I like to occasionally make a music related post on GB but haven't in a while. We all have a collection of favorite songs that we can listen to over and over and never get sick of, but if you had to pick just one out as your definitive all time favorite song what would it be? Is it by your favorite artist? What genre is it? Why do you like it so much? What would the runners up be?
My answer would have to be Karma Police. I know most Radiohead fans jump straight on the Paranoid Android bandwagon from OK Computer, which is no doubt a great song and the song that got me liking Radiohead, but to me no song hits the pleasure centers of my brain like Karma Police. I really like a song that goes places, aka builds up to something or mixes it up in the second half. Every time the song transitions to the 'second act' after Thom sings "This is what you get when you mess with us", it never fails to give me goosebumps. And yes Radiohead is easily my favorite artist of all time as well.
Runners up: Weird Fishes (Radiohead), Engine Driver (The Decemberists)