Best Coldplay Songs


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The Top Ten

Viva la Vida
When I listen to viva la vida I feel like I'm the king. All the sensations and emotions in this song make you directly enter the song as if you are the king
Anyone who sees this, Coldplay has done much better than Viva la Vida. It barely makes my top Coldplay songs list, and if this is your favorite Coldplay song, you are not a true fan.


It is absolutely brilliant! I am completely in love with this song. It is so powerful and has so much meaning to it. Coldplay definitely is the best band out there! It can't get any better!
This is the best song I have ever heard! The suspense and the sound of the song just makes it. Coldplay did a very good job making this song. It really makes me feel like I used to rule the world! I absolutely love it!
[Newest]Best in world no joke
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2Fix You
Come on no. 2 is not enough what the heck man vote for this song and listen to it you will not regret it I promise you all
One of the best songs from Coldplay! I love this song! Full of meaning, and it makes me cry! They sang the song like they have something to say, something to prove.. And absolutely love the ending.. Especially at the music video... Where everybody sang the chorus... It really made me cry!
This is a wonderful song. It's perfect. Every single person can relate to this song. Really listen, listen to what they are trying to say. Viva la Vida is a great song, but for me this is the best of Coldplay.
[Newest]Best song of theirs by far. Such a nice melody and sound.
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3The Scientist
Above and beyond amazing this song reaches to you and makes want to go to sleep and tough the sky and also if you are a guy that really likes to listen to songs that make you calm this is by far the one for you.
The emotion in this song is raw and uncensored, it tells an amazing and beautiful story. It's original and calming ; yet there's something in the lyrics that stirs up emotions and memories.
Fix you is great too, but you can't beat The Scientist
[Newest]This is the best song I have ever listened to in my life! What a beauty. Can listen to it over and over again!
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. . . its so emotional, really heart-felt, you can really tell Martin cares more about this song more than any of the others, and most importantly, it kickstarted COLDPLAY - it set the platform for all the other coldplay songs. . .!
oh god, I just dont understand how I lived me life up to now without this song just on in the background <3 today me and my friends shared the love and walked around the school singing this and wow I was in heaven. let's be honest here, whoever true song was to was lucky as to have a song like that - it is the themetune to my life
by far the best song by coldplay... it needs to be at the top...
i bet anyone who listens to it once can leave it... he/she will have to listen it again and again...
[Newest]This song saved me
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This song rocks man! Stuck in my head since it released! Para-para paradise!
Another really amazing song from coldplay, musically (with the classical and alternative merge - amazing! ) and lyrically. It tells the tale of a little girl who's perception of the world is really quite different from reality. Every time I play this song it just has to be more than once... Or twice... Okay more like five times.
It opens beautifully with some violin, subtle bass, and awesome highs, and then it's like DaftPunk's website server exploded and that sick bass drop comes in like 'the, the, DUM' and then it's like god's record player... Um... Exploded. A heavenly song to say the least!
[Newest]This the best song ever made by Coldplay
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I like how they sang the song. They had a nice and loving tune that almost make me cry. They are my best singers and I will never forget them.
a song which has a powerful start and a great ending as well... piano used in a rock song... simply amazing..!
Awesome tune and nice and relaxing ! good Lyrics too
[Newest]That piano beat is amazing to listen to
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7Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall
Without a doubt one of the best song they made... Everything is so perfect in this song! Listen to it to understand
Amazing solo guitar, Spectacular Chris voice, drums awesome and Guy... Well, a song made from all the band for all their fans. Sounds great and really rhythmic
Great song best in my opinion one of my most played song on my ipod
Never heard a better song
Love it

[Newest]Heard the whole list. The best one!
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8Speed of Sound
Piano absolutely blows you away in the introduction. Oppose to the other songs made by Coldplay, this song excels at build-up and keeps climax until a dramatic end.
Great song.. With amazing lyrics... I'm loving it.. It should be number 1 according to me..
The song that makes any human fall in love with coldplay, Deserves the number 1 spot in this list.
[Newest]Piano and build up and the Lyrics are all amazing

9Violet Hill
The lyrics in this song are so amazing and deep. "If you love me then won't you let me know" is so powerful.
This is coldplays best song because it so different when compared to their usual songs.
awesome, unique, addictible. this is the best listen and listen hundreds times
[Newest]The thumping, energetic sound, along with the great mysterious lyrics make this the best Coldplay song ever!
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10In My Place
I don't think many real fans voted here. They just simply went with the popualair ones.
This song is just amazing.
This is one of those songs I go straight to when I feel like I'm stuck in life and have nowhere to go, as if I really were "in my place". The melody and the "oh's" in the chorus are enough to make anyone feel how much the band sympathizes
This song made me cry with joy the first time I listened to it. One of the highlights of "A Rush Of Blood To The Head"
[Newest]Love this song. enough said
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The Contenders

11Charlie Brown
This is the one song to come from Mylo Xyloto that will reign as a true classic, nothing else on the album quite compares. It is one of their best efforts since ROBTTH.
This song is really LEGENDARY! Viva la coldplay! We'll be glowing in the dark!
The best of mylo xyloto. The best rhythms of the new album. A top ten of the list without doubt.
[Newest]I love this album and this song

I don't want to cause 'trouble', but this song deserves to be higher than tenth position...
words can't explain. it deserves to be in the top 5 cmon people vote!
Simple piano playing equals a brilliant chorus or bridge? (great song in other words)
[Newest]I love this one
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one of my favourite. the melody was so good. this song has its own style and atmosphere
nice tempo and build up with good melody! Should be up in the top 5 for sure. Somebody take note
WHAT THE HECK!? Why is this all the way down here!? This is their best song! VOTE TALK!
[Newest]This I is awesome too
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14Strawberry Swing
I don't know what wrong with the voters here. With due respect to all the songs, this song is one of the most melodious song I've heard. The lyrics are damn awesome. Man, this songs lifts me to a whole different world. Its a pleasure to hear this song and you want to hear this song over and over again. The lyrics and the music are so beautiful that its human impossible to describe how good a song it is. #1 material in my opinion.

Should be in top 3 AT LEAST.
Wow this song should be way higher. Just sayin, it makes you happy when you are down
Ghosh, This one is addiction. Awesome!. Even the music video is mind blowing.
[Newest]One of their best song.. I don't know why is it placed at 14? At least it is better than violet hill, speed of sound, charlie brown and trouble.
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15Swallowed In the Sea
This is by far THE best Coldplay song there is. No competition. Everything about it is incredibly beautiful. The instrumental work, the lyrics, Chris Martin's voice. It is ridiculous that a song like Viva La Vida could top this one. Nothing against Viva La Vida, but I think this song was their masterpiece. I just can't even describe how much I love this song. I used to fall asleep to it every night when I was 8 years old. This song is just a part of me.


I love this song X and Y is most probably their best album, but coldplay are evolving into something completely different and I prefer their earlier stuff this and twisted logic are amazing songs the same as all other coldplay songs.
I agree with Keyan2.
This song is probably the biggest reason I love Coldplay.
If you ask me, I probably wouldn't know how to explain what the song means, but I think the abstraction makes it that good.
[Newest]This song portrays pretty much the life of everyone on earth, we are all just a drop in the sea.

This is undoubtedly the most underrated song of Coldplay
Its just amazing from its music to its lyrics
I simply love it and I am sure everybody will
The feeling of this song is so strong!
I love this song so much, you should hear me sing it! I am filled with so much emotion that tears easily start rolling down my eyes...
My favourite Coldplay song it is! Should be in the top 3 at least!
[Newest]Should be in top 5

17Warning Sign
Beautiful chorus and just simple lyrics. Makes this song all that more easy to listen to and takes you somewhere without you realizing. Very underrated.
It speaks for itself. The truth is shared and I don't think there's a better intro chord than what is heard here. Definitely a listen for any state of mind.
Easily the most underrated Coldplay song, the star here is Nick Champion's consistantly haunting guitar that is present throughout the song.
[Newest]This is their best and we all know it

18Life In Technicolor II
one of the best coldplay songs.. awesome music and lyrics.. meaningful song... so soothing to listen.. takes me to a different world...


Yeah, This is very underrated song, which has great music and great lyrics. Its something out of ordinary.
The instruments are amazing especially when the drum enters intro - great song
[Newest]This song isn't known that well but its great
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19A Sky Full of Stars
The greatest coldplay's song ever! Once you heard it, you will be hook! Can't stop listening it!
One of the best coldplay songs I have ever heard coldplay and avicii had done a great work
This is not the new Coldplay, this is just them playing their musics and has share their souls into it!
[Newest]Best song ever known

20Don't Panic
.. We live in a beautiful world...
This song, so beautiful, simple, and haunting at the same time, always strikes me right in the soul like a jolt of electricity when I hear it. The almost-surreal sound drifts to you like a dream and then leaves you too quickly, leaving behind the complexly simple lyrics and melody in your memory.
First time I hear this song... Its sounds very familiar like I can sort relate to it. Awesome
[Newest]The best, an amazing song.

Really, really underrated. Amsterdam, like most of Coldplay songs, is emotional, but this is a cut above their other stuff like 'Fix You'. Chris Martin's piano steals the show, and is the highlight of their strongest album 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head' which is saying something when you think this album contains classics like 'In My Place' and 'The Scientist. ' This song deals with loss remarkably and it really represents the band at it's best
It makes me really sad to see this song so low on the Coldplay list. Please, everyone just listen to this guy, it's so powerful. "Stood on the edge, tied to a noose. But you came along, and you cut me loose. "


In my opinion the best song coldplay ever made.. It builds up to this amazing finale that moves you very much.. Love it..
[Newest]This should be top 1

Undoubtedly deserves to be in top ten, if not in top five... when you listen to the song more than once you will definitely be captivated by it.. Chris and the orchestration is just superb!
Probably one of the most intense songs from coldplay. The change of mood is just amazing, and the ending is epic, specially when played live Chris goes crazy.
Chris Martin has said that Politik is in the top 4 coldplay songs. Atleast this coldplay song has good lyrics! Very different song from any song in the world!
[Newest]This song is extremely successful in mixing beautiful music with meaningful lyrics. Just Great!

The best song of Coldplay, and the best emotional.
"You might be a big fish in a little pond,
Doesn't mean you've won
'Cause along may come, a bigger one, and you'll be lost"
Frankly speaking I became LOST! While listening to it as it's the best song of the coldplayers
The above are good but this is the best song of Coldplay, should certainly be higher. Best Lyrics, most emotional, fast start and consistent.
[Newest]Better than Viva La Vida, better than Yellow, better than Fix You better than ALL OF THEM! I once cried hearing Lost!

24Hurts Like Heaven
What begins with a slow and calm introduction, continues in a fast and toe-tapping beat. This, I must say, is a masterpiece.
I don't know why but this is my favorite ever song made by Coldplay. It has something that attracts you to listen, to listen and to KEEP listening to eat. I seriously LOVE IT. Cheers to one of the best bands in the World!
This song is so good, I can't stop listening to it. There is something great about the beat and the rhythm and the vocals that makes it so good. Awesome song, makes me happy
[Newest]This is an unbelievable song from Coldplay. It may be not one of there well known songs out there but I think it is a classic. Should be in top 10 by far

25A Rush of Blood to the Head
By far Coldplay's best song (the only one that comes close is Clocks). The live 2003 version is basically musical perfection. Fix You and Viva la Vida fans will probably think I'm crazy... but I'll just blame it on a rush of blood to the head.
A beautiful, unknown ballad about vengeance, war, and erasing bad memories. When I perform with my band, I always sing "Some will laugh, some just sit and cry/You just sit down there and you wonder why" to myself to get in the artistic flow. Coldplay may be known for emotionally powerful piano ballads, but one shouldn't underestimate their ability to write songs with political messages. But this isn't something to play at the Democratic Convention, or even Republican. This is something to listen to through headphones while it's dark and you're in bed. Just close you eyes and listen. The same can be said for a good amount of Coldplay's music. The metalheads may call them lame, but Coldplay is one of the 21st century's best rock acts. Chris Martin is the Paul Simon of his time, but his music prevails with so much more emotion, so much more visualization. Coldplay is something else, that is certain.
"And I'm gonna but a gun and start a war. If you can tell me something worth fighting for. "
[Newest]The pure emotion Martin conveys in this song is astounding by itself. The rhythm until the chorus is good, with almost a spooky vibe with the instrumentals in the chorus are astounding as well.

Really good song. One of Coldplay's best. Its only so low in the list because it was just released recently. Vote it up guys! And also, the music video is awesome too. Go watch and listen to it if you haven't! Can't wait for Ghost Stories!
The second song from their new album Ghost Stories. Amazing. Go listen to it now!
Should be in the top 5 certainly, such a soothing tune to it, one word for this exquisite song "MAGICAL"
[Newest]In my opinion it is the best song they ever made CALL IT MAGIC CALL IT TRUE

27Death and All His Friends
A true masterpiece.
"No I don't wanna battle from beginning to end,
I don't want cycle or unrecycle revenge,
No I don't wanna follow death and all of his friends"

A truly epic song, starts as a beautiful piano driven whisper and builds to a huge, stadium size finale. It represents everything that is Coldplay. A true masterpiece and a perfect way to end their best album!
This is absolutely amazing.. It lifts me up every time. Not true coldplay fans if you don't like it!
[Newest]It is very good song

28God Put a Smile Upon Your Face
This is the closest coldplay have ever gone to pure rock music, and yet it blows away even the greatest rock bands.
What on earth is this song doing so low down!? This is a fantastic track which I always thoroughly enjoy listening to; this is irrefutably Coldplay at their very best in my opinion.
The best. This should be in the first five Coldplay songs
GOD PUT A SMILE UPON YOUR FACE... There music has many meanings, I love this song more than the rest of them especially because of that rocking guitar
[Newest]The best song ever

29Lovers in Japan
This should absolutely be in the higher end of the top ten. 'Lovers' is such an uplifting song with a great beat! Leave it to Coldplay to create such an original song.
I think the melody is great and so original. It should be in top ten
For god sake! This one rocks! Why is it 21th!?!
I love the rhythm.
[Newest]Deserves 2 b much higher!

30Till Kingdom Come
One of the best Coldplay songs. It's REALLY underrated!


I love this song, makes you go to sleep it makes you feel calm, they did good putting it in the end of the album )
LOVE THIS SONG, I don't know how this wasn't written on the back, I was listening to the cd and after the 12th track I was about to turn off the player and on came 'Til Kingdom Come, LOVED IT!
[Newest]I didn't hear this song until it was on " the amazing Spider-Man." But since I heard it then, I loved it. One of their most underrated songs

31The Hardest Part
Has to be in the top 10 at least its an epic song its kinda different from most of their song Should be in the top 5! Come On! The whole song is amazing, the piano, and the melody are so class. It's also a very original tune.
Should be in the top 5! Come On! The whole song is amazing, the piano, and the melody are so class. It's also a very original tune.
This song hooks you from the beginning with the piano, and when Chris Martin's voice hits the high notes, it's the most beautiful sound in the world. My heart soars into the sky, breaking free from the limitations of life. I love all of Coldplay's work, but this is the one song that I love most of all.


32Green Eyes
Sweet and lovely. And a easy song to sing and play on the guitar for your lover
ARE you KIDDINg ME? This is such a beautiful song! I can't begin express how heart melting this song is.. It would take forever.. I absolutely LOVE coldplay.. Ever since I first heard "Yellow" they have been one of my altime favorites.
Only true Coldplay fans know this song, however, it is so beautiful and sweet and just truly lovely... A wonderful secret. Definitely my favorite, although everything this band produces is absolutely amazing and unique.
[Newest]This should be in top ten!

33What If
This song is purely the best of Coldplay and it deserves to be so much better I can't believe that such an amazing song is down here the lyrics are perfect and mean a lot. I had this song in my head for almost two weeks. I love colplay's long songs because there is more time to perfect the song. This is one of them and It is just outrageous that it is so far down the list. I am begging here Coldplay you are best and what if is definitely your best song please move it lots of places forward because it deserves to be higher. Please take my comment into consideration WHAT IF for the win
This coldplay song is underrated as it is treated like any other ballad. But this is a powerful ballad and the brilliance of this song is based purely on its lyrics having a deep meaning.
This is the best Coldplay song ever it is truly amazing and is honestly the best song out of the album. It is outrageous that it is all the way down here. This song needs to be number1 believe me It deserves to be the best song out of the top ten songs.
[Newest]This is the best Coldplay song

Amazing song!, like the first songs of Coldplay... Simply AMAZING.
This is one of those songs that could have been huge had it not been written for a movie, much like Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die". It is a very simple yet infectious melody. It fits the mold of a pop song to a T. Great rhythm, slow but upbeat and it has the anthemic chorus of "Carry your world". Easy to listen to yet very exhilarating. Very well crafted even in its simplicity.
An amazing mix of rush of blood to the head and Mylo Xyloto. It gets better every listen.
[Newest]I love it! It's just awesome!

If not a top 10, it should definitely be top 15. It was a very sweet, mellow sound that shows Chris's voice nicely.
This Song is ridiculously beautiful a transcendent masterpiece. There is human something about it that is so heartwarming and connective to the listener and I believe it should easily be top 5 with kingdom come, we never change, yellow, the scientist and fix you. In no order.
Awesome.. It's so soothing to ears... Makes you feel like you are lying with your loved one on roof watching the stars...
[Newest]I mean really... its sparks

36White Shadows
One of the most underrated Coldplay songs by far. This song really captures finding desires and their true worth. Definitely deserves a spot at least in the Top 10.
Probably the most underrated song- the lyrics are meaningful and profound and the song itself is amazing. Definitely in the top five, if not higher than that.
This is a really good song. It's very difficult to vote for just one song, and I almost would have voted for Fix You to kick Viva la vida out of 1, but if we could rank them I think White Shadows ends up a lot higher.
[Newest]This song is amazing, I listen to this song while I am having my fantasies about destroying the society.

37Cemeteries of London
I love this song. It was one of the first Coldplay songs I've heard. The problem is, you can't really rate Coldplay's songs Best to Worst. Each song they have is different in its own way. If I could, I would put all of their songs at number 1.
Have you noticed the heartbeat-like beat at the beginning? I love it. Love the drum rhythm too, it makes the song sound like some adventure quest.
In addition, the lyrics are so deep, they carry me away to that spooky, mystic and fantastic world... Dudes listen to it A COUPLE OF TIMES then rate!
I used to listen to coldplay on and off but ever since I've heard cemeteries of london, I've got addicted to the band. Amazing music and very sexual
[Newest]THIS CANNOT BE NO.36 this song makes me want to walk into a cemetery.

38A Message
So romantic lyrics about not giving up or stepping back on love. Quite an inspiring song... The solo guitar at the end of it is some of their very best. Check it out, you'll understand what I'm saying and will agree!
Should be in the top ten for sure! Something so amazing to express your love for someone, and letting them know that they complete you... "i am nothing on my own". It isn't saying you need to have someone to be complete, but that that special someone has forever changed you, made your life more whole and gave you a greater purpose. Life is nothing without love. Thank God for Coldplay! My life has forever been changed because of their music!
A Message should deserve better than 40, it has a great message to it as well. The guitar to it is the most beautiful thing I've ever heard. I would marry that song if I could, but I can't which is the sad part. It makes you feel like you're worth more than you ever thought you were.
[Newest]This song is too underrated, it should be at least top 10, just listen to it and you'll feel the emotion

39Everything's Not Lost
I love this song. Easily their best from Parachutes, including the heavily overplayed Yellow, though that's a good song too. The inspirational ender to their first album, this is one of the few songs by Coldplay that actually makes sense. Listen to the lyrics to Fix You, Speed of Sound or Lost!, and you will be wondering exactly what on earth the point was to the song. This is by far their most inspirational and meaningful song, and should definitely be higher!
Amazing song. Should be much higher on this list. So predictable how all their big hits are at the top. Those songs are good, but this band has so much more to offer.
When I'm counting up my demons
Saw there was one for every day
With the good ones on my shoulder
I drove the other ones away

If you ever feel neglected
If you think all is lost
I'll be counting up my demons yeah
Hoping everything's not lost

Such an inspiring song of Coldplay! Come on it deserves more!
[Newest]This song is so touching and it makes you feel happy inside... Especially the live version. Top five song!

40X & Y
Just so beautiful and... Majestic. I never get tired of this song! My favorite part is the "You and me are floating on a tidal wave together" "You and me are drifting into outer space"
It really makes me feel like I am going to outer space! :) This song deserves a much higher spot.
First time listening to this song, I was stunned. It was just.. Beautiful. And soothing. Feels like I'm floating away in the beauty of the song. Definitely deserves a better position!
The music makes you feel sublime... I believe it deserves a better spot..

41See You Soon
Truly underrated. This one of Coldplay's first recroded songs... probably its first true masterpiece.
how could this not be the best one? perfect lyrics perfect melody perfect voice... I urge everyone to hear this song and trust me you will not regret it.
Just watch the YouTube video from live 2003. That's all I can say. Then you will see why this song should be in the top 10. The guitar chord progression accompanied with Chris Martin's voice makes this song a true masterpiece in itself! LISTEN!
[Newest]Genius, must be in the top 10

42Life In Technicolor
This is THE BEST COLDPLAY SONG TILL DATE after Yellow and Every Teardrop is a Waterfall. It shouldn't be lagging this far behind!
Why is this 32? One of the most legendary songs

43Square One
at 48? are you serious?
This songs definitely deserves to be in top 15

Theme is just so much amazing and makes you sing along with it
Amazing song, but all Coldplay songs are masterpieces, so I can not say what the best Coldplay song is. But this song should be higher rated!
Love it, It should be way higher though! It gives you a nice feel and puts you in the perfect mood.

44Us Against the World
Simply the best song on Mylo Xyloto. It's a perfect acoustic song with a fantastic story to tell. The lyrics are amazing. I love how more instruments are introduced towards the end of the song. It becomes louder and louder until it gently flows it out and ends with a beautiful acoustic sound. This song definitely deserves more attention. This song is an amazingly beautiful masterpiece.
Up against the world is such a good song. Although it does not fit in with Coldplay's other songs very well, its acoustic beauty fosters an aura of relaxation and its lyrics are soothing.
Us Against the World is my favorite song from the Mylo Xyloto album. Chris Martin's vocals just melt into the instrumental perfectly to create this musical masterpiece. I find this song to be highly underrated. Us Against the World deserves to be higher on the list!
[Newest]There are many songs in the list with ranks lower than what they deserve but this is the MOST underrated of all of them! Just listen to the song! You'll understand what I mean!

45Christmas Lights
"Those Christmas lights, Light up the street. Maybe they'll bring her back to me. Then all my troubles will be gone
Oh Christmas lights keep shining on. " Makes me cry every time. This song epitomized why music exists, to invoke hope and fear and sorrow and joy. This song belongs in the list of greatest songs of all time simply because of its greater theme and how it doesn't seem to care whether you like it or not. It means everything to everyone.
I think that this song is gorgeous and makes me really get into the christmas spirit! It makes me cry every time because I think about christmas every single day
This song is beautiful. There are few words that describe it better than that. The lyrics are beautiful and will make you cry almost every time you hear them, guaranteed. And the tune is lovely as well. Shame this song isn't higher up on the list. Than again, it is not one of their most well known songs. But it should be. Just listen to it and you'll see why.
[Newest]Why is it all the way at 47? Come on this songs should at LEAST be in the top 15. This song rocks. Beautiful tune, great lyrics and it just awesome. Come on listen to it and you won't regret it. Seriously Coldplay's most underrated song.

46Glass of Water
This is one of those songs that if only coldplay decided to put this on viva la vida it would be top ten. The only thing holding it back is te fact that few people have actually heard it. I consider myself a pretty hardcore coldplay fan and hadn't heard this song until a couple months ago. I Feel as if some people had actually heard some of these songs like sparks and spies and Amsterdam they would also be A LOT higher.
Too bad this great song is only on Prospekts March... It is one of my favorite songs in general, and at the moment my all time favorite Coldplay song. It makes me feel so great when I hear the refrain, it transports so many feelings and thoughts in my opinion. Great song you should definitely listen to!
Great song with great piano part. Really meaningful and touches your heart.
[Newest]This song is simply beautiful. The chorus is so powerful, and the lyrics gorgeous. Took me a while to find this song though. Definitely deserves a higher vote!

47Don't Let It Break Your Heart
It's no surprise that the songs from Mylo Xyloto begin at the bottom of the list, but seriously, I found this song at 60. I believe that, given time, this song will definitely become a top ten.
It is so emotive and heartwarming, and the sound is overwhelmingly beautiful.
Easily one of my favourite songs from Coldplay.

Dang. This is the best song from MX. It sounds so heavenly and fills you up with such amazing feelings of happiness and hope that you just EXPLODE with pure bliss! This song radiates pure awesomeness.
[Newest]This should be number one best song ever!

48O (Fly On)
Such a poetic song. It's so beautiful it makes me want to cry. Just heard it today and I felt like I was dissolving with the air. Creates sort of a soothing trance. Love it. I heard that this song is inspired by the complications that Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow has been through a few days ago. Sad new. Although I find it amazing how this man just uses his feels and thoughts in different position in life to write a song. The elements that occurred really reflect in this song. He is so talented. This song means something different to me although. I feel kind of nostalgic today I don't really know why. Maybe that is why I feel like this. The "flock of birds" are just memories to me which keeps "hovering above" in mind pretty suddenly though and even if not " just before dawn". And if we kind of connect my thought with the theme and title of the album, it could create another beautiful sensation. What I want to mean is that since this album is names "Ghost Stories", in the song, ghosts of past (as in memories) come creeping to you in flock of birds. And you look up to the sky and think about those good/bad times. But soon enough we all have to be broken from those flashbacks and be back to reality. We have to move on. As in "fly on". I love coldplay. I'm just 14. But their music really gets me. They make me dream and the symbolic/deep meanings are so, I don't know, intimidating. Their songs are so different and beautiful that you can't help but get curious and think of what really is inside it or what you want to feel of it. There is so much content in their songs, in case of both the tune and the meaning of the lyrics. In fact, when I understand such deepness of their songs, I myself feel like a kid genius. I will love Coldplay 'till the end.
I previously thought of Everything's Not Lost as my favorite Coldplay song... But this is so outright heartbreaking, amazing, and beautiful that it takes the top spot for me now (probably permanently). Honestly I don't think Coldplay can get any better than this, so what that it is not a radio-friendly single! Absolutely incredible, the first time I listened I cried through most of it and I am not one who cries much. "Fly on..."
I love this song, definitely deserves to be in the top 25, but I found part 2 a little strange...
[Newest]Maybe one day I'll fly next to you

This song is one of the most heart-striking song that from Coldplay. The melody of this song is co great that perfectly match with its lyrics, expressing great tons of message from the Coldplay perspective. This song really deserve much higher ranking!
I'm actually shocked to find this song so low; no pun intended, but its one of their best ever and most memorable.
This song should be up their with clocks and the scientist, I think everyone needs to take another listen and I urge you to reconsider and vote.
I'm surprised to find this song so low. The ending is really haunting and the riff is amazing. Songs like this and Major Minus deserve to be way higher.
[Newest]This song has a strange nostalgic feeling. Love it.

50Up With the Birds
The best album closer Coldplay have ever done. I love it, from the serene first half ("The birds they sang, break of day") to an explosion of passion and uplifting energy ("Might have to go where they don't know my name") and a final reassuring conclusion ("Good things are coming our way! "). It's a shame they have never played it live, as well as the fact that it is currently #52 on this list. My absolute favorite Coldplay song, more so even than their hits!
This song tells my story. From being at the mercy of the streets to having the world on my feet. "A simple plot, then I knew one day, good things are coming my way". Lyrics of hope. Have listened to it over 10000 times and I am not exaggerating.
Its so uplifting! Love the song. Coldplay is my favorite band ever. NOTHING can beat coldplay.

Not surprised this is down at 43 cause I don't think many true fans voted, otherwise fantastic songs like Amsterdam, Warning Sign, Sparks, Hurts Like Heaven, Lovers in Japan and Life in Technicolor would be higher. I went for Yes because of it's fantastic off kilter rhythm and it is distinctly un-coldplay sounding, and it perfectly sums up the World Music style of Viva La Vida.
When it started we had high hopes now my backs on the line, my backs on the ropes. When it started we were alright but night makes a fool of us in the daylight. The violin and the guitar in this song are the highlights, as well as Chris's vocal range. This song is by far one of their top 10 songs, up there with Cemeteries and Don't Panic, but I felt bad and voted for this. NEEDS TO BE HIGHER!
CSC is honestly my least favorite Coldplay song, but I agree. If only hardcore fans voted, Paradise would not even be in the top 50. It's not even that the Paradise is bad. It's that all of the underrated songs (like Yes) are so much better. I hate seeing the same top 10 on every website. The Scientist would be my #1, but you gotta have Don't Let It Break Your Heart, Sparks, Now My Feet Won't Touch The Ground, (hell, I'd throw A Ghost up there too) I wish there was a hardcore fan section.
[Newest]What's wrong with you people! Yes should be one of the top 10! Its such an amazing song! Everything in it is perfect, its one of a kind song!

52High Speed
Call me a pessimist, but the fact that a ton of Mylo Xyoto songs are above this, Spies and other amazing early Coldplay songs annoys me. I wish Coldplay stuck with their roots with their later albums. They've written so many beautiful songs that most people who are 'Coldplay fans' probably haven't heard of. Musically, 'High Speed' is awesome and possesses that spacey guitar feel that is the signature of early Parachutes-era Coldplay. Excellent song. I would recommend anyone to really closely listen to Parachutes start to finish. Trust me, it's worth it.
How this song isn't in the top 10 beats me.. So mellow and yet so powerful. The bass line and the drums alone are epic
Love the emotional aura that lingers after you listen~ The steady tune and the rhythmic soul gives the song a feel that well matches the lyrics.

53Rainy Day
Lovely song and there is some sadness in the song 's lyrics... Too good.. Eepecially when he says oh rainy day..
We're seperated now ohh but I love when you come into d house I love it when you come into my house... Best song ever

54Major Minus
I don't get why there aren't any opinions on this song? One of the best of Mylo Xyloto!
This song is a marvel.. Very underrated though..
Honestly the coolest sounds in a song Coldplay has ever created. Wicked awesome instrumentals as well!

55Brothers and Sisters
A very meaningful song! Very relevant in today's world! Everyone who fights with others will, after hearing this song, know the importance of making peace and not wasting precious time fighting. Spectacular!
Tough is not very known, I have to say this song is AMAZING!
Great intro, nice guitar and lyrics


56We Never Change
Chris' voice is so raw and emotional in this song, WHY is it way down here? It is honestly hard to do this kind of thing for Coldplay because they ARE so amazing, but this is at least top 20! You can hear so vividly his range and falsetto and the guitar is literally a dream; this is an outrage.
This song is amazing... It should be much higher than this. The song is so touching and really strikes a great chord in my heart.
Great guitar, especially before that touching chorus. A great yet highly underrated song. Super!
[Newest]I love this song! I can even relate to so much of it.

Hmm very unknown, eh? Too bad, it's so emotional and the lyrics are beautiful
Undoubtedly coldplay's best work... Wonder they never sing it in their concerts..
Best unheard Coldplay song...
[Newest]Best song ever in the whole entire world

A true testament to the genre. Listen before you vote
Amazing song top 20 most definitely
If you haven't heard it, you've been missing a masterpiece!
Best of Coldplay! Way nbetter than fix you / amsterdam / swalloed / shiver, etc...

59Another's Arms
I had my earphones on with music being played throughout the night while I slept. In the morning around 6 AM, I woke up with this song and the weather outside just complemented this song perfectly; breezy, cloudy, kind of dark, drizzles. The song felt to have come alive for me and to have woken up to the song made my day. I would want to wake up to this song everyday. The interlude were just ethereal, perfect. You don't want this song to stop, even more so for the interlude which feels rather short. I listened to that song at least five time today morning.
What A Ghastly and amazing song! This is definitely one of the Bests of Coldplay! Ghost Stories? You betcha!
I can't put my finger on why but this song really has a hold of me! It's got a really cool and unique atmosphere
[Newest]Superb on a superb album. It's a pity it's lying down here.

This song is absolutely amazing probably the best song in their latest album
Brilliant song. Best one from ghost stories
Great prelude... Nice song.. :-)

The opening line is so beautiful.
Aside from the middle part of this song, this song is beautiful. The beginning and end are just amazing. If they were to redo this song and make the middle just as good as the beginning and end its a top 5 song.
A very mysterious and compelling songs, I had to put this on the list.

This is easily one of their most interesting songs, and it is so beautifully done as well. You're an idiot if you think that it's depressing too. I hate to pull the 'real fan' stuff, but in order to like their new stuff you really have to appreciate the old stuff like this, because it just doesn't compare. It just has a true emotion to it that, as I feel, you can't get in songs like paradise
This is an amazing song. It is very mellow and unique. There is just something about this song that makes it one of Coldplay's best. It has a great guitar solo and the vocals are haunting and full of emotion. Just give it a listen and see for yourself.
This song is 58?! Okay okay, besides Yellow, this is easily the best song on their album Parachutes. Just awesome I mean, listen to those lyrics with that epic drop of percussion. It's amazing, and anybody who can't see that hasn't listened to Parachutes. Also and I forgot to add, it's really really addictive.
[Newest]The lyrics aren't sad to me- they have a powerful meaning that sort of lightens up at the end. And WHY is this, of all songs, so low? I came here thinking it would be AT LEAST in the top 30. Thumbs up for the simple, rhythmic old-type Coldplay roots. Hope someday they make another album like Parachutes.

It may not be THE best of Coldplay's songs but certainly deserves a mention, and is a top 10 in my book.

64I Ran Away
Most amazing Coldplay b-side IMO. I wish more people knew about it! It's very unique and has an atmospheric feel to it.


My god! This song is in #62? Are you kidding me? This should be way above... at least in top 20

This is SUCH a beautiful song! It is extremely short but you cannot help but ador the pure acousticness of this song and Chris's voice - this is a song everyone should know and give a listen to.

66Up In Flames
This is definitely one of Coldplay's least complex songs as far as arrangement goes but it does not have to be complex to be powerful. Up In Flames demonstrates most of what Coldplay has to offer. It gives a heartwarming and beautiful piano riff along with very well thought out and emotional vocal performance. Definitely a lovable song.
This is the best second song of this álbum just after paradise. Great song definitely! Mexico saya hello!
Love this song makes my heart go up in flames 😌"

67Twisted Logic
HOW is this song so low? I absolutely love Twisted Logic, it should be in the top ten at THE VERY LEAST. It has a very important meaning about the way we live and how we treat our planet. But you don't even need to understand it to hear how beautiful, passionate, and emotional it is. I am truly bewildered by how underrated this song is.
When do people ever take the time to listen to all these beautifully simplistic songs of Coldplay that are in some random corner of the internet when they have their yellow, their viva la vida and their paradise... the answer is never.
WOW how is this song so low down? Incredibly underrated song! Very emotional, very catchy and great music, really get into this one, I challenge anyone to lsten to this properly again

68Things I Don't Understand
This is easily a Top 5 Coldplay song for me! It's a shame thus "Speed of Sound" B-side isn't very well known, as evidenced by its placement on this list. Hopefully it gets more notice at some point - maybe through people voting it up on this site!
This is THAT SONG - the one that assures you there are others just like you - thank you, Coldplay
Makes you refreshed, and ready to run...

69Careful Where You Stand
.. Hasn't ANYBODY EVER heard this song? This is their best song.. It's just so sweet and the music is just so soft flowing.. It just flows through you and sings you to sleep...

70Moving to Mars
Just listen to this song a few times, then you will realize how beautiful it is.. Just because it is number 57 on this list doesn't mean it isn't a good song. This song deserves a higher spot like, in the teens. I LOVE this song.
So simple but yet pure. Whenever I hear this, I want to just lay my head on the desk and close my eyes. It moves from simple beautiful piano notes to when the chorus begins at '8 to 9, 9 to 10'. Even words can't describe it! Whoever is not at least voting for this song hasn't heard enough of Coldplay.
It is an unofficial track on the album Mylo Xyloto. Whyy?! Ethereal.
Please please listen to this you will not regret spending 4:19 minutes listening to this song.
So surreal and unique! Chris's voice compliments this song so nicely, and the rhythm of this song flows so beautifully. Why is this song ranked so low? Give it a try, and realize the magnificence of this song.
[Newest]Takes you somewhere else where you forget all your worries and enjoy just the music ringing in your ears.

Amazing, uplifting song. Really sets the mood for A Head Full of Dreams. Listen ASAP
One of the best... It really cheers me up when I listen to it. If you haven't listened to it, do it now. you wont be disappointed


Go Coldplay. An amazing song. Miracles is one of the best Coldplay songs. Everything is perfect. Coldplay is the best band. Can't wait for A Head Full Of Dreams.
Great rhythm, great beat and chris' vocals just wow!

72How You See the World

73The World Turned Upside Down
This is not one of Coldplay's most popular songs, but it is one of my favorites easily. It has very well written words, and the chorus is spectacular! It's just one of those songs, that you will like right away.

74Life Is for Living

75For You
Its just an excelent song, it have great lyrics and makes me feel really good

76Only Superstition

77Bigger Stronger
This song is beautiful from the intro to the ending. I love everything about it and it's really sad how underrated it is.
A great piece, one of my favorites.

The whole song is wonderful, but it's the 3:20 mark... I could die, it's so beautiful...
Why this wasn't on AROBTTH or X and Y is beyond me, this song is amazing, it really is. Tough competition from Gravity, but is probably the best b-side coldplay have ever produced.

792000 Miles
A perfect song for couples who are not together during the holiday season. I was really surprise it wasn't in the list.

80Why Does It Always Rain On Me
That is NOT the Coldplay song... Why is everyone keep saying that this is their song?
This is by Travis, not Coldplay, guys. It's a good song though.
Damn you! This is the best coldplay song! The lyric is awesome! It awlays feels so good when you are alone and confused and want to figure out how the the universe works..

'... Sunny days where have you gone, I get the strangest feeling you belong.. '

81Postcards From Far Away
It's simple, it's sweet, and makes you want to listen to it over and over again
More people should listen to this. This is really something what you'd call perfect. It's blending the tunes of Coldplay with some zesty classical era music. Just 48 seconds, yet it gets to you. Belongs in the top 25.
One of the greatest pieces on the piano I have ever heard in my life

82True Love
The title of the song really speaks for what the song is actually trying to tell us about.
Get to number 1. ASAP!
I don't have much to say but you definitely wont regret listening to this song! It is the best track from ghost stories after ASFOS and magic I would say (no kidding). True love is such a sweet and heart-soothing song

Really hope this ends up in a box set one day, but for the moment all we have is a YouTube video

84Prospekts March
The last 4 lines of this song are 4 of the most evocative, emotional, and beautiful lines of music ever written. The rest of the song is pretty good too!
I love this song.non linear in nature.very melodious.a single tune is not repeated once in the progression of the song.
The first line 'smoke is rising from the houses, people burying their dead' really sets a strong atmosphere

85Beautiful World
Makes me nostalgic every time I listen to this. This song is pure manic to me and makes my eyes water up. Especially the guitar which complements the singers voice with perfect harmony.
it should be in the top ten!

86Your Love Means Everything
World's best sad song ever...
An amazing song that breaks your hard yet fills you with joy.
Just pure beautiful. :')

87Always In My Head
Why in 90? I feel so disappointed. This song is so moving. Listen to it once, you'll see. AMAZING piano in this one, best lyrics ever, listen to it once and you'll get hooked. BEST LOVE SONG OF ALL TIME!
One of the best tracks from their new album; it's short and sweet! I think it deserves to be at-least #20.
One of the best opener by them Coldplay!

This song is one of the best from Ghost Stories. It's relaxing and should be much, much higher on this list.

89All Your Friends
Probably the most unheard of song in the album Ghost Stories. The video is haunting. It's about the World War and how people went out to die. "All your friends they, ride into the sunset, ride into the sunset, and away they go..."
What can I say? Beautiful..

90Crest of Waves
This is such a good song! Give it a try!
I hope that this eventually gets higher on the list. It's actually a really good song!

91Such a Rush
The vocals in this are amazing, and it's a shame this song isn't that well known. I was pretty surprised too see other songs from "The Blue Room" here, but Such A Rush was absent.

92Ode to Deodorant
Feels like you coldplayer forgot their first song. Or you never listened to it till the end. Go for it listen you will not regret.
First Coldplay song that got attention. Somebody said "Ode to Deodrant is s**t". I kinda agree, it is far from Coldplays best. It's worth a listen though just to see how far the band has developed

93Easy to Please
This song is beautiful, and so atmospheric. In just a few lines, it creates lots of feelings within. With the haunting atmosphere, mellow acoustics, amazing vocals, and a short, but beautiful piano tune; this song is surely one of Coldplay's best.
One fo my favourites of coldplay, just like the above comment, the song has an atmospheric feeling, it makes us feel so different and very much awesome!

94Barbie Girl
Really? Who the hell would put this here

95Billie Jean
Seriously? Who the hell put this here. ?

96Bloodless Revolution

97Ladder to the Sun
Just heard it recently. probably their best song. the piano part is amazing and the lyrics are very cool. its such a shame they didn't put it with the other great songs

98Ghost Story
This song honestly surprised me on the Sky Full Of Stars EP. I was expecting something worse than what is on Ghost Stories considering it didn't make the final cut but it blew me away. The guitar is enchanting and beautiful and sounds similar to a few of the songs on Parachutes. Lyrics and vocal range are amazing from Chris. Great song and should rise from 102 hopefully.
Best song on the EP and out of all of Ghost Stories. If only it was known..
Ghost stories es un pesimo disco, ese no es el estilo de la banda, esta cancion fue mucho mejor que el resto del disco

99Back for Good

Not something that is in the band's normal range but it is extremely good.

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