Top Ten Best Snow Patrol Songs

The Top Ten

1 Chasing Cars

such a sad but good song

This song is incredible and is probably one of my ultimately favorite songs. For some reason it gives me nostalgia and makes me miss the good old times. Love it.

Has to be although Run is a close 2nd for me. This is one of the greatest Alternative Rock songs of all time.

This will always be my favorite song of snow patrol. I love, love, love it!

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2 Run

Think it has to be "Run", it's first Snow Patrol song I ever heard and can still reduce me to tears. Snow Patrol at their best. - AisPower

This is also my first Snow Patrol experience and when I first heard it, I sat back in my chair and listened to it...5 times. The last 3 minutes of the song has a euphoric quality that can't be matched with anything else I've ever heard. Between the instrumentation and the lyrics and overall structure to the song, it is a true masterpiece.

"To think I might not see those eyes
Makes it so hard not to cry
And as we say our long goodbye
I nearly do"

My girlfriend and I study in different cities. We see each other for only about 20 days in a calendar year. And every-time the time say goodbye comes, THIS is what happens.

The best without doubt! Makes you so hard "not" to cry.

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3 Open Your Eyes

The Lyrics have so much meaning and the final minutes of the song are breath taking, an absolute masterpiece. I can not get enough of this song.

I always liked this song but now it has a very special place in my heart. I played this for a person for the first time on guitar. That was the last time I ever saw them before they were in a coffin. Whenever I hear this song I remember him

This song means so much to me as I was in a relationship with someone who just couldn't open their eyes to anything, me, what love was really all about, to his children's needs, to God,.. anything! I wanted to show him.. he just couldn't see. :( Beautiful song.

Jim and Pam - hansollee

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4 Called Out in the Dark

Snow patrol at their best. The lyrics make you feel good, and the chorus is simply inspiring. This is the song to play if you want to feel empowered. And the different tempos its hits makes the song just like 4 seasons in one day - showcasing the spectrum of sound that snow patrol are capable of.

Song is a combination of 1960,70,80,90 and still in 2017 it rocks you, just start the song and your body automatically start dancing, nice song

This song is just great! It caught my attention right away, the video is amazing and very funny...

Best song, I like it and want to hear it repeatably,the song give me some feelings

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5 New York

Just a brilliant song. It's about a lover calling to his other half who's left for New York. Gut wrenching yet beautiful. All he wants is her. The best song on Fallen Empires

"If you were here beside me instead of in New York"
One of the best song of the latest album Fallen Empires

It's absolutely the best song by Snow Patrol! So moving and so meaningful... One of the best songs about distance ever!
Snow Patrol do their best this way.

This is the best snow patrol song - it melts your heart and embodies the meaning of music.

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6 What If This Storm Ends?

I love this song, the way it begins, it stops your heart in a second

The song is incredible and its background music awe-inspiring. The song may be long but it's worth listening to every second. I recommend everyone to give it a chance.

Okay, I voted for this entirely because The Lightning Strike is my all time favorite song (like all 16 minutes) the single version is awesome, no doubt, but for me its all or nothing.

Absolutely beautiful. Utter perfection. In love with this song. Should be at the top with chasing cars.

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7 Just Say Yes

This song... Oh man... No words for it... Whenever I listen to it I feel like I'm letting go... I feel like dancing to it every time I hear this... I don't kno why but mu heart flies whenever I listen to this... Its just pure awesomeness!

A Mesmerizing song... It attracts me every time I listen it... Probably the best song of Snow Patrol... You guys are simply the best... It should be a lot more higher than 8...

Needs to be a lot higher - surprised Chocolate is not in the top 10

Just say yes!, Yes

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8 The Lightning Strike

This is 3 songs in one and it's amazing, part one is what if this storm ends, part two is sunlight through the flags, and part 3 is daybreak. Truly beautiful song.

Probably the best song I have ever heard. 16 minutes of brilliance. You've got to be patient but it's worth it.

This is amazing 3 songs in 1!

Breathtaking song from start to end

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9 This Isn't Everything You Are

Everyone vote for it. NOW! VOTE FOR THE SEXIEST SONG OF ALL TIME! Honestly though, it's so beautiful and heartfelt. Chasing Cars is good, but this song has a change of pace that is just as beautiful.

This Should be in the top five!
One of my favorite songs of snow patrol with great lyrics and music and the music video goes perfectly with the song

This song touches the most intimate feelings in my soul... It has the power to make me fade into a puddle of tears

Easily the best song from this album in my opinion.

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10 Set the Fire to the Third Bar

So heartbreakingly aching to listen to. I connect a lot to books and music and this is one of those songs I cried listening to. Like other reviewers have stated, it stands out from many slower rhythm snow patrols songs, due to the raw voice put into singing this song, and the delicate backdrop of piano. Very emotional, power and elicit.

Couldn't find Grazed Knees but the latter, the song and An Olive Grove are among Snow Patrols greatest songs. Loved Final Straw when I got it all those 4 years ago - it was the third album I got and wouldn't stop listening to it...

A great duet with Martha Wainwright This song is a slow burner it is the stand out track of the album. Went from least favorite to the best song. - InvisableSteve

It was so beautiful and I felt well with this song.

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The Contenders

11 You Could Be Happy

This song is really underrated! I heard it first on the T.V. show Smallville & it immediately caught my attention. Such a beautiful melody & amazing lyrics. Should be way up on the list.

If you've loved and lost, you know what this song is about. If you've hurt someone, you know what this song is about. Heck, if you've ever loved anyone at all, you know what this song is about. It's one of their best songs, without a shadow of a doubt.

This song made me cry! How can you guys not vote for this song? Super emotional. I love the way it's like a lullaby. I listen to it almost every night, and it always brings me good dreams.

It's the fear of not knowing how someone you care for deeply is feeling. Not knowing whether they're alive or dead. And if they are happy you're not the one making them happy. Someone else could have taken your place, but you won't know.

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12 How to Be Dead

This song is under rated. It should be way up top! - Bilal

Beautiful lyrics, soulful vocals and what a soothing composition. One of Snow Patrol's very best and very very low on this list unfortunately.

This had to on top; at least within 5; poorly rated

Oh please this has to be number 1

13 In the End

I've followed Snow Patrol since seeing Spitting Games on MTV many moons ago. A truly beautiful song. I get shivers when Gary sings the line "I've waited here for you forever".

Best drums and the guitar just kills everything... should be in top five

Should be on the top... -_-


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14 Give Me Strength

The voice directly hits your heart...
Its majestic, loud and clear

I love this song. It is very beautiful.

15 Chocolate

Best song I've ever heard. the drums are incredible and lyrics are just genius. really recommend it

My absolute favorite Snow Patrol song. His voice, the instrumentals, the lyrics, the melody, literally everything is perfect and I'm surprised it's no in the top 10!

The idea that this song isn't in the top 10 is ludicrous. It's easily in their top 5. Not to say that the songs ahead of it aren't good, but this is just better.

Every time I hear this song, it brings a smile to my face. Three minutes is too short for this magnificent song. Undoubtely one of their best songs and its 17th position is very underrated. In my opinion, it is better than Run and a strong competitor of Chasing Cars. I love it!

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16 You're All I Have

'I'm so clear now that you are all that I have' it's underrated to be ranked 6th. If you haven't heard it yet, you are missing something.

A gem of a song. Lyrically a piece of art. It is undoubtedly among my favorite.

Amazing, I knew straight away the first time I heard it, it would be my favorite.

It good

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17 Spitting Games

What's Spitting Games doing down here? This is one of their best songs! Everyone vote for Spitting Games! - Rorywilbren

Not my favorite, just voted it because it's so low - ZeroBlaster

One of the best! 28th No Way

MVP Baseball 2004

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18 Dark Roman Wine
19 Signal Fire

It keeps the same flavor of Snow Patrol's work but adds enough of the new in terms of speed and feeling that this is easily one of their riskier and better songs.

This is snow patrols most underrated song. Amazing lyrics, awesome guitar work and a smooth finish that only snow patrol can deliver. "No I don't wana wait... Forever"

This song will really speak to you. This deserves to be at the top. Please. Just listen to it and you'll believe the same.

I love this song so much. Its really nostalgic song to me

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20 Wow

How was this not even on the list?! Wow!

21 Take Back the City

Down at 21? Laugh out loud! The tempo, the riffs..everythings amazing...! Has to be top 3!

Amazing track! Must be in top 3!

22 I'll Never Let Go
23 Grazed Knees
24 An Olive Grove Facing the Sea

It feels like something with in a dream. It's hauntingly beautiful.

Serene. Peaceful. Full of longing. Like a lovesick young man.

An absolutely beautiful piece of music!

25 Hands Open

What a goddam catchy tune. Definitely their most underrated song.

Simply highly Up Lifting...MiD

26 Somewhere a Clock Is Ticking

Such a meaningful song it is. It takes you to a different level of not giving up on something you love.

This song deserves to be on the top 5 list at least!

Such a brilliant song.

Such a wondenful song!

27 Lifening

This is all ever wanted for life, man.this is called song

28 Shut Your Eyes

The songs melody is very catchy and the lyrics carry a message of escaping from the world that everyone can relate to.

29 Make This Go on Forever

Such an intense song! And truly emotional.
This should be rated as the best Snow Patrol song ever.

This is honestly my absolute favourite song. So emotional and beautiful.

Extremely powerful and moving

Because he doesn't sing well here;you can hear the true feelings.
His voice breaks, and I love it, cause' it's so honest.

30 Crack the Shutters

What can I say, its beautiful!

An amazing song. So deep and so sexy. It is about worshipping the one you love and appreciating every moment with them.

This should be much higher. It's a really good song. - Userguy44

This song should be in the top ten (in my opinion), it is definitely my favourite song from Snow Patrol! This one and Run are my two favourites ^^,

31 Tiny Little Fractures
32 The Planets Bend Between Us

This is my most Favorite song ever by any band. Don't you understand the elegant darkness and love portrayed in this one?


The best song ever!
"and even in the darkness, I can see how happy you are" :')

33 I Won't Let You Go

Awesome song, great drums and the voice just reels you in

Such a good song to chill out to. And this song is in divergent!

34 The Golden Floor

Incredible... Absolutely brilliant... Unique, intriguing rhythms and haunting lyrics... Love you SNOW PATROL

Love love love this song... ♥♥♥

35 Warmer Climate
36 If There's a Rocket Tie Me to It

This song is so so good, perfect lyrics. I believe it has to be on the top 10

This song is so underrated! It's my number one by FAR

37 The President

Anyone touched by the disease of alcoholism will likely be deeply touched by the finely crafted lyrics here.

38 Berlin
39 When I Get Home for Christmas
40 Get Balsamic Vinegar... Quick You Fool
41 The Garden Rules
42 Fifteen Minutes Old

My love this song, it's just got such a nice tune and it's peaceful. My top 5 snow patrol songs would have to be 1) fifteen minutes old, 2) Olive Garden facing the sea, 3) set fire to the third bar, 4) just say yes and 5) chasing cars.

43 Set Down Your Glass

Amazing song. It is just incredible! Come on JUST LISTEN TO IT!

Mesmerizing! please listen it. Should be in Top 3

Honestly my favorite. Should be much higher.

44 It's Beginning to Get to Me

An immaculate conglomeration of melody, poetry and heartfelt emotions. The author's deepest thoughts about his partner and their strained relationship are artistically woven into this transcendent masterpiece. Oh, the feels when you hear this song...

This song should be on top 10!

45 Batten Down the Hatch

The most awesome, chilled song for slow Sundays. Or for riding in the car with your friends when everyone's sleepy after a long day out. Totally underrated.

46 Daybreak

The final part of The Lightning Strike is simply the best. It has heartfelt lyrics and the incredible guitar solo at the end is breathtaking!

Nice song, nice music, lyrics describe a romantic scene, last part of the lighting strike

47 If I'd Found the Right Words to Say

It's a magical feeling

48 Starfighter Pilot

This is the song that made snow patrol famous, it's the best

49 In My Arms

This one's a beautiful track.. Love the lyrics, the pace and the pauses.

50 When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up
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Top Remixes (10)

1. Chasing Cars
2. New York
3. Open Your Eyes
1. Run
2. Open Your Eyes
3. Chasing Cars
1. Run
2. Chasing Cars
3. Give Me Strength

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