Speed of Sound (song)

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"Speed of Sound"
Single by Coldplay
from the album X&Y
B-side "Things I Don't Understand"
Released 23 May 2005
Genre Alternative rock, post-Britpop
Length 4:49 (album version)
4:23 (radio edit)
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin
Producer Danton Supple, Coldplay
Coldplay singles chronology
"Speed of Sound"
"Fix You"

"Speed of Sound" is the first single off British alternative rock band Coldplay's third studio album X&Y. The song was released on 23 May 2005. The song is build around a piano riff which later builds a synthesiser-heavy chorus. It was named Song of the Year by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).[1]

The song was nominated for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocals at the 2006 Grammy Awards.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Yusuf Islam Named Songwriter of the Year at ASCAP Awards in London". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 2014-06-12. 
  2. "All About 'Mimi'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2014-06-12. 
  3. "Grammy Awards 2006: Key winners". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-06-12. 

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