Paranoid Android

~ Release group by Radiohead

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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.

When released as the lead single from OK Computer, "Paranoid Android" charted at number three on the UK Singles Chart. It was well received by music critics and highlighted in many reviews of OK Computer. The track has appeared regularly on lists of the best songs of all time, including Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Its animated music video, directed by Magnus Carlsson, was placed on heavy rotation on MTV, although the network censored portions containing nudity in the US. Since its release, the track has been covered by numerous artists working in a variety of musical genres.

In 2008, the song was included in the Radiohead: The Best Of collection.

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Single

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Paranoid Android (CD1) CD 3 Parlophone CDODATAS 01 724388412322
Paranoid Android (CD2) CD 3 Parlophone CDNODATA 01 724388412421
Paranoid Android 12" Vinyl 3 Capitol Records (American record company) 509996 93538 19 5099969353819
Promotion
Paranoid Android CD 1 Parlophone nodatadj 01

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