Creep (3:55)

Cover of Pablo Honey

From Pablo Honey and 152 other releases

“Creep” is the first single released by the English alternative rock band Radiohead, and is a track on their debut album Pablo Honey (1993). It was written by the band’s singer, Thom Yorke, and released in the United Kingdom initially in September 1992. When it was first given limited release, however, Radio 1 found it “too depressing”, and removed it from their playlist after airing it only twice. However, it subsequently became one of the band’s biggest hits, and became their only Top 40 hit in the United States until 2008’s “Nude”, despite the success of their future albums in the country. The song re-entered the UK chart at number 37 on 8 June 2008, as a result of downloads, following the release of Radiohead’s The Best Of album earlier that month.

First should be stated that Creep itself may be considered as a cover song, based on a famous song by sixties band The Hollies. The name of the song was The Air That I Breathe and was written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazelwood.

In April 2008, Prince covered ‘Creep’ at Coachella. This version was captured on a video from a concert-goer’s cell phone, and promptly uploaded to Youtube. However, it was quickly taken down at Prince’s request. After finding out about the blocking, Thom Yorke was quoted as saying, “Well, tell him to unblock it. It’s our song.”

band Weezer covered “Creep” during their 2008 Hootenanny Tour with bassist Scott Shriner on lead vocals. Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo stated that the song was picked to cover because “it’s incredible what they do with four chords, over and over.”


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When you were here before
Couldn't look you in the eye
You're just like an angel
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  • GodWood

    FU "InYourDark"

    2 hours ago Reply
  • InYourDark

    this song gives me cancer i hate it so much [2] This song IS cancer, i just don't get it, i don't know. People that say this song is their Radiohead's favourite makes me so sad, the lyrics are for dumbasses that feels 'special' 'omg he say i'm a weirdo, he describing my lufe1!1!'' No. Even Thom Yorke says this is their weakest song and he hates it. Radiohead discography is gold and for which reason you listen to this crap? C'mon. The same is with 'Love will tear us apart': weak song, weak lyrics, in confrontation with anything else on Joy Division's records. People listen for the romantic-drama title like make u feel devastated by love (i will burn all of you one day) I mean this song is stupid and if you disagree u are deaf.

    8 hours ago Reply
  • LaraCarolinee

    I love this *u*

    27 Jul 1:40am Reply
  • Zippy_Hippy

    Run, run, run, RUUUUUUNNNNNNNN!

    26 Jul 4:44pm Reply
  • velanator

    so perfect.this song should be n1 everywhere.

    13 Jul 10:13pm Reply
  • dralex2

    Great Song

    13 Jul 9:20pm Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Great song <3 I always cry when this song comes...

    4 Jul 7:39pm Reply
  • marjo47

    One of the best bands ever but maybe the lyrics in this song are for some people difficult to listen to.

    4 Jul 3:24pm Reply
  • IgorCarvalhocs

    It really speaks to people and it might not be "cool" to like it, but I don't really need to be cool.[2] Thank you!

    27 Jun 3:08pm Reply
  • amberh23

    Its dumb to put down this song just because its their biggest hit and the most well known song. It's still a masterpiece as far as I and many others are concerned. It really speaks to people and it might not be "cool" to like it, but I don't really need to be cool.

    20 Jun 4:57am Reply
  • HayleighRayment

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    5 Jun 9:16pm Reply
  • Mork_Laerer

    10,476 weekly listenings of this song, can't believe it.

    4 Jun 3:41pm Reply
  • frogsrule10

    "But I'm a creep... I'm a weirdo... What the hell am I doing here...? I don't belong here..."

    23 May 11:52am Reply
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  • Asorfixx

    That is so sad.

    16 May 7:18pm Reply
  • Modeeestas

    defines my whole life. [17]

    16 May 10:45am Reply
  • kokocijo

    Those guitars...

    14 May 8:27pm Reply
  • lucascfrederico

    defines my whole life. [16]

    12 May 5:16am Reply
  • daftrol

    defines my whole life. [15]

    11 May 2:33am Reply
  • HappyIsabel

    You either love or hate this song.

    8 May 6:55pm Reply
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