Coldplay by GersonA

Champion(s):

DoyleE
Oscar Wilde said, "One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead." I should've been the one to get to say that.


Runner(s)-Up:

BahnamanS
Taz'dingo!

BarkerC
"We fight for better days."


Quiz Description

Ah, Coldplay. Known to some as one of the greatest bands in the world and others as a disgrace in the music world, there's no doubt that people have heard of Coldplay. In honor of their upcoming Super Bowl show, here are 12 questions relating to the band and their music.

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Questions:

Name one member of Coldplay who is not Chris Martin.

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Will Champion, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman

In 1997, Chris Martin asked fellow Oxford Classics student Tim Rice-Oxley to be Coldplay's keyboard player. He declined because he was already a member of what other band, which would also become popular in Great Britain?

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Keane

In 2005, Coldplay's song Speed of Sound was kept off the top of the charts because of what Crazy Frog song, a hugely popular ringtone?

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Axel F

Although Coldplay has had several UK number-ones, their only US number-one was what song, which also won a Grammy for Song of the Year in 2009?

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Viva la Vida

On May 6, 2003, the 20th anniversary of a famous U2 show at the same location, Coldplay played a concert in the rain at which venue near Morrison, Colorado?

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Red Rocks Amphitheater

Who painted the painting used as the cover for the Coldplay album seen here?

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Eugene Delacroix

Although it has never been officially confirmed, it is a widely held belief that Coldplay's 2014 album Ghost Stories was inspired by Chris Martin's divorce from whom?

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Gwenyth Paltrow

The video for Coldplay's most recent single, Hymn for the Weekend, came under fire for cultural appropriation. What popular singer was featured in both the song and the video?

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Beyonce

Due to the band's close friendship with Jay-Z, Chris Martin was announced as one of the artist-owners of what streaming service in 2015?

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Tidal

What is the full name of the album whose cover is seen here?

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Mylo Xyloto

Coldplay's song Kaleidoscope, heard here, samples Barack Obama. What Persian mystic poet wrote "The Guest House," the poem that Obama is reading in the track?

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Rumi

Clearly, Coldplay is fixated with time - not only was Chris Martin's great-great-grandfather the inventor of Daylight Saving Time, but one album of Coldplay's has three successive songs called "The Scientist," "Clocks," and "Daylight." Name this album.

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A Rush of Blood to the Head