“Fix You” is a song by British alternative rock band Coldplay. It was written by all four members of the band for their third album, X&Y. The track is built around an organ accompanied by slow tempo drums and vocals. It was released on 5 September 2005 as the second single from X&Y and has reached number four on the UK Singles Chart. The song reached number 18 in the United States Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks. Promo singles were released for the UK and US. Despite being the lowest-charting single of the album, it is actually their most popular single of the album and is also one of the band’s most popular songs aside from Viva la Vida. Blythe Danner, the mother of Gwyneth Paltrow and mother-in-law of Chris Martin, stated in an interview in May 2012 that Chris Martin ‘wrote the song Fix You for Gwyneth when her father died and I weep every time I hear it’.
“Fix You” received positive reviews. It has been widely sampled, with different covers and sounds. The song, itself, was nominated for multiple awards in the categories of Best Song Musically and Lyrically and Anthem of the Summer. The music video was garnered as a tribute to the 7 July 2005 London bombings. The guitar solo of “Fix You” is currently used as the player introduction at all of the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens’ home games, and during the three stars of the game selection after every Los Angeles Kings home win.
The song was played live at the Steve Jobs memorial/celebration-of-life event at Apple headquarters on 19 October 2011 in Cupertino, California.
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