You guys are supposed to tell me when Coldplay do something ridiculous! Go Dancing With The Bizarre with “The Hardest Part”:

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(Thanks Dave!)

Meanwhile, disappointed by being dropped from Nelly Furtado’s new CD, Chris Martin is looking forward ten years to a career in classical music. And possibly a haircut.

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  1. seamus  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2006 0

    it would have been a lot funnier if i didn’t have to get subjected to chris martins posturing or his music.

    the old people look wrinkly when they dance

  2. Double L  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2006 0

    I feel like I’m in some bizarre Miami Vice/Local News/Golden Girls World… and *I* like Coldplay.

  3. I remember seeing this video on Coldplay’s website and thinking “What the fuck was that?” It’s nice to see Coldplay continuing to experiment with the music video format. This is probably their most bizarre video since the US version of “Trouble”.

    Also, I couldn’t tell ’cause of the poor streaming quality, but are Chris and company digitally inserted into pre-existing television footage or was everything filmed specificially for this video?

  4. Dave… Thank you so much for that link.

    When this video came out a while back I always wondered what the hell it was. haha.

  5. Axl Foley  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2006 0

    WTF Scott!!! you’re already over the new Pearl jam cd?

  6. Abby  |   Posted on May 4th, 2006 0

    Does anyone have the version of Dry Your Eyes featuring Chris Martin?

  7. Very strange…

  8. dave  |   Posted on May 4th, 2006 0

    These guys are popular? That was like watching an SNL skit that went on for about 5 minutes too long. “Haha old people…..Goddamn Coldplay is awful.”

  9. This is the first time I have ever been jealous of Cold Play.

    Wow.

  10. i’m not sure whether i should be scared or grossed out. yuck!!! and i used to kind of like this song. ugh.

  11. Since Chris Martin likes to bitch about how much he likes Mariah Carey’s boobs, I can name 10 Mariah Carey videos that are 10 times better than “The Hardest Part.”

  12. Amanda  |   Posted on May 4th, 2006 0

    You cynics. That video rocks.

  13. For those who wanted to hear it:

    The Streets feat. Chris Martin – Dry Your Eyes
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/axyzbh

  14. Javier Buchananeversonia  |   Posted on May 4th, 2006 0

    that’s incorporating something from a Lifetime television show from the late 80s/early 90s…
    the show was Attitudes…the old tattered Lifetime television flag is flapping in the wind…

  15. go here for the “dry your eyes” mp3 without having to join sendspace

    http://fuelfriends.blogspot.com/2006/04/dry-your-eyes-skinner-v-martin.html

  16. Jill  |   Posted on May 4th, 2006 0

    what happened to chris martins hair?!!?

  17. ErrinF  |   Posted on May 4th, 2006 0

    Coldplay sucks ass, and has NEVER done any song that wasn’t ENTIRELY derivative of either Radiohead, U2, or Pink Floyd. Coldplay fans are the usual lot of losers that don’t know anything about music beyond what is spoonfed to them. That song ‘Yellow’ is one of the worst pieces of crap I’ve ever heard. Those who seek out great music will find great music; Those that expect music to come to them (sold to them) get bands like Coldplay. Of course, Coldplay peaked a couple years back, and, with disposability being the name of the game in our modern mainstream music scene, it’s pointless to even discuss them as they vanish from the memories of the hype-fans that buy into whatever band has enough hype budget behind them. You hear that, Arctic Monkeys?

  18. mac  |   Posted on May 4th, 2006 0

    disgruntled MUCH? I want to know where you read your opinions.

    i don’t like the video though.

  19. rue  |   Posted on May 4th, 2006 0

    firstly, i truly do like coldplay.
    secondly, you guys sound like you’re surprised. didn’t you see that robot skit for “talk”?

  20. dude  |   Posted on May 4th, 2006 0

    Slap yourself and then jump off your high horse ErrinF.

  21. crittick  |   Posted on May 5th, 2006 0

    Props to whoever posted the Streets version with Chris Martin, as I’d been curious about that for a while. Funny that Martin’s people didn’t want it released, then the alternate version ends up taking Mikey Streets full-on global massive. Let that be a lesson, kids: Keep Chris Martin off yer records!

  22. DT  |   Posted on May 5th, 2006 0

    ErrinF, Since you’re such a great artist I was wondering when your CD will be out? Oh you’re not a musician? I didn’t think so. I don’t care if you like Coldplay or not but don’t be an arrogant prick. People are entitled to like anything they want. Rip on the music if you want to but don’t ignorantly call someone an loser because you don’t agree with their tastes. Perhaps when you’ll learn that once you reach the 8th grade.

  23. DT  |   Posted on May 5th, 2006 0

    ErrinF, Since you’re such a great artist I was wondering when your CD will be out? Oh you’re not a musician? I didn’t think so. I don’t care if you like Coldplay or not but don’t be an arrogant prick. People are entitled to like anything they want. Rip on the music if you want to but don’t ignorantly call someone a loser because you don’t agree with their tastes. Perhaps when you’ll learn that once you reach the 8th grade.

  24. mike  |   Posted on May 5th, 2006 0

    hey erinnF U SUCK ……..losers like codplay ….wow girl u got some issues i am 11 u r like 3 w/that coment

  25. mark  |   Posted on May 8th, 2006 0

    Crazy video. Coldplay deserves some cred for giving props to our elders… and the bands that inspired them. Erinn, music is where you find it. EVERY artist is inspired (borrows from)those that come before them. It is impossible to create something entirely new, as the thoughts and ideas that we think of are drawn upon from our past experiences. BTW Erinn, can you name any artist(s) that influenced Pink Floyd? I can.

  26. Jhoy Marie Duck  |   Posted on May 9th, 2006 0

    I really like coldplay that is why i always watch their videos.

  27. Tony  |   Posted on May 12th, 2006 0

    Yay, let’s get all yuppie and whinge about a band!
    Yeah, messed up video though.

    “Omg liek coldplay r liek popul@!!!, therefor they iz shi+” – similar to the quotes of losers.

  28. jeremyz  |   Posted on Aug 10th, 2006 0

    Wow. ErrinF, thanks for enlightening us with that narrow minded crap. I bet you are a pleasure to be around…

    So I came here looking for the Chris Martin version of Dry Your Eyes, but it appears these links are down. I had it once, but now I can’t find it anywhere. Can anybody point me in the right direction?

  29. James Earl Jones  |   Posted on Sep 18th, 2006 0

    I just want to say that ErrinF IS a great fucking artist.. and I’d buy anything ErrinF put out any day!

    I appreciate ErrinF’s dedication to good taste. Something Coldplay fans will never have.

  30. haydee  |   Posted on Oct 3rd, 2006 0

    coldplay is great, i love that music. Good luck coldplay

  31. haydee  |   Posted on Oct 3rd, 2006 0

    ErrinF you are a blind

  32. linda jones  |   Posted on Oct 4th, 2006 0

    in the video the hardest part is she really 86??????

  33. ERRIN F… you hate mainstream, just because it’s mainstream…. who’s the loser now?

  34. Poka  |   Posted on Nov 16th, 2006 0

    i cant understand how can u guys be so blind.

    Coldplay got Grammy more than once being a british band.And u know its an open secret that grammy discriminates bands from other countries usualy.But no one just could stop Coldplay being the best. So stop arguing and think about it. The bands u guys like are also good to u.i respect.whoever they r i dont care.if u r a music lover then respect every musician.
    Look what is coldplay doing in contribution to world peace and all those of make fair trade.

    Did u know they have a coldplay forest in India.its of mango trees.they bought it to neutralize the carbon dioxide produced during their CD production.This is an example of balancing the nature.

    You can argue that they r all doing it to come in the limelight.Well, u know what theres no end argument actually.What actually matters is what u do but not what u say.

    we say a lot of things we`ll do,but do we really do them all?I dont think so.

    And yeah about the Video,think about the respect they r giving to the old lady.a lady of 86 years old has this much of skill.Ofcourse its worth it giving her respect for that.So Coldplay did it in that way.Its their way so its their choice.its their life,not urs.Why do u think they have to go the way u want?that is dictating. I am sure u dont like dictators.we have left those cynical ideas behind back in histry.

    come on people just because u dont like, u cant say they r bad.
    I am from Bangladesh.How many times u ppl have heared of this country.I am the biggest fan of coldplay from this third world country where it shouldnt be the case, coz ppl r still with old bands.coz everything comes later here.coz we r third world,not advanced.even then the biggest fan of Coldplay is from here. Doesnt it sound amazing?if not then u guys are really cynical.

    Dont take my words negatively,i just wanna see the world in a positive way.

    So just enjoy the diversity.once u can set ur mind in that way u will start enjoying more.

  35. delfina  |   Posted on Dec 27th, 2006 0

    I AM FROM ARGENTINA AND I THINK THAT THEY ARE THE BEST BAND IN ALL THE WORLD THEIR LYRICS ARE SO SPECIAL THEY TALK ABOUT ISSUES THAT ARE VERY IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFE ALSO THEY ARE ROMANTIC.
    AND THEIR VIDEO ” THE HARDEST PART ” IS NOT THE BEST ONE BUT IS NOT THAT BAD !!!!
    I LOVE THEM!!!!

  36. delfina  |   Posted on Dec 27th, 2006 0

    I AM FROM ARGENTINA AND I THINK THAT THEY ARE THE BEST BAND IN ALL THE WORLD THEIR LYRICS ARE SO SPECIAL THEY TALK ABOUT ISSUES THAT ARE VERY IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFE ALSO THEY ARE ROMANTIC.
    AND THEIR VIDEO ” THE HARDEST PART ” IS NOT THE BEST ONE BUT IS NOT THAT BAD !!!!
    I LOVE THEM!!!!

  37. refriedtoad  |   Posted on Apr 11th, 2008 0

    There are some really,Really, REALLY SAD PEOPLE ON HERE ……TO MAKE FUN OF THIS LADY, you are really, Really, REALLY SICK F*CKS……You are Terrorists in your own right…..F*cking Sissy Bullies…….COWARDS, ALL !!!!!!!

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