Hymn For the Weekend (2016)
One of the best songs you can’t miss in 2016 is “Hymn For the Weekend”. Featuring uncredited additional vocals by Beyonce, this songs was released as the second single from the album A Head Full of Dreams. The music videos was shot in India and combined with Indian features which bring us surprise.
“Look at the stars, look how they shine for you”. I bet may people fell in love with this songs at the very beginning when Martin sang this romatic lyrics. With their very first Top 10. Coldplay’s breakthrough hit went straight in at Number 4 and was taken from their debut album Parachutes, which has sold over 2.6 million copies.
Viva La Vida (2008)
Over these years, Viva La Vida is still a top song in the list of rock music. As the title track and single from their fourth studio album, 2008’s Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends — named after a Spanish phrase meaning “Live the life” and featuring an album cover of a painting of a battle from the French Revolution — the song sounds like Coldplay fronting the Paris orchestra circa 1789. With the strong beat, Coldplay is ruling the rock music world.
Paradise pictures us a wonderful world of a sweet little girl. There’s nothing quite like a good old slow-burner on the Official Singles Chart, and Paradise certainly took its own sweet time. When you listen to this songs, you can’t help to get yourself involved in this beautiful world. The first Number 1 of 2012, Paradise has sold over 965,500 copies!
Fix You (2005)
Fix You was supposedly written by lead-singer Chris Martin for his wife Gwyneth Paltrow following the devastating loss of her father. You can feel the sorrow in the music, but also peace. Of course song is still a huge crowd-pleaser and tearjerker over a decade.
Speed of Sound (2005)
This tune is prime mid-career Coldplay. It’s built around another catchy, looping piano riff and its driving drums, waves of guitar and rising synths build to a peak that makes the listener feel like they’re floating at, well, the speed of sound. It was the lead single from their third album, 2005’s X&Y, and was their most successful song to date, debuting at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, notching the band’s first Top 10 hit in the U.S.
The Scientist (2002)
As the lyrics goes “Nobody said it was easy, no one ever said it would be so hard”, Martin touches us all on what is perhaps Coldplay’s most touching ballad. It opens with a Martin solo at the piano, pleading about the complications of love: “Come up to meet you, tell you I’m sorry, you don’t know how lovely you are.” Love, he suggests, will always be unexplainable by science.
A Sky Full of Stars (2014)
On this track from their 2014 release, Ghost Stories, Coldplay play this song with EDM beats and dramatic drops are like a dance-floor dopamine shower. Co-written and co-produced with EDM superstar Avicii, “A Sky Full of Stars” is the band’s first straight-up EDM/dance song, and they absolutely nail it. I don’t know whether you have watched their London live show or not, but I would strongly recommend that you should watch it and feel the gorgeous stage-effect.
Adventure of a Lifetime (2015)
The songs will definitely give you a refreshing feeling with its energetic rush in the very beginning of the song. Writing for Idolator, Bianca Gracie and Robbie Daw rated the song 7/10 and 8/10 respectively, stating that the song is “incredibly vibrant in an almost childlike, blissful way that gives such an energetic rush” and that it is “the best Coldplay single in seven years”. Rolling Stone ranked “Adventure of a Lifetime” at number 41 on its year-end list to find the 50 best songs of 2015.
A music video for “Magic” was directed by Jonas Åkerlund. Starring Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, the video pays tribute to silent films, and is based on a literal interpretation of “Magic”, with the narrative revolving around an “old-timey magic show”. The five-minute music video was premiered on music video hosting service Vevo on 7 April 2014. Rolling Stone magazine’s Kory Grow commented in similar tone, calling the song “a return to form,” proven “to be Coldplay through and through.” The song was placed at number thirty on Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Songs of 2014 list.