9. Coldplay - Fix You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4V3Mo61fJM Written by: Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion of Coldplay; released in 2005. Who it's about: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Off of the band's third album, X&Y, Fix You is one of Coldplay's most popular songs, known for its emotional message of support and unconditional love. Therefore, it's no surprise that the song was originally written for the wife of lead singer Chris Martin, actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Years after the song's release, Paltrow's mother, actress Blythe Danner, told an interviewer that Martin wrote the song for his wife after the death of her father, and stated that she "weep every time she hears it." The lyrics certainly support this interpretation: the verse of "And the tears come streaming down your face, when you've lost something you can't replace, when you love someone and it goes to waste. Could it be worse?" very openly describes overwhelming grief, and the themes of loss and loving someone can easily be explained to describe the death of someone close to the song's subject. The line which gives the track its title, "I will try to fix you," also makes perfect sense if one considers the song as having been written as an effort to comfort and console someone suffering. Who can blame Mrs. Danner for weeping when she hears the song? It is a beautiful tribute to love, loss, and life.