Artist & Tune
About the Song
"The Scientist" was released in 2002 on the English band Coldplay's 2nd album "Rush of Blood to the Head",
Chris Martin, the band's lead singer, wrote about the song in a 2002 issue of the band's e-zine: "That's just about girls. It's weird that whatever else is on your mind, whether it's the downfall of global economics or terrible environmental troubles, the thing that always gets you most is when you fancy someone."
- Aimee Mann - covered live on her 2002 Lost in Space album
- Willie Nelson recorded the song in 2011 for the short film "Back to the Start" highlighting the problems of concentrated animal feedings. It was included on his 2012 "Heroes" album & also over the credits of the 2014 film "The Judge".
- It was performed on 2012 episode of the TV show Glee.
- Miley Cyrus covered it on a number of stops on her 2014 Bangerz tour.
- Tyler Ward recorded in song in 2015 with Kina Grannis & Lindsey Sterling.
- The bluegrass band The Petersens covered the song for their 2020 Christmas show.