Best Coldplay Songs


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61 O (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 ...more

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..."

Nope. Just... No. This is a great song. This is the problem with music fans. They're split into two groups. The group (Vast majority) who say stuff like "Oh yeah, I'm a big Coldplay fan. I've heard every song", when they've only heard stuff like The Scientist, Fix You, and Paradise. Meanwhile, there are people who go through every album, finding the best of the best. I hate that a lot of the best Coldplay songs are hidden. Definitely the best song on the album.

Gives me chills and nostalgic memories, along with True Love from the same album. I don't know why Ghost Stories is placed so low on this list, but we gotta go with the flow, I guess.

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62 Ink

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

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

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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63 Twisted 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.

Oh my gosh. I love this song SO MUCH. It's really powerful, both musically and lyrically. It's my favorite song on X&Y and one of my top five favorite songs from Coldplay. I love most of their songs, but I just HAD to vote for this one because it is WAY too low. This should be at least be in the top twenty. Please, PLEASE vote this up higher. You will not regret it, I promise.

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.

The tile gives you a clue. Key change(s). Random. The middle is maybe worth the listen.

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64 Ghost 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..

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65 Adventure of a Lifetime

I'm a HUGE Coldplay fan, and I've gotta say this song rocks! Can't wait for a head full of dreams!

I've been a Coldplay fan for years, and honestly this may be there best song to date. Seriously it's awesome

I love it! It's very new, but it's very upbeat and just awesome! One of my favorite songs of 2015 by far!


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66 42

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 it's a top 5 song.

A very mysterious and compelling songs, I had to put this on the list.

Make me shivering every time

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67 Parachutes

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.

Just wish it was slightly longer!

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68 High 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

I like the intro more but the rest are just great. This song must move up in High Speed! Like, maybe Top 40 perhaps?

Hypnotic...makes you fall half asleep and half awake...kinda like trance...beautiful...

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69 Rainy 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

70 Brothers 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 - joxoko

Great song! Great guitar intro and chorus! Should be in top 20!

Brother and sister is a is a special song. in my opinion the best song before their first album.

71 Midnight

Totally amazing! It exudes the same passion as their other stuff, even though it is so different. From the hypnotic electronic pulse to heavily processed vocals to the darkest lyrics Chris has ever written, it would be difficult to listen to Clocks and then this without wondering "Was that the same band in both songs? " This is my all-time favorite Coldplay song and I think it will, in time, be considered one of their classics. I love it!

I figured this song would be down here at 106 since people vote for the most popular and not best Coldplay songs. I'm not saying it's the best Coldplay song ever made, but it's my personal favorite from Ghost Stories, an album which I don't understand why it's getting so much hate. Being a fan since Parachutes, I enjoyed it and this song was my favorite from it, having a certain atmosphere that I can't get enough of. I love this song and hope it gets more votes.

A work of art by a band who has written many incredible songs, Midnight is my favorite Coldplay song because on top of the emotional immersion that most of their work has, it creates a physical sensation. The first time I heard it I couldn't have told you what the song said, but I could easily describe the feeling behind it.

Beautiful, relaxing, and one of the best songs ever recorded...what more can I say? - Spark_Of_Life

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72 Something Just Like This

At first I wasn't keen on this one, but then I listened to it again and now I like it. Love the "do do doo, do do doo" bit. Sick.

Great song...coldplay rocks

Listening it at least 30 times a day... Too Beautiful


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73 True Love

The title of the song really speaks for what the song is actually trying to tell us about.

Get to number 1. ASAP!

This song is just so beautiful. It's one of my favorite songs from Ghost Stories. I think that "True Love" is one of Coldplay's most beautiful songs ever made and deserves to be higher than 75.


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74 Everglow

The piano "glows" in this one. You can tell it just gets better and better. From the simplicity of The Scientist to Everglow. The best song on A Head Full of Dreams. Should be ranked much higher than way down here...

A song so moving when you are low its hard to find something that matches it, I'll be honest its sad to find this down here if you listen to it and it moved you, come back here and lets see this at the top some day!

Best song Coldplay has written since Viva la Vida.


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75 Another'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

You can feel the sadness of chris martin because of his breakup with gwyneth paltrow.

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76 How You See the World

Seriously, nothing? It's a more aggressive sound while still containing their sound it's hard when it's soft its one of the best songs.

Is this song on an album or is it just played live? It's good no matter what though.

77 For You

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

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78 Moving to Mars

Fantastic! This is the best song on the Every Teardrop is a Waterfall EP in my opinion. It's awesome and deserves to belong to people without iTunes accounts!

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.

Not a good song

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79 Up & Up

Hard to understand the meaning but summing up with the "Don't ever give up"give me chills.

Amazing song with great meaning. Long but very varied. Very complete. A great chorus full of energy.

This song have an very relaxing rhythm and a very emotional meaning, I love it

This needs to get higher!

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80 Careful 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...

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