List of songs recorded by Coldplay

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This is a comprehensive list of songs by British rock band Coldplay. Since forming in 1997, the band have released six studio albums, two live albums, one compilation album and five extended plays (EPs). This list does not contain live versions or remixes released by the band.

Songs[edit]

Title Album(s) / single(s) First
released
Notes
"1.36" "The Scientist" 2002
"42" Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 2008 Originally titled "Thought You Might be a Ghost" in early album sessions for Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends.
"A Hopeful Transmission" Mylo Xyloto 2011
"A Message" X&Y 2005
"A Message 2010" Hope for Haiti Now 2010 A newer version of "A Message" with different lyrics, recorded for the Hope for Haiti Now charity album.
"A Rush of Blood to the Head" A Rush of Blood to the Head 2002
"A Sky Full of Stars" Ghost Stories 2014
"A Spell a Rebel Yell" "Violet Hill" 2008
"A Whisper" A Rush of Blood to the Head 2002
"All Your Friends" Ghost Stories 2014
"Always in my Head" Ghost Stories 2014
"Amsterdam" A Rush of Blood to the Head 2002
"Animals" "Clocks" 2003
"Another's Arms" Ghost Stories 2014
"Atlas" "Atlas" 2013 From The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album.
"Before I Lose" "Live Pre-Parachutes" 1998
"Bigger Stronger" Safety / The Blue Room 1998
"Brothers & Sisters" "Brothers & Sisters" / "Trouble" 1999
"Careful Where You Stand" Parachutes / Acoustic / "Shiver" 2000
"Cemeteries of London" Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 2008
"Charlie Brown" Mylo Xyloto 2011
"Chinese Sleep Chant" Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 2008
"Christmas Lights" "Christmas Lights" 2010 Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's 5th studio album. It was released as a digital download at 8pm GMT, 1 December 2010.
"Clocks" A Rush of Blood to the Head 2002
"Crests of Waves" "Clocks" 2003
"Daylight" A Rush of Blood to the Head 2002
"Death and All His Friends" Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 2008
"Death Will Never Conquer" "Viva la Vida" / Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 2008
"Don't Let It Break Your Heart" Mylo Xyloto 2011
"Don't Panic" The Blue Room / Parachutes 1999
"Easy to Please" "Brothers & Sisters" 1999
"Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" Mylo Xyloto 2011
"Everything's Not Lost" Parachutes 2000
"Fix You" X&Y 2005
"For You" Parachutes / "Shiver" 2000
"Ghost Story" Ghost Stories 2014
"Glass of Water" Prospekt's March 2008
"God Put a Smile upon Your Face" A Rush of Blood to the Head 2002
"Gravity" "Talk" 2005
"Green Eyes" A Rush of Blood to the Head 2002
"Help Is Round the Corner" "Yellow" 2000
"High Speed" The Blue Room / Parachutes 1999
"How You See the World" X&Y 2005
"How You See the World No. 2" Help!: A Day in the Life / "The Hardest Part" 2005 A newer version of "How You See the World" with different lyrics, recorded for the Help!: A Day in the Life charity album. Although listed as "How You See the World", the song on "The Hardest Part" is actually the second version as well.
"Hurts Like Heaven" Mylo Xyloto 2011
"I Bloom Blaum" "In My Place" 2002
"I Ran Away" "The Scientist" 2002
"In My Place" A Rush of Blood to the Head 2002
"Ink" Ghost Stories 2014
"Lhuna" "Lhuna" 2008 Features Kylie Minogue.
"Life in Technicolor" Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 2008
"Life in Technicolor II" Prospekt's March 2008
"Life Is for Living" Parachutes 2000
"Lost!" Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 2008
"Lost+" "Lost!" / Prospekt's March 2008 Features Jay-Z.
"Lost?" "Lost!" 2008
"Lovers in Japan" Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 2008
"Low" X&Y 2005
"Magic" Ghost Stories 2014 Released on 3 March as the first single from Ghost Stories
"Major Minus" "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" / Mylo Xyloto 2011
"Midnight" Ghost Stories 2014
"M.M.I.X." Mylo Xyloto 2011
"Mooie Ellebogen" "Clocks" 2003 A short excerpt written in Dutch that was first played live by the band in 2003. The song was released on the Dutch release of the "Clocks" single.
"Moses" Coldplay Live 2003 2003 Only a live version has been released.
"Moving to Mars" "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" 2011
"Murder" "God Put a Smile upon Your Face" 2003
"Mylo Xyloto" Mylo Xyloto 2011
"No More Keeping My Feet on the Ground" Safety / "Yellow" 1998
"Now My Feet Won't Touch the Ground" Prospekt's March 2008
"O" Ghost Stories 2014
"O (Reprise)" Ghost Stories 2014
"Oceans" Ghost Stories 2014
"Ode to Deodorant" "Ode to Deodorant Cassette" 1998
"One I Love" "In My Place" 2002
"Only Superstition" "Brothers & Sisters" 1999
"Parachutes" Parachutes 2000
"Paradise" Mylo Xyloto 2011
"Prospekt's March" Prospekt's March 2008
"Politik" A Rush of Blood to the Head 2002
"Poppyfields" Prospekt's March 2008
"Postcards from Far Away" Prospekt's March 2008
"Pour Me" "Fix You" 2005 Only a live version has been released.
"Princess of China" Mylo Xyloto 2011 Features Rihanna.
"Proof" "Speed of Sound" 2005
"Rainy Day" Prospekt's March 2008
"Reign of Love" Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 2008
"See You Soon" The Blue Room / Acoustic 1999
"Shiver" Parachutes 2000
"Sleeping Sun" "Talk" 2005
"Sparks" Parachutes / Acoustic 2000
"Speed of Sound" X&Y 2005
"So Sad" "Live Pre-Parachutes" 1998
"Spies" Parachutes 2000
"Square One" X&Y 2005
"Strawberry Swing" Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 2008
"Such a Rush" Safety / The Blue Room 1998
"Swallowed in the Sea" X&Y 2005
"Talk" X&Y 2005
"The Escapist" Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 2008
"The Goldrush" "Life in Technicolor II" 2009 Features lead vocals by drummer Will Champion.
"The Hardest Part" X&Y 2005
"The Scientist" A Rush of Blood to the Head 2002
"The World Turned Upside Down" "Fix You" 2005
"Things I Don't Understand" "Speed of Sound" 2005
"Til Kingdom Come" X&Y 2005
"Trouble" Parachutes 2000
"True Love" Ghost Stories 2014
"Twisted Logic" X&Y 2005
"U.F.O." Mylo Xyloto 2011
"Us Against the World" Mylo Xyloto 2011
"Up in Flames" Mylo Xyloto 2011
"Up with the Birds" Mylo Xyloto 2011
"Violet Hill" Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 2008
"Viva la Vida" Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 2008
"Warning Sign" A Rush of Blood to the Head 2002
"We Never Change" Parachutes 2000
"What If" X&Y 2005
"White Shadows" X&Y 2005
"X&Y" X&Y 2005
"Yellow" Parachutes 2000
"Yes" Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends 2008

Covers[edit]

Title Album(s) Year released Original artist
"2000 Miles" Sweet Tracks 2003 The Pretenders
"We Found Love" none 2011 Rihanna
"Everybody Hurts" none 2011 R.E.M.
"Billie Jean" none 2009 Michael Jackson
"Bitter Sweet Symphony" Live 8 2005 The Verve
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" none 2005 Kylie Minogue
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Mince Spies 2001 Judy Garland
"Here Comes the Sun" none 2001 The Beatles
"Hunting High and Low" none 2002 a-ha
"In the Sun" Austin City Limits Music Festival 2005 Joseph Arthur
"Lips Like Sugar" "The Scientist" 2002 Echo & the Bunnymen
"Rehab" none 2011 Amy Winehouse
"Ring of Fire" Austin City Limits Music Festival 2005 Johnny Cash
"Singing in the Rain" none 2011 Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown
"Songbird" none 2009 Oasis
"You Only Live Twice" "Don't Panic" 2001 Nancy Sinatra
"Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1" none 2003 The Flaming Lips
"(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" none 2012 Beastie Boys
"Back For Good" none 2010 Take That
"I'm a Believer" none 2009 The Monkees

Unreleased songs[edit]

Title Period written Album intended for Notes
"1000 - 1" (Ballad Of...) 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.
"A Ghost"[1][2] 2001 A Rush of Blood to the Head Played once by Chris Martin on the American radio station KCRW on 10 December 2001. The song was intended for A Rush of Blood to the Head but trashed.
"A View from the Top"[3] 2002 none Played once during a soundcheck in 2002. While the song was played during a soundcheck, it has never been played in a proper concert. A very sketchy recording of the song can be found on the internet. The title of this song is unofficial and was given by the first listener.
"Alien Radio" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.
"Blasphemy"[4] 2002–2005 X&Y Written for X&Y and was slated to appear on the album but was scrapped in early 2005, just prior to X&Y's release.
"Bloodless Revolution" 2005–2006 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends A demo version of the song can be found on the Internet.
"Bucket for a Crown" 2006 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
"Car Kids" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.
"Call Me"[3] 1998 none
"Cartoon Head" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album. Elements of "Cartoon Head" were incorporated into "Charlie Brown", a song included on the eventual fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto.
"Cartoon Heart" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album. Elements of "Cartoon Heart" were incorporated into "Charlie Brown", a song included on the eventual fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto.
"December"[3] 1997 none Written by Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland in 1997. A line from this song would later end up as the opening line of "Violet Hill".
"Déjà Vu"[4] 2002–2005 X&Y Written for X&Y and was slated to appear on the album but was scrapped in early 2005, just prior to X&Y's release.
"Deserter"[1] 2000–2002 A Rush of Blood to the Head
"Drunks and Guns" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.
"Echo My Name (I Can't Believe You're Gone)"[4] 2002–2005 X&Y Written for X&Y and was slated to appear on the album but was scrapped in early 2005, just prior to X&Y's release.
"Eyes for Eyes"[3] 2000–2002 A Rush of Blood to the Head
"Famous Old Painters" 2007 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
"Fingers Crossed"[1] 2000–2002 A Rush of Blood to the Head
"First Steps" 2005–2006 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends A demo version of the song can be found on the Internet.
"Fun" 2006–2009 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Written by all members of the band and was likely slated for Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. While the song was recorded by Natalie Imbruglia and included with "Lukas" on her 2009 album Come to Life, a recording by the band has never been released.
"Fury"[4] 2002–2005 X&Y Written for X&Y and was slated to appear on the album but was scrapped in early 2005, just prior to X&Y's release.
"Gardeners on the Frontline" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.
"Goodbye and Goodnight" 2005–2006 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends A demo version of the song can be found on the Internet.
"Harmless" 2001–2002 A Rush of Blood to the Head "Harmless" was leaked onto the Internet.
"Idiot"[5] 2001 A Rush of Blood to the Head Written for A Rush of Blood to the Head but ultimately scrapped and left off the album.
"If All Else"[3] 1998 none
"If I Ever Fall in Love Again" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.
"If She Comes Back"[3] 2002 none Played once during a soundcheck in 2002. While the song was played during a soundcheck, it has never been played in a proper concert. A very sketchy recording of the song can be found on the Internet. No official title has been given to the song; "If She Comes Back" was the title given to the song by one of its listeners.
"In Isolation"[1] 2000–2002 A Rush of Blood to the Head
"Ladder to the Sun"[6] 2002–2003 none Played live during 2003 and has not been played since. Was usually played as a closer to a concert.
"Leftrightleftrightleft" 2006–2009 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
"Love I'm So Tired"[3] 1998 none
"Love in a Lethal Dose" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.
"Loveless" 2005–2006 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends A demo version of the song can be found on the internet.
"Lukas" 2006–2009 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends The song was recorded by Natalie Imbruglia and included on her 2009 album Come to Life, an album in which she collaborated with Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin on some songs.
"Mining on the Moon"[3] 2006 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
"Rainy Day School"[3] 2006–2007 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends A mix of the opening of "Death and all His Friends" (featured on Viva La Vida) and "Rainy Day" (featured on Prospekts March).
"Solid Ground" 2002–2005 none
"Someone to Love"[3] 2002 none Played once during a soundcheck in 2002. While the song was played during a soundcheck, it has never been played in a proper concert. A very sketchy recording of the song can be found on the Internet. No official title has been given to the song; "Someone to Love" was the title given to the song by one of its listeners.
"Something Ain't Right"[4] 2004–2005 X&Y Written for X&Y and was slated to appear on the album but was scrapped in early 2005, just prior to X&Y's release.
"So Sad" 1997–1998 none
"Spanish Rain" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album. A live version, which can be found on the internet, was played during the band's last leg of the Viva La Vida Tour in February and March 2010; it was then referred to as "Don Quixote".
"Spiderwebs" 2000 none Early version of "Trouble"; an audio sample can be found in the timeline section of the band's website.
"St. Stephen" 2005 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends A demo version of the song can be found on the Internet.
"Sweet Marianne"[6] 2002–2004 none
"The Blue Room"[3] 1999–2000 Parachutes
"The Butterfly"[3] 2005 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
"The Dubliners" 2008–2010 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
"The Fall of Man"[3] 2005–2006 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends A demo version of the song can be found on the Internet.
"The Man Who Swears" 2005–2006 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends A demo version of the song can be found on the internet.
"This Hollow Frame"[1] 2000–2002 A Rush of Blood to the Head
"Turn Your World Around"[3] 2004–2005 X&Y
"Vitamins"[3] 1998 none
"Waiting in Line"[3] 1999–2000 Parachutes Appeared in 1999 on Coldplay's website as a working title for their debut album Parachutes. This was most likely the original title for "Shiver".
"Wedding Bells" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album. Lead singer Chris Martin played the song during an interview with the South Bank Show in September 2009. In September 2010, he also performed the song on piano at the end of the Apple Keynote convention press conference for the company's new products at the Yerba Buena Centre in San Francisco which was also screened live on TV screens at The Brewery in east London.
"Where Is My Boy?" 2001–2003 none The song was later recorded by lead singer Chris Martin as a collaboration with musician Faultline, and included on the latter's 2002 album Your Love Means Everything.
"Your Love Means Everything, Part 2" 2001–2003 none The song was later recorded by lead singer Chris Martin as a collaboration with musician Faultline, and included on the latter's 2002 album Your Love Means Everything.
"The World Turns Upside Down" 2003 none Only played live in 2003. Not to be confused with the B-side "The World Turned Upside Down".

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e Roach (2003) p.89
  2. ^ "Limited edition, for KCRW members Live at KCRW on Morning Becomes Eclectic 12.10.01". KCRW. Retrieved 2013-03-27. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Unpublished Songs". ColdplayZone.com. Retrieved 17 April 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b c d e "Coldplay - New Album Details Emerge". Xfm. 2005-02-14. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  5. ^ Roach (2003) p.90
  6. ^ a b Slender Fungus (2010-04-16). "Roadie #42 - Blog #119". Coldplay.com. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
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