5 Ultimate Snow Patrol Sing-a-Longs

To celebrate the release of Snow Patrol’s new ‘The Fireside Session’ EP, and to get you excited for their Latitude set next year, here’s our Ultimate Snow Patrol Sing-a-Longs. If you don’t know all the words, now’s the time to get practising!


‘Run’ was many people’s first experience of Snow Patrol. The power ballad soared up the charts to become a top 5 hit, and became the band’s first single to be certified Gold. It’s been covered by many other artists, perhaps most famously by X Factor’s Leona Lewis – but nothing beats the original.

Released in: 2004

Find it on: ‘Final Straw’.

‘open your eyes’

Not sure where you’ve heard this one? Try: EVERYWHERE. It’s featured on everything from Gossip Girl and Grey’s Anatomy, to The Office and Football Focus. Barack Obama even chose it as the theme for his 2008 presidential campaign! Great taste, Barry.

Released in: 2006.

Find it on: ‘Eyes Open’.

‘just say yes’

‘Just Say Yes’ was one of three new songs that featured on Snow Patrol’s first compilation album, ‘Up To Now’. The album is a collection of the band’s best loved songs from their career so far. ‘Just Say Yes’ was quite a departure from the band’s regular sound – at the time, Gary Lightbody called it their most adventurous single to date.

Released in: 2009.

Find it on: ‘Up To Now’.

‘called out in the dark’

‘Called Out In The Dark’ was perhaps Snow Patrol’s first venture into dance music. In fact, there’s even an official remix of it by Norman Cook, AKA Fatboy Slim. Okay, so this one might be more of a dance-a-long. Try and learn the moves from the video below!

Released in: 2011.

Find it on: ‘Fallen Empires’.

‘chasing cars’

Well, would it be possible to end on anything else? Snow Patrol’s biggest selling single to date, the chorus of ‘Chasing Cars’ really IS the ultimate sing-a-long. It’s no surprise that the BBC revealed it was the most played song of the 21st century on UK radio!

Released in: 2006.

Find it on: ‘Eyes Open’.

Snow Patrol will play Latitude 2021 alongside headliners Lewis Capaldi and Bastille. The third headliner is still to be announced. Latitude 2021 will take place in Henham Park, Suffolk on 22nd-25th July. Tickets are on sale now.