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Radiohead

Paranoid Android

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“Paranoid Android” is a song by English alternative rock band Radiohead, featured on their 1997 third studio album OK Computer. The lyrics of the darkly humorous song were written primarily by singer Thom Yorke, following an unpleasant experience in a Los Angeles bar. At more than six minutes long and containing four distinct sections, the track is significantly influenced by The Beatles’ “Happiness Is a Warm Gun” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. “Paranoid Android” takes its name from Marvin the Paranoid Android of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. It was used to be the ending song of the anime Ergo Proxy, in 2006. When released as the lead single from OK Computer, “Paranoid Android” charted at number three on the UK Singles Chart. It... Read on...

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This song is listed #256 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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