Coldplay's breakthrough hit YELLOW was inspired by phone directory YELLOW PAGES.

Frontman Chris Martin reveals the song was complete when he presented it to the rest of the group, but he felt there was a word missing - and a title.

He explains, "There was this gap and I remember showing the song to JON (guitarist Jonny Buckland), who was playing darts, but it was missing this key word.

"So I was sitting there singing the song and I looked at the nearest book to me and it was the Yellow Pages, so in an alternative universe this song would be called Playboy."

10/06/2005 14:00