Music Monday: Creep by Radiohead and Creep by Stone Temple Pilots

Okay, so I have a confession to make. While I was writing The Mixtape to My Life, I knew I wanted the song Creep to be the inspiration for one of the chapters. The only problem was that there were two songs called Creep that I really liked: one by Radiohead and one by Stone Temple Pilots. Both have lyrics that resonate, and most importantly, reflect the mood of the chapter. So after going back and forth, I decided on what I considered a great idea: use both.

I mean, why not. They both talk about someone who doesn’t quite feel whole, someone who doesn’t measure up to what others think. That quality alone fits the main character Justin to perfection. Plus, there are times when you are so upset that one song just won’t do. The feelings are just too big. That’s part of the what made mixtapes so important to many a teenager back in the 90s.

Take a look at both versions below, then head on over to the bottom of the page and click on the Spotify icon to hear more songs that inspired The Mixtape to My Life.

Which song do you prefer? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!


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