A Little About the Band Coldplay and Their Music

Coldplay was formed in 1996 by Chris Martin and Johnny Buckland. However, they were not called Coldplay until 1998. After a while another member joined, Guy Berryman. Eventually Will Champion joined. They also have a fifth member, but Phil Harvey is not officially part of the band. Chris Martin is the lead vocalist, Guy Berryman is the bass player, Johnny Buckland is the guitarist, and Will champion is the drummer and back up vocalist. Coldplay has been quite successful, winning 7 grammy awards, with 3 of them being won in 2009. They have grown from a small band, their first album had only 50 copies available to the public, to a worldwide quartet.

Parachutes was Coldplay's first big album, with the hit "shiver" getting into the top 40 on the UK chart. The song "yellow" also took off. Parachutes was released on July 10, 2000. The songs in the album Parachutes include: Don't panic, shiver, spies, sparks, yellow, trouble, parachutes, high speed, we will never change, everything's not lost, and life is for living.

Coldplay's second major album, a rush of blood to the head, was released in August of 2002. This album included songs such as: Politik, In my place, God put a smile upon your face, Scientist, Clocks, Daylight, Green Eyes, Warning Sign, A whisper, A rush of blood to the head, and Amsterdam

X&Y

Coldplay's next album, X&Y, was released in June 2005. It took off, with around 8.3 million sales. This album included the very popular single, "Speed of Sound". The album included the songs What if, Square One, White Shadows, Fix you, Talk, X&Y, Speed of sound, A Message, Low, The Hardest Part, Swallowed in the Sea, Twisted Logic, and Til Kingdom Come (hidden track).

Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

 Coldplay's fourth studio recorded album, Viva la Vida was a massive hit, with the song "Viva la Vida" become the band's first #1 on the Billboard hot 100. The song "Viva la Vida" became one of their most popular songs ever, receiving two grammy awards. The songs in this album include: Life in Technicolor, Cemeteries of London, Lost!, 42, Lovers in Japan, Yes, Viva la Vida, Violet Hill, Strawberry Swing, and Death and All His Friends. The album included the three bonus tracks: Lost?, Lovers in Japan (acoustic), and Death Will Never Conquer.

Strawberry Swing Music Video

Viva La Vida Lyrics

Here are the lyrics from one of Coldplay's most popular songs, Viva La Vida.

I used to rule the world 
Seas would rise when I gave the word 
Now in the morning I sleep alone 
Sweep the streets that I used to own

I used to roll the dice 
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes 
Listen as the crowd would sing: 
"Now the old king is dead! 
Long live the king!"

One minute I held the key 
Next the walls were closed on me 
And I discovered that my castles stand 
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing 
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
Be my mirror my sword and shield 
My missionaries in a foreign field 
For some reason I can't explain 
Once you go there was never, never an honest word 
That was when I ruled the world 
(Ohhh) 

It was the wicked and wild wind 
Blew down the doors to let me in
Shattered windows and the sound of drums 
People couldn't believe what I'd become

Revolutionaries wait 
For my head on a silver plate 
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king? 

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
Be my mirror my sword and shield 
My missionaries in a foreign field 
For some reason I can't explain 
I know Saint Peter will call my name 
Never an honest word 
But that was when I ruled the world 
(Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh)

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing 
Be my mirror my sword and shield 
My missionaries in a foreign field 
For some reason I can't explain 
I know Saint Peter will call my name 
Never an honest word 
But that was when I ruled the world 
Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh


What Coldplay Album Do You Like the Most?

  • Parachutes
  • A Rush of Blood to the Head
  • X&Y
  • Viva la Vida
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