“Originally it was like a Neil Young song but it was missing this key word. It used to go, “Look at the stars / look how they shine for you…” and there was this gap. So I was sitting there singing this song, and I looked at the nearest book to me, and it was the Yellow Pages. So, in an alternate universe, this song would be called Playboy.”

— Coldplay’s fearless leader Chris Martin, explaining the origins of his band’s worldwide breakthrough smash “Yellow,” on VH1 Storytellers.

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