Paranoid Android Introduction
But like its spiritual forefather, Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Paranoid Android" – despite all its weirdness, or more likely because of it – just works. Somehow this epic (and epically strange) single rose all the way to #3 on the UK pop singles chart; it wasn't quite so popular in the United States, but it did cement Radiohead's reputation among the most creative and original artists of their generation.
Not bad for a song that had its genesis when singer/songwriter Thom Yorke got scared by an enraged woman in a bar.
About the Song
|Artist||Radiohead||Musician(s)||Thom Yorke (vocals), Jonny Greenwood (guitar), Ed O’Brien (guitar, backup vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass), Phil Selway (drums)|
|Producer(s)||Nigel Godrich, Radiohead|
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On the Charts"Paranoid Android" reached #3 on the U.K. Singles Chart, Radiohead's highest chart position ever.
The song ranks #256 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list.