Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Coldplay Songs of All TimeSelections include 'Yellow,' 'Clocks' and 'Viva la Vida'
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8. 'Viva la Vida'
"Viva la Vida," the title track of the band's first collaboration with Brian Eno in 2008, balances Coldplay's taste for soaring melodies with a stately, relatively understated string arrangement. The song has the distinction of being not only the band's only Number One hit on Billboard's Hot 100 sales chart, but also the first Number One single by a British group since 1996.