Coldplay are making history on the Dutch music charts this week with a single considered their biggest hit ever which was released 6 months ago.
Coldplay have reached a record-equalling 30 weeks in the dutch Top 40 single charts which they've accomplished with their single Viva La Vida. Coldplay are currently tied with (I can't get no) Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones, and Only A fool by Mighty Sparrow. Should Coldplay stay in the charts for another week, Viva La Vida will be officially recorded as one of the top 10 longest charted singles of all time in the Netherlands. Viva La Vida held the no.1 position for three weeks.
One can only wonder what Joe Satriani makes of this record. Satriani filed a copyright infringement suit in Los Angeles on December 4, one day after Coldplay was nominated for seven Grammy Awards, including record of the year for "Viva La Vida". He is seeking a jury trial, damages and "any and all profits" attributable to the alleged copyright infringement.
More on this news at the Coldplay forum Here [thanks Carlaatje]