Top 10 Bands That Inspired Coldplay

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One of the things we’ve always liked about Coldplay is that they’ve always been quite blunt about their many influences. While the talented band has tons, we’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 Artists That Have Inspired Coldplay.

Some bands like U2[lastfm link_type="artist_info"][/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Radiohead[/lastfm] are pretty obvious, but did you know that Coldplay has also been influenced by the ex-member of a boy band?

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10. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]A-Ha[/lastfm]

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[pullquote quote="The first band I ever loved was A-Ha."]“I found myself in Amsterdam the other day and I put A-Ha’s first record on…I just remembered how much I loved it. It’s incredible songwriting…Everyone asks what inspired us, what we’ve been trying to steal from and what we listened to as we were growing up – the first band I ever loved was A-Ha.”-Chris Martin

“Take On Me”-A-ha

[Source: ContactMusic]

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