4 oracle items tagged as xfm
January 2, 2014 / submitted by Mary, Spain
Q.  Hi! A couple months ago I found on YouTube some videos about the guys (only Chris, Guy & Jonny) they were in a radio program, they had the chance to host the program like 4 times I think, they put some music that they like, and they phoned Will twice.
Do you know which program was it? I really want to find the videos again, they were so much fun.

The station was Xfm. Back in 2008 Coldplay had a 4 week Sunday night residency. You can catch up on the interview parts here.

October 20, 2010 / submitted by Julie, Denmark
Q.  Hi Oracle,

Why would you say that God Put a Smile Upon Your Face wasn't technically a single? As you said, it got played in the radio, furthermore it had a video and was released as a physical single CD.


Blimey the Xfm book is a hot topic this week eh?
GPASUYF was not technically released as a physical single in the UK despite having its own video and being given to radio stations as a promo track. It was a limited release in other territories but Xfm is a UK station so for the purposes of question, that is why I would say that.

October 20, 2010 / submitted by Michelle, Canada
Q.  So, Wise Oracle... Did the Xfm book get it right? Would the same 13 Coldplay songs appear on the list if you were the one choosing them?


In my personal opinion, no; I have other favourites but some of mine wouldn't make the list as they were solely album tracks.

October 20, 2010 / submitted by Matthew, United States of America
Q.  I have done a little research on-line and I came across a few lists of XFM's top 1000 songs. Each one listed Talk by Coldplay. Are these lists wrong or are you missing one song.

So folks, Matthew wrote to me 3 times about this issue (apparently Strawberry Swing shows up on their lists too) so I thought I would reply...
I myself am not missing any songs from the list. In fact, I own the book and checked to make sure that Anchorman & I can count and indeed we can.
Whether Mike @ Xfm is missing a song is another thing but Talk is not in the definitive collection that he compiled.