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Coldplay singles
Vote for your LEAST favourite song
Yellow [ 6 ] ** [18.75%]
The Scientist [ 7 ] ** [21.88%]
Clocks [ 10 ] ** [31.25%]
Fix You [ 9 ] ** [28.12%]
Total Votes: 32
  
Chez Wombat
post Jan 19 2020, 12:49 PM
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5. Viva la Vida (7/27 votes, 25.93% (12/22 votes in tiebreak))
After possibly the closest round we've had so far, by a whisker, it is Viva la Vida that leaves us before the all-important final stages. A bit of a surprise, I really had this down as a winning contender and didn't know it had (m)any detractors on here. Spanish for 'Long Live Life' and inspired by a Frida Kahlo painting, this was the second single from the album of the partial same name. Instantly unique from their back catalogue by featuring very few instances of a guitar or piano and instead built around a string loop conducted by composer, Davide Rossi and featuring minor instances of an electric guitar, the lyrics, featuring historical and Christian imagery, tell the allegorical story of a protagonist or king losing everything he used to love. Thanks to a handy promotion from an Apple advert at the time, the song was hugely popular critically and commercially and became their first number 1 in the both the US and the UK, the first occurence that a British band got there since Wannabe by the Spice Girls and it certainly cemented their status as one of the world's biggest bands. Despite this, they did receive a fair few accusations of plagiarism from three different artists, most notably being Joe Satriani for his song If I Could Fly who sued, the case was however unsuccessful. It was even compared to an Italian 1736 composition, I think that holds the most ground tbh, I always knew they were listening then xx While I'm glad I don't have to ban people yet, I'm still gutted at this result as this is easily in my personal top 3 from them, fully deserving of all its praise and is a massive standout in their back catalogue and has aged absolutely beautifully. Long live this song x

5. Viva la Vida (7/27 votes, 25.93% (12/22 votes in tiebreak))
6. In My Place (12/28 votes, 42.86%)
7. Trouble (12/26 votes, 48%)
8. Paradise (7/23 votes, 30.43%)
9. Speed of Sound (9/34 votes, 26.47%)
10. Talk (11/27 votes, 40.74%)
11. Violet Hill (6/26 votes, 23.08%)
12. Every Teardrop is a Waterfall (6/28 votes, 21.43%)
13. Midnight (7/25 votes, 28%)
14. Adventure of a Lifetime (10/28 votes, 35.71%)
15. Magic (7/29 votes, 24.14%)
16. A Sky Full of Stars (6/24 votes, 25%)
17. Princess of China (8/33 votes, 25.81%)
18. Orphans (9/28 votes, 32.14%)
19. Hymn for the Weekend (10/26 votes, 38.46%)
20. God Put a Smile Upon Your Face (12/38 votes, 32.43%)
21. Charlie Brown (10/34 votes, 10%) (18/28 votes in tiebreak)
22. Christmas Lights (10/34 votes, 10%) (19/28 votes in tiebreak)
23. Up&Up (11/34, 11%)
24. Shiver (7/31, 9.59%) (Less votes in previous rounds)
25. Lost! (7/31, 9.59%)
26. Everglow (13/31, 17.81%)
27. Life in Technicolor II (9/32, 14.06%)
28. Atlas (12/32, 18.75%)
29. Something Just Like This (w/ The Chainsmokers) (9/29, 14.06%)
30. Miracles (Someone Special) (w/ Big Sean) (11/29, 17.19%)

And then there were four, who will leave before the semi final? You have until Wednesday evening barring any silly tiebreaks.
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post Jan 19 2020, 12:53 PM
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Whew, don't do that to me again guys, my heart was in my mouth for that whole round x

Gonna make my vote count this time and going for Clocks as my personal top 2 are in danger!
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post Jan 19 2020, 12:54 PM
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Glad that 'Fix You' managed to hold on! Voting for 'Clocks' again.
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post Jan 19 2020, 01:01 PM
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Oops at missing most of the rounds kink.gif Clocks is easily the worst one here.
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post Jan 19 2020, 01:11 PM
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Voted for 'The Scientist' out of these tracks left. Sad VLV has left, love that song.
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post Jan 19 2020, 01:11 PM
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voting again for the weakest lyrics aka Fix You
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post Jan 19 2020, 01:13 PM
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Psshht

'Clocks' x
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post Jan 19 2020, 01:15 PM
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The Scientist is overrated. It must go.
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post Jan 19 2020, 01:45 PM
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Phew thank goodness for that. Always been a very overrated song for me not just in their discography but in general.

A bit trickier now but Clocks just falls a bit shorter than the other 3 so gone for that.
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post Jan 19 2020, 01:46 PM
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As if 'Yellow' is on course to win this thing so far, voting for that again.
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post Jan 19 2020, 01:47 PM
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A perfect top four!! wub.gif

This is pretty much impossible now as I love all of these a lot, spent a while thinking about this and gone for Clocks this time.
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post Jan 19 2020, 01:52 PM
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Noooooo poor Viva La Vida sad.gif

Fix You again for me but would be okay with Clocks going too.
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post Jan 19 2020, 03:20 PM
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You bunch of swines.

Fix You can bugger right off smile.gif
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post Jan 19 2020, 03:24 PM
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okay so what are the stats so that i can vote strategically and try to save Fix You? xx
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post Jan 19 2020, 03:38 PM
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Vote for your usual obsession with an added 'L'
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post Jan 19 2020, 05:00 PM
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QUOTE(dandy* @ Jan 19 2020, 03:38 PM) *
Vote for your usual obsession with an added 'L'

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post Jan 19 2020, 05:03 PM
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(Net)FLIX You?
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post Jan 19 2020, 05:15 PM
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finally, their most overrated song is out.

Yellow now, dunno what's so special about it that it managed to survive to this point
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post Jan 19 2020, 05:19 PM
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Clocks

I feel like this is actually a pretty poor top 4, 'The Scientist' is the only one I feel vaguely enthusiastic about winning. 'Trouble' and 'Viva La Vida' should be here instead of some of these, and 'Talk' too but I knew that was unlikely.
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post Jan 19 2020, 06:14 PM
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Clocks remains the best track in this top 4 by a mile, so it looks it’s going to be an underwhelming top 3. If Fix You wins then it’ll be an even bigger disappointment, so over rated.
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