Song Details More songs by Coldplay
Viva La Vida
Coldplay 2008 Viva La Vida 45

I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2008 for one week
  • Hot 100 chart debut: May 24, 2008
  • RIAA certified Digital Platinum (3x)
  • from the album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008)
  • 2004 Grammy Award for Song of the Year
  • "Viva la Vida" is a Spanish phrase that means "long live life"
  • written by Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin)
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