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"Creep" is the first single (not counting the Drill EP) released by the English rock band Radiohead, and a track on their 1993 debut album Pablo Honey. When it was first given limited release in September 1992, Radio 1 found it "too depressing", and removed it from their playlist after airing it only twice. However, it subsequently became one of the band's biggest hits.
The song has been released in several versions because the original contains the phrase "you're so fucking special"; a radio edit which replaces this with "you're so very special" appears on several compilations and is a bonus track on the American version of Pablo Honey. Yorke has apparently said that the band was displeased with this edit, which had led to the song losing its anger. Other versions of "Creep" released as B-sides include a performance from the Town & Country Club in London on 14 March 1993 (also on a Japanese reissue of Pablo Honey), and a solo version performed by Yorke on acoustic guitar for KROQ in Los Angeles on 13 July 1993 with the clean version of the lyrics, which was also included on the EPs Itch and My Iron Lung in various territories.