#2 – Coldplay – “Yellow” – (2000)

Yes, Coldplay has two songs in the top 10 on this list. Why? Because they’re one of the biggest bands to come out of the 2000s and they’ve scored big hit after massive big hit. I didn’t like this song when it first came out because I thought Chris Martin looked like a goober for walking down that beach in the rain. Most Coldplay songs take a little while to grow on me, but I now realize that the Parachutes songs are some of their best. This was Coldplay’s first big single and it gave us a peek at what everything to come would be like.

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#9 – Coldplay – “Clocks” – (2002)

I think we can all agree that Coldplay is one of the biggest bands (if not the biggest band) of the 2000s (and going). I can’t believe this song is 11 years old. It has some of the catchiest and melodious piano hooks ever. A Rush of Blood to the Head is among the greatest albums of the decade and this is the best song on the album. It’s one of Coldplay’s signature songs – mostly because of that piano hook. It wasn’t a huge hit (never hit #1 anywhere) but it did win a Grammy for Record of the Year.

Coldplay– “Life in Technicolor” – (2008)

I had always preferred “Life in Technicolor II,” the vocal version from Prospekt’s March EP to this, the instrumental version. But that changed when I bought my ticket to ride the London Eye. It came with a ticket for the “4D Experience” – which was some video you sat through with 3D glasses and stuff. The video that they showed really stuck with me – especially because this Coldplay song was playing and it really gave a sense of amazement or power or something (the 4D video is below and “Life in Technicolor” is the second song within it). I miss London.