Fun with metrics: Coldplay is bigger than The Beatles. Here’s why and how.

Click on the image to see the entire study. Cameron Gordon over at Completely Ignored looked at things this way. Which group sold the most records? We have many more ways of measuring a band’s popularity. Determining The Biggest Band of All Time® was once easy. Not today, though. Case closed, right?
Here’s why and how. Fun with metrics: Coldplay is bigger than The Beatles.

Raymond Hogue – As I Take A Closer Look lyrics

[Verse]
As I take a closer look at it
I see I’m very fortunate
And a good thing that is true
Is I am here with you

[Chorus]
I’ve got my eyes that let me see
All the beauty that’s around
I’ve got my ears that let me hear my
Favorite songs
I’ve got memories of the good times that we had
I’ve got everything that I need to be glad
(repeat verse and chorus)

[Outro]
As I take a closer look at it
I see I’m very fortunate.. Now.

G Major – What They Doing lyrics

[Hook]
What They been doing? They Nervous
Racking up and flexxin all on purpose
Pull up, sippin lean, man I’m swerving
Kitchen full of birds, now I’m serving x2

[Verse]
Look what you made go do
Look what you made go thru
Pushing the button no roof
Hop out and land the moon
That rollie it cost me a grip
Man who got the birds
Squeezing the oozie
She outta two piece
I fuck a bitch now you hurt yeah
Hoes wanna fuck on low yeh
I got her stuck on the pole hey
28 grams in the bowl
My niggahs trap out the stove yeh

[Hook]
What They been doing? Whachu doing? They Nervous
Racking up and flexxin all on purpose
Pull up, sippin lean, man I’m swerving
Kitchen full of birds, now I’m serving x2

[Verse]
Look what you made go do
Look what you made go thru
Pushing the button no roof
Hop out and land the moon
That rollie it cost me a grip
Man who got the birds
Squeezing the oozie
She outta two piece
I fuck a bitch now you hurt yeah
Hoes wanna fuck on low yeh
I got her stuck on the pole hey
28 grams in the bowl
My niggahs trap out the stove yeh
Please do not blow up my phone (batman)
All of ya hoes love my song (datway)
Lift up the choppa you gone (datway)
Blowing da reefer I’m zoned (okay)
What they been doing, I don’t even know
Sliding with ya main, niggah you lame
She don’t fuck with, hoes just pic n choose
Start the barbecue, need a parachute
Different attitude, but we in the pool
Cameras in the trunk, shootahs on the roof
This ain’t what you want

[Hook]

What They been doing? What they been doing? They Nervous
Racking up and flexxin all on purpose
Pull up, sippin lean, man I’m swerving
Kitchen full of birds, now I’m serving x2 Whachu doing? What they been doing?

Coco Montoya – Same Old Thing lyrics

Same old thing, baby where ya been
It’s that same old thing, woman where ya been
Been down, today’s the day
I’ve been sitting here all alone, waiting by my telephone
It’s the same old thing, woman where ya been
Same old thing, baby where ya been

I’ve been up all night, waiting in vain
Without you baby, you know it just ain’t the same
If I ever catch you running around
Ain’t no need to plead
Send your soul on up to heaven
The rest belongs to me

Same old thing, baby where ya been
It’s the same old thing, woman where ya been

My patience has run out, my love gone bad
I started to leave you woman
But you’re the best thing I’ve ever had

It’s the same old thing, baby where ya been
Same old thing, woman where ya been

I’ve been up all night, waiting in vain
Without you baby, oh it just ain’t the same

If I ever catch you running around
Ain’t no need to plead
Send your soul on up to heaven
The rest belongs to me

Same old thing, baby where ya been
It’s the same old thing, woman where ya been

Tancred – Underwear lyrics

Been beating myself up
I’ve been known to throw a punch or three
Well I don’t wanna fight you
I’m already fighting me and I’m losing

Remember when we were in the halls at 5 AM
In our underwear running from ghosts
And in my room I learned that you were soft
Like a collector you line up your toys
But like a child you cry when they break

She’s been pulling
She’s been pulling
She’s been pulling my strings
Kissed a demon
Kissed a demon
No one swings like she swings

I’ll feed the hand that bites me
I can’t live without the blow
I can’t live without the irony
Come night an idle heart will fold
And I’m losing

She’s been pulling
She’s been pulling
She’s been pulling my strings
Kissed a demon
Kissed a demon
No one swings like she swings

I’m already fighting me
I’m already fighting me
I’m already fighting me and I’m losing

Tancred – Just You lyrics

She thinks you’re a shirt
She hangs you up for weeks
I have permission to rent
But never can I keep
And she wears you in front of the mirror
And she takes you off when you don’t fit her
Well come out of the woods
Tell me what you see
When I come up for air it all gets clearer

It’s just you
It’s just you

I’m a kid in love with you
I’m Romeo dumb and you’re Juliet blue
I’m a kid
I can’t grow up
‘Cause every time we touch we both die young

She thinks you’re a shirt
But it’s you who’s wearing me
I know my heart is hard to know
But you’re the only one who does

Just you
It’s just you

I’m a kid in love with you
I’m Romeo dumb and you’re Juliet blue
I’m a kid
I can’t grow up
‘Cause every time we touch we both die young

It’s just you
Only you
It’s just you and me
And stars and blood and things
It’s just you and me

Tancred – Reviews lyrics

It takes highs and lows to celebrate you
It takes all my words just to sell them the truth
They don’t love me quite like they used to
They don’t love me quite like they did

Pay the girl tell her give me a hairdo
Paint my lips in shimmer and French Blue
They always tell you don’t read the reviews
So I am blind but for pictures of you

When I went to your grave
Snow covered half your name
How could I touch something so white? Take from you something so bright? Everything is fine
It’s gonna take some time
When I see of lines of trees
It feels like you’re with me
Feels like this song don’t mean a thing Everything is fine
It’s gonna take some time
When I see of lines of trees
It feels like you’re with me
Feels like this song don’t mean a thing

It takes highs and lows to celebrate you
It takes all my words to celebrate you
It takes all my sight, to actually see you
It takes all my love to celebrate you

Everything is fine
It’s gonna take some time
When all I can do is scream
It feels like you’re listening

How could I touch something so white? How could I? How could I? How could I touch something so white? How could I? Take from you something so bright? Take from you something so bright?

Tancred – Rowing lyrics

Haven’t been awake since I left Holland
Life is but a dream so I keep rowing canals
It’s deceiving how the houses are built
You’d never know how much space they can fill

It’s hard to end
I am crude and sweet in bed
I am gentle in a dress
I have a beating in my breast
It’s hard to end
It’s hard to end
It’s hard to end
It’s hard

The world is pretty when I’m up high
All the ugly things look nice drifting by
The world is easy when I get high
I play those jukebox songs and wait to die

The street musicians played in time with each other
Up through the window frame where we both discover canals
The scent of pastry carts hangs in the air
The children throw their coins into the rivière
A kiss can taste so sweet like apples and wine
And disappear as quick
A girl from another time

Balloons, balloons
They are always rising up
I am never quite enough
Sinking down to earth
It’s tough
To get back up
To get back up
To get back up
It’s tough

The world is pretty when I’m up high
All the ugly things look nice drifting by
The world is easy when I get high
I play those jukebox songs and wait to die
I wait to die

Tancred – Strawberry Selfish lyrics

I’ve been a monster
I’ve been a madman
I’ve been a villain
You’ve been a friend
Strawberry selfish
Strawberry selfish
Strawberry selfish
Strawberry selfish Your description’s what I want to see and hear
You dance inside my head in another year
You reach into me
Pulled me from the trench
I can see you smile there where the sunlight bends

I’ve been a monster
I’ve been a madman
I’ve been a villain
You’ve been a friend

Remember you at fourteen
Somehow older and lovely
Strawberry selfish
Bitter and sweet
If you were older would you love me? Strawberry selfish
Could you love me?

Tancred – The Glow lyrics

[Verse 1]
Every piece of you, it makes me sick
I‘ve seen you in the glow and it‘s the pits
I want you to know
I needed to show

[Chorus]
I‘m dead into you, inside and out
I‘m dead into the things you want me to shout
I wanted to say your name a little too loud
I wanted to kill myself inside of your mouth

[Verse 2]
In the game we played, the twists were a maze
You were watching someone you can‘t place
Someone you know
Who needed a show

[Chorus]
I‘m dead into you, inside and out
I‘m dead into the things you want me to shout
I wanted to say your name a little too loud
I wanted to kill myself inside of your mouth

Until you can’t find me

[Verse 3]
Every piece of you, it makes me sick
I‘ve seen you in the glow and it‘s the pits
I want you to know
I needed to show

[Chorus]
I‘m dead into you, inside and out
I‘m dead into the things you want me to shout
I wanted to say your name a little too loud
I wanted to kill myself inside of your mouth

Tancred – Bed Case lyrics

[Verse 1]
I remember touching down
I remember the smell and the sound
White flowers in the parking lot
With you, I remember quite a lot

[Verse 2]
These days, I’ve become quite the bed case
Feel like I’m five-by-five
Do I want to save the world or just cut out its insides? [Chorus]
You make me feel like god
Even when I’m down below
You make me feel so good
I think I’m gonna blow
I think I’m gonna blow

[Bridge]
You look like California
Take me there, take me there
You put me in a coma
But I don’t scare, I don’t scare

[Chorus]
You make me feel like god
Even when I’m down below
You make me feel so good
I think I’m gonna blow
I think I’m gonna blow

[Chorus]
You make me feel like god
Even when I’m down below
You make me feel so good
I think I’m gonna blow
I think I’m gonna blow
I think I’m gonna, gonna blow

Tancred – Control Me lyrics

In the bed that I sleep in every night
It‘s worth the catch

[Pre-Chorus]
‘Cause it controls me
It controls me
Yeah, it controls me always
It controls me
It controls me
Yeah, it controls me always

[Chorus]
This is how we learn to be happy
This is how we learn the hard way
This is how we learn to be happy
This is how we learn the hard way, the hard way
The hard way, the hard way

[Pre-Chorus]
‘Cause you control me
You control me
You control me always

[Chorus – Outro]
This is how we learn to be happy
This is how we learn the hard way
This is how we learn to be happy
This is how we learn the hard way, the hard way
(It controls me always)
The hard way, the hard way
(It controls me always)
The hard way, the hard way
This is how we learn
(It controls me always)
This is how we learn
This is how we learn Because you control me.”

[Pre-Chorus]
You control me
You control me always
You control me
You control me
Yeah, you control me always

[Chorus]
This is how we learn to be happy
This is how we learn the hard way
This is how we learn to be happy
This is how we learn the hard way, the hard way

[Verse 2]
I got a job that I hated ‘cause
I don‘t want your god to get mad, to get mad
Where‘s my glass of wine? [Verse 1]
He said to me
“I dunno how it‘s gonna be without you, without me.”
I said to him
“I don‘t wanna find out what it‘s like, because you…

Tancred – Hang Me lyrics

I don’t really know
Am I the witch you hunt? Hang me, throw your stones
I never thought you could be
Something wretched, ugly
I never thought you could be

[Outro]
I never thought you could be
Not ever, ever to me
I wouldn’t bet my money
Light a match and burn me Hang me, throw your stones
I never thought you could be
Something wretched, ugly
I never thought you could be

[Verse 2]
I can see it makes you mad
See you claw and spit, it’s just too bad
See your mark, your branded wound
I feel so little, can’t feel you

[Chorus]
Do I sink or swim? I don’t really know
Am I the witch you hunt? [Verse 1]
I don’t quite know you yet
But you’re sleeping in my bed
If you can’t see, I will not break
Inside your claws, a million snakes

[Chorus]
Do I sink or swim?

Tancred – Joey lyrics

I just gotta have some of my own
Oh oh oh

[Chorus]
But I don’t care
I’ll just never be, never be cool
Never be (never be)
One of you, one of you

[Verse 4]
Saw him pick you up in his car
Joey’s got us all seeing star [Verse 1]
I knew you before you could date
It felt like served you up on a plate
Oh oh oh

[Verse 2]
Saw him pick you up in his car
Joey’s got us all seeing stars
Oh oh oh

[Chorus]
But I don’t care
I’ll just never be, never be cool
Never be
One of you, one of you

[Verse 3]
Tell me, where do you get your clothes?

Tancred – Not Likely lyrics

[Verse 1]
I have felt your arrows pierce
Not lightly
I could dream you didn‘t mean it
It‘s not likely

[Verse 2]
I have felt your sword come down
Behind me
Rabid like a dog, I could take you out
Don‘t test me

[Verse 3]
I see you walking alone at night
You’re so boring
The dark can take you for a ride
Fair warning

[Bridge]
She said, “Don’t be like that.”
I told her to shut up
She gave me a drag off of her cigarette
I took her home, I took her home

[Verse 4]
Everything you say to me
Flutters out so gracefully
I could catch it like a butterfly
Or kill it just as quickly

[Outro]
It‘s not likely
It‘s not likely
It‘s not likely
It‘s not likely