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Encyclopedia > Yellow (song)
"Yellow" cover
Single by Coldplay
from the album Parachutes
Released 26 June 2000
Format CD, 7", cassette
Recorded February – March 2000
Genre Alternative
Length 4:29
Label Parlophone
Producer Ken Nelson, Coldplay
Coldplay singles chronology
Parachutes track listing

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The song was recorded at Liverpool's Parr Street Studios. The recording was rushed so that the song could be released in time for Summer 2000.[1] For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ...

Following the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, "Yellow" was the first video played on MTV once normal programming resumed.

In 2001, the single was used extensively for ABC fall television promotions and was also employed as the theme music for The Cancer Council Australia's "Daffodil Day," in recognition of that organization's official flower's yellow hue. This article is about the American broadcast network. ... Autumn colours at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, England. ... The Cancer Council Australia is a national, private organization which aims to promote cancer-control policies and to reduce the illness caused by cancer in Australia. ...

On VH1's Storytellers program, Chris Martin revealed that his inspiration for the song's title came from the Yellow Pages.[2] VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... This article is about the Coldplay musician. ... For the use in computing, see Yellow Pages (computing). ...

The song is consistently played during home games at English Championship club Watford. It has been suggested that Harry the Hornet be merged into this article or section. ...

During the circa 2002 live performances of the song, the band added an intro which has Martin singing "Your skin..." twice before going into the intro.

It has been suggested that the song's structure and melody bare strong similarities with those of the song "Here" by Californian indie band Pavement, from their 1992 album Slanted and Enchanted. This article is about the U.S. state. ... Pavement was an influential American indie rock band in the 1990s. ... Slanted & Enchanted is Pavementss influential first studio album. ...


Track listing

  • CD CDR6538
  1. "Yellow" – 4:29
  2. "Help is Round the Corner" – 2:38
  3. "No More Keeping My Feet on the Ground" – 4:33

Music video

The music video for "Yellow" was filmed at Studland Bay, UK, which is a few miles north of a town called Swanage. The area, known for its beautiful beaches, is a National Trust location. The video is very minimalistic and simple, featuring only lead singer Chris Martin singing the song as he walks along the beach. He is wearing a raincoat with his hair wet, suggesting that it had just rained. The video is one continuous shot with no cuts. Also, the entire sequence is in slow motion. Studland is a small village in Dorset, England famous for its beaches and Nature Reserve. ... , Swanage a small town in the south east of Dorset, England. ... The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as The National Trust, is a British preservation organization. ... This article is about the Coldplay musician. ...

Originally it had been intended for the whole band to appear in the video, in a sunny setting. However, band member Will Champion's mother's funeral was held on the day of the recording, so it was decided that only Martin would appear in the video. The weather also opposed the original plan, with harsh winds and rain instead of the sunny day that had been envisioned. It had also been originally intended for there to be moving stars in the sky, as if in a time-lapse. The directors however agreed that this would have been too distracting for the focus of the video, which was Martin. Will The Chump Champion (born William Champion, 31 July 1978) is the drummer of the band Coldplay. ...

The video was directed by James & Alex of The Artists Company. The video was shot at 50 frames per second, twice the regular speed. At the shoot, Chris Martin had to sing the song at double speed so that the audio and visual content would sync up. The final product is slowed to 25 frames per second, giving the slow motion effect of the video.

The transition of the video from night to day was achieved through telecine. During the transfer from film to videotape, an operator manually adjusted the amount of lighting for blue in the beginning, red in the middle, and yellow at the end of the video. Telecine (IPA pronunciation: . Phonetic: tel-e-Sin-ee; tel-e-Sin-a as cine is the same root as in cinema; also tele-seen.) is the process of transferring motion picture film into electronic form, or the machine used in this process. ...

Shooting was completed in a single day, with five takes for the video.[3]

Music sample:

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Sample of "Yellow" by Coldplay

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Awards and nominations


Year Award Category
2001 NME Awards Best Single

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Year Award Category
2002 Grammy Awards Best Rock Song
2002 Grammy Awards Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

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  • The song was also covered by Singaporean singer Tanya Chua.
  • It was most recently featured on the reality show Rock Star: Supernova, performed by Matt Hoffer.
  • In 2006, Tre Lux covered "Yellow" on the cover album A Strange Gathering.
  • G4 (Runners up of The X Factor 1) covered the song for their second album G4 & Friends
  • Brand New often covers part of the song live at the end of their song "The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot".
  • Galway based musicians Joe Joyce and Oisin Tierney have been known to cover "Yellow" as part of their performances.

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  1. ^ Roach, Martin (2003). Coldplay: Nobody Said It Was Easy. Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-9810-8.
  2. ^ Coldplay Revive TV Show. Rolling Stone (1 June 2005). Retrieved on 2006-12-18.
  3. ^ E-Zine. Coldplay.com (January 2003). Retrieved on 2006-12-18.

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External links

  • Music video on YouTube
  • Song lyrics



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