No Surprises has always been one of my favorite Radiohead songs, but for some reason I've always felt that it would sound better sung by someone other than Thom Yorke. It's an incredible song and Thom is one of my favorite artists of all time, but I felt like it belonged to someone else.
I have never been a huge Regina Spektor fan. I never really gave her a chance due to the absurd number of poor-quality copycats that I have heard since she became big. I love it when people find their own voice and use it.
But holy cow, this video. I think she sings it best.
While you're in a Radiohead mood, here's a shameless plug to head over and check out my cover of No Surprises.
I'm here if you ever need someone to nerd out over Radiohead with.
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Other fun covers of this song: