Category:Snow Patrol songs
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The following 38 pages are in this category, out of 38 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 38 pages are in this category, out of 38 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Snow Patrol – Snow Patrol are a Northern Irish/Scottish rock band formed in 1993, consisting of Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, and Johnny McDaid. Initially an indie band, the group rose to prominence in the early-mid 2000s as part of the post-Britpop movement. The group was founded at the University of Dundee in 1993 by Lightbody, Michael Morrison, after briefly using the name Polar Bear and losing Morrison as a member, the band became Snow Patrol in 1997 and added Quinn to its line-up. The band signed on to the record label Polydor Records in 2002. Connolly joined Snow Patrol in 2002, and after their label debut, Final Straw, the following year. The album was certified 5× platinum in the UK and eventually sold over 3 million copies worldwide and their next studio album, Eyes Open, and its hit single, Chasing Cars, propelled the band to greater international fame. The album topped the UK Albums Chart and was the best-selling British album of the year, during the course of their career, Snow Patrol have won seven Meteor Ireland Music Awards and have been nominated for six Brit Awards. Since the release of Final Straw, the band have sold over 13 million albums worldwide and their first EP was entitled The Yogurt vs. Yoghurt Debate. In 1996, they changed their name to Polar Bear to avoid issues with any American bands that were also named Shrug, shortly afterwards, drummer Michael Morrison left the band after suffering a breakdown and returned to Northern Ireland. In mid-1997, Polar Bear released a three-track EP, Starfighter Pilot, the band again renamed, this time to Snow Patrol in 1997, because of a naming conflict with another band of the same name fronted by Janes Addictions ex-bassist Eric Avery. At this point, Jonny Quinn, from Northern Ireland, joined as permanent drummer, Snow Patrol joined independent label Jeepster in 1997, home of Belle & Sebastian. Jeepster had the idea for Snow Patrol as the approach they had with Belle & Sebastian. The band were happy to be associated with an indie label, at that time, they were quoted as saying they expected Jeepster wouldnt expect them to have a strict work ethic or focus too much on promotional efforts. Snow Patrols debut album was Songs for Polarbears, released in 1998 after the band had started living in Glasgow, Lightbody was then working at the Nice n Sleazys Bar in Sauchiehall Street. The album was a success, but did not make any impact commercially. The same year, the band close to getting featured in a worldwide advertisement for Philips. In 1999, the won the Phil Lynott Award for Best New Band by Irish music magazine Hot Press. In 2001, still living in Glasgow, the followed up with When Its All Over We Still Have to Clear Up
2. Ask Me How I Am – Ask Me How I Am was the fifth single released by Irish indie rock band Snow Patrol, and the first to come from their second album, When Its All Over We Still Have to Clear Up. It was released on 20 November 2000 under the Jeepster record label, the News Letter described the songs beat as funky. It peaked at #96 in the United Kingdom, the music video for the song was warmly received by Hot Press, who called it top-class. Reviewer Rory Cobbe wrote that the video was clever and the twist at the end lovely and it further wrote that it was proof that a good idea can beat a million pounds worth of effects. Maxi CD, Ask Me How I Am -2,36 In Command of Cars -4,01 Talk to the Trees -1,57 Music video for Ask Me How I Am on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
3. Called Out in the Dark – Called Out in the Dark is a song by Northern Irish rock band Snow Patrol. The track was released as the first single from the sixth studio album Fallen Empires on 2 September 2011. It was made available both independently and on an EP with three tracks from Fallen Empires. Called Out in the Dark was shortlisted for Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year 2011, a version of the track also exists which is remixed by Norman Cook. The song was written by the bands frontman Gary Lightbody and produced by Jacknife Lee and it was recorded in Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles. The single premiered on Zane Lowes Radio 1 show on July 21,2011 and was released on September 2,2011, the song, along with other tracks on Fallen Empires, finds Snow Patrol venturing into dance territory. Lightbody told The Sun, Ive always DJed and dance music has always been a big part of our lives, so we just let go a little bit this time. As the kids took back the parks, Lightbody sings, You, the song builds momentum and reaches a climax with a striking, textured, electronic heavy chorus, we are listening and we are not blind, this is your life, this is your time. The song aptly ends with the guitar riff and its accompanying drum riff. The song received mixed reviews from critics. It sounds too try-hard and trite, priya Elan from NME wrote a negative review of the track, saying that it is wall-less, minimalist song in the worst sense of the word. Neil Ashman from Drowned in Sound wrote that it would be a stretch to call the splashes of synth colour, Called Out in the Dark anything more than cosmetic additions to tuneful, but unremarkable guitar pop. A positive review came from Cherwells Susan Yu, who wrote that it is a delightful, electronica infused, Simon Gage from Daily Star also wrote a positive review, saying that the song has a slight bounce. A music video to accompany the release of Called Out in the Dark was first released onto YouTube on 17 August 2011 at a length of four minutes. With a dance choreographed by Noémie Lafrance, it features appearances by Tara Summers, brett Simon directed the music video. The music video, centered around a shoot, sees Gary Lightbody, amongst dancers. Lightbody tries hard to part in the video and Tara Summers precludes him from doing so. By the end of the video, the dancers are down to their underwear, Called Out in the Dark official music video on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
4. Chasing Cars – Chasing Cars is a song by Northern Irish/Scottish alternative rock band Snow Patrol. It was released as the single from their fourth studio album. It was recorded in 2005 and released on 6 June 2006 in the United States and 24 July 2006 in the United Kingdom, the song gained significant popularity in the US after being featured in the second season finale of the popular medical drama Greys Anatomy. Chasing Cars became notable as one of the songs that revealed the impact of legal downloads on single sales in the UK, also, on the strength of downloads, it was the UKs 34th best-selling single of 2007. The song peaked at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart, at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007, Chasing Cars was nominated for Best Rock Song, and at the 2007 Brit Awards it was nominated for Best British Single. In 2009, the PPL announced Chasing Cars was the most widely played song of the decade in the UK. As of 2015, the song has spent 111 weeks in the official UK Top 75,166 in the Top 100 and had sold over 1 million copies in the UK by October 2013. It has also sold 3,900,000 copies in the US by January 2015, in a 2009 Channel 4 UK poll, Chasing Cars was voted the number one song of the noughties. It has been reported that lead singer Gary Lightbody wrote the song, sober after a binge of white wine, the song has Lightbody singing a plain melody over sparse guitars, which has an ever-building crescendo. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he said Its the purest love song that Ive ever written, when I read these lyrics back, I was like, Oh, thats weird. All the other love songs Ive written have a dark edge, the phrase Chasing Cars came from Lightbodys father, in reference to a girl Lightbody was infatuated with, Youre like a dog chasing a car. Youll never catch it and you just wouldnt know what to do with it if you did, Snow Patrol played Chasing Cars on an appearance on Late Night with Conan OBrien. The song was performed as the last live performance on long-running music programme Top of the Pops. The band also performed the song when they were the musical guest on the 17 March 2007 episode of Saturday Night Live, additionally, the band played the song live in their appearance at Live Earth. On 7 July 2007, this song was performed during the London leg of the Live Earth concert at Wembley Stadium and at Oxegen later on that night in Ireland. Chasing Cars was heard on the TV show One Tree Hills third season finale episode The Show Must Go On, the song was made into a music video for the show, serving as a promotion for its third season. The music video shows scenes from the first and second seasons as well as previously unseen scenes from the third season, with clips in-between from the UK music video of the song. It was heard again in the episode of the shows seventh season on 31 March 2011, along with the casts cover of Brandi Carliles The Story
5. Chocolate (Snow Patrol song) – Chocolate is a song by UK alternative rock band Snow Patrol. It was released as the single from their third studio album. The music for the track was written by all four members of the band, the single version is slightly different from the album version. The most noticeable alteration is the use of a chime solo between the 1st chorus and 2nd verse on the single instead of the guitar riff which appears on the album. An edited version of Chocolate is featured on the trailer for The Last Kiss starring Zach Braff and it also features in the Torchwood episode Cyberwoman and it was used for the highlights on the last-ever Wales On Saturday. The video was directed by Marc Webb and was filmed in New York City and it shows scenes of panic and despair at what is apparently the end of the world. The centerpiece or focal point of the action is an hourglass that is running out. The implication here is that darkness and death will descend when the last grains of sand have fallen through the bottleneck to the bottom, the songs last line I promise Ill do anything you ask. This time therefore seems both futile and ironic in that apparently is not going to be an opportunity to make amends. After the lyrics finish lead singer Gary Lightbody walks up and inverts the hourglass, the video fades out to the songs guitar riff repeating. CD Chocolate Run –7,28 One Night Is Not Enough –4,197 Chocolate –3,09 Run –7,28 Charlotte Martin covered this song on her 2007 album, brian McFadden covered this song on his 2013 album, The Irish Connection. Hot Press reviewer Paul Nolan reviewed the single negatively and he wrote the song was true to its title, as it was warm and anthemic, making comparisons to bands like Coldplay and Starsailor. He did not feel it was enough to match up to Starfighter Pilot. He criticized the companys approach, writing that the release was an attempt to capitalize on the success on the previous single Run. Music video for Chocolate on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
6. Crack the Shutters – Crack the Shutters is a song from alternative rock band Snow Patrols fifth album A Hundred Million Suns. It was released as the single to Take Back the City on different dates in December 2008 depending on the region. The lyrics were written by Gary Lightbody and the music was composed by Snow Patrol, the song was described by lyricist Lightbody as the purest love song hed ever written. The single was received positively by music critics, the lyrics. The single was successful in the charts, charting in the Top 20 in the Netherlands. Though it also entered the Top 30 in Sweden and Germany, Crack the Shutters is also the name of a photography exhibition held by Bradley Quinn which primarily featured his photos taken at Snow Patrol concerts. The song came into being when Gary Lightbody was tinkering with the piano with some ideas the band had, the band laid the song in the studio the same day, which came out quite fully formed. The initial version of the song has the structure as the version that appears on the album. The lyric crack the shutters open wide was the first that came to Lightbody, at the time of the release of the album, SP. com posted a section featuring lead singer and lyricist Gary Lightbody discussing the new songs, which was initially a Lightbody interview to RTÉ. About Crack the Shutters, he said it was the purest love song hed ever written, the album A Hundred Million Suns is noted for its positive lyrics, as Lightbody was best known before for break-up songs. The song is the one of many songs that Lightbody wrote for the album. In an interview with The Sunday Times, he said, The problem Ive always had with writing about love is that you dont really stop and this time, I made myself think about it — how to fit it into words. The new lyrics took a lot longer than usual, but Im proud of them, Lightbody credited producer Jacknife Lee with helping him with lyric writing. He praised him further, adding that it was Lee who taught him the importance of the lyrics sounding as good as well written. The song became a fan favorite on the Take Back the Cities Tour, SP. com organized a competition for fans to design the artwork for the single. The only rule was to have Snow Patrol and Crack the Shutters on the artwork, the winning entry was used on the official website only remix version of the single and the band themselves chose the winner. The song was placed on BBC Radio 2s A List playlist for the week commencing 6 December 2008, the song has also been featured on the 90210 episode Help Me, Rhonda, which aired on 3 February 2009. Additionally, the band donated the song to be used in the soundtrack for a video for the Not in My Name campaign
7. Final Straw – Final Straw is the third studio album by British alternative rock band Snow Patrol, released in the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2003 and in the United States in 2004. The album is notable for bringing the band their first mainstream success outside of their countries of Northern Ireland and Scotland. It is the first album to lead guitarist Nathan Connolly. The album was re-released in the UK in 2004 with two tracks, before being exported to the U. S. The album was released on SACD and DualDisc with 5.1 Surround mixes. I wanted them to make a more of an album than an indie record. Chancellor, Lee and the band chose fifteen songs to start working on out of a pool of 24. Critical to the new direction was Lightbodys development into a more rounded songwriter and they played us some songs which were not indie. There were a couple of pop songs and then Run, which is an emotional rollercoaster of a track. During the first couple of weeks in the studio the band found it difficult to adapt from an indie-orientated sound to a more commercially viable pop rock sound. Producer Lee offered constructive suggestions about how to simplify their songs and augment them with other sounds such as strings, and Snow Patrol proved very receptive his advice. According to Chancellor, Some bands tend to be more defensive about what goes on in the studio and they were very much like, Yeah, we really want to be successful this time. The lyrics, all written by Lightbody are about failing relationships and break-ups and they were inspired by his personal experiences. Quinn, his friend, says that he knows who Lightbody sings about in those songs. The lyrics deal with the themes of relationships and politics, Lightbody has said that his finally learn to write a chorus was the key to the albums success. Guitarist Nathan Connolly joined the band during the recording sessions and he did not contribute much, as the whole album had already been demoed. He commented that he found it easy to start writing and sharing his ideas with the rest of the band, the albums music incorporates distorted guitar, feedback styles, and the vocals are gritty. The bands sound on the album was described as being a cross between the folk of Nick Drake and the more punchy rock moments of Simple Minds
8. Hands Open – Hands Open is the second American single from Snow Patrols fourth album, Eyes Open. It received substantial play on modern rock radio, peaking at number 21 on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. However, it did not cross over to any radio formats, unlike the follow-up single. The song was featured in the PC game LMA Manager 2007, the band shot a new video for Hands Open for its Australian single release. It consists of a performance, with the studio track dubbed over it. In Australasia, the art is identical to that of Set the Fire to the Third Bar