Top 10 Best Coldplay Songs

Since their debut album "Parachutes" was released in 2000, Coldplay has become one of the most beloved and successful bands in modern music. Over the past two decades, they have released hit after hit, won countless awards, and amassed a legion of devoted fans all over the world. Their music is known for its soaring melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and Chris Martin's distinctive vocals.

But with so many great songs to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down the best of the best. That's why we've put together this list of the top Coldplay songs of all time, as voted by fans just like you. Whether you're a die-hard Coldplay fan or just a casual listener, you're sure to find some of your favorite tunes on this list.

From the anthemic "Fix You" to the hauntingly beautiful "The Scientist," these songs have become synonymous with Coldplay's signature sound. They're the kind of songs that stay with you long after the final notes have faded away, with lyrics that are both deeply personal and universally relatable.
The Top Ten
1 Fix You

I was new to Coldplay. A friend recommended that I should listen to "The Scientist," and I did one day.

That thing absolutely blew me away. Then I went to discover this band - I had heard Yellow before but didn't care much about the band. Then I found a song with an odd title (on YouTube). "Fix You." I was a bit confused, then started the song...

It started off nice and slow, with the soft organ playing in the background. It was so soothing. Then the chorus came. The chorus was very melodic and enjoyable. Then the guitars started... chills ran down my spine.

The next thing I knew, it was 3 a.m., with the soft harp playing in the background.

"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 lose 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 other people of the world cannot. Thanks for your music, Chris Martin. Thank you so much.
"...And I will try to fix you."

This is one of those songs where the song is not about what you think. Somebody lost her dad. People think that a guy wanted to take care of a broken girl. Do you know a person who was broken?

I love this song. It's definitely my second favorite. This song makes me emotional every time I listen to it, and I feel like this band put their whole heart into this song.

2 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.

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

But the reason I love it most is because of its 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.

"Viva la Vida" is one of the most iconic and melodic songs of the 2000s and one of Coldplay's best and most well-known. Whether you hate Coldplay or love Coldplay, you can't argue that they are geniuses when it comes to creating emotional yet strong songs with a catchy rhythm. The lyrics are a tribute to the French Revolution, which I think is a great idea. Although Coldplay has written other major hits, such as "The Scientist," "Fix You," and "Yellow," "Viva la Vida" will always remain one of Coldplay's most iconic songs.

Although this is Coldplay's most popular song and my favorite album is Parachutes, it truly is the best. As a young teenager, I heard this song and automatically fell in love. It was playing on a speaker in the background, and I had no clue what it was or who it was by. I looked for it everywhere, but had no clue where to find it. Once I found it, I listened to Coldplay and never stopped. They are such a great band. I had the privilege of seeing them in concert too, and it was so great. The Viva La Vida album is great. Every single song is such a beautiful masterpiece.

3 The Scientist

This is my absolute favorite Coldplay song. I have to admit, though, the first time I listened to it, I actually thought the song was super sad. But now I consider it one of the happier ones, and I have learned to play this and a few other Coldplay songs on the piano.

I was torn between voting for The Scientist, Viva la Vida, Fix You, and Speed of Sound because they are all good in their own ways, but I settled on The Scientist because it is just a beautiful song. Words can't even describe it. It just has something unique that none of their other songs have. If you are ever feeling depressed or sad and just need to let your tears out, listen to The Scientist, because although it is a sad song, it talks about appreciating the past and how wonderful it used to be, which is showcased in the music video.

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 simply fantastic and calming to me. Fix You, Viva la Vida, and Paradise are 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.

4 Clocks

Finally, I have Clocks as my 10th favorite song. The piano on this one is so catchy, and it's amazing that this one was just made up out of nowhere by Chris. Of course, though, it was really hard to pick favorites, and even when I figured out my order, it was really hard to pick out only ten.

Clocks go out and 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 riffs 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!

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 the piano is magical. It's just an all-around perfect song in every single way. And in my opinion, it's a thousand times 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

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, have changed anything like this song has. Had any of these been Coldplay's second single, the band wouldn't be anywhere near 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 the best thing about Coldplay is how they use guitar. They make unique tunes that really sound simple. Yellow builds simple things together to sound so well-harmonized 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 my 15 years on Earth so far, and I plan to listen to much more. But I always seem to gravitate toward Coldplay, cosmically. Whether it was listening to "Trouble" on my mom's iPod Shuffle when I was six, riding my bike through my neighborhood with "Viva la Vida" (the album), or even mowing the lawn on my dad's tractor with "A Rush of Blood to the Head," I got into Coldplay in a strange fashion. It wasn't until "Ghost Stories" was released that I actually got back into it. I began with "Mylo Xyloto" and worked my way backward. 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 one! As I listened to it, I was flooded with memories of listening to "Yellow" and "Shiver," yet at the same time, I gained new memories with "Spies," "High Speed," and "We Never ...more

Probably the least instrumentally complex song by Coldplay, yet in its simplistic nature it draws one towards the basics of their being. It creates an absence 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!

Love how all these unintelligible people are trying to explain why this isn't number 1. This is by far and away the most intricate yet simple piece they've done. I'm not the biggest Coldplay fan, but the top 1 should be something more like this, in my opinion.

1. Yellow
2. The Scientist
3. Charlie Brown
4. Fix You
5. Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall
6. Life in Technicolor II
7. Clocks
8. Lovers in Japan
9. Violet Hill
10. Viva la Vida

6 Paradise

Another really amazing song from Coldplay, musically - with the classical and alternative merge - amazing! Lyrically, it tells the tale of a little girl whose perception of the world is quite different from reality. Every time I play this song, it has to be more than once... or twice... Okay, more like five times.

When I first looked into Coldplay, I thought they were going to be okay. I thought they would be fun but not the best. Two things changed that.

Those were the two best songs I have ever heard.

The first one was also the best one: "Viva la Vida."
I liked it because it sounded awesome and also because, when I read more about it, I found that it is probably about the French Revolution.

The second one was more catchy and sounded lovely: "Paradise."
I love it.

Coldplay is now my favorite band!

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. I can't even say genre due to their uniqueness! If God had a single favorite song, we all should know this is what he would have chosen, or we are ignorant of the majestic nature of this song. Go elephants! (Watch the music video.)

It opens beautifully with some violin, subtle bass, and awesome highs, and then it's as if Daft Punk's website server exploded and that sick bass drop comes in, like the, the, DUM, and then it's as if God's record player exploded. A heavenly song, to say the least!

7 Speed of Sound

This song is just 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, taking you for a breathtaking ride through the music of Coldplay.

The piano absolutely blows you away in the introduction. Unlike the other songs made by Coldplay, this song excels at build-up and maintains its climax until a dramatic end.

I know I'm going to get bucketloads of hate for saying this, but this song, in my opinion, is better than Clocks. There's just something unique and captivating about this song, and around 1:06, with the introduction of the bass, the song rocks better than any other Coldplay song. That said, I still love Clocks.

I don't know why Chris Martin thought that this song was poorly recorded, and that he didn't like it. For me, this is the most expressive Coldplay song, with beautiful instrumentals and vocals, great piano, and a very deep and dreamy mood. You feel like you're in the clouds when you listen!

8 A Sky Full of Stars

I'm never 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.

This is my eighth favorite song, and here's why. I know a lot of people say this song is overrated, and compared to some songs, it is in a way. But this song is also a great mood booster, and it is also one of the grooviest songs there is.

I'm actually disappointed to see this song in 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. The lyrics are truly awesome:
" a sky full of stars, I think I see you..."
"...I want to 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 early Coldplay even more.

9 Violet Hill

This song is absolutely amazing. To me, it's a blend of violence, bitterness, love, and regret, with a powerful melody and powerful lyrics about a quite hostile world. To me, it's a kind of prayer, telling people you care about not to "let you go," and to face that world with you. It creates a beautiful (and violet) 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. I already have, at least a thousand times. It's the best Coldplay song!

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

One of Coldplay's best, with the long intro and beautiful words, Chris Martin has such a soothing voice. This song exerts so much passion and love. It's beautiful. I love the lyrics. They are so truthful and sad yet beautiful. They are the greatest band on Earth!

10 Every Teardrop is a Waterfall

How is this only number 7? I feel like this happens a lot. People come here and vote for 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%.

If there were a way for people to hear color, then this song would be the most colorful. I know that seems weird and cheesy, but seriously, listen to it. It just screams "color." The only problem with this song is the "meh" songwriting around the start of it. But seriously, that is a small complaint because the synths in this song are unique and vibrant, and to be honest, my favorite part of the song is the synth intro.

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

This needs to be a little bit higher than the others. It's one of the most popular songs that Coldplay has done. You may not have realized it is Coldplay, but it is one of those songs you've heard many times. Simply wonderful - a little song that goes a long way.

The Contenders
11 In My Place

After some thought, I really think this song is Coldplay's best. It's so perfect. The guitar lines, the drums, the vocals - everything else about this song is smooth and well-done. For a while, 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 favorite 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!

I didn't always care for this one, but after realizing what it's about and listening to the lyrics, I always want to cry now. Unrequited love is painful and difficult, if not impossible, to get past. I don't know what encouraged them to write it, but there's so much hurt and sorrow in his words.

12 Talk

The guitar riff is what makes this song so original, not to mention catchy. That's really an understatement. The drumming more than complements. It is almost its own. Chris makes a great lyrical choice and wisely uses the same melody progression as the guitar riffs. In conclusion, the bass line can easily be heard and adds another element, different from the rest. You could basically listen to each individual part separately and hear the same song four different ways since it has four different layers, each original. And finally, listen to them all together, so I was wrong. It's five 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? That takes a lot of talent, and Coldplay incorporates it expertly. This beautiful piece of music is worthy of being number 1. 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 was in the woods, I saw 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.)

Should be right on top (at least top 5). It's a happy and feel-good song. It breaks away from the average Coldplay melody. Before I need to manage my soccer team, I play this song, and it feels like The Talk reaches the guys. Great song.

13 Charlie Brown

First, the music in this song stood out immediately. It has 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.

This song is amazing. By far, it's the best song on the album, which includes Paradise and Every Teardrop is a Waterfall, both of which are 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.

Again, Coldplay has the musical talent, but we also have to give them credit for their song titles. Wow. That said, this song's 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

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 magical atmosphere that this song has. It's brilliant and a real all-time masterpiece. It's a shame that so many people can't see this. I feel this captures the true Coldplay spirit (of course, not leaving aside all the beautiful songs that follow this one), and it's beautifully expressed in this marvelous song. (For the record, I'm part of that group that believes 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 from 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, it makes for a very creative melody. The only downside is that some of the lyrics are cheesy at best (e.g., 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 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 for playing "Something Just Like This." Collaborating 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

For me, it's the best. If Jeff Buckley were still alive, he would have covered it because he would have 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're all damn good. However, Viva la Vida is not in the top 10. It's in the same category as Teardrop/Waterfall (uplifting party song).

This song is just beautiful. I've 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, because you want your life to be a Coldplay song. Reality just isn't good enough anymore when you listen to them. Because they're ten times better.

This is my favorite song of all time. Musically brilliant. I can't describe the feeling when I hear the chorus, 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.

Trouble is an amazing song. I like this guy, and we also hate each other. But we are friends. It's like this song was made for me and him. I can never really tell him how sorry I am for being so mean to him. I told him to listen to this song, and he did. Since then, we've only had one fight.

16 Amsterdam

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 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!

Really, really underrated. Amsterdam, like most 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 consider that this album contains classics like In My Place and The Scientist. This song deals with loss remarkably and truly represents the band at its best.

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.

In my honest opinion, this is Coldplay's best song by far. It features some of Chris Martin's best vocals and piano playing ever seen. Amsterdam is about a man who is on the verge of committing suicide, but of course, can be interpreted to convey other meanings. This will always be my favorite Coldplay song.

17 Strawberry Swing

I don't know what's wrong with the voters here. With due respect to all the songs, this song is one of the most melodious songs I've heard. The lyrics are damn awesome. Man, this song lifts me to a whole different world. It's a pleasure to hear this song, and you want to hear it over and over again. The lyrics and the music are so beautiful that it's humanly impossible to describe how good a song it is. It's #1 material, in my opinion. Should be in the 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 the sad. It is beautiful. You can sit and listen to this song 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! It has 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 Technicolor 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 the 10th greatest?

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

18 Shiver

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 is so impactful and meaningful. There's no question that this is the best Coldplay song.

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 emotional.

It's really difficult to make a top ten list concerning Coldplay, and this song's 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 the band.

This song is just beyond words! The earnest lyrics and the awesome guitar riffs make this song amazing. It just relaxes you whenever you listen to it. Chris Martin's vocals are fantastic as usual - gotta love those high notes! It's incredibly hard not to love this.

19 Don't Panic

Easy and fun to play on acoustic guitar. Truly original and stands on its own. Electric guitar riffs during "we live in a beautiful world" make 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 I ever heard by them was the best.

Completely underrated, I'd rate this song in the top 3 along with Clocks and Yellow. Fix You is great but definitely not the best. In My Place is underrated as well. It should be in the top 5. Paradise is overrated, as are Speed of Sound and ETIAW.

20 Life in Technicolor II

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 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 in the top 10. I truly admire Coldplay's music.

The rating of 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.

Viva La Vida was the first Coldplay song I ever heard. But this song is the first Coldplay song that really got me into the band. Thanks to this song, I am a huge fan of the band. I've listened to all of their albums, and they're all great. This song is one of those amazing non-album tracks.

21 Warning Sign

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!

Love the lyrics of this song. I also love the lyrics of Daylight. Both of these songs are so hope-filled and emotional.

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

Beautiful chorus and just simple lyrics. This makes the song all the more easy to listen to and takes you somewhere without you realizing it. Very underrated.

Such a fantastic song. The lyrics are amazing, as usual, as are Chris Martin's 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.

22 Politik

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 it 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 is just awesome! Also, the live version of this song is mind-blowing! It's my all-time favorite Coldplay song!

Undoubtedly, it deserves to be in the top ten, if not in the top five. When you listen to the song more than once, you will definitely be captivated by it. Chris and the orchestration are just superb!

23 Something Just Like This

So in simple chords and rhythms, but this song brought so much emotion. That's a real masterpiece in the most simple form that Lennon-McCartney once made.

LAST PLACE?!?!?! Are you kidding me?!?!?! This song is incredible, not to mention extremely popular. VERY, very surprised to see it here.

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.

This is my ninth favorite song from Coldplay. This song is hard to describe, other than that it is just so epic.

24 Till Kingdom Come

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 when Til Kingdom Come came on. LOVED IT!

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.

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.

One of my favorite songs to play on the guitar. It's really fun. There are like 8 different types of "C" chords in the first verse alone.

25 Hymn for the Weekend

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.

It gives me chills... this is the first song I'm listening to from Coldplay! And it's so cool. The video is awesome, as it's based on India!

This is by far the best song Coldplay has released, along with The Scientist. Such a good song. This should definitely be in the top three.

This song is so catchy! It was on repeat for 2 weeks, man! The first song that I loved from Coldplay! Amazing lyrics and music.

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