Radiohead's 'Creep' Gets the 'Glee' Treatment as Literal-Minded Duet

Oft-covered song finally makes it to TV musical comedy

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Satisfying some deep-seated pop-cultural need, two traditions collided last night, as the cast of TV's Glee covered Radiohead's 20-year-old hit "Creep." It's the type of obvious-in-hindsight meeting that Nostradamus might have predicted, and the results are, well, predictable. "Creep" has been covered by everyone from Kelly Clarkson to Korn — SPIN ranked the 10 best versions — while Glee has previously tackled Hole's "Celebrity Skin," Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," and many other songs. Here, as the YouTube description helpfully explains, Rachel is questioning "whether she belongs here with Brody, who admits to being a 'Creep.'" Played by Lea Michele and Dean Geyer, the two perform the song as an emotion-wracked duet, and when they sing the part about running, they run. So it's about what you'd expect, but Lance Armstrong's "Creep" "cover" is still very special.

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