15 Best Coldplay Wedding Songs For Your Dream Celebration

 Planning your wedding and want to include tracks from your favorite British alternative rock band? With over 150 tracks during their 25+ year long career, it can be overwhelming to choose just a few Coldplay wedding songs for your big day. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! 

Here’s a list of Coldplay songs, organized by the total number of streams on Spotify. This way, you can trust that your guests are familiar with at least some of the tunes. And yes, some may not fit the traditional mold of a wedding song, but trust in the music and we can make it work.

Coldplay Wedding Songs

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1. Yellow 

Memorable lyric: I swam across /  I jumped across for you / Oh, what a thing to do / ‘Cause you were all yellow

Undoubtedly the band’s most recognizable song, it’s a song about unconditional love, making “Yellow” a perfect choice for the newlywed’s first dance or for their dance with their parents.

2. The Scientist

Memorable lyric: Nobody said it was easy / No one ever said it would be this hard / Oh, take me back to the start

Yes, the lyrics are more melancholic than romantic, but we all agree that marriage isn’t a walk in the park–unless you mean Jurassic Park. When mistakes happen and apologies need to be made, this Coldplay wedding song is a reminder that we shouldn’t use our head for matters of the heart.

3. Viva La Vida

Memorable lyric:  One minute, I held the key / Next the walls were closed on me / And I discovered that my castles stand / Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

Love has the power to challenge and transform us, and “Viva la Vida”–a track speaking of revolutions and paradigm shifts–captures the spirit of embracing those changes.

4. Fix You

Memorable lyric: Lights will guide you home / And ignite your bones / And I will try to fix you

There will be moments that our partner will need us, and it’s a promise that we’ll be there for them, regardless of how lost or broken they might feel.

5. Hymn for the Weekend

Memorable lyric: Oh, angel sent from up above / You know you make my world light up / When I was down, when I was hurt / You came to lift me up

Whether it’s uplifting like an angel or euphoric like a drug, it’s a song about the positive effect one person can have on another. If “love at first sight” was a song, this would be a strong contender.

6. A Sky Full of Stars

Memorable lyric: ‘Cause you’re a sky, you’re a sky full of stars / Such a heavenly view / You’re such a heavenly view

The lyrics and the danceable beat encapsulates what it’s like during the honeymoon phase of a relationship.

7. My Universe

Memorable lyric: And you (you), you are (you are) my universe / And you make my world light up inside

If we translate the Korean verses into English, we can appreciate the positive spin that this song puts on the star-crossed lovers trope. It acknowledges the challenges that relationships face, but trusting that these are temporary and can be overcome.

8. Paradise

Memorable lyric: And so lying underneath those stormy skies / She’d say, “oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh / I know the sun must set to rise”

The essence of this song captures the idea that we’ll experience challenges, reminding us that love is about sticking together through thick and thin, for better or for worse.

9. Adventure of a Lifetime

Memorable lyric: Oh, I can feel my heart beating / ‘Cause you make me feel / Like I’m alive again

Falling in love after heartbreak is like giving someone the power to either drag you deeper into the water or lift you up for air. However, when you do find that special person, the feeling of being alive again is simply indescribable.

10. Clocks

Memorable lyric: Closing walls and ticking clocks / Gonna come back and take you home / I could not stop that you now know

Honestly, “Clocks” is a bit ambiguous, but that just means it could be interpreted in a variety of ways. One such perspective is that, despite life’s struggles weighing us down, there’s nothing quite like coming home to the one we love.

11. Magic

Memorable lyric: And if you were to ask me / After all that we’ve been through / Still believe in magic? / Oh yes, I do

This song is a personal favorite because it exposes whether we’re a “half full” or “half empty” type of person, either it’s an upbeat breakup song or a chill promise of fidelity. That’s the magic–it allows each listener to connect with it in their own way. 

12. Higher Power

Memorable lyric: I call it magic when I’m with you / And I just got broken, broken into two / Still I call it magic, when I’m next to you

The closest thing Coldplay has to a gospel song, “Higher Power” is about someone hearing a divine message to “hold tight” at their lowest point. We can all resonate with this, as we’ve been there at some point in our lives.

13. Everglow

Memorable lyric: I know that you’re always with me / And the way you will show / And you’re with me wherever I go

While the main theme of “Everglow” is about letting go, it also tells us to cherish what was. This message acknowledges the bittersweet nature of watching a child fly the nest, making it a perfect choice for the parent’s dance.

14. Green Eyes

Memorable lyric: And it feels so much lighter now I met you / And honey, you should know / That I could never go on without you

Marriage is a partnership, and this song reminds us to work together to keep it strong and stable. As they say in the marriage vows, “…for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health.” 

15. Amazing Day

Memorable lyric: In your eyes / I drifted away / And in your arms / I just want to sway

To cap it off, “Amazing Day” would be my pick for your first dance. This was one of the slow songs played at my senior prom, and whenever I hear it, I’m transported back to that moment. Even years later, I can still remember how lost I was in her brown eyes.


What is the best Coldplay song to walk down the aisle to?

With an extensive selection of songs, Coldplay’s most popular love song used at weddings is “Sky Full of Stars”. This song is so sweet and has a great upbeat and happy feeling to it.

What is the upbeat song on Coldplay?

Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay

The upbeat, dance-friendly anthem from the group’s album “A Head Full of Dreams,” is about appreciating the beauty and adventure of life, and is a great song to have toward the latter half of your wedding party. 

Why is Coldplay so special?

Coldplay is known for its melodic rock sound that often incorporates elements of alternative rock and piano-driven pop music.

Their music has been described as “emotional and uplifting”, often containing themes of love, loss, and hope.

What are some popular Coldplay songs for the father-daughter dance?

One popular Coldplay song for the father-daughter dance is “Yellow.” Its heartfelt lyrics and emotional melody make it a perfect choice for this special dance. Another popular option is “Fix You,” which conveys a powerful message of support and unconditional love between a father and his daughter.

Is there a Coldplay song that is often used for wedding ceremonies?

Yes, “The Scientist” by Coldplay is frequently chosen for wedding ceremonies. Despite its more melancholic tone, the song’s introspective lyrics and haunting melody create a poignant atmosphere that resonates with many couples as they embark on their journey together.

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