"Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" is a song by British alternative rock band Coldplay. It was released on 3 June 2011, as a digital download except in the United Kingdom where it was released on 5 June 2011.
It was released as the lead single from their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto. The song contains elements of the 1976 song "I Go to Rio" written by Peter Allen and Adrienne Anderson. The song made its radio debut on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, Absolute Radio, and Xfm. They first performed the song live at the 2011 Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festival in NÃ¼rnberg, Germany.
The song debuted at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, selling 85,000 copies in its first week, and has since climbed to peak at number 14. It peaked at number 6 on the UK singles chart.
The song was played live at the Steve Jobs memorial/celebration-of-life event at Apple headquarters on 19 October 2011 in Cupertino, CA. The song was also played as they opened the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 6 November 2011. On 30 November 2011, this song was nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. File Hashes
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