March 25, 2014 - submitted by Victor, Sweden

Q. Dear Oracle, I once saw a documentary about Coldplay, not sure if it was official but anyway, in it they said that Coldplay choose from hundreds of songs when choosing songs for Parachutes. Did they really have that many songs to choose from that early in their career?

Kind regards

The Oracle replies:

The simple answer is, no. There weren't hundreds but there were a lot. Some titles you'll have heard of: Vitamins, So Sad, If All Else, Ode To Deodorant...
They wrote a lot of new material prior to and during the recording sessions of Parachutes.