Coldplay’s Euro house hit
Coldplay’s new single Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall shares a riff with Mysitc’s 1990 Euro house hit Ritmo de la Noche, but this time the band won’t be sued for plagiarism – unlike the familiar tune to the band’s song Viva La Vida that led guitar hero Joe Satriani to sue Chris Martin and co for lifting “substantial original portions” of his track If I Could Fly.
Mysitc’s Ritmo de la Noche:
Coldplay’s Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall:
According to a representative for the band quoted by The Guardian “Chris was inspired to write the song after watching the film Biutiful by Alejandro González Ií±árritu. In the film, there is a nightclub scene in which a track [ Ritmo de la Noche ] is playing in the background.”
Ritmo de la Noche is based on a riff from the 1976 classic I Go to Rio, so Coldplay have pre-empted any accusations of plagiarism by crediting Peter Allen and Adrienne Anderson as co-writers. That’s right – the inspiration for Coldplay’s new single is a song written by Peter ‘The Boy From Oz’ Allen.
Following the release of the new single Coldplay debuted four more songs from their new album at Germany’s Rock Am Ring festival on the weekend, adding Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall and Us Against The World, Hurts Like Heaven, Major Minus and Cartoon Hearts to their setlist.