The songs behind the Grammys image - plus hi-res version
17 January 2009 4:34 pm
See what each member picked as their inspirations
Good afternoon. As we revealed on Wednesday, the Grammy Awards have produced a special image of Coldplay, which is made up from the titles of songs that have inspired the band. We thought you might like to see a hi-res version of image, as well as the songs each member picked.


(Right-click, then "show picture" or "view image" to see it at full size)

Chris

1. What’s your all-time favourite song?
Fairytale of New York - Kirsty MacColl & The Pogues

2. If your life had a soundtrack, what five songs would have to be on it?
Cigarettes and Alcohol - Oasis
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Teardrop - Massive Attack
If I Aint Got You - Alicia Keys
Angel Interceptor -  Ash

3. What songs have helped get you through the tough times in your life?
Stories From the City, Stories from The Sea - PJ Harvey (The whole album)

4. What songs come to mind when you think of the best times in your life?
Rock & Roll Star - Oasis

5. What are the songs on your favourite playlist or mix?
I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) - Jay-Z

6. What is the first song you remember loving as a child?
Hunting High & Low - A-ha

7. What was the first album you ever bought?
Bad - Michael Jackson

8. Who are your favourite artists/bands?
Bob Dylan, Robert Zimmerman

9. Are there any songs that have inspired you to do great things?
All songs have something great in them

10. Are there any songs that still give you chills when you hear them?
Any of the greatest hits of Leonard Cohen

Will

1. What’s your all-time favourite song?
Fairytale of New York - Kirsty MacColl & The Pogues

2. What songs have helped get you through the tough times in your life?
Ride On - Christy Moore

3. What songs come to mind when you think of the best times in your life?
Bittersweet Symphony -The Verve

4. What is the first song you remember loving as a child?
She’s Not There - The Zombies

5. What was the first album you ever bought?
Batman - Prince

6. Are there any songs that still give you chills when you hear them?
Intervention - Arcade Fire
Killing in The Name Of - Rage Against The Machine

Jonny

1. What’s your all-time favourite song?
River Song - Dennis Wilson
 
2. What is the first song you remember loving as a child?
War - Edwin Starr
 
3. What was the first album you ever bought?
Seven and The Ragged Tiger - Duran Duran
 
4. Are there any songs that still give you chills when you hear them?
Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan
Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
Velouria - Pixies

Guy

1. If your life had a soundtrack, what songs would have to be on it?
Midnight Cowboy - John Barry

2. What songs come to mind when you think of the best times in your life?
Pass the Peas - the JB’s
Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles

3. What is the first song you remember loving as a child?
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder

4. What was the first album you ever bought?
Regatta de Blanc - The Police

5. Who are your three favourite artists/bands?
The Beatles, Kraftwerk, Gram Parsons

6. Are there any songs that still give you chills when you hear them?
“Hallelujah” - Jeff Buckley

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