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Coldplay

After surfacing in 2000 with the breakthrough single "Yellow," Coldplay quickly became one of the biggest bands of the new millennium, honing a mix of introspective Brit-pop and anthemic rock that landed the British quartet a near-permanent residence on record charts worldwide. The group's emergence was perfectly timed; Radiohead had just released the overly cerebral Kid A, while Oasis had ditched two founding members and embraced psychedelic experimentation on Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. U.K. audiences were hungry for a fresh-faced rock band with big aspirations and an even bigger sound, and Coldplay were more than happy to take the reins. Parachutes went multi-platinum in several countries and earned the band its first Grammy, but Coldplay continued to grow into the 2000s, topping their debut album's success with higher record sales and an increased public profile.

Chris Martin (vocals/piano), Jon Buckland (guitar), Will Champion (drums), and Guy Berryman (bass) were all born into musical households. Martin, the eldest of five, began playing the piano as a young child and later took solace in the work of Tom Waits. Buckland, on the other hand, grew up with the heavy guitar sounds of Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. Scotland native Berryman preferred funk to indie rock, thereby leaving him to play bass, while multi-instrumentalist Champion didn't plan to be a drummer until he joined Coldplay's lineup. The bandmates came together in 1996 while attending the University College of London, and the Safety EP was issued shortly after their first gig at a Manchester festival for unsigned bands. The release only saw 500 pressings, as did the subsequent Brothers & Sisters EP. Nevertheless, it was enough to win the band a U.K. deal with Parlophone Records in April 1999, and the five-track Blue Room EP arrived that fall. With nods from the media, Coldplay were hailed as the next Travis, thanks to their simple acoustics and charming personas.

Parlophone ushered Coldplay into Parr St. Studios in Liverpool, where they recorded the bulk of their debut album. Parachutes was released in July 2000 and became a swift hit on the strength of four U.K. singles, several of which enjoyed popularity in America as well. With "Yellow" climbing the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, Parachutes was released in the U.S. in November, where its sales soon rivaled -- and eventually surpassed -- those in the U.K.

Riding on the strength of their universally popular debut, Coldplay headed back into the studio in fall 2001 to work on a sophomore album. They emerged with A Rush of Blood to the Head, releasing the album worldwide in August 2002 and embarking on a global concert tour soon after. "The Scientist" enjoyed regular radio rotation, while both "Clocks" and "In My Place" won Grammy Awards. The CD/DVD package Live 2003 was issued to highlight the group's popular tour, and Martin specifically earned a higher notch on the celebrity scale by marrying actress Gwyneth Paltrow in December 2003. Paltrow gave birth to the couple's daughter Apple the following April.

Fatherhood didn't stop Martin from working, as Coldplay began recording material for a third album within weeks. Previously recorded material with longtime producer Ken Nelson was scrapped early on, while Danton Supple (Morrissey, the Cure) joined Coldplay to complete the recording of X&Y. "Speed of Sound" marked Coldplay's first single from their long-awaited third effort in spring 2005; the album followed in June, topping charts around the world and selling more than eight million copies during its first year.

Such success put Coldplay on the same commercial level as U2, and Coldplay retreated to the studio in late 2006 to work with famed producer Brian Eno (who had teamed up with U2 several times in the past). Recording sessions with Eno were completed within one year, followed by several months of mixing and growing anticipation from the band's audience. Viva la Vida -- also known by its extended name, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends -- ultimately arrived in June 2008. Worldwide sales for the album had approached six million by November, when Coldplay released several new recordings (including a collaboration with hip-hop mogul Jay-Z) as part of the Prospekt's March EP.

Preceded by first single "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall," Coldplay's fifth studio album, 2011's Mylo Xyloto, was produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green, and Rik Simpson (the official press release adds "with enoxification and additional composition by Brian Eno"). Live 2012, the band's second concert film/recording, followed in 2012 after a hugely successful world tour, which included a special performance at the London Paralympics closing ceremony. Work began on their sixth album in late 2012 at their Bakery and Beehive studios in North London, where longtime producers Paul Epworth, Daniel Green, and Rik Simpson joined them for sessions. As the recording progressed, other producers, including Avicii and Timbaland, were brought in, making the resulting Ghost Stories quite different from its predecessors in that there were many producers instead of a handful.

Coldplay began promoting Ghost Stories in March 2014, two months prior to its May release, playing a showcase concert held during the 2014 South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. Around the time of the concert, it was revealed that Martin was separating from his wife. This news was counterbalanced by the announcement that Martin was going to act as an advisor on the U.S. series of singing competition The Voice. Additional television duties for the band included a concert called Coldplay: Ghost Stories on NBC (the same network that aired The Voice), which aired on May 18, the Sunday prior to the release of Ghost Stories. Thanks to this promotional push, Ghost Stories debuted at number one throughout the world and the singles "Magic" and "A Sky Full of Stars" performed well too, with the latter reaching the Top Ten in every major international market. For the holiday season of 2014, the band released Ghost Stories: Live 2014, a CD/DVD package that contained live versions of every song from the album. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi
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Track List: Paradise (Fedde Le Grand Remix) (Single)

Comments

I love this song
paigehartman 8 2 6
Great artists
paigehartman 8 2 6
Great song keep it up
I love Coldplay so much!!! Every song,every lyric n musical note has feeling in it-his voice is so meloncholy n beautiful.Ma k e s me cry in beautiful sadness....
Love this song
The best ever heard on a radio
Awesome song keep it going
Kiss your hand 10 times
Say your crushes name
Post on 2 other songs
Look at your hand
Touch my monkey
I ❤️ U guys
I can play this on the piano:)
psfusco10
St. Peter won't call my name
best song ever
I �� them so much
keetond2005
So cool!!
1jeffgonzale z 1
where have all the lyrics gone? :(
shelleykbook e r 2
Bloody brilliant!
Saw these guys concert in Boston a few years back. Very impressive live:-)
Good song
Awesome music
Love there music xD
Love X&Y
CAREFUL REALLY WORKS! 1. Say Cheese 3 times 2. Say your Crush's name 3. Go to the nearest cliff that has over 500 yards in depth 4. Jump 5. You Die 6. Stop posting these so I can see real comments CAREFUL REALLY WORKS!
Love Coldplay . Yellow Charles Joseph . Cuts into the deeps of my heart and soul .
J hi
I was just looking for lyrics.. what happened
jeckjet01
CAREFUL REALLY WORKS! 1. Say Cheese 3 times 2. Say your Crush's name 3. Go to the nearest cliff that has over 500 yards in depth 4. Jump 5. You Die 6. Stop posting these so I can see real comments CAREFUL REALLY WORKS!
drtdahdah
It reminds me of New Year's Eve in Puerto Rico with the family.
Where did the lyrics go :/
Love Coldplay YELLOW CHARLES JOSEPH
whiteraven28 0
Ask Pandora what happened to the lyrics??
Love Coldplay . Charles Joseph .
It burns into my Heart & Soul.
I Love this Song O God
Best song ever ������������
I love cold play and yellow
What happened to the lyrics? ?? I haven't seen lyrics on any songs like they used to have it
in my words- BEST SONG EVER !!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
God Charles Joseph Loves This Song .God Bless Pandora.
in one way everyone could say they ruled the day when each one in turn called the rising sun and played out midnights forbidden fun but each must heed the call of the grave as the season passes away to fall from grace and lose the taste victory has in this life's declining race for every mortal soul must eventally face the fact that no beginning is left without a end and there's always a loss to every win
just for the heck of it repost sponge bob on the next ten songs
yes it is , i am a big lover of all music, and im 60 years old, this is the real deal

Beautiful song
Coldplay is an amazing band
Apparently Charles Joseph's taste in music sucks. Boring, dull, drab vocals. The lead singer sounds like he's depressed and just broke up with his boyfriend. Double thumbs down for ColdGay
Coldplay >> Talk awesome song ;)
This song cuts into the deeps of myHeart& Soul.
I will Give you time nd try nd fix you
Great story sad but true
#follow4foll o w
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