Shut Your Eyes

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"Shut Your Eyes"
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Single by Snow Patrol
from the album Eyes Open
Released 20 April 2007 (Germany),[1][2][3] 21 September 2007 (Netherlands)[4]
Format CD, 12" vinyl
Recorded 2005
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:17
Label Umvd Import, Polydor, Fiction
Songwriter(s) Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Tom Simpson, Paul Wilson and Jonny Quinn
Producer(s) Jacknife Lee
Snow Patrol singles chronology
"Open Your Eyes"
(2007)
"Shut Your Eyes"
(2007)
"Signal Fire"
(2007)
"Open Your Eyes"
(2007)
"Shut Your Eyes"
(2007)
"Signal Fire"
(2007)

"Shut Your Eyes" is a song by the Northern Irish-Scottish band Snow Patrol. Initially a track on their 2006 album Eyes Open, it was released as a single in several countries in 2007.

The various B-sides featured on the single are taken from a Snow Patrol live performance at Columbiahalle, Berlin on 9 February 2007.[5] The live renditions of "Spitting Games", "Run" and "Chocolate" included on the single later appeared on the Australian version of the "Signal Fire" single.[6]

The band's drummer, Jonny Quinn, has declared that "Shut Your Eyes" is his favorite song to play live because of the interaction with the audience when the band perform it.[7]

Music video[edit]

The official music video was directed by Mark Thomas and it premiered on Yahoo! Music on 10 July 2007.[8][9]

Track listing[edit]

German CD
  1. "Shut Your Eyes" – 3:17
  2. "Headlights on Dark Roads" (Live in Berlin) – 3:35
  3. "Chocolate" (Live in Berlin) – 3:01
  4. "You're All I Have" (Live in Berlin) – 4:38
  1. "Shut Your Eyes" – 3:17
  2. "Set the Fire to the Third Bar" (Live in Berlin) – 3:27
  3. "Spitting Games" (Live in Berlin) – 4:19
  4. "Chasing Cars" (Live in Berlin) – 4:29
  1. "Shut Your Eyes" – 3:17
  2. "Open Your Eyes" (Live in Berlin) – 5:44
  3. "Run" (Live in Berlin) – 5:36
  4. "Shut Your Eyes" (Live in Berlin) – 3:29
Dutch CD
  1. "Shut Your Eyes" – 3:17
  2. "Chasing Cars" (Live in Berlin) – 4:29

This was the only Dutch release, released on 5 October 2007.

Unofficial Releases
  • Spencer Collective Mixes Bootleg (12" Vinyl):[14]
  1. "Shut Your Eyes" (Main Mix) – 7:28
  2. "Shut Your Eyes" (Dub Mix) – 6:56
  • Naum Gabo Remix (12" Vinyl):[15]
  1. "Shut Your Eyes" (Naum Gabo Remix) – 7:00

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2007-08)[16] Peak
position
Belgium Singles Top 50 (Flanders) 1
Austria Singles Top 75 12
Dutch Tipparade[17] 8
Dutch Top 40 14
Germany Singles Top 100 15
Swiss Singles Top 100 26
Ultratip (Wallonia)[18] 6
US Billboard European Hot 100[19] 51
Dutch Single Top 100[20] 9

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Rank
German Singles Chart[21] 72

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Snow Patrol : Shut Your Eyes (CD1 Digi)". Universal Music. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  2. ^ "Snow Patrol : Shut Your Eyes (CD2)". Universal Music. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Snow Patrol : Shut Your Eyes (CD3)". Universal Music. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  4. ^ "Snow Patrol - Shut Your Eyes". Universal Music. Retrieved 2009-07-15. [dead link]
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Snow Patrol - Shut Your Eyes". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  6. ^ "Single : Signal Fire". Snow Patrol. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  7. ^ Demma, Ashley (6 November 2009). "Drum solo: One on one with Snow Patrol's Jonny Quinn". Starpulse. Archived from the original on November 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  8. ^ "News : Snow Patrol Premieres "Shut Your Eyes" On Yahoo! Music". Snow Patrol. 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  9. ^ Shut Your Eyes video on YouTube
  10. ^ "Shut Your Eyes: Part 1 (Dig): Snow Patrol: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  11. ^ "Shut Your Eyes: Part 2: Snow Patrol: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  12. ^ "Shut Your Eyes: Part 3: Snow Patrol: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  13. ^ "Snow Patrol Shut Your Eyes Netherlands 5" CD SINGLE (421666)". Eil.com. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  14. ^ "Shut Your Eyes at Juno Records". Juno.co.uk. 2008-03-03. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  15. ^ "Shut Your Eyes (Naum Gabo remix) at Juno Records". Juno.co.uk. 2008-04-21. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  16. ^ "Snow Patrol - Shut Your Eyes - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  17. ^ "Week 16: Nederlandse Tipparade". Musicone. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  18. ^ "Snow Patrol - Shut Your Eyes (Chanson)". Hung Medien. ultratop.be. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  19. ^ "Shut Your Eyes - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  20. ^ "Netherlands - Shut Your Eyes". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-07-08. [dead link]
  21. ^ [1] Archived January 24, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

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