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Yellow: Korean Style

Yellow: Korean Style

Musician Luna Lee once again makes the strings of her gayageum sing, this time with an excellent cover version of Coldplay’s Y2K track Yellow. We’re always in awe of the nuanced vibrato she’s able to produce with her instrument.

Coldplay: Tiny Desk Concert

Coldplay: Tiny Desk Concert

Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland dropped by the NPR offices with a nine-member gospel choir, who provided backing vocals for soulful performances of “Cry Cry Cry,” “Viva La Vida,” “Broken,” a cover of Prince’s “1999,” and their 2019 track “Champion of the World.”

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Brooklyn Duo: Yellow

Brooklyn Duo: Yellow

Look at the stars. Look how they shine for you. Musicians Marnie and Patrick Laird aka the Brooklyn Duo are back with another heartfelt performance, this time bringing their piano and cello talents to the Coldplay track Yellow. Even if the original didn’t give you the feels, this version surely will.

Yellow Cello

Yellow Cello

Cellist Vesislava Todorova turns in a heart-wrenching cover version of Coldplay’s 2000 hit Yellow that perfectly suits the mood of the track. Be sure to check out her YouTube channel for more fantastic performances, including Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game.

Viva La Vida Synth Check

Viva La Vida Synth Check

Seth Everman titled this video simply as: “When you try all the sounds and beats on your synth (while only playing coldplay – viva la vida).” His description couldn’t be more accurate. We want to run on the treadmill to the techno version.

Christmas with the Kangaroos

Christmas with the Kangaroos

(PG-13: Language) During a recent performance in Sydney, Australia, Chris Martin and the guys from Coldplay brought a little bit of their own holiday cheer with a charming original tune. And with that, we’ve filled our weekly quota of Australian Christmas songs.

Johnny B. Goode

Johnny B. Goode

During a recent Coldplay concert in New York, Michael J. Fox took to the stage and reprised his classic performance from Back to the Future. While Fox played electric guitar, Chris Martin took on vocal duties this time. Big love to MJF.

Coldplay: Up&Up

Coldplay: Up&Up

Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia’s video for Coldplay’s single combines visuals of real world settings filmed at dramatically different distances. The result is a surreal world in which soccer is played on a sponge, volcanoes spew popcorn, and babies fly on airplane wings.

Viva La Vida: Sad Clown Style

Viva La Vida: Sad Clown Style

Awesomer faves Postmodern Jukebox and Puddles Pity Party collaborated on this larger than life cover version of Coldplay’s 2008 hit Viva La Vida, led off by the inimitable vocal stylings of everyone’s favorite sad clown with the golden voice.

Game of Thrones: The Musical

Game of Thrones: The Musical

For the charity fundraiser Red Nose Day, Coldplay assembled the cast of Game of Thrones to create a Broadway (or West End) musical. NBC cut many of the funny bits for time, so here’s the full 12-minute version for your enjoyment.

Fix You (Ukulele Cover)

Fix You (Ukulele Cover)

Musician Austin Criswell delivers a soulful and bone-igniting performance of Coldplay’s Fix You, accompanied by his ukulele. A few of our other faves from Austin: I’ll Follow You into the Dark, and Build Me up Buttercup.

50,000 LED Wristbands

50,000 LED Wristbands

Who’d have guessed that Coldplay fans were such ravers. The band’s been equipping audiences with these radio-controlled LEDs for a while now but this is one of the first good vids of the impressive sight.

Coldplay: RIP MCA

Coldplay: RIP MCA

Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys passed away due to cancer on May 4, 2012. Coldplay paid tribute to MCA with this solemn cover of (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!). RIP, MCA.

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Coldplay: Strawberry Swing

Coldplay: Strawberry Swing

Directed by Shynola, the music video for Coldplay’s Strawberry Swing is some of the slickest stop motion we’ve ever seen–this despite being coated with chalk dust. Thanks, Travis!

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