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A Cover You Didn't Know You Needed: Radiohead's 'Creep' Re-Imagined As a Medieval Ballad

By Kristy Puchko | Miscellaneous | June 12, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Miscellaneous | June 12, 2020 |


Everyone has covered “Creep.” The hit Radiohead song hit us all so hard in 1992 that ever since musical artists have been lining up to make it their own.

Indie folk-pop princess Ingrid Michaelson gave it a spin with a ukelele.

To make his mark on The Four, Vincint Cannady broke out a soulful rendition.

Pop rebel Billie Eilish gave fans a taste of her “Creep”.

Korn offers an unplugged metal approach in 2007:

Vintage Postmodern Jukebox gave the song a jazz vibe with Haley Reinhart’s take.

Then, of course, there was the choral version by Scala & Kolacny Brother, which awes audiences of the Social Network trailer.

Country queen Kelly Clarkson even gave it a whirl.

There’s many, many, many more. However, the “Creep” cover that’s gaining traction online is one that goes old school, like middle ages old school.

Hildegard von Blingin’ is a self-proclaimed “Medieval sh*tposter” who dedicates their Youtube account to their Bardcore covers, created for “for the discerning clergyman, noble, or muck-gathering peasant.” To date, Hildegard has posted clever versions of Haddaway’s “What Is Love?”, Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks,” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” All are solid, but the cover of “Creep”—with lyrics tweaked for full effect—is their best yet.

Check it out.

What’s your favorite “Creep” cover? Share it in comments.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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