Top 10 Coldplay Songs Covered By Other Artists

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It seems like we’ve been waiting for a new Coldplay album for forever, but thankfully today the boys unleashed the first single called “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” from their untitled fifth album.

Playing music since 1996, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Coldplay[/lastfm]’s, sweet songwriting and melodic lyrics have inspired some beautiful covers from some of the world’s biggest pop artists including [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sara Bareilles[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Alicia Keys[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm].

10. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm] covers “Viva La Vida”

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Softly strumming on a Taylor guitar, Taylor Swift does a sleepy but sweet version of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida.”

9. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mike Posner[/lastfm] covers “The Scientist”

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Synthpop artist, Mike Posner, puts his usual chilled electronic vibe on Coldplay’s not-usually-so-clinical “The Scientist.”

8.[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Taio Cruz[/lastfm] covers “Yellow”

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Coldplay’s song “Yellow” is their version of The Beatles’ “Yesterday” in that it is probably their most covered song. Fellow Brit, Taio Cruz, does a relaxed, melodic acoustic version of it for the BBC.

7. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rivers Cuomo[/lastfm] of[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Weezer[/lastfm] covers “Viva La Vida”

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We like this version of “Viva La Vida” because River Cuomo from Weezer does the best job at retaining the quality of the song while bringing out the rock vibe that a lot of softer singer-songwriters just don’t think to do.

6. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jem [/lastfm]covers “Yellow”

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Eclectic Welsh singer-songwriter actually tones down her trippy sound a little to make this emotionally-poignant version of the infamous “Yellow.”

5. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eliza Doolittle[/lastfm] covers “Yellow”

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Our second favorite version of all the “Yellow” covers, up-and-coming British soft-pop sensation, Eliza Doolittle, utilizes her incredibly smooth and sweetly soulful voice to perfection in this acoustic radio version.

4. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Avril Lavigne[/lastfm] covers “The Scientist”

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Avril Lavigne has always been great at penning her own spirited love songs full of controlled melancholy and she does a great version of “The Scientist.”

3. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] covers “Viva La Vida”

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Lady Gaga brings her intrinsic spirit of cabaret to this vampy cover of “Viva La Vida.”

2. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Alicia Keys[/lastfm] covers “Clocks”

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A man; a piano; an amazing voice. A woman; a piano; an amazing voice. The same song? What could go wrong? Absolutely nothing when Alicia Keys is tickling the ivories.

1. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sara Bareilles [/lastfm]covers “Yellow”

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Even though Sara Bareilles’ voice isn’t as resonant in this clip as we are used to, the reason she comes in at number one is because Bareilles took this song and made it her own. That is a sign of a true artiste.

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