Coldplay is one of the biggest bands in the world. Coldplay is a UK band which has made its name in the world in the last decade. It comprises of Chris Martin in vocals and the lead lyricist. The band has been active since 2000 and is a worldwide phenomenon. Coldplay has produces 5 albums till date and all of them have been very well received. The music, lyrics and the vocals have been especially praised of Coldplay. The five Coldplay albums are Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head, X & Y, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, and Mylo Xyloto.
Coldplay has developed a huge and loyal fan base all over the world. All their songs depict a different meaning for each individual. It is worth mentioning that very rarely it happens that all songs of a band become a hit; Coldplay is one of those bands. After the release of MyloXyloto, Chris Martin hinted that it may be the last album of Coldplay.
Coldplay has so many great songs that it becomes very difficult to make the list of the top ten best Coldplay songs. With each song carrying a different meaning, everybody has their own list of the top ten best Coldplay songs. Following is the list of the top ten best Coldplay songs:
Talk is the Coldplay song from the album, X & Y. It has a special meaning for everyone. Talk is a huge hit and it has a very unique video showing the band, Coldplay in space, and a silent alien robot. The music is very nice and the song, Talk, has gone on to become a huge hit and one of the best Coldplay songs.
9. Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love
Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love is a song from the Coldplay album, Viva La Vida Or Death and All His Friends. The name is unique, and so is the meaning. It is a song of love and hope. It shows happiness, as the phrase: “dreaming of Osaka sun”. Lovers in Japan is the first part which is much fast and has a lot more music; Reign of Love is the second part of the song which talks about love everywhere, hence the reign of love.
8. Speed of Sound
Another Coldplay song with so many meanings that it is special to many people.Speed of Sound is the Coldplay song from the album, X & Y. Again the song can have many meanings, so it is unjust for me to say what the song is about. The music is absolutely great and the vocals of Chris Martin are superb. Speed of Sound is one of the biggest Coldplay hits of all time.
7. The Scientist
The Scientist is a song from the album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. It talks about love and break up and how one regrets the decision one made in one’s life. The Scientist is a song with slow music and some great vocals from Chris Martin. The song is an absolute Coldplay classic and is one of their most recognized songs. The Scientist is a unique name for a song which carries a message of love, break up and regret. It has garnered immense fame and has been very well received by both the fans and the critics.
6. Viva la Vida
Viva la Vida is the title song of the album, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends. It has different interpretations by different people. Some suggest that it is a song of Jesus Christ. Some say it talks of Napoleon. Chris Martin said that it’s a song about anyone who has made mistakes in life. The music is different from the usual Coldplay songs. It shows the evolution of the band over the years and that they are not afraid of experimenting.
5. Strawberry Swing
Strawberry Swing is a song from the Coldplay album, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends. It is a fan favorite and one of those songs which became a huge hit after a couple of years after its release. The music is very catchy and the listener is bound to get attracted to it listening to it for the first time. The video is again very unique. The video shows a manhole in the center of the video and the whole video revolves around it. Strawberry Swing’s video is so unique that it has inspired many artists to make a similar video.
4. In My Place
In My Place is a song from the Coldplay album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. It has some great music and excellent vocals and again, like many Coldplay songs, has many different meanings for different people. In My Place has gone on to become a Coldplay classic and is a huge hit.
Clocks is a song from the album, A Rush Of Blood to the Head. It talks about the ticking clocks meaning that time is not always on your side. The song also has a message of confusion because of the time passing away. Clocks is a Coldplay classic and is one of their most recognized songs.
Yellow is an all-time classic song from Coldplay’s debut album, Parachutes. It has gone on to become a huge hit. Initially when the song was released, it was bashed by the critics because the message was not fully understood. Later on, when the different meanings of the song were interpreted, it went on to become an all-time classic song. It is one of Coldplay’s most recognized songs.
1. Fix You
Fix You is Coldplay’s most famous and recognized song. Fix You is from the album, X & Y. It talks about the fact that when you are down and feeling hopeless, it is important to not let go and try and fix yourself. Hence the phrase: “When you try your best but can’t succeed, I will try and fix you. “
Fix You is an all-time classic and one of the most inspirational songs of all time. This song made Coldplay a worldwide legend.
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