Satriani: That Explains Everything
In fact, all 5'3 and buck-twenty of me could take them all with my right arm tied behind my back.
So today, I was heavily relieved when I saw this report. Viva la Vida is apparently (okay, blatantly) a ripoff of Joe Satriani's "If I Could Fly". My rightful disdain of Coldplay has been validated. Not just that... in the modern spirit I have found out that IT'S NOT MY FAULT that I found myself liking a "Coldplay song".
Have a listen for yourself - the following YouTube clip provides a pretty good case for JS. Think that iTunes will refund my Coldplay purchase?
UPDATE: I have requested a refund from iTunes
And in the interest of fairness, here is the entire song by Joe Satriani. Like most Satriani songs, it's about six minutes long.