20 Best Songs By Coldplay

Nina Hampson

Coldplay is one of the most popular rock bands in the world. They have sold over 100 million records and released 8 studio albums. Their music is often classified as alternative rock, but they incorporate many different styles into their music.

Coldplay has something for everyone. They have love songs, heartbreak songs, and party anthems. They’ve even got a few Christmas songs. No matter what your mood, there’s a Coldplay song for you.

Here are 20 of the best Coldplay songs:


Hymn for the Weekend – Coldplay

Coldplay - Hymn For The Weekend (Official Video)

Hymn for the Weekend is a song by British rock band Coldplay. It was released as the second single from their seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams (2015). The song features guest vocals from Beyoncé. The song peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). In the United States, the song peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song has sold over 1.4 million copies in the US as of February 2016.

Yellow – Coldplay

Coldplay - Yellow (Official Video)

The song “Yellow” by Coldplay is a beautiful, haunting ballad that has become one of the band’s most popular and well-loved songs. The lyrics are deeply personal and reflective, exploring the feeling of loneliness and longing. The song builds from a delicate piano melody to a crescendo of guitars and drums, creating an emotive and powerful soundscape. “Yellow” has been praised for its moving lyrics and atmospheric music, and it remains one of Coldplay’s most popular and iconic songs.

Something Just Like This – Coldplay And The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This (Lyric)

Something Just Like This is a song by British rock band Coldplay and American DJ duo The Chainsmokers. It was released as a single on February 22, 2017. The song was written by all four members of the group, and produced by The Chainsmokers. The song peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song is included on Coldplay’s ninth studio album, A Head Full of Dreams (2015).

A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay

Coldplay - A Sky Full Of Stars (Official Video)

“A Sky Full of Stars” is a song by the British rock band Coldplay. It was released as the third single from their sixth studio album, Ghost Stories (2014). The song was co-written and produced by Avicii, with additional production from Jon Hopkins and Rik Simpson. It peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart. The song received positive reviews from music critics, who praised its production and called it a return to form for the band. “A Sky Full of Stars” is an uptempo synth-pop and EDM song with a housestyle beat. The song’s instrumentation consists of keyboards, drums and programmed percussion.

The Scientist – Coldplay

Coldplay - The Scientist (Official 4K Video)

The Scientist is a song by the British rock band Coldplay. The song was written by lead singer Chris Martin and was released in 2002 as the second single from their second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. The song is about the personal struggles Martin faced during his break-up with actress Gwyneth Paltrow. The song’s lyrics are written in the form of a letter, in which Martin pleads with his former lover to “come back” to him. The Scientist was a commercial success, reaching number one in several countries, including the UK, Canada, and Ireland.

Paradise – Coldplay

Coldplay - Paradise (Official Video)

“Paradise” is a song by the British rock band Coldplay. It was released as the second single from their album Mylo Xyloto on 12 September 2011. The song became a commercial success, peaking at number one in several countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, and New Zealand. In the United Kingdom, the song peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. “Paradise” was nominated for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year. The song was also nominated for the Brit Award for British Single of the Year.

My Universe – BTS And Coldplay

Coldplay X BTS - My Universe (Official Video)

My Universe is a song by the British rock band Coldplay. It was released as the lead single from their seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams (2015). The song was written by the band’s lead singer, Chris Martin, and produced by Rik Simpson. My Universe is a piano-driven ballad with an R&B influence. The lyrics of the song are about feeling lost and alone in a crowded world. The song received positive reviews from music critics, who praised its emotional delivery and Martin’s vocal performance. My Universe peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Coldplay’s sixth UK number-one single. It also reached the top ten in several other countries, including Australia, Canada, and the United States.

Fix You – Coldplay

Coldplay - Fix You (Official Video)

The song “Fix You” by Coldplay is a popular choice for people dealing with tough times. The lyrics talk about how somebody will be there for you when you need them the most. The chorus says “When you try your best but you don’t succeed, When you get what you want but not what you need, When you feel so tired but you can’t sleep, Stuck in reverse.” These words are relatable to many people who are going through a tough time. The song talks about how somebody will be there for you no matter what and how they will help you fix everything that is wrong in your life. This makes the song very comforting to many people who are struggling. It is no wonder that this song is such a popular choice for people dealing with tough times.

Viva La Vida – Coldplay

Coldplay - Viva La Vida (Official Video)

“Viva la Vida” is a song by the British rock band Coldplay. The song was released on 12 June 2008 as the second single from the band’s fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008). The song was written by all four members of the band, and produced by Brian Eno. The lyrics of “Viva la Vida” tell the story of a young man who is struggling to deal with his newfound fame and success. The song received positive reviews from music critics, who praised its catchy melody and uplifting message. It was a commercial success, reaching number one in over 20 countries, including the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and Australia. “Viva la Vida” has been performed live by Coldplay on multiple occasions, including at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards and the 2009 Brit Awards.

Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay

Coldplay - Adventure Of A Lifetime (Official Video)

One of Coldplay’s most recent hits, “Adventure of a Lifetime” is an anthemic song with a memorable chorus and an overall uplifting message. The song was released in late 2015 as the lead single from the band’s seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams. The lyrics reflect on seizing the day and living life to the fullest, with frontman Chris Martin declaring that he “feel like I’m born again.” The chords are simple but catchy, and the synth-heavy production gives the song a feeling of grandeur. Overall, “Adventure of a Lifetime” is a feel-good track that encourages listeners to take risks and follow their dreams.

Sparks – Coldplay

“Sparks” is a song by British rock band Coldplay. It was released as the second single from their seventh studio album, Ghost Stories, on 3 June 2014. The song was written by band members Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, and Will Champion, and produced by Paul Epworth. “Sparks” is a piano-driven ballad with a synth-pop melody. The lyrics are about a relationship that has ended abruptly. Critics praised the song’s emotional delivery and its simplicity. “Sparks” peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart and entered the top 40 in several other countries. The song’s music video, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, features American actress Maisie Williams of Game of Thrones fame. In it, Williams portrays a young girl who goes on a journey through the woods before she arrives at a carnival where she meets Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin. The video received mixed reviews; some critics praised its visuals while others found them disturbing.

Clocks – Coldplay

Coldplay - Clocks (Official Video)

“Clocks” is a song by the British rock band Coldplay. It was released in September 2003 as the second single from their second studio album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. The song was written and composed by the band’s lead singer and pianist, Chris Martin. “Clocks” is built around a piano riff, which plays throughout most of the song and is accompanied by synthesizers, drums, and bass guitar. The song’s lyrics compare the movement of time to the movement of waves and oceans. The song received positive reviews from music critics and was a commercial success. It peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart and number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and has been included on numerous lists of the greatest songs of all time.

Higher Power – Coldplay

Coldplay - Higher Power (Official Video)

Coldplay’s “Higher Power” is a song about reaching for something beyond oneself. The lyrics talk about how we are all “looking for a higher power,” whether that be love, money, or fame. The chorus asks the question, “Do you have the faith to be saved?” This is a powerful question that encourages listeners to think about what they believe in and what they are searching for in life. The song offers a hopeful message that there is something out there waiting for us if we just have the faith to reach for it. “Higher Power” is an uplifting and inspirational song that reminds us of the possibilities that life can offer.

Let Somebody Go – Coldplay

Coldplay X Selena Gomez - Let Somebody Go (Official Video)

Let Somebody Go is a song by British rock band Coldplay. It was released on 21 October 2014 as the second single from their sixth studio album, Ghost Stories (2014). The song was written and produced by the band’s members, Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland. “Let Somebody Go” is a piano-driven ballad with an atmospheric sound. The lyrics of the song are about loss and longing. According to Coldplay, the song is about “wanting somebody that you can’t have”.[1] The song received positive reviews from music critics, who praised its melody and emotional lyrics. “Let Somebody Go” peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the second single from Ghost Stories to reach the top ten in the United Kingdom.

Daddy – Coldplay

Coldplay - Daddy (Official Video)

Daddy is a song by British rock band Coldplay. It was released on 25 June 2019 as the third single from their eighth album, Everyday Life. The song was written by Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Guy Berryman. Daddy is a piano-driven ballad with lyrics that deal with fatherhood and Packham’s relationship with his own father. The song received positive reviews from critics, who praised its beautiful instrumentation and emotionally resonant lyrics. Daddy peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Coldplay’s 27th top-ten single in the country.

O – Coldplay

Chris Martin of Coldplay - "O" [LIVE @ SiriusXM]

O is a song by British rock band Coldplay. It was released as the fourth single from their third studio album, X&Y, on 16 October 2005. The song peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart. The song was inspired by the death of lead singer Chris Martin’s grandfather. The song is built around a repeating piano motif, and features extended passages of static sound synthesis and percussion. The band initially wrote the song as an instrumental piece, but later added lyrics about loss and nostalgia. O has been described as a “gorgeous piano ballad” and “a quintessential Coldplay song”. The music video for the song was directed by Hype Williams, and features footage of the band performing in front of a crowd intercut with shots of people from various walks of life.

In My PlaceColdplay

Coldplay - In My Place (Official Video)

“In My Place” is a song by British rock band Coldplay. It was released as the second single from their second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002). The song was written by all four members of the band and produced by Ken Nelson. The song’s lyrics are about a relationship that has ended, with the protagonist feeling lost and alone. The song’s music video was directed by Jonas Odell and features footage of the band performing in various locations around London. “In My Place” was generally well-received by music critics, who praised its lyrics and melody. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart and number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2003, the song won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Humankind – Coldplay

Coldplay - Humankind (Official Video)

Humankind is a song by Coldplay that talks about how we as humans need to come together and help each other. The song starts off with the line “One day our light will shine through” which sets the tone of the song. The chorus of the song goes “We’re one, but we’re not the same, We get to Carry each other, Carry each other” This is Coldplay’s way of saying that even though we are all different, we need to help each other. The last line of the chorus really sums up the message of the song: “That’s how it’s supposed to be, Humankind.” We need to be kind to each other and help out whenever we can because that is what makes us human.

Biutyful – Coldplay

Coldplay - Biutyful (Official Video)

“Beautiful” is a song by British rock band Coldplay. It was released as the fourth single from their seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams (2015). The song was written by Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, and Will Champion, and produced by Rik Simpson and Stargate. “Beautiful” is a piano ballad with an ambient pop production. The lyrics are about marveling at the beauty of someone else. Critical reception to “Beautiful” was positive. Music website Idolator praised the song for being “soaraway good” and compared it to the band’s previous hits “Yellow” and “Viva la Vida”. Digital Spy’s Robert Copsey also described it as a “piano-led stunner” and highlighted its positive message.

Trouble – Coldplay

Coldplay - Trouble (Official video)

“Trouble” is a song by the British rock band Coldplay. It was released as the second single from their debut album, Parachutes (2000). The song was written by singer Chris Martin and guitarist Jonny Buckland. The song peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart. “Trouble” is an acoustic ballad with its lyrics about trouble in a relationship and was inspired by Martin’s own experience with relationship troubles. The song received positive reviews from music critics, who praised its emotional depth and Martin’s vocal performance. In 2011, Rolling Stone ranked it at number 468 on its list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.