The song that started it all for Coldplay. Before this song hit the air waves, most of America didn’t have a clue who Coldplay was. Thankfully, this gem from arguably their best album got around and all of our music collections have been upgraded in spades.
When I first saw this video I had a ton of questions: “Who is this gangly fellow walking along the beach by himself?” “Is he alone Coldplay or are there other members?” “What does ‘Yellow’ even mean?” I’ve long since learned the answers to these and many more questions including the whole Yellow thing.
It’s a simple song with a simple video which was almost completely different. Can you imagine this video with an actual story to follow? I’m glad it ended up the way it did because it makes you focus on the lyrics and that is what is most important anyway. That, and the always entertaining facial expressions of Chris Martin.