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Album cover parody of OK Computer by Radiohead
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Band Name Origins:

  • They changed their name from On a Friday, because it would spell OAF when shortened. Submitted by: B.I.L.L
  • They took their name from the Talking Heads song "Radiohead" on the Heads' album True Stories. Submitted by: rynne

Stupid Band Names:

  • Wow... only if my head was a radio, I just don't know what I would do? Submitted by: TheGuyWithoutAName

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Bodysnatchers"The chorus has the line "I'm trapped in the body and can't get out" but that's as close as it gets. - Hawk
"High And Dry"Not every word in the title is in the song. Which word is missing? "And". - Brian Kelly
"Paranoid Android"You don't remember. You don't remember. Why don't you remember my name? - Brian Kelly
"Idioteque"An unusually electronic piece from this group, from their 2000 album Kid A. As for the lyrics... well, there are a lot that get briefly repeated ("Who's in bunker?", "Women and children first" and "Ice age coming" to name a few), so it's anyone's guess what people might think the title is. - Jonathan S.
"Fake Plastic Trees"He says "Fake plastic" a couple of times, but follows it with "trees" neither time. - Brian Kelly

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
RadiodeadI smash my radio when they are on.tomario

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Carnival Police""Karma Police"Regina Haniger
"Carmel Police""Karma Police"Regina Haniger
"Carmen Police""Karma Police"Regina Haniger
"Carnal Police""Karma Police"Regina Haniger

There are additional Radiohead new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Planet Telex,"There is no such planet with that name...Pickles
"Karma Police,"There is no such police force.Bob
"2+2 = 5,"Wrong! 2+2 = 4 (Duh!)The Quirkfetch Kid
"Sail To The Moon,"You can't sail to the moon, duh!Sean
"Paranoid Android,"Robots don't have emotions, dumbass!Ned

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Charmless Man," Blur"Creep," Radiohead
"2 + 2 = ?," The Bob Seger System"2 + 2 = 5," Radiohead
"I Am A Robot," Weezer"Paranoid Android," Radiohead
"Four Leaf Clover," Catherine"Lucky," Radiohead
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Ike Spinning Plates" originally "Like Spinning Plates"
That's an interesting trick for Ike to do.
"Like Pinning Plates" originally "Like Spinning Plates"
Not so easy, unless they're paper plates.
Amanda Svenson
"Jus" originally "Just"
Jus: A French cooking sauce.
"Jut" originally "Just"
"Fake Plastic Tees" originally "Fake Plastic Trees"
Some golfers consider only wooden tees real?
michelle (hell In mice)

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Pop Is Dread" originally "Pop Is Dead"
... so some think
Roxanne Drake
"Creepy" originally "Creep"
Kanye West Point Blank Space Shuttle
"Drown Is The New Up" originally "Down Is The New Up"
"Frog" originally "Fog"
Dyan Cannonball
"Like Spinning Pilates" originally "Like Spinning Plates"
I wouldn't advise spinning while doing pilates.
Jonathan S.

There are additional Radiohead song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"House Of Bards" originally "House Of Cards"
Regina Olsen
"House Of Lards" originally "House Of Cards"
Regina Olsen
"House Of Wards" originally "House Of Cards"
Regina Olsen
"House Of Yards" originally "House Of Cards"
Regina Olsen
"House Of Curds" originally "House Of Cards"
Regina Olsen

There are additional Radiohead song titles with a letter changed available.


Feb 10
a parody of "High and Dry" by Radiohead
A song about a person who is hopelessly betrothed to eating pie.
Soundcloud: (MP3)
Jan 15
a parody of "Creep" by Radiohead
Part of my on-going "Parodies Rock" project in which I parody all of the songs in Rock Band. This one was a super easy one to record and to write, as well as being a perfect title sub so I had to do it. (French pastries)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Creep""Sheep"Van S A'Parody
"Man of War""Fog of War"Arch Vile
"Street Spirit (Fade Out)""Rural Ghost (Starve Us)"Arch Vile
"Weird Fishes/Arpeggi""Which Switches?/Stuck All Night"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Creep""Friend (Jack "Red Ant" Fletcher Rest In Peace Tribute Song)"Below Average Davee
"Optimistic""Pessimistic"Arch Vile
"Down Is The New Up""Sick Is The New Well"Arch Vile
"Karma Police""Rebel Heroes"Duc4AmIRight
"Sit Down, Stand Up""Stay Home, Watch Us"Arch Vile

There are additional Radiohead song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Lotus FlowerShampoocrazyj
CreepStalker's organizationThatAwesomeGuy
Morning BellAlarm clocksJosh
Everything In Its Right PlaceHouse Calls (Home Keepers or Maids)lilwiccan
There are additional Radiohead commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
CreepJoe Biden's answering machineEdward
CreepCristali’s answering machineWoahitstheoneyouknow
There ThereSuicide HotlineSean
Pop Is DeadAmerican Idol/Simon Cowell's officenewave
High and DryFlood HelplineOFFENDED BRIT
There are additional Radiohead on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Nice & Easy
   Frank Sinatra
Nice Dream
Nice & Easy Dream
   Azealia Banks
Pop Is Dead
Soda Pop Is Dead
Alicia Sturdivant
Orange Soda
   Vic Mensa
Pop Is Dead
Orange Soda Pop Is Dead
Alicia Sturdivant
Leave Me Alone
   New Order
Leave Me Alone, Creep!
There are additional Radiohead duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Raydio combined with Radiohead
Ray Parker, Jr. meets Thom Yorke.
Submitted By: Cody Finke
Technohead combined with Radiohead
Submitted By: Ariane
The Radiohead and the Heart
The Head and the Heart combined with Radiohead
Submitted By: Ed
Human Radiohead
Human Radio combined with Radiohead
Could be creepy in a sense
Submitted By: Ed

There are additional Radiohead Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a widow
Original Lyrics:
I'm a weirdo
"Street Spirit (Fade Out)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey now
Original Lyrics:
Fade out
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause I'm a creep, I'm a winner
'Cause I'm a creep, I'm a wiener
Original Lyrics:
'Cause I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo
"Black Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give me all your Christmas lights
Original Lyrics:
Blame it on the satellite
There are additional Radiohead misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Go to Sleep"
Misheard Lyrics:
Am I dead, Barney?
Original Lyrics:
Over my dead body

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

Kept thinking this had to do with anti-Barney humor (even though I loved him as a kid).

There are additional Radiohead misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Talk Show Host"
The Funny Lyrics:
I'll be waiting, with a gun and a pack of sandwiches.
Why They're Funny:
Gee, i'm tough... I'll have a GUN! And.. sandwiches... in case we get hungry on our murder spree... of course!
Submitted by: MeggleFreggle
"Wolf At The Door"
The Funny Lyrics:
flip the lid out pops the cracker
smacks you in the head
knifes you in the neck kicks you in the teeth
steel toe caps
takes all your credit cards get up get the guns
get the eggs
get the flan in the face
Why They're Funny:
theyre kinda funny when you first see them, but once you understand them they all fit and actually make sense; e.g. he is talking about all the challenges of being a parent in a partly metaphorical way, and 'flan in the face' is a political reference - look it up
Submitted by: That tall guy
There are additional Radiohead Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Sit Down. Stand Up"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
And the rain drops [x47]
Why They're Repetitive:
I get repetitive lyrics, but 47 repeats is just fucking overkill.
Submitted by: duncandoolittle
"2+2=5 (The Lukewarm)"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
You've not been paying attention...Paying attention...paying attention (x4)
(Paying attention (x 15))
and also
And But I'm not (x4)
Why They're Repetitive:
Because they repeat... (erm...15 times)
But only in a rather odd and satirical slant at the fears of this revision and practice based learning in the world that preaches 2+2=4 etc. Probably it's the best song for someone deliberately looking for a migrane.
Submitted by: Kevin Breslin
There are additional Radiohead repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Pop Is Dead"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
So many facelifts, his face flew off
Why They're Nonsensical:
How could one's face fly off from too many facelifts? Facelifts make the face tighter, not looser!
Submitted by: sXe LeXi 5X2
"A Wolf At The Door"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Don't you dare
Don't you dare
Don't you flan in the face
Why They're Nonsensical:
This line makes me laugh every time, even though it's a serious song... Flan is a dessert, a fruit filled cake... does this make sense to anyone else?
Submitted by: Serata

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"A Wolf At The Door"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
He'll steal all my children if I don't pay the ransom
And I'll never see them again if I squeal to the cops
Why They're Misrhymed:
Lol the first time I heard that line, I laughed forever. I understand that everything doesn't have to rhyme, but that was a nice surprise. ' Pay the ransom' 'Squeal to the cops'...classic!
Submitted by: lilwiccan

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Exit Music (For A Film)"
The Insulting Lyrics:
We hope your rules and wisdom choke you
We hope that you choke, that you choke.
Why They're Insulting:
Nice song but that part was rude
Submitted by: maam
"All I Need"
The Insulting Lyrics:
I only stick with you because there are no others.
Why They're Insulting:
Man, that's harsh.
Submitted by: maam
There are additional Radiohead Insulting lyrics available.

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Thinking About You"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Should I still love you, still see you in bed?
But I'm playing with myself
And what do you care when I'm not there?
Why They're Dirty:
"Playing with myself" = masturbating
Submitted by: Nat

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

The Lyrics:
Now I can't climb the stairs
Pieces missing everywhere
Prozak painkillersss [sic]
When you've got to feel it in your bones
and I used to fly like Peter Pan
All the children flew when I touched their hands
Who They Mention:
Peter Pan
Submitted by: Tania WYEP

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

The Lyrics:
Now I can't climb the stairs
Pieces missing everywhere
Prozak painkillersss [sic]
When you've got to feel it in your bones
and I used to fly like Peter Pan
All the children flew when I touched their hands
Product Brand Name:
prescription drug Prozak
Submitted by: Tania WYEP

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

Opening Lines:
You are the sun and moon and stars.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Fitter Happier"
Opening Lines:
Fitter. Happier. More productive.
Technically not a song.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional Radiohead spelling lyrics available.

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Climbing Up the Walls"
The Lyrics:
Do not cry out or hit the alarm,
You know we're friends 'til we die...
Fifteen blows to the back of your head,
Fifteen blows to your mind.
I've got the smell of a local man
Who's got the loneliest feeling.
Either way you turn, I'll be there. Open up your skull, I'll be there.
Climbing up the walls.
He's a smelly lonely man who comes into your house to crack your skull open! That is scary
Submitted by: maam
"Where I End and You Begin"
The Lyrics:
I will eat you alive
Cannibalism is really disgusting.
Submitted by: B1982

Band Name Anagrams:

Idea Hoard Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Head Radio Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Radioed Ah Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Radioed Ha Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Roadie Had Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional Radiohead Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Oho, Used Scarf" originally "House Of Cards"
Submitted by: Preacher that likes Nicole
"Cards Use Hoof" originally "House Of Cards"
How do cards use a hoof?!?
Submitted by: Preacher that likes Nicole
"Gab, Ira" originally "Airbag"
Submitted by: Corinne Auterlehr
"Oil Cap Maker" originally "Karma Police"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Cuds Of A Horse" originally "House Of Cards"
But horses are NOT ruminants (cud-chewers)!
Submitted by: Emmy Kay Butanone

There are additional Radiohead Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

it was dubbed too depressing for young teenagers by the PMRC and various other associations.
Submitted by: Meghan

Song Title Acrostics:

HAD: "High And Dry"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"How To Piss A Deer Completely" originally "How To Disappear Completely"
Submitted by: Tiffany Furlong
"Di, Hand Rye" originally "High And Dry"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Dry And High" originally "High And Dry"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Take Plastic Freeze" originally "Fake Plastic Trees"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"Why Ill?" originally "I Will"
Submitted by: B1982

There are additional Radiohead Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

The Lyrics:
When you were here before,
Couldn't look you in the eye,
You're just like an angel,
Your skin makes me cry,
You float like a feather,
In a beautiful world,
I wish I was special,
You're so very special,
But I'm a creep,
I'm a weirdo,
What the hell am I doin' here?
I don't belong here.
Despite the lyrics and tone of the lead vocal peformance the music sounds really up beat and if you listen to the melody it sounds as though if the lyrics were happy it would sound happy but I still believe these lyrics rule!
Submitted by: iRULZ
"No Surprises"
The Lyrics:
I'll take a quiet life, a handshake of carbon monoxide.
The guy wants to kill himself!
Submitted by: hamburger456
There are additional Radiohead Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics available.

Names as a Word Bank:

Daria, I do rad deer diarrhea, do I, Daria? I do. Submitted by: hamburger456
What the heck is rad deer diarrhea?

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Like Spinning Plates"
"Like Spinning Plates" was born when some members of Radiohead were playing an electronic version of another of their songs, "I Will", backwards. Thom heard it and thought that the reverse melody sounded better than the original one, so he wrote new lyrics to the backward melody. The first four lines of the song were recorded Thom singing backwards and then reversed. As a result, the first four lines have backward-sounding forward lyrics. The original song "I Will" was later rearranged for and released on the album "Hail to the Thief".
Submitted by: B1982
"Fitter Happier"
In this "song", you don't hear Thom singing. Instead, you hear a computer voice speaking to the piano melody playing in the background. This "song" is really out of place on the album "OK Computer".
Submitted by: B1982

Hidden Messages:

"Kid A"
Be sure to pop open the Jewel case that your CD came in when you purchase this. Hidden inside the tray is an illustrated booklet that you can look at while you listen to the CD and ponder the meaning of it all.
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

Backwards Messages:

"Like Spinning Plates"
Radiohead originally made this song by reversing a demo version of another song, "I Will", which they later recorded for their next album (Hail to the Thief, 2003) in a different arrangement. If you play "Like Spinning Plates" backwards, you can hear similarities to "I Will" in the chord progression and Thom Yorke's vocal melody.
Submitted by: Nat

Music With a Warning Label:

The back cover says "Radiohead. Amnesiac. Store away from direct sunlight, preferably in a dark drawer with your secrets. See inside for details."
Submitted by: Lee

Missing Parts:

"15 Step"
Where are the other 14?
Submitted by: dxman

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