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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
"Crepe""Creep"G

There are additional Radiohead new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"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
"I Am A Robot," Weezer"Paranoid Android," Radiohead
"Four Leaf Clover," Catherine"Lucky," Radiohead
"Iron Man," Black Sabbath"My Iron Lung," Radiohead
"Weatherman Says," Jack Wagner"Fog," 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.
Peter
"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.
hamburger456
"Jut" originally "Just"
hamburger456
"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"
Peter
"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.

Recordings:

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.
www.badave.com: (French pastries)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"House of Cards""Name That Tune"Johnny Nguyen
"High And Dry""Fluttershy"BronySpence12
"Vegetable""Vegetables"Blaydeman
"Creep""What Do You Eat?"Abbott Skelding
"Lotus Flower""Hopeless Coward"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Creep""Creep"Matthias
"Karma Police""Babestation Police"Fack Sabbath
"Creep""Hitler"Fack Sabbath
"Creep""Creep (Coachella Version)"Sheogorath
"Fitter Happier""Bitter Happier"Fack Sabbath

There are additional Radiohead song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
CreepDiazepamcrazyj
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
Company/Organization
Submittor
There ThereSuicide HotlineSean
Pop Is DeadAmerican Idol/Simon Cowell's officenewave
High and DryFlood HelplineOFFENDED BRIT
Karma PoliceSynagogueyodude
(Nice Dream)Insomnia Helplinehopalong
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
Submittor
Soda
   Azealia Banks
Pop Is Dead
   Radiohead
Soda Pop Is Dead
Alicia Sturdivant
Orange Soda
   Vic Mensa
Pop Is Dead
   Radiohead
Orange Soda Pop Is Dead
Alicia Sturdivant
Leave Me Alone
   New Order
Creep
   Radiohead
Leave Me Alone, Creep!
GlamRockNinjaLord
I Am the Walrus
   The Beatles
Just
   Radiohead
I Am Just The Walrus
I'm nobody special...
Diddims
There are additional Radiohead duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

TV On The Radiohead
TV On The Radio combined with Radiohead
I'm surprised it's not on here yet.
Submitted By: Francis A. Sissy
Murradiohead
Murray Head combined with Radiohead
Submitted By: Jamie
Primitive Radio Heads
Primitive Radio Gods combined with Radiohead
A collaboration of 90's alternative rock bands!
Submitted By: Eac Zeffron
Talking Radioheads
Talking Heads combined with Radiohead
Submitted By: Ava Rice

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"2 + 2 = 5"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I swallow my pride
Original Lyrics:
I swat 'em like flies
"Just"
Misheard Lyrics:
Teach you how to get secure as hell
Original Lyrics:
Teach you how to get to purest hell
"Optimistic"
Misheard Lyrics:
A thousand boys around my head.
Original Lyrics:
Flies are buzzing round my head.
"Idioteque"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're not scared; bung her in.
Original Lyrics:
We're not scaremongering.
There are additional Radiohead misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Exit Music (for a Film)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Please don't you choke
Original Lyrics:
We hope that you choke

Story about this misheard lyric by: Tony Patriarche

My first realization that Radiohead's deceptively mellow music concealed such gloomy concepts!

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:

"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
"Karma Police"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
This is what you get
This is what you get
This is what you get when you mess with us
For a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myseeeeelf
(Repeat a million times)
Why They're Repetitive:
I absolutley adore Thom Yorke's writing style and his lyrics, and I have no objections with the repititive nature of most of Radiohead's songs. They just qualify as very repititive. I love them, though, they're awesome.
Submitted by: lilwiccan
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.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Bones"
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:

"Bones"
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:

"Fitter Happier"
Opening Lines:
Fitter. Happier. More productive.
Comments:
Technically not a song.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Karma Police"
Opening Lines:
Karma police, arrest this man.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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.
Why:
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
Why:
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:

"Cuds Of A Horse" originally "House Of Cards"
But horses are NOT ruminants (cud-chewers)!
Submitted by: Emmy Kay Butanone
"Repack A Limo" originally "Karma Police"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Expel Talent" originally "Planet Telex"
Submitted by: Josh
"Indoor Panda Raid" originally "Paranoid Android"
Submitted by: Josh
"Pip! I Fart There" originally "Fitter Happier"
Farts are STILL funny!
Submitted by: Josh

There are additional Radiohead Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Creep"
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:

"Take Plastic Freeze" originally "Fake Plastic Trees"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"Why Ill?" originally "I Will"
Submitted by: B1982
"The Habit In Your Red Lights" originally "The Rabbit In Your Headlights"
Submitted by: Ava Rice
"I Right Me Bong" originally "I Might Be Wrong"
Submitted by: Josh
"Everything in Its Plight Race" originally "Everything in Its Right Place"
Submitted by: Lizzie

There are additional Radiohead Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Creep"
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.
Why:
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.
Why:
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

Music With a Warning Label:

"Amnesiac"
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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