Happy birthday, Paradise!

heelsrule1988

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It was one year ago today that the best song on Mylo Xyloto (and one of Coldplay's best songs ever) was released for the world to hear. A lot of you hated it (for reasons I'll never understand), but I'll never forget the first time I heard it. I was completely blown away... almost numb after hearing it. That opening minute remains to this day one of the most amazing things my ears have ever heard.
 

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Omg is it already an entire year ago? Time goes really fast. Happy Birthday Paradise and I totally agree with you it's maybe one of the best Coldplay songs ever!
 

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Time flies... Happy 1 year Paradise... and a many more birthdays to go :)
 

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:surprised:

Happy Birthday Paradise, not my favourite, but one of Coldplay's biggest hits!!!:)
 

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Happy birthday Paradise!!! :lol: I love the music video so much. Never get tired of watching it. :p Also, when Chris plays the piano, it sounds beautiful and amazing! :nice:

 

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One whole year already?! :eek:

When I first heard this song I thought "What the hell is this? Another mediocre pop song?" (I was already disappointed with ETIAW) but once I had got over the somewhat annoying chorus, and heard some live versions, I began to appreciate it a bit more. One year later, I think it's a great song which will hopefully be remembered for many years. I'm happy it got Coldplay another No. 1 single (even though it should have been Charlie Brown :angry:) and it seems to be very good live too. (especially Guy's bass :D)

Incidentally, it's also exactly a year since I joined coldplaying! :awesome:
 

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Time flies!

I gotta admit that I still don't really like it. But the video made it better.

Happy Birthday Paradise. ;)
 

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I can't believe it's been a year already. It's become one of my favorite live songs <3

Happy Birthday Paradise!
 

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omg its been a full year since the first time i hear paradise ,at 7 in the morrning befor school i listened to it 27 times befor i even got home that day:D
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
 

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Coldplay's been dead for a whole year now? Wow, time really flies. So tragic.

Sorta kidding. But I remember it well. I was taking the shuttle back home from seeing The National. I was on Twitter on my iPhone reading tweets from people who had just heard the song for the first time. Much of it was vile hatred. So I listened when I got home. And I suddenly desperately wished I was back at The National concert instead. :dozey:

I didn't hate it as much as I hated ETIAW, and I still hate ETIAW more. But it hasn't grown on me one bit in the last year. :(
 

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Ahh that day

I was on a beautiful vacation, also reading tweets of people who have heard it for the first time.
I wasn't able to listen to it until I got home, two days from that.
I listened to it and hated it immediately. But...

After it started to get constant radio airplay, it has grown on me to the point where i liked it... And then to the point where I found it annoying as hell. I just couldn't stand it anymore.
It's an okay song I guess, I still listen to it here and then.

Happy birthday, I guess.
 

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One whole year already?! :eek:

When I first heard this song I thought "What the hell is this? Another mediocre pop song?" (I was already disappointed with ETIAW) but once I had got over the somewhat annoying chorus, and heard some live versions, I began to appreciate it a bit more. One year later, I think it's a great song which will hopefully be remembered for many years. I'm happy it got Coldplay another No. 1 single (even though it should have been Charlie Brown :angry:) and it seems to be very good live too. (especially Guy's bass :D)

Incidentally, it's also exactly a year since I joined coldplaying! :awesome:
I had pretty much the same experience with the song :nod: (although I have to add a period of time during which I couldn't stand it anymore, because it was everywhere all the time, so I stopped listening to it...but a few months ago it got much better :D)


And omg congrats!:awesome:
 

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I had the exact same feeling after hearing it first like most of you described. But I guess it has grown on me the last year. I actually enjoyed it last week on the Malieveld in The Hague.

So happy birthday para-para-Paradise!
 

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I loved the song on the first listen, I remember I woke up at 4am because I was just so excited to hear it. After I listened to it 5 times in a row I tried to get back to sleep but I couldn't because I got too happy :lol:, btw one of the best songs on Mylo Xyloto and one of the few I could listen on the radio everyday, an awesome hit and the soundtrack of my last summer :wacky:

Incidentally, it's also exactly a year since I joined coldplaying! :awesome:
Wohooo congrats! :D
 

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Yay Paradise!!:D. Right to #1 where Coldplay belongs. Is it still on the charts anywhere?
 

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Whoa, how is it a year old already?! Feels like this whole era (ETIAW, MTM, Major Minus, Paradise) was only released last month.

Such a great song and music video. One of their most well known songs!

Happy birthday Para para!
 

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Happy birthday, Paradise!

You helped Coldplay rise to the top once again! I remember that day one year ago where I was on my iPod, looking for that pre order of MX and I instantly bought Paradise too. I listened to it and said,
"Wow. The boys did a great job. I love those strings!" Then I went to figure out how to play it on my violin. If it weren't for Paradise, I wouldn't have let my friends know I sing. If it weren't for Paradise, Coldplay would just be another "Who's that?" to everyone I know.

If it weren't for Paradise, where would a lot of Coldplayers be today? So thanks, and happy birthday, Paradise. :)
 
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