Stop Whispering

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"Stop Whispering"
StopWhisperingUSCD1.jpg
US CD single
Single by Radiohead
from the album Pablo Honey
Released 5 October 1993
Format
Recorded 1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 5:25
Label Parlophone
Songwriter(s) Radiohead
Producer(s)
Radiohead singles chronology
"Pop Is Dead"
(1993)
"Stop Whispering"
(1993)
"My Iron Lung"
(1994)
"Pop Is Dead"
(1993)
"Stop Whispering"
(1993)
"My Iron Lung"
(1994)

"Stop Whispering" is a single from English alternative rock band Radiohead, released as the band's fourth single in 1993. It is the fourth track of their first album, Pablo Honey (1993). It reached #23 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart in October 1993.[1]

"Stop Whispering" was released as the follow-up to "Creep" in Australia on 7 February 1994.[2] It peaked at #131 on the Australian ARIA singles chart.[3]

Background[edit]

The song was written as a tribute to the Pixies, a band that had an important influence over Radiohead at the time, hence the single CD art cover is similar to the Pixies' Surfer Rosa.[citation needed] "Stop Whispering" is also one of Radiohead's oldest songs; it was created when the band was still known as On A Friday, originally being on Dungeon Demo.[citation needed] The CD cover art was conceived by Peter Darley Miller and Radiohead.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stop Whispering (US version)" - 4:11
  2. "Creep (Acoustic)" - 4:19
  3. "Pop Is Dead" - 2:12
  4. "Inside My Head (Live)" - 2:58

The US version was remixed by Chris Sheldon and featured strings and a slower tempo than the original.

Personnel[edit]

Radiohead
  • Thom Yorke - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Colin Greenwood - bass guitar
  • Jonny Greenwood - lead guitar, organ
  • Ed O'Brien - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Philip Selway - drums

Music video[edit]

The promotional video, directed by Jeffery Plansker,[citation needed] features Thom Yorke then with platinum blond, shoulder-length hair and wearing a white suit. The video also shows Jonny Greenwood playing a Rickenbacker Guitar, as opposed to the Fender Telecaster which he is known for playing.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[1] 23
Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 131

Cover versions[edit]

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