Videotape is the final track from Radiohead's 2008 album In Rainbows. According to the Videotape Songfacts, the song is about a dying man saying goodbye to loved ones on old-fashioned videotape.
Thom Yorke described the process of composing Videotape as "absolute agony", stating that the song "went through every possible parameter". One day, Yorke left the studio, returning to find that Godrich and Jonny Greenwood had stripped the song down to the version found on the album, a minimal piano ballad.
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