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“Music Monday”:Coldplay’s best songs of all time (Part 12)

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“Music Monday”:Coldplay’s best songs of all time (Part 12)

This is “Music Monday” and I always look at a band with some of their best music. I am currently looking at Coldplay’s best songs. Here are a few followed by another person’s preference.

My son Hunter Hatcher’s 9th favorite Coldplay song is “Clocks.” Hunter noted, “Best piano drive i’ve ever heard. Steady yet not over done. And the follow of the off beat drums is a perfect fit.”

Here are the 11 Best Coldplay Songs:

1. Don’t Panic (Parachutes)
2. Clocks (A Rush of Blood To The Head)
3. Easy To Please (Brothers and Sisters)
4. Talk (X&Y)
5. Spies (Parachutes)
6. White Shadows (X&Y)
7. Things I Don’t Understand (B-Side)
8. Green Eyes (A Rush of Blood To The Head)
9. Speed of Sound (X&Y)
10. The Scientist (A Rush of Blood To The Head)
11. Sparks (Parachutes)

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Coldplay gave NPR interview on Oct 22, 2011

Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

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The new single, taken from Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall EP (featuring two more new tracks). Download it fromhttp://cldp.ly/itunescp

Music video by Coldplay performing Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall. (P) 2011 The copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd

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Coldplay's fifth album, Mylo Xyloto, comes out Oct. 25.

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October 22, 2011

In 2002, when the British rock band Coldplay was on tour with its second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head, frontman Chris Martin said, “I just want to make the best music of all time with my best friends.” Since that time, Coldplay, with Jonny Buckland on guitar, Guy Berryman on bass and Will Champion on drums, has become one of the biggest acts in rock.

NPR’s Scott Simon spoke with Martin and Champion on the occasion of their fifth album, Mylo Xyloto, due out this week. Martin says that, at the very least, the part about friends is still true.

“A band’s only unique thing is its chemistry, especially if none of you are prodigious players or particularly handsome,” Martin says. “The one thing you have is your uniqueness, so we hold on to that.”

Champion says he certainly wasn’t a prodigious player when he joined the group — in fact, he hadn’t intended to join at all before a happy accident convinced the other members he was the man for the job.

“My three friends were starting a band, and they needed a drummer,” Champion says. “My flatmate at the time had some drums in our house, and he was a very gifted drummer. They came over to record the drums on some early demos, and when the time came to record them, my flatmate disappeared and went to the pub. So I volunteered my services to play on one song.

“It was the most lazy and technically inept fill-in that I could have possibly managed,” he adds, laughing. “But, like Chris says … it’s just about the chemistry.”

Martin and Champion say the title Mylo Xyloto (pronounced MY-low ZY-low-toe) doesn’t have any special, secret meaning. Instead, it’s the band’s way of kicking off a new chapter in its career.

“What it is, is an attempt to have a completely fresh start, from our history and from anyone else’s recording history, by coming up with two new words,” Martin says. “Which of course, for a while, will seem a little pretentious or ridiculous. We were thinking about things like ‘Google’ and ‘Pepsi’ — those were also words that made no sense for a while. And, although it’s silly, it’s what it had to be. We now have to sort of apologize for it for a couple of months, but eventually it’ll settle into being the name of that particular group of songs.”

Though the band’s success has only increased in its 15 years together, Coldplay’s members are no strangers to negative feedback. But Martin and Champion both agree that, from time to time, even the harshest critic can make a good point.

“Sometimes we have criticism that is very constructive,” Martin says. “Although it’s painful at the time, most of the things that people have said about us negatively — some of them are true and you can work on them, and the ones that you don’t agree with, you don’t work on.”

“I think it polarizes you,” Champion says. “It makes you examine your insecurities and sometimes unearth something that you secretly feel yourself. Or it makes you totally resolved to disagree with that opinion, and it reinforces your self-belief. I think it’s inevitable, and in some ways can be useful.”

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Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion formed Coldplay in 1996 while going to University in London. The young band quickly established themselves in the tough music market in London as they finished their degrees. After passing around their demo for a few years, Coldplay finally landed an independent record deal. With only a little bit of funding, Coldplay managed to turn out EP Brothers and Sisters in only a few days.

Coldplay eventually moved to the historic Parlophone record label which had produced such crossover acts as the Beatles and Queen in the past. With a new record label backing them, Coldplay released their EP The Blue Room. Single “Bigger Stronger” had been previously released by Coldplay but did not have proper backing. The new marketing and distribution of “Bigger Stronger” and The Blue Room set the stage for superstardom that even Coldplay themselves couldn’t imagine.

Coldplay: Parachutes

The first full-length album by Coldplay Parachutes made the band almost an overnight success in the U.K. Coldplay was influenced by the previous generation of British rockers during the Grunge era and carried with them a style of early Radiohead into the recording studio. It would be the soft lyrics of mellow single “Yellow” that not only broke Coldplay big in the United Kingdom but in the United States and the world at large. It did not take long for Coldplay tickets to become the hottest entertainment items in all of Western Europe.

On the strength of “Yellow,” Coldplay would go on to release many other hit singles from Parachutes. “Don’t Panic” had been released in Coldplay’s indie days but charted big. Other singles like “Shiver” and “Trouble” also built the following of Coldplay around the world. It was in this time that Coldplay began to refine their stage performances as well and brought in a little more theatrics and effects into their live show. “Yellow” became the crossover hit of the year and brought in fans from all ages and genres. Parachutes went double platinum.

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