Meaning of “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

“Something Just Like This” is a song recorded and performed by The Chainsmokers (an American EDM-pop duo) and the British rock band Coldplay. According to the Chainsmokers, the lyrics of the song are about a romantic relationship between two people that does not necessarily have to be “superhumanly perfect” to work.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for The Chainsmokers's Something Just Like This at

Lyrics of Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

Facts about “Something Just Like This”

  • “Something Just Like This” was written by Andrew Taggart of the Chainsmokers and members of Coldplay (Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland).
  • The song was produced by the Chainsmokers ( Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall) and the Grammy Award-winning Canadian music producer, DJ and audio engineer Jordan Young (best known as DJ Swivel). DJ Swivel has throughout the years worked with such greats like Beyonce, Kanye West and Jay-Z.
  • Coldplay didn’t play any role in the song’s production.
  • The song was released on February 22nd, 2017 as the second single from the Chainsmokers’ debut studio album titled Memories…Do Not Open. FYI: The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200. The song also appeared on Coldplay’s 13th EP titled Kaleidoscope EP. The song was released as the EP’s first single.
  • The song’s lyric video, which was directed by music video director James Zwaldo, was officially released on February 22nd, 2017 (the same day as the song’s official release). The video went on to garner over a billion views to become one of the most viewed YouTube videos of all time.
  • “Something Just like This” was very successfully commercially. It sold over 1,300,000 copies in the U.S. alone and became the sixth most successful singles in the U.S. in 2017. It was also the ninth biggest song of 2017 in the United Kingdom.
  • On the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the song peaked at number 3. On the UK Singles Chart, it made it the number 2 position.
  • The Chainsmokers and Coldplay performed this song for the first time live at the 2017 Brit Awards which was held in London on February 22nd, 2017 (the same day the song was first introduced to the public).
  • On June 4th, 2017, this song was one of the three songs performed by Coldplay at the One Love Manchester concert – a benefit concert organized by American singer Ariana Grande to help the people who became victims of the Manchester Arena bombings of 2017.


Did “Something Just like This” win a Grammy Award?

No, it didn’t. But it received a Grammy Award nomination at the 2018 Grammy Awards in the category of the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. However, it lost to the song “Feel It Still” by the American rock band Portugal. The Man.

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