Heartwarming: Radiohead

  • From "No Surprises:" "Such a pretty house, and such a pretty garden..."
    • Which is ironic, considering how depressing the context is.
    • Or that makes the little flashes of heartwarming even better.
  • From "Worrywort:" "It's such a beautiful day / go up to the mic / go on and get some rest."
  • From "Videotape:" "Whatever happens now / You shouldn't be afraid / Because I know / Today has been / The most perfect day / I've ever seen."
  • From "Subterranean Homesick Alien:" "I'd tell all my friends but they'd never believe me / They'd think that I'd finally lost it completely / I'd show them the stars and the meaning of life / They'd shove me away... *pause* / But I'd be alright..."
    • "...I'm just uptight."
  • "Lift," just in general.
  • "Lucky." An uplifting track about superheroes on an otherwise bleak album. "It's gonna be a glorious day..."
  • Stopping an entire show to help a fan who had passed out.
  • "Atoms for Peace" from Thom Yorke's solo album. "Hey... it'll be okay."
  • "Separator," which is genuinely uplifting (albeit in a twisted way- this is Radiohead, after all).
  • "Staircase" is just a really sweet, nice-sounding song.
  • Despite the sad and heartbroken tone of "Let Down," it's also rather uplifting in some ways, especially the line: "one day / I am going to grow wings."
  • "Codex:" "No one gets hurt. You've done nothing wrong."
    • Off of the same album, "Give Up the Ghost." All of it.
  • The first ever live performance of "Treefingers," in memory of Scott Johnson (their drum technician, killed during a stage collapse.)
  • There's just something about the sound of "15 Step" that encapsulates pure warmth and joy.
  • "Pyramid Song." Some lines manage to warm the heart, others manage to break it: "And we all went to heaven in a little row boat / there was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt..."
  • "Motion Picture Soundtrack" is both heartbreaking and uplifting, providing a bright light at the end of a very ominous album: "I will seeeee yoouuu in the neeeeeext liiiiiiifffeee..."