Daniel Radcliffe says he listened to a lot of Radiohead to get into character for shooting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where his character Harry
confronts Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), says Access Hollywood.
He also listened to a lot of Hope of the States. “There are certain
songs… that I've always gone back to over the years… And I keep going
back to them to find Harry,” said the 21-year-old.
Speaking of Radiohead, we recently asked a bunch of music geeks what they thought the 10 best Radiohead songs were. Bassist Charles Gray of Far*Out obliges with a list of pop hits and deep cuts, after the jump. What are your favorites? Post them after the jump!
1. “True Love Waits” – Never really released as a studio
recording, but every rare time Thom Yorke chooses to sing this song
alone at a show, I guarantee tears, with broken hearts instantly
littered across the crowd.
2. “Killer Cars” – It
never fails to make me cry every time this song is blasting in my car
during the line “I couldn't cope if you crashed today, all the things I
forgot to say, I'm going out, for a little drive, and it could be the
last time you see me alive.” This is one of those ideas/themes for a
song that makes me jealous that I didn't think of it first. Such a
brilliant fast rock song with a wicked guitar solo at the end.
“How Can You be Sure?” – I call this the ultimate break up song. When
Thom Yorke sings “I don't want you anymore” at the end of this song, I think of past girlfriends that did me dirty and wrong.
This is my anthem for them, obviously.
4. “Knives Out” – It's
straightforward guitar beauty. If you smoke pot and listen
to this, you will be instantly transported into Thom's world, right where
he wants you. Then when you get there, he sort of whispers to you in
that haunting melody that yes, this is a drug song. And it's about
taking drugs. We all took drugs making this. Enjoy yourself, it will be OK. “Look into my eyes, its the only way you'll know I'm telling the
4. “Just” – This song just juices me up and catapults me
into oblivion every time I hear it. Even to this day it's got so much
tooth and snarl. Plus those guitar solos and jams within this song are
just wickedly and sonically so good. Plus I still want to know what
that man is whispering to the cop and everyone else while on the
5. “Creep” – A good ingredient for a successful pop song
is always adding a curse word in its chorus, to show balls/badassness.
From Mumford & Sons “Little Lion Man” to Cee Lo's “Fuck You,” it's always a fun one for a drunken party acoustic guitar
singalong. I think everyone could relate to this song at one point in
their life. It's an anthem that goes beyond a generation. Like “Imagine”
by John Lennon, “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O'Connor, and “I Wanna
Sex You Up” by Color Me Badd. Am I right? Because I might be wrong.
6. “Motion Picture Soundtrack” – I was nuts in love with the acoustic version of this song before KID A was released and I
thought it had such an amazingly sad lyrics that blew me away. To tell a
girl that you think she's crazy is genius. Cee-Lo
owes Thom royalties for that one. Then they really dressed the song up
and took it to another level on KID A. Sometimes I feel like it took
away from the sad beauty of the lyrics, but I still love to listen to
both versions. Both still beautiful.
7. “Paranoid Android” – Songs
within songs are always great. “Band On The Run” by Wings, “Bohemian
Rhapsody” by Queen, “A Day In The Life” by The Beatles. This is just
another awesome one to add to that list. Plus that bass line is one of
the first ones I learned which made me feel like a bass player and love
the song even more. I think all bass players should learn it, because
it's so fun to play. Just like “This Charming Man” from the Smiths.
“The Amazing Sounds Of Orgy” – The music happening in this song is just
out of this world. So wicked. The instrumentation. All the crazy sounds
happening at once. I can't believe this was a b-side. It's so innovative.
Definitely a song you can escape with, however you enjoy escaping.
“Scatterbrain” – Such an undiscussed gem on an album that definitely grew
on me. Towards the end of Hail To The Thief, this song just grabs you
and pulls you in. It makes you want to park your car, stop where you are,
and just sit back and let Thom and Jonny into your soul. This song is a
Mani/Pedi, Massage, Spa, first bong hit, cold beer sip, after a
stressful day at work all wrapped in one.
10. “Nude” – The
soundtrack to heaven. Or drowning. How beautiful is this song? I was a
fan of this song even before it came out when it was called “Big Ideas,
Don't Get Any.” But the finished/polished version on In Rainbows is just
genius. It just glues that whole album together and takes that album to