Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall (4:09)

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From Mylo Xyloto and 25 other releases

“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” is the first track announced from Coldplay’s fifth album, “Mylo Xyloto”.

The The Every Teardrop is a Waterfall Songfacts reports that Chris Martin was inspired to write the upbeat song after hearing the dance track Ritmo de la Noche by Lorca during a nightclub scene in the Javier Bardem film Biutiful. The track is based on I Go to Rio written by Peter Allen and Adrienne Anderson, hence their credits as writers on this tune.

Coldplay returned to the charts with epic single ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’, which debuted at No.6 on it’s release in June 2011. The track contains elements of Peter Allen’s camp classic ‘I Go to Rio’, a No.1 single in his native Australia back in 1977.


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I turn the music up, I got my records on
I shut the world outside until the lights come on
Maybe the streets alight, maybe the trees are gone
I feel my heart start beating to my favourite song

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