Best Songs from the Album Viva la Vida by Coldplay


The Top Ten

1 Viva La Vida Viva La Vida

It's such a good song, I love it. One of my favorites for sure.

Paradise sounds better live

Viva la Vida is not only the best song off of this album, but it is probably the greatest stadium anthem rock hit that you will ever hear live. Such energy that Chris puts into it! - ChristianDavid

Best Coldplay song! I can't believe it was not no. 1! Thanks to my vote, it is now! - AymanKabir

2 Violet Hill Violet Hill

Quite possibly the most underrated Coldplay song ever.

I love this song so much. I loved it since I was 3 years old. 10/10.

The song has a completely unique atmosphere, and has lyrics that hit hard.

This song gives me goosebumps every time. I agree, it's so underrated.

3 Lost! Lost!

Yeah seriously what is this doing down here? Like this other person said at least #2 please

number 4!?
this gotta be at least number 2 - jad_fadel

It's a shame they don't play live more often. Great song

4 Strawberry Swing

This song is what makes the album come together. The songs before are saying how screwed up the world is, but Strawberry Swing asks us to find the beauty in the world. It's the most important song on the album.

I'm confused. how is this not at least in the top 3? amazing song

I love this song so much! It makes me happy, both musically and lyrically! GET THIS TO NUMBER 1! It deserves the number 1 spot on this list, trust me.

I really love the combination of guitars and what sounds like a violin in this song, it's so pleasant to listen to every time!

5 Lovers in Japan / Reign of Love

Such a great song. What make viva such a unique album is how it has double tracks and songs that over lap. Each song is like a piece to a puzzle. Lovers in Japan is my favorite coldplay song, and with reign of love, it is a perfect addition to viva la vida or death and all his friends

6 Death and All His Friends

What the heck?! This songs is completely beautiful. I honestly think this is the best song they ever wrote. The chord progression is just fantastic. Listen to this song and you will love Coldplay forever. :')

Love it. They tried doing the same thing in Mylo with up with the birds but it isn't as good as its predecessor, this masterpiece

That closing line is just amazing: "No I don't want to battle from beginning to end

I don't want a cycle of recycled revenge

I don't want to follow Death and all of his friends! " And we can't forget The Escapist at the end which, I think, is Jon Hopkin's best work.

This song truly brings me back to my childhood.

7 Cemeteries of London


8 42

"Those who are dead are not dead they're just living in my head..."
Not one of the best but definitely one of the good ones.

9 Life in Technicolor
10 Yes

Criminally underrated. The string section in this song is absolutely gorgeous. There are some songs on this album you might get tired of after a few listens; not this one.

One of the most unique Coldplay songs every. The violin part is very chilling and the lyrics are powerful, if not somewhat morbid. Chinese Sleep Chant is good, too.

I have become so tired of this loneliness! Love the build-up in this song

The Contenders

11 Lovers in Japan
12 Reign of Love
13 Life in Technicolor II

Come on, #1!

This is actually the song on the music video, and it has absolutely incredible lyrics about the ups and downs of life. The background is so catchy, and has a lot of sound effects that match the atmosphere of the song, too.

14 Glass of Water

This is probably the most underrated Coldplay song ever. It's a beautiful song, very soothing.

One of the best Coldplay tracks. I think it was a huge mistake on Coldplay's part to leave it off of VLAODAAHF.

15 The Escapist
16 Now My Feet Won't Touch the Ground

I can sing the entire song and it's easily the best Coldplay song ever. - Merilille

17 Rainy Day

Very Underrated, listen to it, trust me

18 Chinese Sleep Chant
19 Prospekt's March / Poppyfields
20 Lhuna

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Top Remixes (10)

1. Viva La Vida
2. Cemeteries of London
3. Death and All His Friends
1. Viva La Vida
2. Violet Hill
3. Lost!
1. Viva La Vida
2. Violet Hill
3. Yes

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