The UK band Coldplay have been accused of plagiarizing their hit song Viva La Vida by an indie band called Creakie Boards. Chris Martin slams the claims and says that Coldplay completed their album in March 2007. Check out the video below because the two tracks do sound similar. We're Coldplay fans but unfortunately we were disappointed by their new album Viva La Vida. The album had a recurring theme about death that was a bit of a downer. Lead singer Chris Martin walked out of a BBC radio interview when asked about the Viva La Vida death theme on the album. Maybe Chris Martin is contemplating the subject since wife his Gwyneth Paltrow's father tragically died. Our favorite Coldplay albums are X&Y and A Rush of Blood To the Head.
Coldplay have poured cold water on an American band’s claim that they’ve ripped off one of their songs for their new album. Unknown New York indie outfit Creaky Boards say Chris Martin and co have stolen one of their melodies for their number one album title track Viva La Vida. Creaky Boards say the Coldplay track sounds uncannily like their tune called The Songs I Didn’t Write and that Martin may even have seen them play the song live at this year’s CMJ festival in New York. But Coldplay have reacted angrily to the claim. Their spokesman told Mirror.co.uk: “Viva La Vida was written and demoed in March 2007, which is more than six months before this band claim Chris went to see them! We totally refute their claims.” source