Radio 1 playlist

Coldplay on BBC Radio 1 playlist & new ASFOS advert

Coldplay on BBC Radio 1 playist

Coldplay’s 3rd single from Ghost Stories, True Love has been added to the BBC Radio 1 playlist in the UK for the upcoming week commencing 18th August. Every Coldplay song released as a single has been added to the BBC Radio 1 playlist and very few have failed to make the A-List. The Hardest Part, Strawberry Swing and Life In Technicolor ii were the few which reached only the B-list.

Below, you will see the list of Coldplay’s recent runs within the Radio 1 playlist since Atlas in 2013. Atlas, taken from The Hunger Games : Catching Fire soundtrack currently holds the all time record for the amount of weeks spent on the B list (8).

Coldplay – Atlas

21/09/13 – C
28/09/13 – B
04/09/13 – B
11/09/13 – B
18/09/13 – B
25/09/13 – B
02/10/13 – B
09/10/13 – B
16/10/13 – B
23/10/13 – A
30/10/13 – A
06/11/13 – A

Coldplay – Magic

10/03/14 – C
17/03/14 – C
24/03/14 – B
31/03/14 – B
07/04/14 – B
14/04/14 – A
21/04/14 – A
28/04/14 – A

Coldplay – A Sky Full of Stars

05/05/14 – C
12/05/14 – B
19/05/14 – B
26/05/14 – B
02/06/14 – B
09/06/14 – B
16/06/14 – A
23/06/14 – A
30/06/14 – A
07/07/14 – A

Coldplay – True Love

18/08/14 – C

As revealed in the upcoming playlist for next week, courtesy of Buzzjack.

A List
Clean Bandit (ft. Stylo G) ‘Come Over’
David Guetta (ft. Sam Martin) ‘Lovers On The Sun’
Duke Dumont ‘Won’t Look Back’
Ed Sheeran ‘Don’t’
FKA Twigs ‘Two Weeks’
Kiesza ‘Giant In My Heart’
^ Lana Del Rey ‘Ultraviolence’
^ Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz ‘Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix)’
Mallory Knox ‘Ghost In The Mirror’
^ Maroon 5 ‘Maps’
Nico & Vinz ‘Am I Wrong’
OneRepublic ‘Love Runs Out’
Rizzle Kicks ‘Tell Her’
Royal Blood ‘Figure It Out’
Twin Atlantic ‘Brothers And Sisters’

B List
Bombay Bicycle Club ‘Come To’
Charlene Soraia ‘Caged’
Indiana ‘Heart On Fire’
Lonely The Brave ‘Backroads’
Oliver $ & Jimi Jules ‘Pushing On’
^ Paolo Nutini ‘Iron Sky’
Pharrell Williams ‘Come Get It Bae’
^ Pulled Apart By Horses ‘Lizard Baby’
Saint Motel ‘My Type’
^ Sam Smith ‘I’m Not The Only One’
^ Ten Walls ‘Walking With Elephants’
The 1975 ‘Heart Out’
The Script ‘Superheroes’
Wankelmut & Emma Louise ‘My Head Is A Jungle (MK Remix)’
^ You Me At Six ‘Room To Breathe’

C List
* 5 Seconds of Summer ‘Amnesia’
* Bastille ‘Oblivion’
* Coldplay ‘True Love
Ferreck Dawn & Redondo ‘Love Too Deep’
Grimes (ft. Blood Diamonds) ‘Go’
* Iggy Azalea (ft. Rita Ora) ‘Black Widow’
* Katy Perry ‘This Is How We Do’
Saint Raymond ‘I Want You’
Snakehips (ft. Sinead Harnett) ‘Days With You’
Years & Years ‘Take Shelter’

INMWT List
* Bodhi vs George The Poet ‘My City’
Jamie xx ‘All Under One Roof Raving’
M.O ‘Dance On My Own’
MNEK ‘Wrote a Song About You’
TCTS (ft. K Stewart) ‘Games’

BBC Introducing
James Bay ‘Let It Go’

Out
Charli XCX ‘Boom Clap’ [A]
Kasabian ‘Bumblebeee’ [A]
MAGIC! ‘Rude’ [A]
Foxes ‘Glorious’ [B]
Hot Natured & Ali Love ‘Benediction’ [B]
Eric Prydz ‘Liberate’ [INMWT]

As expected, A Sky Full of Stars has been Coldplay’s biggest hit from Ghost Stories so far on worldwide radio. Will True Love better the 2nd single within the world of the charts? Being a polar opposite to the popular EDM influenced track suggests it won’t but the ‘unconventional’ single may surprise a few. We will see over the coming weeks and the upcoming acrobat inspired official video will have a large say!


New ASFOS advert

Continuing with the BBC link, the British broadcasters have released a very interesting advert/commercial involving A Sky Full of Stars and Chris Evans (unconvincingly) humming the upbeat song to the puzzled expressions of his colleagues. Mr Jools Holland eventually made sense of it and the BBC dropped a new plug to Coldplay’s uplifting anthem. (thanks to our mod, Black Rose)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Krin3u-XjM

That’s not the only time Mr Evans has been featured on such an ad. The other Chris has previously attempted Trouble on the piano on a BBC Radio 2 advert!

The other obvious link is Fearne Cotton who interviewed the whole band for the Making of Ghost Stories on Sky Arts in the UK. Watch the two parts if you haven’t already, here : Part 1 and Part 2.