Best Coldplay Songs

The Top Ten

1 Fix You Fix You Cover Art

"When you try your best, but you don't succeed When you get what you want, but not what you need... " Look up 'Fix You live at Glastonbury' on YouTube. It's so incredible and beyond explanation. "... And the tears come streaming down your face, when you loose something you can't replace, when you love someone but it goes to waste.. " Even the most unemotional rock of a person can be reduced to tears by this saddening, yet beautiful song. Chris Martin puts certain emotions into words and music that us other people of the world cannot. Thanks for your music, Chris Martin. Thank you so much.
".. And I will try to fix you. "

I've been a Coldplay fan from the beginning, and it's deeply disappointing that the number 1 song is Viva la Vida. Really? No. With a fantastic band like Coldplay, there's just so many other songs to choose from... Refer to the REST OF THIS LIST. But I come back to Fix You, time after time that something heartbreakingly earth shattering happens to me and I feel better, always. I don't feel alone or hurt or broken beyond repair, everything will be right in the world... Eventually. Especially with all of the turmoil that's going on I always put Coldplay on repeat. You just feel better, less screwed up.

This is the best Coldplay song and even the best song in the world and it deserves to be top 1 how has viva la vida taken over? It isn't as good as Coldplays fix you which is the best song in the whole entire world. Fix you is the best song in the whole entire universe and should be top one because of its melodious tune and beautiful lyrics and it is such a meaningful song which tells us about Chris martins life and is so soothing and helps many people when they are feeling down and need something to help them in their life. Fix you us the ultimate song and should be top 1 and people please vote for this song because it is Coldplays best work!

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!

2 Viva la Vida Viva la Vida Cover Art

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.

Coldplay is wonderful, and I love many of their songs, but for me Viva la Vida is the best. You can really connect with it, like others said, you feel like you are the king. It has some of the best lyrics to a Coldplay song, and Coldplay is lyrically brilliant.
I love the strings in a rock song, and Martin's voice is amazing in this song.

But the reason I love it most is because of it's meaning. Love is a powerful emotion and therefore many songs are written about it, including Fix You, a song about losing your loved ones. But Fix You is still a song about love while Viva la Vida is a song of the aftermath, a song of reflection, power, regret, introspection, and the telling of an incredible story through a completely unique song. It should be above Fix You at number 1.

Although I can’t really give any Coldplay song a definite number one, if I had to I would say Viva la Vida. The lyrics are the best of any of their songs.

Unusually sprite. Big and Grand opening. The music opens a fascinating aspect to Coldplay's very effervescent energy. Lovely Melody too!

3 The Scientist The Scientist Cover Art

One of the most emotional songs ever written. The chord progression combined with Chris Martin's incredible vocal performance result in sheer musical perfection.

It's a ballad song, my most favorite song for a long time. This is highly subjective but I think many will agree with me that this is their best song at least in the 2000 era. It's calming, full of mystery(the way I see it), heart-touching, and it's one of those songs that can make your body hair stand on its own.
And they kept the song simple, not overproduced. The guitar solo itself is just simply fantastic and calming( to me). Fix you, viva la vida, paradise sure they're great but if I have to pick one, I'll pick this just because it's simply amazing.

This song is awesome. I love it and I swear, I could listen to it a million times without getting sick of it. The meaning of it is also beautiful, it's about a scientist who neglected his girlfriend because he was too involved in his job. She left him and he was full of regret and was very sad, he wanted to start over, the line "Oh take me back to the start" is him wishing to have her back and change the way he treated her. This song deserves the #1 position

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.

4 Clocks Clocks Cover Art

Clocks go out and a something, something... I have literally no idea what he is saying in this song, other than the opening lyric and a few other lines throughout the song. But the music is enchanting. The
Piano riff, piano riff,
Piano, piano riff, piano riff, piano, piano riff, piano riff, piano, piano riff, piano riff (when reading this, think of the opening melody to the song and read it in that rhythm; it'll make sense when you read the "piano riff" lines above. ) The opening just hooks you right from the beginning, leading to a beautiful piece of soft rock gold. As well as the prominent bass guitar heard among the repetitive piano riff and the soft percussion, the instrumentation is impeccable, and Chris Martin's tender vocals complement the song's soft nature perfectly. It is certain to be stuck in your head for hours!

Clocks is the best Coldplay song by a wide margin. Not that they don't have other great songs, but clocks is in a league of its own

The piano riff of Clocks is iconic. If it's the music video of Yellow or the strings of Viva la Vida that make them famous, then it's the sheer wizardry and wonder of Clocks that sets it apart. Hearing this song is like stepping into another world. The bass, guitar, and Chris Martin's epic vocals complement what is a truly unique song. Coldplay never topped this, and that's why they went in another direction with the albums that followed.

Why in the world is this song not number one on this list? It's an amazing grammy winning song and the vocals are perfect and piano is magical and it's just an all around perfect song in every single way. And in my opinion a thousand time better than viva la vida, even though I love that song too. This was the first song I ever heard by coldplay when I was younger because my dad likes coldplay.

5 Yellow Yellow Cover Art

There's a reason Coldplay is famous. There's a reason why Chris Martin said in 2000 before they played it at Glastonbury "hopefully this time next year you'll sing along with it because it'll be a HIT." It was a hit. It affected people in a way that no other Coldplay song has done. Not Paradise, Clocks, Viva la Vida, The Scientist, none of those, not even Fix You can have changed anything like this song has. Had any of these been Coldplay's second single, the band wouldn't be anywhere as famous as it is today.

It starts with Jonny Buckland's electrifying guitar riff. You can hear the drums and Guy Berryman's bass. Buckland's riff provides the whole thing with the base it needs; I honestly think that the best thing about Coldplay is how they use guitar. They make unique tunes that really sound so simple. Yellow builds simple things together to sound so well harmonised that it doesn't need a climax; you could say that comes 10 seconds in. The whole thing sounds so...together. And ...more

I have listened to many different types of music during 15 years on earth so far and I plan to listen to much more. But I always seemed to somehow always seemed to gravitate toward Coldplay cosmically. Weather it was listening to trouble on my moms iPod shuffle when I was six, to riding my bike through my neighborhood with viva la vida (album) or even mowing the lawn on my dads tractor with a rush of blood to the head. I got into Coldplay in a strange fashion. It wasn't until when ghost stories was released that I actually got back into it. I began with Mylo Xyloto and worked my way backwards. As I moved from one album to the next, I was in a phase where the current album was THE ONLY ONE, and all the other ones were trash. This rate continued until I hit Parachutes. Their first studio album. I fell in love with this first one! As listened to it, I was overflowed with memories of listening to yellow and shiver, yet at the same time, I gained new memories with spies, high speed, and we ...more

This is the best song in the world and it deserves to be there best song although it is there first song it is definitely the best and it is outrageous that it is fifth bescause it doesn't deserve to be here. I am begging please move this up. It is underrated and is an amazing song. It should be the best on this site and it is utterly amazing. It is so emotional and has beautiful lyrics. It is ten times better than clocks and the other three ahead of it. Yellow all the way. I am am begging on my knees here it is Coldplay at there best. This position is absolutely outrageous YELLOW. Please take my comment into consideration and make it number one. It is simply the best song I know. I can't explain it in any other way. PLEASE thanks 👍

Probably the least instrumentally complex song by Coldplay, yet in it's simplistic nature it draws one towards the basics of their being. It creates an absences of ambient turmoil and an intense focus on one aspect of your attention. It drives the consciousness to the edge of a stimulating and nostalgic atmosphere. Simply the best of Coldplay!

6 Paradise Paradise Cover Art

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.

Best song of my life, this song is the perfect description of what Coldplay represents. This song shows off the fantastic voice and music that Coldplay has to offer and the unique sound/style that differentiates them from the rest of the bands in the world, can't even say genre due to there uniqueness! If God had a single favorite song, we all should know this is what he would have chosen or we are ignorant to the majestic nature of this song... Go elephants... (watch music video)

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!

This song is very catchy, but yet when you really try to understand the lyrics, its sad, its about a girl who doesn't understand the world and can't fit in. One of my favorite songs of all time. But I also love Viva La Vida just as much, and I can't really choose. I love Viva La Vida cause when you also break the lyrics down, it sounds like some fairytale, but its really about someones world falling apart.

7 Speed of Sound Speed of Sound Cover Art

This song is just pure... Just... Wow. Pure heaven and bliss. The piano beginning just blows you away into some kind of heaven then yanks you back into the song with the soothing, flowing vocals by Chris and the incredible beat of the drums and takes you for a breathtaking ride through the music of Coldplay

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.

I don't know why Chris Martin thought that this song was bad recorded, and he didn't like, man for me this is the most expressive coldplay song, beautiful instrumental and vocals, great piano and a very deep and dreammy mood, that you feel in the clouds when you listen!

Yeah I also love Viva La Vida but this one actually rocks as well! The first time I heard this I was like "what was that? " because it seemed more like a song... And birds go flying at the speed of sound, to show you how it all began. Birds came flying from the underground, if you could see it then you'd understand... ;)

8 Violet Hill Violet Hill Cover Art

This song is absolutely amazing, to me, it's a melt of violence, bitterness, love, regret, with a powerful melody, powerful lyrics about a world quite hostile, and to me, it's a kind of prayer, to tell people you care about not to "let you go", to face that world with you. It creates a beautiful (violet) and dark picture in my head.

"I took my love down to violet hill, there we sat in snow. All that time she was silent still." This song is absolutely beautiful, lifts me up, fills me with joy and misery and breaks me when I hear its last words. I can listen to it 100 times in a row. Already have at least a thousand times. Best Coldplay song!

The progression from strong guitars to hushed vocals makes Violet Hill one of Coldplay's deepest pieces. The accompaniment just adds perfectly to the overall message of the song... A message of pain that many can relate to at some point in their life.

One of Coldplay's best with the long intro and beautiful words, Chris Martin has such a soothing voice and this song exerts so much passion and love so beautiful and I love the lyrics they are so truthful and sad but beautiful, greatest band on earth!

9 Every Teardrop is a Waterfall Every Teardrop is a Waterfall Cover Art

How is this only number 7? I feel like this happens a lot; people come here and vote for the songs by artists they don't know particularly well. The mainstream numbers end up high on these lists just because the people voting don't actually have any experience with the variety of the artists' work. Meanwhile, stellar pieces like Every Teardrop is a Waterfall only get 3%.

Just incredible. I only just found out about Coldplay in 2011 and Every Teardrop is a Waterfall was my first favourite song of theirs, since then I've seen them live... Best moment of my life, and this song is just great, makes me want to dance and reminds me of the concert which I recommend everyone should see!

Needs to be a little bit higher than the others. One of the most popular of all the songs that Coldplay have done. You may not of realised that it is Coldplay but it is one of those songs that you have heard many a time. Simply wonderful. A little song that goes a long way.

This song is about humanity - of getting up after being broken, living every moment, keeping a very positive outlook in life and enjoying the simplest of things. This is a very beautiful song in all aspect - the melody, the vocals and most especially, the lyrics.

10 A Sky Full of Stars

I'm never the one to call out people voting who don't really know Coldplay's music, but honestly what. This song is so popular in the mainstream because it's basic and upbeat. While it's a great song because Coldplay can even rock a standard pop melody, it does little to showcase their talent or abilities, to be quite frank. People seeing this, go down the list--you would not believe what songs are below this: Till Kingdom Come, Atlas, Hurts Like Heaven, Lost!, X & Y, We Never Change, Up With the Birds, to name a FEW that should be above A Sky Full of Stars. The fact that this song is above, from the same album, Magic or Always in My Head is a travesty.

I'm actually disappointed to see this song at 21st position. This is undoubtedly the best Coldplay song ever. It's a song that touches your heart and makes your soul want to sing along.This song explains exactly how you feel if you love someone. The lyrics is truly awesome:
" a sky full of stars, I think I see you..."
"..I wanna die in your arms.."
" get lighter the more it gets dark.."
Thanks Chris for lending your voice to this song and making it a masterpiece of all time!

This song just isn't Coldplay to me. There's nothing really special about this song. It's just a dance track with Chris Martin's vocals on it. Sure, it's catchy, but it's nothing compared to their masterpieces from the early 2000s. It makes me miss the early Coldplay even more.

I listened to this song minutes before I found out my cousin had passed. I was outside and saw a butterfly and rainbow, two of her favorite things. This is a top ten favorite song for me.

The Contenders

11 In My Place In My Place Cover Art

After some thought, I really thing this song is Coldplay's best. It's so perfect. The guitar lines, the drums, the vocals, and everything else about this song is smooth and well done. For awhile I thought Viva la Vida was my favorite song but after listening to it for a few months, I got bored with it. Whenever I think about Coldplay, I think about A Rush of Blood to the Head, and whenever I think about A Rush of Blood to the Head, I think about In My Place. So perfect, so emotional, so good. Best Coldplay right here, folks.

For years I only listened to the popular songs like 'Clocks' and 'Viva La Vida'. Now I've discovered Coldplay truly for what they are. This was their highlight for sure. I can feel the emotion in the lyrics, and the guitar riff is addictively great. Only Trouble and What If come close to this. It is so beautiful and it has been my favourite song ever since I heard it. It picks me up when I feel down and always makes for good listening when I'm not.

This song is incredible and has so much effort and meaning put into it. I could listen to this song every time I am feeling down, and it is just there to comfort me. I am so glad the band appreciates it so much as to have it as their second most played song live. I hope they continue to play it as I plan on seeing them this year. Definitely recommend it!

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

12 Talk Talk Cover Art

The guitar riff is what makes this song so original not to mention catchy, at that's really an understatement. The the drumming more than compliments, it is almost its own. Chris makes a great lyrical choice and wisely uses the same melody progression as the guitar riffs. Finishing, the base line, can easily be heard and has another element, different than the rest. You could basically listen to each individual separately and hear the same song 4 different ways since it has 4 different layers, each original. And finally listen to them all together, so I was wrong, 5 ways.

What an amazing song! The melody is uplifting, and everything falls into place as the drums come into play. Also, how many bands and songs do you know that are capable of completely turning the song around and bringing in a new sound halfway through the song? That takes a lot of talent, and Coldplay incorporates it expertly. This beautiful peice of music is worthy of number 1, and while Coldplay has produced many excellent songs, this one shatters them all with its harmony between the meaningful lyrics and untouchable sound.

Why do people not like this song? It's like the best one. Once, when I was still small, and I was in the woods, there was a mommy bear with her cubs. I almost got a shock! But when I heard this song, it felt like the mommy bear was seriously talking. (My Sis turned it on)

No way, this can't be so down the list, it is such an amazing song with even better lyrics.
But that's Coldplay, you listen to one song and you think that's the best, you move to another song and you wont be able to decide which one is better.. I guess there is no Top 10 for Coldplay, there should be two songs on each rank just so we can fit their amazing 20 songs in the Top 10 list :) :D

13 Charlie Brown Charlie Brown Cover Art

This song is amazing. By far the best song on the album which includes paradise and every teardrop is a waterfall which are both in my top 5. That's how good this song is. It needs to just explode and become huge because while I usually like to keep my favorite songs to myself this song is so good it needs to be heard by everyone

First the music in this song stood out immediately, it's got such a triumphant, yet heartfelt feel to it. Once I learned what the song is about, it became even better, as it is a very touching story (part of an even bigger story which is the entire album), and the music fits the story so well. It's just perfection.

Again, Coldplay has the musical talent but we also have to give them credit for their song titles. Wow. That said, this songs intro which comes up again and again in between Chris's lyrics is what makes this song as good as it is and enjoyable to listen to.

Charlie Brown should definitely be in the top 5. Beautiful melody and great-sounding guitar. Ultimate jam song. The piano at the end is beautiful. Whenever I hear this song, I need to sing along to it. Great lyrics. Everything about this song is awesome!

14 Swallowed in the Sea Swallowed in the Sea Cover Art

This HAS to be the BEST song ever written by Coldplay, it is absolutely deep, touching and beautiful. The sad part is that it is also their most underrated song... I can't believe that PARADISE could top the magic atmosphere that SITS has... it's brilliant and a real all time masterpiece... is a shame that so many people can't see this... I feel this is the true Coldplay spirit (of course, not leaving aside all the beautiful songs that follow this one), and it's beautifuly disposed in this marvellous song... (for the record, I'm part of of that group that believes that the first three albums are the best). No matter what, they will always surprise and amaze me, even though their new style is quite different that what it used to be... Thanks Coldplay for giving us magic like this, you guys are the best band and the reason I can't stop listening to music

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.

Love Chris's choice in vocal note progression. Although simple makes for a very creative melody. Only downside is some of the lyrics are cheesy at best, (you cut me down a tree and brought it back to me), but Chris makes up for it later with some thought provoking and inspirational lines that really make the song what it really is, a song worth being in the top 20 of Coldplay's best.

Great song all around. Not very well known and deserves way more respect. Also, screw the radio playing "Something Just Like This". Coldplay playing with the chainsmokers is like putting new wine in old wineskins. Coldplay is amazing and has about 50-75 songs better than "Something Just Like This" and it's the only one that gets played in public.

15 Trouble Trouble Cover Art

For me it's the best. If Jeff Buckley was still alive he would have covered it because he would've loved it so much.I would swap it with viva la vida and you'd have a top 5 that is on par. If you're looking for the best combination of lyrics, music and feeling trouble is it. Personally I also like Charlie Brown, in my place and Violet Hill, but actually they are all damn good :D. But Viva la Vida is not top 10. It's in the same category as teardrop/waterfall (uplifting party song)

This song is just beautiful. I just listened to it about a hundred times, and I think I could listen to it about a hundred more times. It makes me want to cry, but in a good way be/c you want you life to be a Coldplay song. Reality just isn't good enough anymore when you listen to them. Be/c they're ten times better.

This is my favourite song of all time. Musically brilliant. I can't describe the feeling when I hear the chorus and the mournful electric guitar and the beautifully simple piano. Not to mention the entrancing vocals and the regretful nature of the song so beautifully captured. I love it so much.

This is my favourite song of ALL TIME I simply cannot express how amazing this song is. The layering of the instruments and Chris Martin's haunting clear vocals... JUST BRILLIANT. The piano and bass guitar just make my heart wrench when I hear this. in my humble opinion this deserves to be #1
It's musical masterpiece!

16 Amsterdam Amsterdam Cover Art

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 was so hard for me to pick. Amsterdam just chills you using that beautiful piano along with the rest of the instruments. As if the melody alone weren't perfect enough, Chris Martin explores the deeper areas of his voice to sing gut-wrenching lyrics. Every time that I listen to the song, chills run down my spine and I feel almost as if I'm going to be sick... In a good way! I can't even begin to describe what this song means to me. I can't believe it's so underrated!

Not their musically best. Too easy to play on the piano. To easy to sing. Lyrically Chris says very little in this song and lyrics don't mean a whole lot and your left wondering, what the heck is he trying to say? Not only that but the title makes no sense and adds nothing to the meaning or purpose to the song. If were looking for another song to put in the top 20 from Rush of Blood to the Head this spot should belong to God Put a Smile on Your Face or Warning Sign..

This is most definitely one of Coldplay's most beautiful songs ever written. The lyrics are so deep and speak to you, especially if you've gone through something. The piano is just so heart touching, it really sets the mood of the song. And Chris Martin's voice is always great in a Coldplay song. By far one of the best. Should be in the top ten, in my opinion.

17 Strawberry Swing Strawberry Swing Cover Art

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. It's 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.

An amazing song. It takes you on an adventure, it sits with you and helps during a tough time, it follows you back when you think of old times, it is there to remind you of those you love and the happy times.
It is both a song for the happy and sad. It is beautiful. You can sit and listen to this song over and over and over. It's simply delightful. A beautiful piece with so much meaning behind it and so much you can give to it as a listener.

This could be a Beatles song! The most beautiful melody I have EVER heard, and such a brilliantly uplifting climax toward the end. Great guitar sounds too. Other than this song, I would have chosen Lovers In Japan, Life In Techinicolor ii, See You Soon, The Scientist, Everything's Not Lost, or In My Place. But why the heck is Green Eyes up there? Good tune, but 10th greatest?

Listening to this song... You can just visualize the clear blue skies, the green grass, laying down for a picnic with a loved one. And near the end, you can see the lovers part, as the sun sets. They'll always remember how things were this day, and the taste of strawberries.

18 Shiver Shiver Cover Art

This song is so peaceful and is one of those songs that make me feel relaxed. Aside from the harmony of it, if you look into the lyrics, it is actually a beautiful song about unrequited love. Chris Martin's voice is also yearning in this song and it will make you feel so emotional

This song is incredible. I don't understand how it's at #20. It's so powerful. The chords are amazingly beautiful and the melody fits on top of it perfectly. The whole flow of the song is fantastic and the chorus so impactful and meaningful. Not even a question that this is the best Coldplay song.

I love the song! Someone special dedicated it to me once and now that he's away, the song makes even more sense!
"And on and on from the moment I wake,
To the moment I sleep,
I'll be there by your side,
Just you try and stop me,
I'll be waiting in line,
Just to see if you care."

Its really difficult to make a top ten list concerning coldplay and this songs rating is just one example. Shiver definitely deserves to be in the top ten and I think one should vote only after listening to a reasonable number of songs by a band.

19 Don't Panic Don't Panic Cover Art

Easy and fun to play on acoustic guitar. Truly original and stands on it's own. Electric guitars riffs during "we live in a beautiful world" makes this such an enjoyable listen. Not to take anything away from the title but Coldplay could have easily titled this Beautiful World. Yeah. Beautiful World would be a really nice title in my opinion.

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.

In 2 minutes and 17 seconds, Coldplay takes us through all of their strengths, their chilling falsetto, their bleak wasteland of lead guitar vs. acoustic rhythm, the light but apparent drums and the melancholy but assertive bass line. The first song ever heard by them was the best.

People won't stop praising "Fix You" or "the scientist" when in my opinion, they neglect how great all the songs from 'parachutes' were (with "don't panic"being my favourite. It's the only Coldplay album were I think EVERY song is absolute quality

20 Life in Technicolor II Life in Technicolor II Cover Art

Along with "Don't Panic" and "Strawberry Swing", I feel as if this song has been overlooked in the making of this list. "Life In Technicolor II" holds some of the greatest sounds ever produced by this band, and gives off a feeling of the excitement and anticipation of waiting for something huge to come. With the rest of this album, it takes us back to a time of glory, grandeur, and ultimately, downfall.

This song is, sadly, very underrated. Its lyrics and melody are fantastic and almost made me cry. Meaningful, relaxing, and simply amazing. It's a true masterpiece. Of course I like many other songs like Viva la Vida, Every Teardrop is a Waterfall, Paradise, Fix You (basically every Coldplay song) but this song deserves to be at Top 10. I truly admire Coldplay's music.

The rating if this song really shows that people rate only the songs that have managed to make it to mainstream media. Clearly, this song is grossly underrated and really, REALLY needs to be in the top ten. Pure musical genius combined with an outpouring of captivating lyrics. An ethereal experience to listen to it. Always.

Had more true Coldplay fans voted, this would be higher. The highlight of Prospekt's March, this has a fantastic hook that Coldplay have become synonymous with and Chris Martins' trademark falsetto. Everything that makes Coldplay great in one song. How this never made the final cut of Viva La Vida is a mystery

21 Warning Sign Warning Sign Cover Art

This is my favorite Coldplay song of all time. Oh my God, it's so beautiful and definitely demands a listen from you if you've never heard it before. "And the truth is, I miss you..." Criminally underrated. Take care fellow Coldplay fans!

Such a fantastic song. The lyrics are amazing as usual aas are Chris Martins vocals but the real star is Jonny Buckland's haunting guitar riffs. Words cannot describe the amazingness of this song, and it's so underrated too

Best Coldplay Song without a doubt. I have listened to all their stuff and this never gets old and gets better every listen. Sad it is so underrated, but I guess that is part of it's charm

Love the lyrics on this song. I also love the lyrics on Daylight, both of these songs are so hope filling and emotional.

I vote for the first three albums, don't like viva La Vida at all.

22 Politik Politik Cover Art

This song shows Coldplay at their very best. A great song "Live" and the haunting change-up in tempo with soaring vocals at the end cuts straight through you. Great lyrics - pitch perfect vocals. It's not a "commercial" type track... So won't be in the top 10 of a list like this... But it's clearly one of their greatest achievements and better than anything they have released since.

Possibly the best rock song of all time. I believe that if someone hates coldplay, they have never looked beyond the singles and popular hits such as Clocks, Speed of Sound, Viva La Vida, and even Yellow. Before people judge coldplay, they should listen to more than just their popular songs. Ghost Stories is great! Viva la COLDPLAY!

Top 5 easily... This song is (in my opinion) the pinnacle of Coldplay.
The way it goes from in your face to a beautiful sweeping and flowing harmony and then back again, it's just awesome!
Also, the live version of this song is mind blowing!
My all time favourite Coldplay song!

Politik should be top 3 easily. The combination of the powerful lyrics ("Give me love over this"), charged with greater meaning in a time of war and recovery from 9/11, with the pure beauty and musical quality of the song, is simply extraordinary.

23 Till Kingdom Come Till Kingdom Come Cover Art

This is one of Coldplay's best and most underrated songs! It makes you feel like you're going in the right direction, and it calms you. To me, it really captures the essence of Coldplay.

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!

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

Best Coldplay song out there. I listen to this and it makes me feel extremely calm. This song should be in the top ten, undoubtedly.

24 Hymn for the Weekend Hymn for the Weekend Cover Art

Highly underrated. Come on people. This may be the best song ever. Perfect combination of soothing music and rhythm and what an amazing voice. Coldplay is the best

This is by far the best song coldplay has released with the scientist. Such a good song, this should definitely be in the top three.

This song is so catchy! Was on repeat for 2 weeks man! The first song which I loved from Coldplay! Amazing lyrics and music..

Once it gets enough audience, this song will simply spring onto the top ten list... Such an awesome song it is

25 A Rush of Blood to the Head A Rush of Blood to the Head Cover Art

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.

This song is extremely underrated compared to their other songs. Yes it is a bit slow at first, but once you get farther into it, it begins to sound like you're in a tense scene in an action movie. I often go through phases of a certain song, where I play it over and over again, and this is one of those songs (along with Clocks, Yellow, Trouble, Paradise, etc. )

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.

If you listen to this song 3 times, Metalica will sound like the black eyed peas, you should also listen to yellow, if they should be in order it should be like this 1) A Rush of blood to the Head, 2) God put a smile upon your face, 3) Yellow 4) The scientest (5 spys 6) viva la vida. That should be the order or somthing rufly like that you know what I mean, right.

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