29 oracle items tagged as film
March 12, 2015 / submitted by Janvi, India
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I was watching this Coldplay Mylo tour live documentary and in the end they play a song in Chris' voice. Please tell me which song is that ?


I presume you mean as the end credits roll on Live 2012?
The song is called Up With the Birds.

December 16, 2014 / submitted by Chris, United States of America
Q.  Is this movie actually happening? As a Coldplay/Foo Fighters fan, I would absolutely love it!!

Not so much "happening" as "happened"! This is very old news - going back as far as 2002.
I've answered questions about it before in 2009, 2012 & 2013.

December 15, 2014 / submitted by Sylvie, Czech Republic
Q.  Just back from the movies and I was very surprised to hear the Midnight track on the trailer of Exodus. I knew about Miracles, but was Midnight initially planned to be on that soundtrack? Any other contribution to future productions?

A song being used in a trailer is very different from an original song being written for a film as is the case with Miracles and was with Atlas & Wish I Was Here.
Those are the only tracks written specifically for film soundtracks.

December 4, 2014 / submitted by Ellie, United Kingdom
Q.  Hey Oracle, I noticed the other day that Lost and Chris' version of the song Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas appears in Ugly Betty.... And I was just wondering if you have a list of all the Coldplay songs that appear in movies or tv series?

Thanks x

There are simply too many TV shows that it would be almost impossible to list every one. We don't have a list of films either but you can easily find out from a source such as IMDB.

December 2, 2014 / submitted by Kasia , Poland
Q.  I know that a song in a new Sky Movies Christmas advert is not Miracles. Can you tell what's the title and author of this song, please?

We've got no idea! It could be library music... I would have thought that the true identity would have been revealed by now if it was a band / artist.

December 1, 2014 / submitted by Marco, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I was wondering about Miracles. I saw a video that has a snippet of the song and I'm really excited about it. I wanted to know: Will we be able to hear it before December 16th?

The clip that has been doing the rounds is NOT Miracles; it's not even Coldplay!

November 12, 2014 / submitted by Jose, Mexico
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I just heard a beautiful orchestral remix of Midnight used for the Exodus: Gods and Kings movie trailer. I would like to know if this song will be published and available for purchase. Thanks!

The only trailer I have seen, doesn't appear to feature a remix version. Songs used for trailers can be edited to have the desired silences or effects to compliment the trailer - it'd be a bit useless if singing was interrupting the flow of what the trailer is trying to convey.
Midnight wasn't released as a single and isn't going to be - regardless of version.

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November 11, 2014 / submitted by Marc, Australia
Q.  Hi,

I was recently on a plane, and while looking through the in-flight entertainment, I noticed and watched a special live video of Ghost Stories. I am now aware that a live album for Ghost Stories is being released, and once I watched the trailer for the DVD, I was pretty sure that it was the same thing as what I watched on the plane. Is this true?


It very well could be but I believe there were (sort of) 3 versions.
One included Clocks and Paradise. Another was an edited version. The DVD could be classed as the third and consists of:
1. Always In My Head
2. Magic
3. Ink
4. True Love
5. Midnight
6. Another's Arms
7. Oceans
8. A Sky Full Of Stars
9. O

July 8, 2014 / submitted by Quinn, Australia
Q.  Do you think we could hear Wish I Was Here with the original vocals from Chris. It's an amazing song.


If such a version exists, it will only be in demo form. This is a collaboration so it was never a Coldplay song before it became what it is. As far as I know, the only song that ever started being performed and heard as a Coldplay song before being recorded and released by anyone else was Gravity (Embrace).
Even when Chris has written or given tracks to other people, I have never heard a version with Chris singing. Lukas (recorded by Natalie Imbruglia) for example, was intended for Viva but I never heard it.