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Top 25 non-album Radiohead songs (compiled by me)


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10. Nobody Does It Better (Carly Simon cover)

 

unreleased

 

99% of covers are worse than the original version. Nobody Does It Better belongs to 1% that is better. Thom's voice around '95 was perfect.

 

P.S. Announced by Thom as "The sexiest song ever written.". Absolute killer. Seeeexy.

 

Nobody does it better

Makes me feel sad for the rest

Nobody does it half as good as you

Baby, you're the best

I wasn't looking

But somehow you found me

I tried to hide from your love light

But like heaven above me

The spy who loved me

Is keeping all my secrets safe tonight

 

And nobody does it better

Though sometimes i wish someone would

Nobody does it quite the way you do

Why'd you have to be so good

The way that you hold me

Whenever you hold me

There's some kind of magic inside

That keeps me from running

But just keep it coming how'd you learn to do the things you do

And nobody does it better

Makes me feel sad for the rest

 

Nobody does it quite like as you

Baby, baby, baby you're the best

Baby you're the best

Baby you're the best

Baby you're the best

 

"Nobody Does It Better"

 

http://youtube.com/watch?v=kHe-iwAI9BE

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I think that Electioneering is a good song, I don't think that Polyethylene should replace it... but that's of course only my personal opinion. :)

 

Btw, I added you to my friends list at last.fm (in case you were wondering who that person is)... i hope you don't mind! :)

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yes, i'll upload them in one archive as soon as i finished (hopefully soon...)

 

top 9 coming in a few minutes

 

I think that Electioneering is a good song, I don't think that Polyethylene should replace it... but that's of course only my personal opinion. :)

 

Btw, I added you to my friends list at last.fm (in case you were wondering who that person is)... i hope you don't mind! :)

 

haha i have no idea tbh how to do this stuff (adding friends etc). i registered yesterday, so i'm a newbie there lol

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9. Arpeggi

 

unreleased

 

Should be a highlight on the new album. This song is great in every way: as a slow classical composition and as a fast guitar-based song. Close to masterpiece, but it's not recorded yet, so i'll wait with that statement...

 

in the deepest ocean

the bottom of the sea

your eyes, they turn me

 

why should I stay here

why should I stay

 

I'd be crazy not to follow

follow where you lead

your eyes, they turn me

 

turn me onto phantoms

I follow to the edge of the earth

and fall off

 

everybody leaves

if they get the chance

and this is my chance

 

I get eaten by the worms

and weird fishees

picked over by the worms

and weird fishees

weird fishees

weird fishees

 

yeah I

I hit the bottom

hit the bottom and escape

escape

 

I

I hit the bottom

hit the bottom and escape

escape

escape

 

"Arpeggi"

 

http://youtube.com/watch?v=zrKPrpOvfCI

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yes, i'll upload them in one archive as soon as i finished (hopefully soon...)

 

top 9 coming in a few minutes

 

 

 

haha i have no idea tbh how to do this stuff (adding friends etc). i registered yesterday, so i'm a newbie there lol

 

Awesome, thanks. I added you on last.fm as well.

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8. A Reminder

 

appears on: Karma Police and Airbag/How Am I Driving?

 

This is a very sad love song about a broken relationship. Beatiful, though strange.

 

If I get old

I will not give in

But if I do

Remind me of this

 

Remind me that

Once I was free

Once I was cool

Once I was me

 

And if I sat down and crossed my arms

Hold me until this song

 

Knock me out

Smash out my brains

If I take the chair and start to talk shit

 

If I get old remind me of this

That night we kissed and I really meant it

Whatever happens if we're still speaking

Pick up the phone

Play me this song

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Now you made me want to register there too lol. Though I have no idea what is that, to be honest :crown:

 

It basically keeps track of the music you listen to. And you can add friends to see what they've been listening to lately or recommend music, etc.

 

Its quite cool actually.

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7. Rabbit In Your Headlights

 

appears on: Psyence Fiction (UNKLE)

 

The best collaboration Radiohead have ever done, i mean Thom. As said by Pitchfork: "...Thom Yorke adds his trademark angstful melancholy to the amazing and theatrical "Rabbit In Your Headlights," a song which contains one of the most heartbreaking vocal samples in the history of music.". That statement is so true that i couldn't have written this better myself. I think it's not an easy song to like, but once you're into it, you'll never regret it. I guess, this song was my intro into the world of electronical music. :cool:

 

I'm a rabbit in your headlights

Scared of the spotlight

You don't come to visit

I'm stuck in this bed

 

Thin rubber gloves

She laughs when she's crying

She cries when she's laughing

 

Fat bloody fingers are sucking your soul away...

(Away....away....away....)

 

I'm a rabbit in your headlights

Christian suburbanite

Washed down the toliet

Money to burn

 

Fat bloody fingers are sucking your soul away...

 

Sample from movie Jacob's Ladder :

If you're frightened of dyin' and you're holding on...

You'll see devils tearing your life away.

But...if you've made your peace,

Then the devils are really angels

Freeing you from the earth.....from the earth....from the earth

 

White worms on the underground

Caught between stations

Butterfingers

I'm losing my patience

 

I'm a rabbit in your headlights

Christian suburbanite

You got money to burn....

 

Fat bloody fingers are sucking your soul away.....

Away, away, away,

Away, away, away.

 

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Z3ClCwcCvdQ

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6. Last Flowers

 

unreleased

 

Another song that was dropped from OKC. This song has only been played once so far (seek below for the YT video). None the less it quickly became one of the fan favourites. Dark and melancholy. And apparently this song was written at 3 AM.

 

If they'll never release Last Flowers it will be a crime against every Radiohead fan.

 

This song should be the best on LP7.

 

P.S. actually this song should have made my top 3... oh well

 

appliances have gone berserk

I cannot keep up

treading on people's toes

snot-nosed little fools

 

and I can't face the evening straight

and you can offer me escape

houses live and houses speak

if you take me there you'll get relief

 

believe, believe, believe, believe...

 

and if I’m gonna talk

I just wanna talk

please don't interrupt

just sit back and listen

 

'cause I can't face the evening straight

and you can offer me escape

houses live and houses speak

if you take me there you'll get relief

 

believe, believe, believe, believe...

 

it's too much

too bright

too powerful

 

too much

too bright

too powerful

 

too much

too bright

too powerful

 

too much

 

http://youtube.com/watch?v=OtVjjZDDIAs

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5. How I Made My Millions

 

appears on: No Surprises

 

Actually, this isn't even a song. It's a demo. Thom recorded it at home with his minidisc recorder (you can hear Thom's girlfriend washing up in the background). The band was blown away when they heard the song, so they decided to leave it as it is. Amazing demo song!

 

I was stronger

I was better

Picked you out

Now don't say a word

No don't yell out

Never mind

Let you out

Led you back

Stay on

Sit down

Let it fall

Let it fall

Let it fall

Let it fall

 

http://youtube.com/watch?v=n10JC0BOWF8

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4. Nude

 

unreleased

 

First of all i'd like to point out that i'm talking about the older version of Nude which comes from '98. Also sometimes titled as Big Ideas. The song has been recycled since then and converted to a jazzy song, but it can't beat the old Nude imo (the new version isn't bad either though).

 

This song was my favourite for a long time.

 

Don't get any big ideas

They're not gonna happen

You paint your house white and fill in the noise

There'll be something missing

 

Just when you find it it's gone

Just when you feel it, you don't

You've gone off the rails

 

She kisses you with tongues and pulls you to the bed

Don't go you'll only want to come back again

 

So don't get any big ideas

They're not gonna happen

You'll go to hell for what your dirty mind is thinking

 

And now that you find it, it's gone

And now that you feel it, you don't

You've gone off the rails

 

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rG4ItJINzQs

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yes, TLW is actually there...

 

3. True Love Waits

 

appears on: I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings

 

This is the best Radiohead song about love. Period.

 

I'll drown my beliefs

to have you be in peace

iI'll dress like your niece

and wash your swollen feet

 

just don't leave

don't leave

 

and true love waits

in haunted attics

and true love lives

on lollipops and crisps

 

just don't leave

don't leave

 

i'm not living, i'm just killing time

your tiny hands, your crazy-kitten smile

 

just don't leave

don't leave

 

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2A7lRFn8iFA

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2. Kinetic

 

appears on: Pyramid Song

 

The most underrated Radiohead song of all. I don't really pay attention to the lyrics. The sound is what Kinetic about. It can't get better than this. Kinetic provides you the all major influences of Kid A/Amnesiac era (Aphex Twin, Miles Davis, Can etc.) in one single song. Masterpiece. Their best b-side.

 

You're being took for a ride

Plan on it, lazy

Please keep moving

Better keep moving

Don't fall asleep at the wheel

I waited for you but you never came

Please keep moving

Better keep moving

Kinetic {x45}

Please keep moving

Better keep moving

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