500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Radiohead, 'Paranoid Android'
Writer: Thom Yorke
Producers: Nigel Godrich, Radiohead
Released: May '97, Capitol
Did not chart
"'Paranoid Android' is about the dullest fucking people on Earth," said singer Yorke, referring to lyrics such as "Squealing Gucci little piggy," about a creepy coked-out woman he once spied at an L.A. bar. The sound was just as unnerving: a shape-shifting three-part prog-rock suite. Spooky fact: It was recorded in actress Jane Seymour’s 15th-century mansion, a house that Yorke was convinced was haunted.
Appears on: OK Computer (Capitol)