Creep (Radiohead song)  

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"Creep" is the debut single by English alternative rock band Radiohead, released on 21 September 1992. It appeared on their debut studio album, Pablo Honey (1993).

Thom Yorke's lyrics express an obsessive, self-destructive sexual attraction. When the song moves to the chorus, Jonny Greenwood produces blasts of guitar noise. Radiohead took elements from the Hollies' 1972 song "The Air That I Breathe"; following legal action, Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood are credited as cowriters.

"Creep" was not initially a chart success, but achieved radio play in Israel, and became popular on American alternative rock radio. It was reissued in 1993 and became a worldwide hit, likened to alt-rock "slacker anthems" such as ''Smells Like Teen Spirit'' by Nirvana and ''Loser" by Beck.

"Creep" is atypical of the music Radiohead would later be known for. The band grew weary of the song, feeling it set narrow expectations of their music, and did not perform it for several years. Though they achieved commercial and critical success with later albums, "Creep" remains Radiohead's most successful single.

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