Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall (4:09)

Cover of Mylo Xyloto

From Mylo Xyloto and 21 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 favorite song

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  • burningwaffles

    can't get over it

    19 Jul 2:39am Reply
  • burningwaffles

    This is one of my favourite Coldplay songs!

    8 Jul 2:29am Reply
  • Pepon404

    Love Coldplay!

    5 Jul 1:09pm Reply
  • burningwaffles

    I'd rather be a comma than a full STOP

    9 Jun 1:31am Reply
  • EDO278

    So you can hurt, hurt me bad. But still I'll raise the flag!!! <3

    8 Jun 1:21am Reply
  • randorolian

    Turned into a bit of a Coldplay classic for me. Never fails to lift the spirits and get the foot tapping!

    29 May 8:32pm Reply
  • lirginarga

    I turn the music up, I got my records on...I feel my heart start beating to my favorite song!

    20 Apr 3:16pm Reply
  • muerto14

    Very Good

    18 Apr 2:44am Reply
  • Nick14Orlov

    помню те безумные времена, связанные с этой песней. Начало лета 2011 года, вышел сингл одноименный. первая летняя сессия, Бессонные ночи, проведенные на Черной Речке с другом, постоянное прослушивание этой песни, ожидание Mylo Xyloto. Никогда не передать этих ощущений. И больше не испытать. Ложишься в 6 утра, просыпаешься в 15-16. И все по кругу, бессмысленное, но полное чувств существование. И да, то, что я проводил время с другом - не означает, что я гей) Просто БЫЛО КРУТО!

    9 Mar 11:16am Reply
  • Thats_Frosty

    Every Teardrop is a Waterfall :0...

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Maphen13

    How to download?

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • lukenzo77

    Song is awesome!

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • british-rocker

    Every Coldplay song is a Masterpiece [34] (one's of the best songs all of time)

    6 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Lilmedonster

    Every Coldplay song is a Masterpiece [33]

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • patmetix

    I love this song!

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • forgie00

    This song always make me happy [3]

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • jdsramirez

    One of the best from Mylo :')

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • u_go_na

    ♥♥♫ ♥ ♫♥♥♥♫ ♥ ♫♥♥So cool to listen to live♥♥♫ ♥ ♫♥♥♥♫ ♥ ♫♥♥

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ReemFTW

    Goosebumps when I hear this song. Every. Single. Time. ♥

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • MadDennis

    This song cheers me up, I love it ♥

    30 May 2013 Reply
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