Paranoid Android

~ Release group by Radiohead


"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. The song is more than six minutes long and contains four distinct sections. "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. At the 1998 Brit Awards, the song was nominated for Best British Single. Since its release, the track has been covered by numerous artists working in a variety of musical genres. The song also served as the ending theme for the 2006 cyberpunk anime series Ergo Proxy.

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

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Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
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 (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 509996 93538 19 5099969353819
Paranoid Android CD 1 Parlophone nodatadj 01


single/EP which was taken from: OK Computer
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