From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded.
Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear)
“Let Down” (From 1997’s OK Computer)
Picking a favorite Radiohead song is really really tough. I’ve been a fan since the first album, bought almost all their imported singles with B-sides and really have different favorite tracks for different reasons. To be truly honest I wasn’t a DIE-hard fan until OK Computer, and it was the song “Let Down” on this album, that surprisingly was on the radio growing up in Boston a lot. (The ’90s were so much better for alt radio.) I found the song immensely powerful, and also it was my favorite to sing along to and harmonize with.