"Everything in Its Right Place" is a song by the English alternative rock band Radiohead. It is the opening track on their 2000 album Kid A. The song is noteworthy in its own right as it has been covered by several other artists, features heavily in Radiohead's set list and received positive reviews from critics. The song ranked #24 on Rolling stone's 100 best songs of the decade.
While no single was released from Kid A, lead singer Thom Yorke has since expressed regret over not releasing "Everything in Its Right Place" as the lead single.
The song was written late one night by Thom Yorke on a piano at home. According to Yorke, "I bought a piano for my house, a proper nice one - a baby grand. And this was the first thing I wrote on it. And I'm such a shit piano player. I remember this Tom Waits quote from years ago, that what keeps him going as a songwriter is his complete ignorance of the instruments he's using. So everything's a novelty. That's one of the reasons I wanted to get into computers and synths, because I didn't understand how the fuck they worked. I had no idea what ADSR meant."
The recording was largely finished in another night by Yorke together with drummer Phil...