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Encyclopedia > The Hardest Part (Coldplay song)
"The Hardest Part"
Single by Coldplay
from the album X&Y
B-side(s) "How You See the World" (live from Earls Court)
Released 3 April 2006 (UK radio)
19 June 2006 (UK import)
Format Digital, CD
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:25
Label Parlophone
Producer(s) Coldplay, Danton Supple
Peak chart positions
Coldplay singles chronology
"Talk"
(2005)
"The Hardest Part"
(2006)
"What If"
(2006)
X&Y track listing
"Low"
(9)
"The Hardest Part"
(10)
"Swallowed in the Sea"
(11)

"The Hardest Part" is the fourth single from Coldplay's 2005 album, X&Y. The song was released to UK radio and download sites on 3 April 2006 and was released internationally on CD in Europe, Japan, Canada, and Australia in May and June 2006. The international version of the single was made available in the UK on 19 June 2006. In France and the French speaking portions of Belgium and Switzerland "What If" was released instead of "The Hardest Part", and a Belgium commercial CD featured the same B-side, "How You See the World" recorded live at Earls Court. Image File history File links HardestPart. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Coldplay are a critically acclaimed Grammy award winning English rock band. ... X&Y is the third album by English rock band Coldplay, released in England on June 6, 2005 and in North America on June 7. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... // A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official and legal music single available for purchase through an online store. ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Parlophone is a record label which was founded in Germany prior to World War I by the Carl Lindstrom Company. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... The Dutch Top 40 (Dutch: Nederlandse Top 40) is a weekly music chart, which started as the Veronica Top 40, because the pirate radio channel Radio Veronica was the first to introduce it. ... The Adult Contemporary chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... Coldplay are a critically acclaimed Grammy award winning English rock band. ... Talk is a song by English alternative rock band Coldplay and was released as the third single from their 2005 album, X&Y. It was released 19 December 2005 and the radio edit had been available for online purchase since 14 November. ... What If is the second track from Coldplays 2005 album, X&Y. It was released as a single in June 2006 to radio stations in France and the French speaking portions of Belgium and Switzerland. ... X&Y is the third album by English rock band Coldplay, released in England on June 6, 2005 and in North America on June 7. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Coldplay are a critically acclaimed Grammy award winning English rock band. ... See also: 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 2000s in music. ... X&Y is the third album by English rock band Coldplay, released in England on June 6, 2005 and in North America on June 7. ... // A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official and legal music single available for purchase through an online store. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A Compact Disc or CD is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... What If is the second track from Coldplays 2005 album, X&Y. It was released as a single in June 2006 to radio stations in France and the French speaking portions of Belgium and Switzerland. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Earls Court Exhibition Centre (also known as Earls Court Arena or often simply Earls Court) is located in West London, England on the boundary between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. ...


Like the previous single from X&Y, "Talk", had been a tribute to Kraftwerk, "The Hardest Part" was intended by Coldplay as a stylistic nod to R.E.M.. In fact, according to the band, they felt "The Hardest Part" resembled R.E.M.'s 1991 hit "Losing My Religion" so much that they almost left it off the album.[citation needed] Talk is a song by English alternative rock band Coldplay and was released as the third single from their 2005 album, X&Y. It was released 19 December 2005 and the radio edit had been available for online purchase since 14 November. ... Kraftwerk (pronounced [], German for power station) are a German musical group who have made significant contributions to the development of experimental, electronic, New Wave, synthpop and techno music. ... This article is about the band. ... Losing My Religion is a song recorded by the rock band R.E.M. from their 1991 album Out of Time. ...


At the bands official site, Coldplay.com, Chris Martin refers to "The Hardest Part" as a "terrible song, good video". He does not give any reason for this statement, other than a short explanation of how the video was recorded.[1]

Contents

Track listings

In the UK

  1. "The Hardest Part" - 4:25
  • 12" 12R6687 Live EP originally scheduled to be released 6 April 2006, but later cancelled.

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International 2-track CD

  1. "The Hardest Part" - 4:25
  2. "How You See The World" (live from Earls Court)

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Music video

Video clip

The music video for "The Hardest Part" was shot on 3 March 2006 in St. Petersburg, Florida at a yacht marina. The video is similar to Weezer's video for Buddy Holly, in that it uses a clip from a short-lived 80s program "Attitudes" on the Lifetime network, and has the band digitally inserted. The band essentially plays beside a stage where an 84-year-old lady and her 25-year-old male friend put up an incredible act of athleticism, despite her age. Actress Linda Dano, who played "Felicia Gallant" on the soap opera Another World, is also featured via the Attitudes footage. The video was directed by Mary Wigmore. Another version of the video features a cameo from Chris Martin's father, Anthony Martin, but was never broadcast. It premiered on Wednesday, 22 March at 11:05 p.m. on Channel 4 in the UK. Image File history File links HardestPartVideo. ... Image File history File links HardestPartVideo. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (63rd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Nickname: Location of the city proper in Pinellas County the state of Florida Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Pinellas County Founded 1876 Incorporated February 29, 1892 Government  - Mayor Rick Baker Area  - City  133. ... Weezer is an American Grammy-nominated rock band from Los Angeles, California. ... Buddy Holly is a popular single by Weezer, written by Rivers Cuomo. ... Attitudes was an American television talk show on Lifetime Television from 1985-1991. ... Lifetime Television is an American television network devoted to movies, sitcoms and dramas, all of which are either geared towards women or feature women in lead roles. ... Linda Dano as Felicia Gallant Linda Dano (born Linda Rae Wildermuth on May 12, 1943) is a well-known American soap opera actor. ... Another World (sometimes called Another World: Bay City as it was briefly known) is a Daytime Emmy-winning American soap opera which ran on the NBC television network from May 4, 1964 to June 25, 1999. ... Christopher Anthony John Martin (born March 2, 1977) is the lead singer, occasional lead guitarist and pianist of the popular rock band Coldplay. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Channel Four Television Corporation be merged into this article or section. ...


Chart Performance

On the U.S., "The Hardest Part" entered Billboard's AC chart, peaking at #37. Reached #18 on the Radio & Records Triple A chart.


In Peru the single was a moderate hit compared to previous singles peaking at #49. [2]


External links

  • Coldplay.com - official artist website
  • The Hardest Part information page at Coldplaying.com
  • Official Fansite
  • Coldplay Wiki
  • Coldplay: Artist Chart History at Billboard.com

References

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