Snow Patrol discography

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Snow Patrol discography
A photomosaic made of the headshots of five musicians of a music group performing on stage in concert.
Snow Patrol, from L–R: Nathan Connolly, Gary Lightbody, Jonny Quinn, Tom Simpson, Paul Wilson
Releases
Studio albums 6
Compilation albums 3
EPs 8
Singles 28
Video albums 1
Music videos 28
Other appearances 7

The discography of Snow Patrol, an alternative rock band from Northern Ireland and based in Dundee, Scotland, consists of six studio albums, twenty-eight singles, eight extended plays, three compilation albums and one live DVD. Snow Patrol was formed in 1994 by Gary Lightbody, Michael Morrison and Mark McClelland under the name Shrug. They released an extended play (EP) titled The Yogurt vs. Yogurt Debate.[1] Morrison left in 1995,[2] and the band changed their name to Polarbear.[1] Under this name they released their other EP, Starfighter Pilot, on the Electric Honey label.[3] Drummer Jonny Quinn joined in 1997 and the band signed to Jeepster Records the same year.[4] They then underwent their final name change to Snow Patrol.[5] The band's first two studio albums: Songs for Polarbears and When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up were released in 1998 and 2001 respectively, but failed to do well commercially. Subsequently, the band was dropped by the label.[6]

Guitarist Nathan Connolly joined in 2002 and Snow Patrol was signed to Fiction and Interscope record labels in 2003.[7][8] Their third studio album, Final Straw, was released the same year, and was a commercial success. "Run" became their breakthrough single in the United Kingdom, charting in the top 5 on the singles chart.[9] The album eventually sold 1.6 million copies in the UK[10] and won the Ivor Novello Album Award.[11] During the end of the Final Straw Tour of 2003–2005, founding bassist Mark McClelland was fired.[12] The band recruited Paul Wilson as his replacement, and touring keyboardist Tom Simpson was made a permanent member of the band.[13] The next album, Eyes Open, released in 2006, was more successful. Sales of the album were boosted by the success of the Grammy-nominated "Chasing Cars",[14] which reached the top 10 in the UK[15] and sold 2.5 million downloads in the US.[16] The album itself won a Meteor Award[17] and was nominated for several more.[18][19][20] It sold 2.1 million copies in the UK[10] and achieved platinum status in the United States.[16]

The band's fifth album A Hundred Million Suns was released in 2008. A compilation, titled Up to Now, featuring songs from the group's 15-year career, was released in November 2009. The band has sold more than ten million albums worldwide.[21]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[22][23]
AUS
[24]
AUT
[25]
BEL (FLA)
[26]
GER
[27]
IRL
[28]
NLD
[29]
NZL
[30]
SWI
[31]
US
[32]
Songs for Polarbears
  • Released: 31 August 1998
  • Label: Jeepster
  • Format: CD, LP
143 90
When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up
  • Released: 5 March 2001
  • Label: Jeepster
  • Format: CD, LP
129
Final Straw
  • Released: 4 August 2003
  • Label: Fiction / Interscope
  • Format: CD, LP, SACD, CD+DVD
3 1 49 91
Eyes Open
  • Released: 1 May 2006
  • Label: Fiction / Interscope
  • Format: CD, LP, CD+DVD, digital download
1 1 3 9 17 1 6 1 15 27
A Hundred Million Suns
  • Released: 24 October 2008
  • Label: Fiction / Interscope
  • Format: CD, LP, CD+DVD, digital download
2 6 17 16 14 1 8 6 7 9
Fallen Empires
  • Released: 11 November 2011
  • Label: Fiction / Interscope
  • Format: CD, LP, CD+DVD, digital download
3 24 10 4 3 1 1 27 6 5
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[9]
AUS
[24]
AUT
[25]
DNK
[44]
BEL (FLA)
[26]
GER
[27]
IRL
[28]
NLD
[29]
SWI
[31]
US
[32]
Up to Now
  • Released: 6 November 2009
  • Label: Fiction/Interscope
  • Format: 2×CD, Digipak, Box set, digital download
3 54 62 2 8 38 5 5 36 182
  • UK: 3× Platinum[33]
  • IRE: 2× Platinum[45]
Greatest Hits
  • Released: 14 May 2013
  • Label: Polydor Records
  • Format: 1×CD, digital download
113
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Extended plays[edit]

Notes
  • A^ Released under the name Shrug
  • B^ Released under the name Polarbear
  • C^ Released exclusively to iTunes
  • D^ Released exclusively to independent stores in United States

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released as single and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[9][23]
AUS
[24]
AUT
[25]
BEL (FLA)
[26]
GER
[46]
IRL
[28]
NLD
[47]
NZL
[48]
SWI
[49]
US
[50]
"Little Hide" 1998 Songs for Polarbears
"One Hundred Things You Should Have Done in Bed" 157
"Velocity Girl / Absolute Gravity" 177
"Starfighter Pilot" 1999 161
"Ask Me How I Am" 2000 116 When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up
"One Night is Not Enough" 2001 105
"Spitting Games" 2003 54 Final Straw
"Run" 2004 5 76 25 71
"Chocolate" 24 40 34
"Spitting Games" (re-release) 23 41
"How to Be Dead" 39 42
"You're All I Have" 2006 7 59 100 12 88 25 109 Eyes Open
"Chasing Cars" 6 53 2 3 8 6 21 3 4 5
"Hands Open" 34
"Set the Fire to the Third Bar" (featuring Martha Wainwright) 18 41 22 54
"Open Your Eyes" 2007 26 53 56 73 21
"Shut Your Eyes" 12 1 15 8 26
"Signal Fire" 4 22 65 2 48 65 Spider-Man 3: The Official Soundtrack
"Take Back the City" 2008 6 31 35 32 42 4 3 33 46 A Hundred Million Suns
"Crack the Shutters" 43 32 42 28 32 14 72 111
"If There's a Rocket Tie Me to It" 2009 133
"The Planets Bend Between Us" 8
"Just Say Yes" 15 87 38 6 47 6 1 Up to Now
"An Olive Grove Facing the Sea" (2009 version)
"Run" (2010 version)[C] 2010 58 92 22
"Chocolate" (re-release)[D] 51
"Called Out in the Dark" 2011 11 79 23 7 15 5 10 35 11 78 Fallen Empires
"This Isn't Everything You Are" 40 9 52 18 42
"New York" 66 61 102
"In the End" 2012 197 43 35
"Lifening" 55
"The Lightning Strike (What If This Storm Ends?)" 2013 A Hundred Million Suns
Greatest Hits
"—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Song Chart Album
UK
[23]
2008 "You Could Be Happy" 184 Eyes Open
"—" denotes songs that failed to chart.

Video albums[edit]

Year Album details
2004 Live at Somerset House
  • Released: 23 November 2004
  • Label: Fiction/Interscope (986 900-6)
  • Format: DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s) Ref.
1998 "Little Hide" Gavin Gordon-Rogers [52]
"One Hundred Things You Should Have Done in Bed" [53]
"Velocity Girl" [54]
1999 "Starfighter Pilot"[A] James Hyman and Eddy Temple-Morris [55]
2000 "Ask Me How I Am" Huse Monfaradi [56]
2003 "Spitting Games" Crooked (UK version) [57]
2004 "Run"[B] Paul Gore [58]
"Chocolate" Marc Webb (Credited as 'Marck Webb') [59]
"Spitting Games" (re-release)[C] Paul Gore (US version) [60]
"How to Be Dead" Dick Carruthers and Mark Thomas [61]
2006 "You're All I Have" Barnaby Roper [62]
David Goyer [citation needed]
"Chasing Cars" Nick Brandt (US version)[D] [63]
Arni & Kinski (UK version)[E] [64]
Arni & Kinski (Grey's Anatomy version)[F] [65]
"Hands Open" Patrick Daughters [66]
"Set the Fire to the Third Bar" (feat. Martha Wainwright) Paul McGuigan [67]
2007 "Open Your Eyes" Robert Hales [68]
"Shut Your Eyes" Mark Thomas [69]
"Signal Fire" Paul McGuigan [70]
2008 "Take Back the City"[B] Alex Courtes [71]
"Crack the Shutters" Kevin Godley [72]
2009 "If There's a Rocket Tie Me to It"[B] Daniel Brereton [73]
"The Lightning Strike" Blue Leach [74]
"The Planets Bend Between Us"[G] Daniel Brereton [75]
"Just Say Yes"[D] Blue Leach [76]
2011 "Called Out in the Dark" Brett Simon [77]
"This Isn't Everything You Are" [78]
2012 "In the End" [79]
"Life-ning"
Notes
  • A^ Video uses the "Phil Vinall Mix" of the song
  • B^ Video uses the "Radio Edit" of the song
  • C^ Video uses the "AAA Mix" of the song
  • D^ Video uses an edit of the song
  • E^ Video uses a remix of the song
  • F^ Video uses the 'Arni & Kinski' version with scenes added from Grey's Anatomy
  • G^ Video uses the "Single Version" of the song

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album/Single Notes
2000 "Post Punk Progression"[80] La Roc Rocs Revamped version appeared as a B-side to "Run" Also appears on Up To Now compilation.
"When I Get Home for Christmas"[81] It's a Cool Cool Christmas Original song written in the Jeepster era
2004 "Do They Know It's Christmas?"[82] Do They Know It's Christmas? Charity single by Band Aid 20
"How to be Dead"[83] One in Four Compilation album in aid of The Scottish Association for Mental Health
2005 "Crazy in Love"[84] Cosmosonica – Tom Middleton Presents Crazy Covers Vol. 1
Up to Now
Beyoncé Knowles cover, also appeared as B-side to "Spitting Games" (re-release)
2006 "I am an Astronaut"[85] Colours Are Brighter Ricky Wilde cover, also appeared as B-side to "Open Your Eyes"
2007 "Signal Fire" Spider-Man 3: The Official Soundtrack Original song, appears during the end of the film
"Isolation"[86] Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur John Lennon cover
"Comeback Girl" (Snow Patrol Remix)[87] Comeback Girl Song by Republic of Loose. Snow Patrol has remixed the song, and does not perform on it
2010 "Unknown Caller" (Snow Patrol Remix) Artificial Horizon Song by U2. Snow Patrol has remixed the song, and does not perform on it

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