Trivia: Coldplay

  • Banned in China: Parachutes, due to "Spies" being interpreted as a potshot at their form of communism. Buckland commented that the banning was "really weird."
  • Black Sheep Hit: Parachutes is practically a Black Sheep Album: its intimate, acoustic style doesn't sound like any of Coldplay's other albums, and the band hates it these days. (Though "Yellow" still survives on the setlist.)
  • Breakthrough Hit: "Yellow".
  • Creator Breakdown: A subtle one; Ghost Stories was made after Chris and his wife Gwyneth Paltrow divorced, and the album is conceptually rooted in a breakup. You can sense the depression.
  • One of Us: To help prepare for the role of Pepper Potts in the Iron Man film, Gwyneth Paltrow, spouse of lead singer Chris Martin, borrowed a few comic books from her husband.
  • Shrug of God: The bandmembers rarely give specific explanations of a song's meaning (though they love to give fake ones). Chris, the main lyric-writer, has stated that he has no idea what "Yellow" is about.
    • Jonny once stated that it was about bananas.
  • Viral Marketing: The lyric videos for "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall".