75,000 people have watched what happened after this bartender picked up an open mic

This rendition is a welcomed respite from the usual covers of "Creep."


Audra Schroeder


Published Oct 20, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 3:50 am CDT

Closing time at your favorite bar is always a somber time. You order one last drink, close your tab, say goodbye to friends. For YouTuber Cody Littlewood, last call came with an unexpected cover of Radiohead’s “Creep.”

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According to Littlewood, the performance took place at a piano bar called Brandy’s. The man who stepped up to the mic is identified as one of the bartenders, but one commenter provided a link to the Brandy’s bio of Joe Ardizzone, who appears to be the man in the clip and is also a veteran Brandy’s performer.

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If you’ve ever cringed through a karaoke version of “Creep,” this rendition is a welcomed respite from the usual off-pitch, drunken approximation of singing. There may have been a small crowd at Brandy’s that night, but as of today, more than 75,000 have watched it. For what it’s worth, Littlewood does apologize for filming vertically.

Screengrab via parlophone/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 20, 2013, 12:25 pm CDT