times in the years since its release check out its full chart run here and it's far-and-away their biggest seller at just over , copies sold to date. When it comes to Radiohead's albums, their chart-topper OK Computer leads the way with 1.
It might be one of their few studio albums not to top the Official Chart, but it has spent a staggering weeks in the Top , giving it overall sales of 1. In , Stylus  and Pitchfork named Kid A the best album of the previous five years, with Pitchfork calling it "the perfect record for its time: ominous, surreal, and impossibly millennial".
The Guardian ranked it second best, calling it "a jittery premonition of the troubled, disconnected, overloaded decade to come. The sound of today, in other words, a decade early. Both versions feature live tracks, taken mostly from television performances. Radiohead, who left EMI in ,  had no input into the reissue and the music was not remastered. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.
Home FAQ Contact. Kid A Wikipedia open wikipedia design. Parlophone Capitol. Nigel Godrich Radiohead. See also: Amnesiac recording. The title track, a heavily processed electronic piece, demonstrates both Radiohead's increasing ambient electronic influences and the distortion of Yorke's voice, extensively done on the album.
This song, featuring a horn section improvising over a repetitive bassline, demonstrates the band's increasing influence from jazz during this time period.
Yorke cited Charles Mingus as his main inspiration here. Everything in the industry at that point was like, 'The internet isn't important. I knew the internet was [generating sales], but I couldn't prove it because every record had MTV and radio with it. I knew at that point: this is the story of the internet.
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