Best Coldplay Songs

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41Everything'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!

One of the most underrated Coldplay songs. More powerful, emotional, and all out better than any of the top songs on this list.

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42Don'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.

IF YOU HAVEN'T LISTENED TO THIS SONG ALREADY, YOU SHOULD. Trust Me.

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.

This should be number one best song ever!

One of my favorite songs of all time.

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43Atlas

Amazing song!, like the first songs of Coldplay... Simply AMAZING.

An amazing mix of rush of blood to the head and Mylo Xyloto. It gets better every listen.

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.

What, this song is too good for this position

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44Life 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!

Wisely short but could have been longer. Great instrumentals and a pleasant listen.

Why is this 32? One of the most legendary songs

Best song ever

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45White 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.

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.

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.

Definitely underrated

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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.

THIS SONG IS COMPLETELY UNDERRATED. They really should've put this on viva la Vida. I first heard it live at my first concert ever back when they were doing their viva la Vida tour. It stuck to me ever since. The piano, the almost bouncing guitar during the verse. It's just an amazing song. Especially the explosion in the outro. Just amazing.

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!

One of their 5 best songs, if it wasn't a b-side would be much higher in this list. - RandomPerson1234

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47Us 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!

Awesome lyrics soothing song Best in melody

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48Princess of China

In my opinion this is one of the greatest coldplay songs. Even though the collaboration with Rihanna gave it a pop feel and wasn't a true Coldplay song. Peace. Love coldplay. Keep it up guys!

This should be at the top of the list real soon... Top ten is a must

THIS SONG IS FAB! I know the older fans of Coldplay will say rihanna just not right for Coldplay, but you have to admit this song is catchy and the melody will just stuck in our head. This song deserves to be at least in top ten! Not 74 :( vote

I'm devastated that this in no. 52. This is my favorite song of all time. Rihanna's voice plus Coldplay's style is just flawless.

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49Up 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.

"Up With The Birds" is a beautiful song. It is very uplifting and has beautiful lyrics. I love it.

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50Yes

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.

I absolutely LOVE all the violin in this song!

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51A Message

You can tell Chris thought about this one since the lyrics are all meaningful and there are no fillers.

"My song is love to the loveless shown..you don't have to be alone...your heavy heart is made of stone...and it's so hard to see clearly...you don't have to be on your own...and I'm not gonna take it back...and I'm not gonna say I don't mean that...your the target I'm aiming at...and I'm nothing on my own got to get that message home...and I'm on fire for you...at and I'll get that message home...my song is love...and I love you please come home...

...could be about anyone listening to his music and identifies with the listeners emotions on such a deep level. (And I only mentioned some of those lyrics, and there are few if any fillers or line open to doubt or intent or a listeners own interpretation. All the lyrics hit home. He doesn't miss a single fire at someone's heart.

Amazing. Wow. He can take someone who is wants to literally give up on life and Chris ...more

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!

This song is just another one of their many underrated songs. All songS by coldplay are wonderful. DO LISTEN TO THIS SONG.

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52Ink

This song is absolutely amazing probably the best song in their latest album

Songs from ghost stories didn't get proper ranking in this list.

Brilliant song. Best one from ghost stories

I don't see why is this song at 59. Vote for this guys. :/

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53Low

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.

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 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.

One of their best, should be higher

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54Spies

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.

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.

The base in this one is the best among all the Coldplay songs!

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55Gravity

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..

This song is beautiful. It is haunting, the way Chris sings it and the harmonies are breathtaking. Should definitely be further up.

Very repetitive and may bore audience

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56Major Minus

I don't get why there aren't any opinions on this song? One of the best of Mylo Xyloto!

You can tell Coldplay was itching to throw all those minors in there back to back to get them all out at once. The title is no mistake. It serves as the lyrical purpose and the musical purpose. Clever song but I can see how it could rub some the wrong way.

This song is a marvel.. Very underrated though..

Such a cool song, I love it so much!

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57Up&Up

This song is pure awesome...it belongs right up there with Fix You and The Scientist.

Best song on A Head full of Dreams album... but live version is even better... And Noel guitar rocks...

This should be top one and best song on the new album and one of the best ever made by them. Keep going Coldplay you get better by each album

Should be in the top 5! It's one of the best Coldplay songs ever! - micahisthebest

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58Moses

It's sad how this song is overshadowed by songs like a sky full of stars. This song is so emotional with Chris's wailing vocals and his soft to loud changes. Chris and johnny's guitars compliment each other very well and they are all held together by the driving bass and drums which are at the perfect volume. Live 2003 was a perfect album/ dvd in my opinion and this song really stands out as a masterpiece.

A true testament to the genre. Listen before you vote

Amazing song top 20 most definitely

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59Now My Feet Won't Touch the Ground

I'm pretty sure this isn't a song but a Coldplay song with this line is "life in technicolor" and "life in technicolor ii"?

To that other commenter, yes, there is a song by Coldplay called "Now My Feet Won't Touch The Ground", but they just use that lyric in some of their songs on Viva La Vida album like "Life In Technicolor", "Life In Technicolor ii", and "Strawberry Swing".

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60Up 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.

The title is exactly what Coldplay should have done with this song. Record it on CD, throw it on a trash pile, burn it, and watch it go up in flames...

This is the best second song of this álbum just after paradise. Great song definitely! Mexico saya hello!

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