"Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" is a song by British alternative rock band Coldplay. The song is the lead single from Coldplay's fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, it was released on 3 June 2011, as a digital download except in the United Kingdom where it was released 2 days later.
The song was nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. It contains elements of the 1976 song "I Go to Rio" written by Peter Allen and Adrienne Anderson.
Debuting at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, the song sold 85,000 copies in its first week, before climbing to its peak of number 14. It peaked at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart.