Top 10 Best Snow Patrol Songs

The Top Ten
1 Chasing Cars

So many to choose from, but in the end, this outstanding song just has to be number one. Such a beautiful and moving song that has become an instant classic for many people. I never tire of listening to it. The song title is a nod to a phrase used by Lightbody's father about his son's infatuation with a girl, him being like a dog chasing a car, never catching it and then not knowing what to do with it if he did.

After listening to some tunes and voices, your mind and soul shake internally, and it gives a sign that you like it or love it. This song is one of them. It shakes your mind. It's one of the best landmark songs from "Snow Patrol." Initially, it may seem like a sad song, but it is a pleasant song.

2 Run

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 have a euphoric quality that can't be matched with anything else I've ever heard. Between the instrumentation and the lyrics and overall structure of 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 to say goodbye comes, this is what happens.

3 Open Your Eyes

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.

The lyrics have so much meaning, and the final minutes of the song are breathtaking. An absolute masterpiece. I cannot get enough of this song.

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, his children's needs, God... anything! I wanted to show him... He just couldn't see. Beautiful song.

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 it hits make the song just like 4 seasons in one day - showcasing the spectrum of sound that Snow Patrol is capable of.

This song is a great song to listen to when I'm really feeling myself. To me, this song is about being your unique self and being a reflection of God's love. Doing what you are called out in the dark to do.

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

5 What If This Storm Ends?

Okay, I voted for this entirely because The Lightning Strike is my all-time favourite song (like all 16 minutes). The single version is awesome, no doubt, but for me, it's all or nothing.

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.

This song is definitely the best. The music in the beginning is just overwhelming. And it's absolutely beautiful. It actually took my breath away, and I'm not even kidding.

6 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 it. I don't know why, but my heart flies whenever I listen to this. It's just pure awesomeness.

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

As a little girl, I first listened to this and adored it! I thought the song was called Snow Patrol and the band was called Just Say Yes!

7 New York

This is the best song I have ever heard in my life, so much meaning and so cool and nice. They nailed this song in their new album Fallen Empires. This deserves to be a number one hit. It is Snow Patrol's best song ever and it makes me think of my future each time I listen to it. It is so good.

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.

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.

8 This Isn't Everything You Are

Along with the video, this song really gets to my heart. It's this weird feeling that you've hit rock bottom and wish for someone to be at your side when you are finally ready to change your life.

This is one of my favorite songs. Snow Patrol are amazing! Saw them in concert and they were absolutely fantastic. No one could beat them ever! I love you, Snow Patrol.

Along with New York, this is probably my favourite song of all time, let alone of Snow Patrol. Chasing Cars is a close third for me, with Signal Fire, Chocolate, and How to Be Dead not too far off.

9 You Could Be Happy

It broke my heart every time I listened to it after a breakup. It's got that bewitching introduction, for a start - the music box melody. Beautiful.

It's got such heart-rending lyrics, and it's sung in a way that you know this is a song from experience. Gorgeous.

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.

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.

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 Patrol songs, due to the raw voice put into singing this song, and the delicate backdrop of piano. Very emotional, powerful, and eliciting.

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

The Contenders
11 Spitting Games

Seriously, why is Spitting Games so low? This song is great, 3rd best on Final Straw (after Run and Chocolate) and one of my personal favorites!

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

12 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.

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

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

13 How to Be Dead

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

14 Wow

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

15 The Lightning Strike

This is 3 songs in one and it's amazing: part one is What If This Storm Ends, part two is The Sunlight Through the Flags, and part 3 is Daybreak. Truly a 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.

16 Give Me Strength

I love this song. It is very beautiful.

17 Take Back the City

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

18 Chocolate

Every time I hear this song, it brings a smile to my face. Three minutes is too short for this magnificent song. Undoubtedly 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!

My absolute favorite Snow Patrol song. His voice, the instrumentals, the lyrics, the melody, literally everything is perfect and I'm surprised it's not 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.

19 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 the top five.

20 I'll Never Let Go
21 Signal Fire

Not just a song, but it's what I feel about the girl I once loved. I heard this in Spider-Man 3 and instantly fell in love with it. Sad we won't get to see more of that anymore. Every time this song plays, I can imagine Peter Parker swinging off to the sunset with Mary Jane.

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 Patrol's most underrated song. Amazing lyrics, awesome guitar work, and a smooth finish that only Snow Patrol can deliver. "No, I don't want to wait... Forever."

22 Shut Your Eyes

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

23 Somewhere a Clock Is Ticking

Such a meaningful song. 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!

24 Grazed Knees
25 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 favorite song. So emotional and beautiful.

Because he doesn't sing well here. You can hear the true feelings. His voice breaks, and I love it because it's so honest. It's a great song.

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