A week from tonight, I will be attending the #1 item on my bucket list, a Coldplay concert. I have dreamed of seeing them in concert for as long as I can remember, and it still doesn't feel real. It probably won't until after the concert is over. To say I'm excited is a massive understatement. Since I bought the tickets the day before they were available (thanks presale codes!), whenever I hear their songs, I get so excited to hear and see them performed live. I grew up listening to Coldplay, and they have been my favorite band since I was 10.
Because of the concert, I thought I'd do something fun and come up with my dream Coldplay concert setlist, consisting of 20 songs that I would want them to play if I got to choose. Enjoy!
If I could only listen to one Coldplay song, this would be it. Once upon a time, I dreamed of playing this on the piano, but I ended up quitting piano 6 months in. This song just makes my ears happy.
Am I a part of the cure?
Or am I part of the disease?
Who doesn't love this song? It is so soothing to listen to.
Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And all the things that you do.
In My Place
I love the musicality of this song. I don't think it gets as much attention as it should.
I do indeed have green eyes, so I guess that makes me partial to this song ;)
I came here with a load
And it feels so much lighter now I met you
And honey you should know
That I could never go on without you
The piano is beautiful in this.
I love Chris Martin's voice in this song. I love his voice anyways, but his voice is especially evocative in this piece. The second half of this song is just SO GOOD! If you've seen the video of the boy crying at the Coldplay concert, it is this song in the video. And I will totally cry
at least once at the concert.
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you
One of my favorite Coldplay music videos. Another song where I just really like the musicality.
Cemeteries of London
Viva La Vida is a great album, and this is my favorite song on it, next to Violet Hill and Lost!. It just has a different feel than any other Coldplay song, in my opinion.
I see God come in my garden, but I don’t know what he said,
For my heart, it wasn’t open…
I just love how this song starts, with Chris and the piano, and then suddenly you have the guitar and it is so AWESOME! And then at the end when it slows down again. I love to listen to this song with the volume up! :)
When the future's architectured
By a carnival of idiots on show
You'd better lie low
If you love me, won't you let me know?
I don't want to be a soldier
Who the captain of some sinking ship
Would stow, far below.
So if you love me, why d'you let me go?
Lost ft. Jay Z
I like both versions of this song, but I think I like the one featuring Jay Z better. I don't listen to rap often, but when I do, it's Jay Z.
Another music video I like. I remember listening to this for the first time and being in awe. The violin adds so much! And the piano! Ahh!
And so lying underneath those stormy skies
She'd say, "oh, ohohohoh I know the sun must set to rise"
I like the tone of this song. Sort of mysterious. I like it.
This is a fun, upbeat song. It makes me happy.
Light a fire, a fire, a spark
Light a fire, a flame in my heart.
We'll run wild,
We'll be glowing in the dark.
Princess of China ft. Rihanna
Another music video I like. I'm not usually a Rihanna fan, but I like her in this. A cool song.
I love this song! It has such a hopeful message, and the music video is really cool. The past few months have been so crazy and overwhelming at times, and this song came into my life at just the right time, cheesy, I know. But I have a special connection to this song. Between my best friend going on an LDS mission for 18 months to my parents and two of my sisters moving all the way to Florida, this song has a good message to remember. I so hope they play this at the concert.
We're gonna get it, get it together, I know
Gonna get it, get it together and flow
Gonna get it, get it together and go
Up and up and up
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
If I remember right, this is one of my dad's favorite Coldplay songs. Another song with great musicality. And God truly does put a smile on my face. :)
Where do we go nobody knows?
Don't even say you're on your way down, (when)
God gave you style and gave you grace
And put a smile upon your face, ah yeah
Besides the funky spelling, I like the drums in this song. A lot. The piano is a nice touch as well.
Give me strength, reserve control
Give me heart and give me soul
Wounds that heal and cracks that fix
Tell me your own politik
Besides Yellow, this is my favorite song from their first album. Parachutes.
And it's you I see, but you don't see me.
And it's you I hear, so loud and so clear
I sing it loud and clear.
And I'll always be waiting for you.
This was one of the first Coldplay songs I remember listening to. Love the piano in this one. By this point, we can just assume that if its a good piano piece, I'm hooked. Add in the drums. Yep, you know the drill.
Look up, I look up at night,
Planets are moving at the speed of light.
Climb up, up in the trees,
every chance that you get,
is a chance you seize.
Hurts Like Heaven
Another great track off of Mylo Xyloto, aka the coolest album name EVAH!
Use your heart as a weapon
It hurts like heaven
If you've stuck with me this long, here is a hug *hugs*. Thanks for reading! I am so excited to see Chris Martin, Will Champion, Guy Berryman, and Jonny Buckland in a week! Wahoo!