Top 10 Coldplay Covers By Other Artists

Possessing a songbook resplendent with some of the most beautiful pop-rock ballads ever written, being an inspired singer, appreciating the genius songwriting of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Coldplay[/lastfm], and covering one of their songs seems inevitable.

If you’ve never heard an artist do a cover of a Colplay songs, check out our list of the Top 10 Songs Coldplay Covers By Other Artists.

You might be surprised how artists like  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]U2[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] handle their soulful soft rock.

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10. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Robyn[/lastfm] covers “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”

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Swedish synthpop vocalist, Robyn, does a brilliant, emotionally evocative cover of Coldplay’s newest single “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall.”

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

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With her pretty, girlie voice and her hushed guitar playing, Taylor Swift does a sleepy but sweet version of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida.”

8.[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Willie Nelson[/lastfm] covers “The Scientist”

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A charitable ad campaign for Chipotle, Willie Nelson’s version of  Coldplay’s “The Scientist,” along with the very visually-gripping cartoon video that accompanies, brings a totally different slant to the meaning behind the song.

7. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]U2[/lastfm]  covers “Yellow”

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In a delicious moment of musical metaphor, U2 covered Coldplay’s “Yellow” at Glastonbury this year. Why is this so special?

Because Coldplay is most definitely influenced by the band and having one of their songs covered by them must have been an honor.

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

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We know the Jonas Brothers love to do Coldplay covers and that they consider Coldplay one of their favorite artists, so hearing Nick Jonas sing his own version of “Yellow” to teenage screams is no surprise.

5. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Solange Knowles[/lastfm] covers “Viva La Vida”

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Beyoncé Knowles’ often underrated sister, Solange Knowles does a soulful, pretty straight-forward cover of “Viva La Vida.”

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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Much like Chris Martin, Lady Gaga behind a piano is a beautiful thing to behold. Gaga injects her own jazzy, deliciously vampy spirit into this cover of  “Viva La Vida.”

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

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It’s an inevitable musical formula: give Alicia Keys any song to cover and she will rule it, honor it, and send it home feeling refreshed. Which is exactly what she did with “Clocks.”

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

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As one of our favorite female vocalists, Sara Bareilles can do no wrong with her quirky, cute version of the oft-covered “Yellow.”

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