Guitarist Glenn Tipton said this was a song written to be played live. "It's a little bit like 'You Don't Have to Be Old to Be Wise'…it's got that sort of vibe going for it," he said. "But a great live track. It's a track written for the audience and it does the job."
There aren't many songs with a scientist as the main character, but Coldplay's "The Scientist" is one of their biggest hits. The guy in the song is brilliant, but despondent because he's lost his girl after neglecting her for his work.
Robin Thicke and his mom, Gloria Loring are the first the first ever mother-and-son to have both tallied top 10 singles on the Hot 100 as solo artists or duos. Loring reached #2 with Carl Anderson in 1986 with "Friends and Lovers" and Thicke topped the chart in 2013 with "Blurred Lines."