Chasing Cars

Topics: UK Singles Chart, Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol Pages: 1 (270 words) Published: March 2, 2013
"Chasing Cars" is the second single from Snow Patrol's fourth album, Eyes Open. It was recorded in 2005 and released on 6 June 2006 in the US and 24 July 2006 in the UK as the album's second single.[1] The song gained significant popularity in the US after being featured in the second season finale of the popular medical drama Grey's Anatomy.[2]

It became notable as one of the songs that revealed the impact of legal downloads on single sales in the UK. The song is Snow Patrol's biggest-selling single to date, ending 2006 as the UK's 14th best-selling single of the year[3] and 2007, on the strength of downloads, as the UK's 34th best-selling single of 2007.[4] The song peaked at number 6 in the UK Singles Chart, and number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[5][6]

At the 2007 Grammy Awards, "Chasing Cars" was nominated for Best Rock Song, and at the 2007 Brit Awards, the song was nominated for Best British Single.[7][8] In 2009, the PPL announced "Chasing Cars" was the most widely played song of the decade in the UK.[5] As of 8 January 2012, the song has spent 108 weeks on the official UK Top 75 Singles Chart and 154 on the Top 100[9] and has sold 816,877 copies in the UK by November 2011.[10][11] It also sold 3,131,000 copies in the US by November 2011, making it one of the top 10 best-selling songs by a British artist in the digital era.[12]
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