NME reveal their countdown of Coldplay’s 10 best songs – video

'The Scientist' tops office poll

To mark Coldplay‘s headline appearance at Glastonbury festival 2011 tomorrow night (June 25), NME have chosen their pick of the band’s 10 best songs.

In ascending order, the Top 10 is…

10. ‘Don’t Panic’
9. ‘Fix You’
8. ‘Yellow’
7. ‘In My Place’
6. ‘God Put A Smile Upon Your Face’
5. ‘Speed Of Sound’
4. ‘Talk’
3. ‘Clocks’
2. ‘Viva La Vida’
1. ‘The Scientist’

This weekend’s performance will be the fifth time Coldplay have played Glastonbury, with many attributing the festival with aiding in their worldwide success.

In 1999 and 2000 the band presented their debut album ‘Parachutes’ before Michael Eavis took a gamble in 2002 by offering the band the Friday night headline slot as they premiered second album ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’.

It proved to be a monumental success, catapulting the band to fame and fortune and sparking a relationship between them and the festival, which continued with Coldplay returning in 2005 to headline the Saturday night – which is where they’ll be again this weekend, sandwiched between U2 and Beyonce.

Earlier today, the band posted their new track ‘Major Minus’ online. Go to NME.COM/blogs to read NME‘s review.

NME.COM is coming live from Glastonbury 2011 this weekend – stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals/glastonbury for news reports, reviews and photos from Worthy Farm. Then head back from Monday for backstage video interviews.