Stop Whispering

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

"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]


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.


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

Cover versions[edit]

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