List of unreleased songs by Coldplay

This is a list of known unreleased songs by the British rock band Coldplay.

ListEdit

Title Period written Album intended for Notes
"1000 – 1 (Ballad Of...)" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3]
"A Ghost"[4][5] 2001 A Rush of Blood to the Head Played once by Chris Martin on the American radio station KCRW on 10 December 2001. The song was intended for A Rush of Blood to the Head but was scrapped. It was leaked into the internet. Also named "Ghost" alternatively.
"A Man for All Seasons (Still Goin' Strong)" 2015 Game of Thrones: The Musical Written for Game of Thrones: The Musical.[6]
"A View from the Top"[citation needed] 2002 A Rush of Blood to the Head Played once during a soundcheck in 2002. While This song was played during a soundcheck in 2002, but never in a proper concert. A very sketchy recording of the song can be found on the internet. The title of this song is unofficial and was given by the first listener.
"Aiko" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3] Also appeared written in marker on a piano, alongside other song titles.[7]
"Alien Radio" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] The name "Alien Radio" appeared written on graffiti on Jonny Buckland's guitar and on a list of songs that were being considered for the band's fifth album.[3] A website, created by the band, known as Alien Radio FM, was developed in early 2021. The website contained multiple cryptic texts, audios of people speaking in different languages and snippets of music.[8]
"Alive Day" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3] Also appeared written in marker on a piano, alongside other song titles.[7]
"Arabesque" 2009–2010, 2019 Mylo Xyloto[a] Seen on a whiteboard of a list of songs to appear on Mylo Xyloto.[3] The title also appears written on a piano at the band's studio, as shown in a 2009 interview.[7] In 2019, a song with the same title appeared on the track listing of the band's eight studio album Everyday Life. Guy Berryman and Chris Martin explained on different occasions that the new song was built upon the old one and that a snippet of the original version can be heard at the very beginning of it.[9]
"Bit of a Bastard" 2015 Game of Thrones: The Musical Written for Game of Thrones: The Musical.[6]
"Blasphemy"[10] 2002–2005 X&Y Written for X&Y and was slated to appear on the album but was scrapped in early 2005, just prior to X&Y's release.
"Bloodless Revolution" 2005–2006 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends A demo version of the song can be found on the Internet.
"Boyfriend" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3] The title also appears written on a piano at the band's studio, as shown in a 2009 interview.[7]
"Bucket for a Crown" 2006 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Was performed once by Chris Martin in a charitable concert.
"Buzz" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3] The title also appears written on a piano at the band's studio, as shown in a 2009 interview.[7]
"Call Me"[11] 1998 none
"Car Kids" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3] The title also appears written on a piano at the band's studio, as shown in a 2009 interview.[7] Pictures of Chris Martin's diary show multiple references to the song as well.[12]
"Cartoon Head" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3] Elements of "Cartoon Head" were incorporated into "Charlie Brown", a song included on the eventual fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto.
"Cartoon Heart" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Early version of "Charlie Brown", a song included on the eventual fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto. Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3]
"Closer to Home" 2014–2015 Game of Thrones: The Musical Written for Game of Thrones: The Musical.[6]
"December"[11] 1997 none Written by Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland in 1997. A line from this song would later end up as the opening line of "Violet Hill".
"Déjà Vu"[10] 2002–2005 X&Y Written for X&Y and was slated to appear on the album but was scrapped in early 2005, just prior to X&Y's release.
"Deserter"[4] 2000–2002 A Rush of Blood to the Head
"Drift" 2014–2015 A Head Full of Dreams Was registered in the ASCAP website.
"Drinks on Me" 2014–2015 A Head Full of Dreams This was presumably the working title for "Hymn for the Weekend".
"Drunks and Guns" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3]
"Echo My Name (I Can't Believe You're Gone)"[10] 2002–2005 X&Y Written for X&Y and was slated to appear on the album but was scrapped in early 2005, just prior to X&Y's release. A piano cover of the song can be found on the internet.
"Eyes for Eyes"[11] 2000–2002 A Rush of Blood to the Head
"Famous Old Painters" 2008 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends / Prospekt's March The name "Famous Old Painters" was revealed along with "Glass of Water", "Poppyfields", "Rainy Day" and other songs to be included on the Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends or on the Prospekt's March EP, though it was never released. An instrumental version of the song was leaked.
"Family Tree" 2015 A Head Full of Dreams Leaked song, early version of "A Head Full of Dreams". The guitar solo bridge in "A Head a Full of Dreams" is present throughout "Family Tree".
"Fingers Crossed"[4] 2000–2002 A Rush of Blood to the Head
"First Steps" 2005–2006 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends A demo version of the song can be found on the Internet.
"Fun" 2006–2009 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Written by all members of the band and was likely slated for Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. While the song was recorded by Natalie Imbruglia and included with "Lukas" on her 2009 album Come to Life, a recording by the band has never been released. Not to be confused with the song "Fun" featured in A Head Full of Dreams.
"Fury"[10] 2002–2005 X&Y Written for X&Y and was slated to appear on the album but was scrapped in early 2005, just prior to X&Y's release.
"Gardeners on the Frontline" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3]
"Ghost Stories" 2012–2014 Ghost Stories Appears on a list of songs considered for the band's sixth studio album. A song named "Ghost Story" was eventually released as part of the A Sky Full of Stars EP and in the Target Deluxe Edition of Ghost Stories; it is not clear whether the two songs are actually the same.[13]
"Gone But Not F. Cotton" 2015 none Written and recorded on occasion of Fearne Cotton's last show for BBC Radio 1.[14]
"Goodbye and Goodnight" 2005–2006 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends A demo version of the song can be found on the Internet.
"Golden Arrow"[4] 2000–2002 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3] The title also appears spray-written on a wall at the band's studio, as shown in a 2011 interview.[15] Elements of "Golden Arrow" were used for the song "Don't Let It Break Your Heart".
"Great Expectations" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3] The title also appears written on a piano at the band's studio, as shown in a 2009 interview.[7]
"Harbingers of Doom" 2009 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3] The title also appears written on a piano at the band's studio, as shown in a 2009 interview.[7]
"Harmless" 2000 none "Harmless" was performed only once by Chris Martin, during the Coldplay's 2 Meter Sessies performance on 26 June 2000.
"Harmony" / "Harmony for My Song" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3] The title also appears written on a piano at the band's studio, as shown in a 2009 interview.[7]
"Heart On Fire" 2014–2015 A Head Full of Dreams Some snippets of the song were first leaked throughout 2020 and early 2021. The full song was leaked in middle 2021 and can be found on the internet.
"Hook Up" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] The title appeared written on a piano at the band's studio, as shown in a 2009 interview.[7]
"Idiot"[16] 2001 A Rush of Blood to the Head Written for A Rush of Blood to the Head but ultimately scrapped and left off the album. Some live performances of the song can be found on the internet.
"If All Else"[11] 1998 none Performed under the name "Starfish" in 1998.
"If I Ever Fall in Love Again" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3]
"If She Comes Back"[11] 2002 none Played once during a soundcheck in 2002, but never performed in a proper concert. A very sketchy recording of the song can be found on the Internet. No official title has been given to the song; "If She Comes Back" was the title given to the song by one of its listeners.
"In Isolation"[4] 2000–2002 A Rush of Blood to the Head
"It Was a Wonderful Day" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3] The title also appears written on a piano at the band's studio, as shown in a 2009 interview.[7]
"Julens Ljus" 2015 Game of Thrones: The Musical Written for the Game of Thrones: The Musical.[6]
"Ladder to the Sun"[17] 2002–2003 X&Y Played live during 2003 and has not been played since. Was usually played as a closer to a concert.
"LeftRightLeftRightLeft" 2006–2009 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Violinist Davide Rossi said in an interview hat he had been playing the electric violin on this song during his sessions with Coldplay.[18][11] The title was later used for a live album released in 2009.
"Legends" 2015 A Head Full of Dreams The song was leaked on the internet in 2021. The principal guitar riff and other elements were included in "Adventure of a Lifetime".
"Life Is Beautiful" 2017 A Head Full of Dreams Was played in San Diego, CA. It is dedicated to all Mexican victims of an earthquake, It was thinked to be added as a bonus track but scrapped.
"Love I'm So Tired"[11] 1998 none
"Love in a Lethal Dose" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3] Was re-written during the Avicii sessions and renamed "Lethal Drug" but was later scrapped. This last version eventually leaked.
"Loveless" 2005–2006 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends A demo version of the song can be found on the internet.[citation needed]
"Lukas" 2006–2009 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends The song was recorded by Natalie Imbruglia and included on her 2009 album Come to Life, an album in which she collaborated with Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin on some songs. An instrumental version of the song performed by Coldplay was leaked onto the internet.
"Lucky Sevens"[11] 2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3]
"Mining on the Moon"[11] 2006 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Was performed live in by Chris Martin in a charitable concert. It has not been mentioned since.
"Mist" 2012–2014 Ghost Stories Shown in a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's sixth studio album in the "Making of Ghost Stories" documentary.[13]
"Name and Likeness" 2014–2015 A Head Full of Dreams Was registered in the ASCAP website.
"Nobody Will Understand" 1998 Safety EP Originally performed under the name "Pectoralz". Later would be included in Safety EP, but was not recorded.
"On My Way Home" 2014–2015 A Head Full of Dreams The song was given to American a cappella group Pentatonix for their fourth extended play, PTX, Vol. III
"One Day" 2015 A Head Full of Dreams Composed during the recordings of the album, but considering it was a 'bad song', it was not recorded. "One Day" was played during the recordings of Kaleidoscope, although without being recorded.
"Rastafarian Targaryan" 2015 Game of Thrones: The Musical Written for Game of Thrones: The Musical.[6]
"Red Wedding" 2015 Game of Thrones: The Musical Written for Game of Thrones: The Musical.[6]
"Rescue Street" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] The song was mentioned by Chris Martin in an interview, where he said the song had an a cappella section but that it "sounded horrific".[19]
"I'm Strong" 1998 none Early version of "Bigger Stronger", that later it would appear in Safety EP, 1998.
"The Race" 2012–2014 Ghost Stories / A Head Full of Dreams Shown in a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's sixth studio album in the "Making of Ghost Stories" documentary. It was recorded alongside "Always in My Head" during the Madeon sessions. The song was later reworked, with different lyrics, for their seventh album but was eventually scrapped. A studio version of the track was leaked onto the internet.[13]
"School"[11] 2006–2008 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends The first section of "Death and All His Friends". Originally intended as an intro to "Rainy Day" (featured on Prospekt's March).[20]
"Sex & Violence" 2009 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3] The title also appears written on a piano at the band's studio, as shown in a 2009 interview.[7]
"Silencia" 2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] This was presumably the working title for "Major Minus".
"Solid Ground (Until The Water Flows Over)" 2003 X&Y It was performed live only once in 2003. It was intended to be a short opening of the song "Violet Hill" but was scrapped. An instrumental version of the track was leaked onto the internet.[21]
"Someone to Love"[11] 2002 none Played once during a soundcheck in 2002, but never performed in a proper concert. A very sketchy recording of the song can be found on the Internet. No official title has been given to the song; "Someone to Love" was the title given to the song by one of its listeners.
"Something Ain't Right"[10] 2004–2005 X&Y Written for X&Y and was slated to appear on the album but was scrapped in early 2005, just prior to X&Y's release.
"So Sad" 1997–1998 none Performed in 1998 under the name "Starfish".
"Space Symphony" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3] Presumably the original title of "Moving to Mars".
"Spanish Rain" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3] A live version, which can be found on the internet, was played during the band's last leg of the Viva La Vida Tour in February and March 2010; it was then referred to as "Don Quixote". It shares some similarities with the later-released songs "Charlie Brown" and "Don't Let It Break Your Heart" from the band's fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto.
"Spiderwebs" 2000 none Early version of "Trouble"; an audio sample can be found in the timeline section of the band's website.
"St. Stephen" 2006–2008 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends A demo version of the song can be found on the Internet.
"Sweet Marianne"[17] 2002–2004 none Also referred as "Marianne" only. Written by drummer Will Champion for his then girlfriend.
"The Butterfly"[11] 2005 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
"The Dubliners" 2008–2010 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends It was performed during the Viva La Vida Tour.
"The Fall of Man"[11] 2006–2008 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends A demo version of the song can be found on the internet.
"The Man Who Swears" 2006–2008 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends A two-parted-demo version of the song can be found on the Internet.
"The Nappies" 2004 X&Y A joke song written by Chris Martin for his then wife Gwyneth Paltrow for the birth of their daughter Apple. A video can be found on the band's timeline section of the band's website.
"This Hollow Frame"[4] 2000–2002 A Rush of Blood to the Head
"To Likely You"[citation needed] 1999 The Blue Room
"The Blue Room" 1998–1999 The Blue Room Some parts of the song would later be used in "Square One".[citation needed]
"Thought You Might Be a Ghost"[4] 2008 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends This was most likely the working title for "42".
"Tomorrow" 2011–2014 Mylo Xyloto[a] / Ghost Stories Found in the database of 'ASCAP' and/or 'BMI'. A song with the same name was initially included in a provisional track listing for Ghost Stories.[13]
"Turn Your World Around"[11] 2004–2005 X&Y
"Unbroken" 2013–2014 Unbroken – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Was registered in the ASCAP website. This was most likely the original title for "Miracles".
"Vampire Symphony" Unknown Unknown Found on a large poster with the band's guitar tunings.
"Vitamins"[11] 1998 none Performed in 1998 under the name "Starfish".
"Waiting in Line"[11] 1999–2000 Parachutes Appeared in 1999 on Coldplay's website as a working title for their debut album Parachutes. This was most likely the original title for "Shiver".
"Wedding Bells" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album and was performed on guitar by Martin during an episode of The South Bank Show.[3] The lead singer also played the song on other occasions, such as the Apple Keynote convention press conference in 2010, when he played it on piano. Elements of "Wedding Bells" were incorporated into "Christmas Lights".
"Wilderness" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3] The title also appears written on a piano at the band's studio, as shown in a 2009 interview.[7]
"Wondering Star" 2009–2010 Mylo Xyloto[a] Appeared on a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's fifth studio album.[3]
"Walking for Always" 2009–2010 none The song name comes from a verse of the B-side "Waiting to Get to Your Face".
"World Without You" 2012–2014 Ghost Stories Shown in a list of songs written on a whiteboard that were being considered for the band's sixth studio album in the "Making of Ghost Stories" documentary.[13]
"Your Guess Is As Good as Mine" 2001 A Rush of Blood to the Head Early version of "God Put a Smile upon Your Face" played live during 2001.
"Your World Turns Upside Down" 2003 X&Y Only played in 2003. Not to be confused with the B-side "The World Turned Upside Down", was replaced with that song. Live versions can be found on internet.[citation needed]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad Indicatively. Coldplay had originally envisioned two different albums: one acoustic and stripped down, the other more upbeat and electric; they eventually merged the two projects and produced one single record, Mylo Xyloto. Therefore, the unreleased songs from the Mylo Xyloto sessions were not necessarily intended to be on the same album.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Coldplay Call Mylo Xyloto A 'Schizophrenic Album'". MTV.com. 24 October 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Coldplay is the playing field". The Herald Sun. Archived from the original on 22 January 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Coldplay, Melvyn Bragg (20 September 2009). The South Bank Show - Coldplay (TV show). ITV.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Roach (2003) p.89
  5. ^ "Limited edition, for KCRW members Live at KCRW on Morning Becomes Eclectic 12.10.01". KCRW. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Coldplay's Game of Thrones: The Musical". YouTube. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Coldplay on 60 Minutes (CBS) in 2009". YouTube. 8 February 2008. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Alien Radio FM". Archived from the original on 21 April 2021. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Rehearsing Orphans for Everyday Life – Live in Jordan". YouTube. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  10. ^ a b c d e "Coldplay – New Album Details Emerge". Xfm. 14 February 2005. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Unpublished Songs". ColdplayZone.com. Archived from the original on 14 April 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  12. ^ "Mylo Xyloto, Behind the Scenes". ColdplayZone (in Italian). Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  13. ^ a b c d e Coldplay (19 May 2014). Making of Ghost Stories (TV show). Sky Arts. Ghost Stories (provisional track listing):
    1. "O"
    2. "The Race"
    3. "Another's Arms"
    4. "Atlas"
    5. "True Love"
    6. "Ghost Stories" (new) [sic]
    7. "Oceans"
    8. "Tomorrow" "World Without You"
    9. "Fly On"
    Others: "Mist" [...]
  14. ^ "Coldplay - Gone But Not F. Cotton". BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  15. ^ "Coldplay on Sunday Morning (CBS) in 2011". YouTube. 16 October 2008. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  16. ^ Roach (2003) p.90
  17. ^ a b Slender Fungus (16 April 2010). "Roadie #42 – Blog #119". Coldplay.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  18. ^ "Intervista a Davide Rossi (#1)". ColdplayZone (in Italian). 28 May 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  19. ^ "Interview: Coldplay (Part Two)". YouTube. MAXmusicTV. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  20. ^ "Coldplay Promo Interview on Viva La Vida, Part Six (2008)". YouTube. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  21. ^ "Coldplay - Solid Ground (Until the Water Flows Over) & Violet Hill [Instrumental Studio Version]". YouTube. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
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