Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Classic Summer Songs: "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay

This Classic Summer Song* from 2008 is a brilliant composition that got its title when Coldplay frontman saw the phrase on a painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.  Upon release, it set an all-time record for the most downloaded song on iTunes, and quickly went to #1 in the United States, the U.K., Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.  "Viva La Vida" has now sold over seven million copies worldwide, and helped Coldplay earn Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Album of the Year.

Is it just me, or when you first heard it, did you think it was by U2?  Coldplay has since established itself as one of the top groups in the world.

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