Coldplay became popular through their first album called “Parachutes”. The album contains melo-dramatic rock songs. Their music is somewhat similar to fellow British band Travis, but sounded more melancholic. The album was eventually 2x platinum in the US, according to RIAA, while it became 8x in United Kingdom.
“Shiver” was releasdd as the album’s lead single but in Asia, it was released as their last single knowing it didn’t do much success in UK. It only reached number 35 there, while failing in the rest of the world. The song was the heaviest single they had released from the album.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10
The song followed “Shiver” as the second single in United Kingdom, but it was their first single released in other countries, which included America. In Asia, it was their first song too which became popular. The song according to frontman Chris Martin was about unrequited love, which many songs recently have such theme. It was one of my favorite Coldplay song, and it is one of the most notable songs. The single went to top 5 in United Kingdom and top 50 in Billboard.
Rate: 9.25 out of 10
This song is the second most popular single off “Parachutes”. It is the most downtempo single released, but not the slowest from the entire album as there were slower tracks. It shows the vulnerability of the band as well as its lead vocalist, Chris Martin. The song talks about love not given back, as well as apologies as stated Chris Martin. The song became the band’s second top 10 off from UK.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10
This is the last singe from the band’s debut album “Parachute”. The song is just a soft rock song and one of the stand out from the album. I love the song’s simplicity and its music background made it a beautiful song. It charted in a few countries.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10
Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
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