They way I figure a best of album is that a band should take NO MORE than 25% of the total number of studio album songs they have released so far. So not including Mylo Xyloto that would equal 10+11+12+10 = 43 .....so 30% would mean about 13 songs...
But including Mylo Xyloto I would give the "best of" 3 or 4 extra slots cause Mylo has 14 songs.....not sure if there all "complete" songs though....
So thats 17 songs for 5 albums here they are:
1. Violet Hill
2. Square One
3. In My Place
5. Viva La Vida
6. I Ran Away (B-side)
6. Moving to Mars (B-side)
7. A Message
8. A Rush of Blood to the Head
10. Fix You
11. Death and All His Friends (No Escapist)
14. The Scientist
Parachutes: 3 songs
Viva la Vida: 3
Mylo Xyloto: At least 3 songs most likely
I've got three spots reserved for Mylo Xyloto and I didn't want to put anything on there that has been released yet because I want to hear the full album first. Paradise might make the cut cause I love that song....and I might give it more than 3 songs and take something off, 18 is a good number for 5 albums I think....
But I HAD to put Moving to Mars on here....SUCH a great song, shame it was left off the album