5 oracle items tagged as what if
September 22, 2014 / submitted by John, United Kingdom
Q.  Is this the official video for What If?

It's not from an official Coldplay account so I'm not sure, plus the person playing the piano doesn't seem to look like Chris.

I think I may have answered this before as I recognise it but... FOURTEEN + MILLION?! Can't quite believe how many views this unofficial video has got. This is NOT endorsed by the band or the label neither does it feature Chris at the piano. There was no video for What If; it was a radio only single in select territories.

June 14, 2012 / submitted by Melina, Mexico
Q.  Is this the What If official video? Because the guy who is playing the piano doesn't look like Chris.
P.S. Hope you come to Mexico soon!

I've never seen that video before and while 7,634,258 is an impressive number of views, it's nothing to do with us. Not only is the guy not Chris but there wasn't an official video for What If made.

May 24, 2012 / submitted by Fokke, Switzerland
Q.  Dear Oracle,

Like yourself, I love the song What If from X&Y. I don't think they ever played this song live. Do you know why?
I will go to to concert in Zurich this Saturday and obviously hope that you can influence the guys to put this on their playlist :-)

Best regards from a Dutch guy in Switzerland.

It was played during the Twisted Logic tour back in 2005 but it wasn't a permanent fixture on the setlist.
Last December it reappeared, much to my delight, on the European leg of the tour after a lengthy hiatus.

November 3, 2010 / submitted by Gerben, Netherlands
Q.  Would this be a good deal?

I don't think so myself because that seems pretty expensive even though it's a rare single. I mean it's up to you of course if you have that kind of cash lying around and want to build some kind of collection...
As it wasn't an international release I can see why you'd want it but it certainly isn't sought after like say, the Safety EP. I personally wouldn't bother; in fact I don't own it and there's not much I don't have.

July 22, 2010 / submitted by Colm, Canada
Q.  Hello Oracle,
I've heard very little about this Coldplay single release and I have actually been looking high and low for it. It's finally here, but what is the background on it? Is it really that rare? Thank you so much!

It's not a limited edition per se but it was only available in certain regions. It's therefore rare as it wasn't universally released so there are only a certain number of copies out there.