why is LOST! so popular

Malcolm-Edge

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This track is like Talk. Its got a catchy rift. Okay lyrics and radio friendly. Its a track out on the album to sell the album....its what those in the biz call a single!

It has taken Reigns spot for worst track.
 

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I love both versions. Actually, Lost! was the first song on the album that I liked most when I heard it for the first time. But I agree that it's not a typical Coldplay song and it's not the best song on the album.
 

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Finally I can also listen to Viva la vida and death and all his friends...and I have to say I love Lost!, I love the organs, the beat (ok I'm not totally against RnB or HipHop) , and the message (I'm just waiting til the shine wears off ) and especially the whole part at the end with just the organs, I always wanted to hear something like this...

In my opinion the beat even underlines the message of not giving up... without the beat it would not sound the same strong way.

Somehow Lost! reminds of an old song of Alice Cooper :D, but don't ask me which one...

Edit: I know which song: it's Hello Hooray but just the chorus...
 

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I think I was 'ruined' by the beautiful acoustic version too, but I've slowly come round to the album version. When I'm in a very bright mood I love it, and it's great for dancing - really great - but most other times I'd prefer to hear Lost? I think I'm going to make a CD with the acoustic version for that one track on instead (with LiJ Acoustic as the 'kimchi only' bonus track :))

The other thing I'd like to do, but don't have the technical skill, is to merge the two versions, with Lost? as a base which slowly adds in elements from Lost! I'd also really love to hear a Gospel version of Lost?
A Gospel version would sound great! I can just see the ironic video now too, with religous imagery and Chris banging away on the tambourine!
 

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Ok so Lost! is mainly for the mainstream people who don't listen to anything but singles. Lost? is for coldplay purist who don't like Lost! Lost+ is for the lovers of rap/hiphop and Jay-Z and [email protected] is for the lovers of live version. See the EP accomodates for everyone.
 

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I'm fascinated by Chris' dancing to Lost in concerts. I've never seen anyone move with more soul and beauty. He does some fancy footwork too! I especially like his dancing in Fix You and Lovers in Japan as well. To see that is worth the price of the ticket. I also like when Chris moves around in a circle like a Whirling Dervish. He's intoxicating and a joy to watch.
 

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honestly coldplay plays it live alot and its on the hot 100 charts while songs like death and all his friends , cementaries of london & strawberry dont get played at all!


honestly Lost! is the only coldplay song i hate because it is over done and that hiphop beat is annoying i like the Lost acoustic version though that should have been on the album
To answer the original question posed in this thread: When I first heard it, I honestly wasn't captured by it. I thought it had a mediocre appeal, and I wasn't excited by it at all. However, like many Coldplay songs, it was Chris' presentation of the song and his soulful interpretation of it through dance that captured me. "Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically and people will like it more" is true. It was Chris' enthusiasm as he sings and dances to the song that won me over to make Lost! one of my favorite Coldplay songs. My goal is to be able to dance as Chris does. For one thing, it seems to keep him in excellent physical shape. He's beautiful physically.
 

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While a lot of live performances are superior to their recordings, I feel that "Lost!" live is an infinitely superior experience. To be honest, I didn't care for the song beforehand, and I think it's lyrics are the worst on the album (yes, I prefer 42 even). But it's a fantastic song to clap along to, and while I wouldn't quite call it an "anthem", it creates quite a bit of energy.

Like I've said in other threads, though, I'd like to see "Lost?" replace it on the next tour.
 

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It's catchy and has a good beat. There's nothing wrong with that.
 

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lost! is my very favourite tune.It has me wanting more but I find the band teases and pulls back,not giving as much as they could and would in the song.I love the message they send in the song as well.
 

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Lost has got a message, and I like it a lot! I was very happy to lsiten to it in the concert!
 

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Maybe of the TV-series "Lost" ?
Could that be :D :D
There is also the song "42" and 42 is one of the numbers of the TV-show ;)
 

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I don't think I have a more disturbed relationship with any other Coldplay song than Lost! Sometimes I like it, but I also notice that I skip it regularly. Also live I think it's one of the less interesting songs (or Jay Z suddenly has to show up :lol:).

And, as said before, Lost? is way better.
 

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I've always put lost among the best. Take for example Jonny's guitar solo. It's probably 1 of only like 2 guitar solos that get stuck in my head. A classic in my opinion!:)
 
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