Top 10 Coldplay Songs Everyone Should Know

Coldplay Songs

Being one of the most popular bands in the world, you may think that it’s hard to choose the best Coldplay songs – but that’s where we come in. This list compiles the ten most popular Coldplay tracks and shows you why each has been included.

Top 10 Coldplay Songs of All Time

Here are some of Coldplay’s most popular songs:

1. “Paradise” (2011)

One of Coldplay’s best songs ever. The song was released in 2011 as part of their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, which was released on September 12, 2011. “Paradise”, which debuted at number 14 in the UK, climbed to the top in its tenth week on the chart, becoming the group’s second chart-topping single after “Viva la Vida” in 2008. It became the UK’s best-selling rock song in 2011.

2. “Speed Of Sound” (2005)

A song by Coldplay. It was written by all members of the band for their third studio album, X&Y (2005).

Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin admitted that the song was developed after the band listened to British art rock singer Kate Bush. After its release, the song peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. In the United States, it debuted at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. It was named Song of the Year by the American Association of Composers, Writers, and Publishers (ASCAP) and was nominated twice at the 48th Grammy Awards. The song won a Brit Award for Best British Single in 2006.

3. “Hymn For the Weekend” (2016)

Coldplay’s seventh studio album was released on January 25, 2016. It peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The music video was released on January 29, 2016, featuring Coldplay and BeyoncΓ©, shot in various cities in India.

4. “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” (2011)

It is a song released as the lead single from their fifth studio album in 2011. It debuted at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was used as the theme for the Space Brothers live-action film adaptation.

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It received two nominations at the 54th Grammy Awards, one for Best Rock Performance and the other for Best Rock Song.

5.The Scientist” (2002)

Β It is a song released as the lead single from their fifth studio album in 2011. It debuted at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was used as the theme for the Space Brothers live-action film adaptation. It received two nominations at the 54th Grammy Awards, one for Best Rock Performance and the other for Best Rock Song.

6. “A Sky Full of Stars” (2014)

It was released in May 2014 as the second single from their sixth album (2014). The music video for the song was directed by Mat Whitecross and was released on June 19, 2014. It also topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. Nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 57th Grammy Awards.

7. “Fix You” (2005)

It was released on September 5, 2005 as the second single by X&Y, reaching number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. The song peaked at number 18 on the United States Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks. In September 2021, the song was ranked #392 on Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list.

8. “Yellow” (2000)

Coldplay’s first single was released in July 2000 and reached number four in the UK Singles Chart. The song was written by all four members of the band: Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion. It was used in a commercial for Yellow Pages and also featured on the soundtrack to The Others with Nicole Kidman (2001).

9. “Clocks” (2003)

The classic love song that brought Coldplay to superstardom is “Clocks“, a timeless song that stands the test of time. The song was written by all four members of the group and was released as the first single on November 11, 2002. It peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart and was nominated for Best British Single at the 2004 BRIT Awards.

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It was also nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004. In 2010, the single was ranked #490 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list. In 2011, NME placed the song among the “150 Greatest Tracks of the Past 15 Years”.

10. “Viva La Vida” (2008)

This is the first song from Coldplay’s fourth album, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends. It was released as the lead single from it in June 2008, peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July 2008. The song won two Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Record of the Year at the 51st Grammy Awards.

 

Who are the members of Coldplay?

Coldplay are a British alternative rock band. They consist of vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, drummer Will Champion and creative director Phil Harvey.

FAQ

Coldplay’s most popular song is “Viva La Vida.

Has Coldplay ever had a Number 1?

Coldplay hold the distinction of every single one of their nine studio albums reaching Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.

What is Coldplay’s signature song?

Clocks is considered to be one of Coldplay’s signature songs, and is often ranked among the greatest songs of the 2000s and of all time. In 2010, the single was placed at 490th on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list. In 2011, NME placed it amongst the “150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years”.

What was Coldplay’s original name?

They began playing music together from 1996 to 1998, first calling themselves Pectoralz and then Starfish.

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