Throwback Thursday: Coldplay’s “Clocks”

Written by on April 2, 2015

On this day in 2013, BBC Radio 2 took a poll to find listeners’ favorite albums ever released and Coldplay’s “A Rush of Blood to the Head”  shot right to the top. It beat bands like The Beatles and Pink Floyd, an impressive feat for the British band. If you don’t know who Coldplay is…what rock have you been living under? Maybe this one with Patrick? If you don’t know them or don’t know what the faces behind the beautiful music look like, here they are in their colorful glory at the 2009 Grammys. The album was certified 8x Platinum, selling over 19 million units worldwide. The singles “In My Place” and “The Scientist” were released to critical acclaim but the big buzz was centered on the masterpiece that is “Clocks.” It won the Grammy for Best Record of the Year in 2004 and was stuck in everyone’s head for an unspeakable amount of time. I personally spent a good amount of time teaching it to myself on the piano. Although we can’t all be Chris Martin, it’s fun to try :). This song has over 51 million views on Youtube and the numbers just go up by the day. I get tired of songs really fast but after 13 years, this song somehow still manages to remain relevant. Coldplay is one of those bands that you can tell were born to make music. Sadly, they are working on their (most likely) last album EVER. Their 7th studio album is tentatively named “A Head Full of Dreams” (I feel like they just changed the words to “A Sky Full of Stars”…is that just me? Okay) and Chris Martin compared their finale to the Harry Potter series- I guess the lucky #7 is just a good place to end things. Hopefully they end on a high note- I know I personally cannot wait to hear what else they have in store for us. To get us excited for their last album, here’s a throwback to one of the songs that got me hooked on Coldplay in the first place: “Clocks”


By Fatema Sabir

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