Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, also known as Viva la Vida, is Coldplay's fourth studio album. It was released on 12 June 2008. The album was named after the Frida Kahlo painting "Viva La Vida", which depicts many melons. The name translates from Spanish to mean "Long Live Life".


Work on the album began in November 2006, although being interrupted by the Twisted Logic Tour in 2007. The first single, Violet Hill, was released on 9 May 2008 to moderate success. The second single, Viva la Vida, was released on 25 September 2008 and was a huge success, becoming Coldplay's first Number One on the UK Singles Chart and first Number One on the US Billboard Hot 100. It won Best Rock Album at the Grammy's and was nominated for Album of the Year. 

The cover art is the painting Liberty Leading The People by Eugène Delacroix with the name of the album written on top of it. 

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Chris Martin, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. Life in Technicolor (writers: Martin, Buckland, Berryman, Champion, Hopkins) 2:30
2. Cemeteries of London 3:21
3. Lost! 3:55
4. 42 3:57
5. Lovers in Japan / Reign of Love (3:57/2:56) 6:51
6. Yes (4:04 / includes hidden song "Chinese Sleep Chant" 3:01) 7:06
7. Viva la Vida 4:01
8. Violet Hill 3:42
9. Strawberry Swing 4:09
10. Strawberry Swing 4:09
11. Death and All His Friends (3:30 / includes hidden song "The Escapist" (Martin/Buckland/Berryman/Champion/Hopkins) 2:46) 6:18
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