For one of the biggest bands in the world, Coldplay have always got an incredibly divided reaction. Whether it's former Oasis mentor Alan McGee deciding they make "music for bedwetters" or Kanye West putting them "on the same level as The Beatles", we like to think Chris Martin and co are somewhere in between. But one thing's for sure: they've changed a hell of a lot across their seven albums. Digital Spy has ranked Coldplay's 10 biggest hits - ones that entered the Top 10 of the UK singles chart before you complain at the absence of 'Don't Panic' and 'Lost! This rousing gem was the first sign that Coldplay weren't just another Travis of the post-Britpop era. After winning over pretty much the whole world with their debut album Parachutes , even headlining Glastonbury off the back of it, most probably expected more of the same melancholic goodness. But Will Champion's crashing drums and Jonny Buckland's looming guitar line ensured this was a band who liked to evolve. Although he spends most of Ghost Stories aching for the times he and Gwyneth once had, it's here where he refuses to give up on the chemistry of love. Awww, what a softie.
A Head Full of Dreams is a strong album, but for now, we think its songs need a little more time to sink in. From the early tender ballads to the swirling piano anthems, to the experimental pop and even dance dreamscapes, here are the 10 best songs from Chris Martin and company. Back then, they wore baggy cord pants and Clarks Chukka boots, not neon shirts covered in graffiti. The visual aspects, from the cover to the tour production, are inspired by graffiti, featuring eye-popping displays of neons. But the highlight is this jittery track, which, says Martin, was written almost entirely by guitarist Jonny Buckland. After the second title track intro, with shimmering xylophone and bleeps and bloops, "Hurts Like Heaven" explodes like a Fourth of July night sky. Thanks for this one, Jonny. Coldplay just knows its way around a memorable, emotionally moving melody. It worked: The Brian Eno-produced album debuted at No.
5. “Fix You”
Look how they all still shine for us in Coldplay hit the ground running on the opener to their seventh and largely presumed final album, a blood-rushing, open-space rocker that tries to lap U2's "One Tree Hill " and almost succeeds. It grows to a powerful ballad, with bellowing harmonies and chiming guitar riff, to create an intimate-sounding track to offer relief from the series of bombastic singles that opens the album. Two-part songs were the reason for the season on Coldplay's fourth album, with about half the set's tracks ending up in very different places than they started. Never in music history has there been a bad song called "Green Eyes," and Coldplay sure weren't about to have the first. After a brief hiatus following Ghost Stories, Coldplay came back with a new, vibrant sound for the first single off of their seventh album, A Head Full Of Dreams. Of course, there is also the CGI ape music video, with its nearly one billion YouTube views, that helped make the song the band's ninth top 20 hit on the Hot Not like most Coldplay songs are particularly known for their imposing brawn, but even by the band's gentle standards "O" is a supremely delicate closer.
Coldplay is one of the most iconic alternative rock groups of this generation, and perhaps, of all time. The British band formed in London in Sept. Their eighth studio album will debt in November With their emotional ballads and eclectic mix of musical styles through the years, Coldplay has become more than a household name , selling over million records globally and embarking on seven world tours. So, which Coldplay songs have attracted the most acclaim and adoration from fans?