Don't Let It Break Your Heart

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"Don't Let It Break Your Heart"
Coldplay - "Don't Let It Break Your Heart".jpg
Song by Coldplay from the album Mylo Xyloto
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Alternative rock, post-Britpop, pop rock[1]
Length 3:54
Label Parlophone
Writer Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin
Producer Markus Dravs, Daniel Green, Rik Simpson
Mylo Xyloto track listing

"Don't Let It Break Your Heart" is a song by British rock band Coldplay and the penultimate track from their fifth studio album Mylo Xyloto.[2] Recorded in the latter stages of the Mylo Xyloto recording sessions, "Don't Let It Break Your Heart" is a song mixed in with the familiar chords and notes of "Mylo Xyloto" and Coldplay's 2008 hit single, '"Viva la Vida".

Reception[edit]

Q published in their preview of Mylo Xyloto:[3]

"A sister-track to 'Every Teardrop'... in the way its driven by stop-start rhythm of the drums and the way Martin forms an indelible hook out of the wall of sound sonic avalanches around him, 'Don't Let It Break Your Heart' is one of Mylo Xyloto's most straightforward songs, a precursor, ala A Rush Of Blood...'s 'A Whisper', before a final bombastic blow-out?"

Live performances[edit]

The song was first performed live during the third phase of the Mylo Xyloto Tour. It would become part of the final setlist for the tour, being performed throughout the band's stadium tours and forthcoming arena tours. The song was also recorded for the band's third live album, Live 2012, but was scratched, instead being a DVD extra.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Position
Brazil (Billboard Hot 100)[4] 81
South Korean Gaon Chart[5] 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mapes, Jillian (20 October 2011). "Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto': Track-By-Track Review". Billboard. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Coldplay - Recordings". 
  3. ^ "First Impressions of... Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto". 
  4. ^ "Brasil Hot 100 Airplay". Billboard Brasil (Brasil: bpp) (2): 100. November 2011. ISSN 977-217605400-2
  5. ^ "South Korean Gaon Chart - Week: October 23, 2011 to October 29, 2011" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 

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